For her final track with Song by Song, Lucy Dallas discusses with Sam and Martin some of the social setting and politics of this bump and grind number from Small Change. The relationship of satire and exploitation, sex and sexiness as well as the extent of Waits's critique on the characters he plays and embodies all appear, set to a thumping beat!
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O'Clock Club), Small Change, Tom Waits (1976)
Artistry In Percussion, Early Masterpieces 1941-1946, Stan Kenton (1944/2011)
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