As Waits moves away from his standup stylings, Sam, Martin and Catherine discuss the contribution of some of the other performers on the album, the strengths (or lack thereof) in the songwriting as well as the details of the 1970s described in the lyrics. More conversations as well around drinking culture, and the decline of the American dream… all in less than 14 minutes!

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Warm Beer And Cold Women, Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits (1975)

Theme from “Cheers”, The Monitor, Titus Andronicus (2010)

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