Helen Zaltzman returns, along with new guest host Amy Smith, to join Sam & Martin for season 16 of Song by Song. We take a trip back to Waits's earliest writing from 1971 in this album of demos and unreleased tracks, discussing the temporal and osteopathic implications of a slow night with Tom, the tone he's aiming for at this early stage in his career, and bouncy ball music.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Goin' Down Slow, The Early Years vol 1, Tom Waits (1991)
Hearbeats, Deep Cuts, The Knife (2003)
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