Is this a tender song, a wry observation about the music industry, or a badly-placed bit of bawdy humour? Helen & Amy rejoin Martin & Sam to listen to a Tom Waits track that may have killed at the Troubadour, but does not seem to land on the album. And then it all kicks off over poor, poor Billy Joel. He never asked for any of this…
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
I'm Your Late Night Evening Prostitute, The Early Years vol 1, Tom Waits (1991)
Piano Man, Piano Man, Billy Joel (1973)
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