Song by Song

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episode 1: Big In Japan, Mule Variations, Tom Waits [255]

We return and begin again, this time with Chad Clark of Beauty Pill joining Martin and Sam for the first track of 1999’s Mule Variations. We discuss Chad’s perspective on music label relationships, the production choices and where the album sits at the end of the 20th century, plus how Waits relates to the energy of punk music.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include: Big In Japan, Mule Variations, Tom Waits (1999) Making Plans For Bison, Pretty Little Baka Guy, Shonen Knife (1986) Do You Like Me, Red Medicine, Fugazi (1995)

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 2020-10-28  21m