Clang Boom Steam, Real Gone, Tom Waits [328]

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Waits flies solo for this horny-noise-fragment, as Sam and Martin pin down both some of the sonic design as well as images of travel and freedom. We look at Waits's reuse of phrases from other songs, his line between affection and objectification, and compare with the technical precision of Bobby McFerrin's vocal performances.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include: Clang Boom Steam, Real Gone (remastered), Tom Waits (2004/2017) Drive, Live from Montreal, Bobby McFerrin (2005) Clang Boom Steam, Real Gone (original), Tom Waits (2004)

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