SONG OF THE DAY Tom Waits – Gun Street Girl

I love the sound of the banjo, especially when it comes to today’s song.  In all its stark and haunting glory, Gun Street Girl is a tale of love gone wrong, where the ruggedness of Waits’ vocals are wonderfully contrasted by a soft and bittersweet melody.

Taken from Tom Waits’ 1985 masterpiece, Rain Dogs, this song was recorded with Waits singing & playing banjo, backed by Greg Cohen on upright bass & Michael Blair playing percussion on iron bars….what more can I say, it’s just lovely! Listen above.


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