Re: RARA-AVIS: Song Noir

From: Patrick King (
Date: 17 Jul 2009

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                      I maintain that the best noir song ever is Robert Earl Keen's "The Road Goes

    on Forever." A Gold Medal novel in 5 minutes. It even has a motel in it.


    Come on! The greatest noir song of all time is POTTER'S FIELD from Tom Waits' 1977 release, FOREIGN AFFAIR, a collection of very noir songs:

    "Buy me a drink and I'll tell you what I seen, I give you a bargain from the edge of a maniac's dream, about a black widow spider with a riddle in his yarn is clinging to the ferule of a blind man's brow. And I'll start talking from the brim of a thimble full of whiskey..."

    Patrick King


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