Tom Wilcox releases a cover version of Tom Waits’ dystopian countercultural anthem about a character obscuring a tough reality with the chimera of normalcy.
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Hoylake musician Tom Wilcox releases a cover version of Tom Waits’ dystopian countercultural anthem about a character obscuring a tough reality with the chimera of normalcy. Tom Waits’ 1978 blues piano original has been reworked as a guitar version here, with Paul Cuddeford recording 4 guitar tracks to create a simultaneously melodic and corrosive soundscape.
Tom Wilcox and Paul Cuddeford are members of Last Day Sect: an art rock band. Their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘The Gothic Novel’, was released in 2019.
was the front man of 90’s art punk band Maniac Squat finding notoriety with their 1995 ‘hit’ F**k Off (Single of the Week in Kerrang!). Tom has since produced albums for Gillian Glover and Lisa Ronson; the latter, co-produced with Paul Cuddeford, receiving a 4-star review in Mojo and widespread recognition. As a songwriter Tom has provided material for many bands including Lover, Jesse Smith and Florence Sabeva.
is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer with many years’ experience producing music for television and film. He is best known for his guitar playing for artists including Ian Hunter, Steve Harley, Tony Visconti, Tom Jones, Bob Geldof, Cat Stevens and Paul Young. Paul co-wrote and co-produced Lisa Ronson’s debut album ‘Emperors of Medieval Japan’.