Dirt in the Ground (Tom Waits)

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up (Tom Waits)

Bittersweet will-to-juvenility from genius lava-gurgler Tom Waits. The tinniest plinking acoustic guitar somehow holding its own against the volcanic crunch of a room-rattling electric, Pomona’s finest shuns the uncertainty, responsibility and sheer domestic tedium of encroaching adulthood in a voice that’s as genuine and affecting as it is unfeasibly, cracklingly coarse. A very strong contender our favourite song ever, from one of our favourite albums.