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ralexander

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Who else loves Tom Waits? 

A bit of an acquired taste, some might say

The man has made some incredible albums - I'm listening to Glitter and Doom now, a mix of live stuff from shows in Europe 2008. His music is dark and swampy, there's nothing else like it.

http://youtu.be/lN6TJ9Jm6K4

http://youtu.be/_5G7fVuLJ6I
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Rain

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to ralexander

I'm his biggest fan. I own everything he has ever released.

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ralexander

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to ralexander

Hey, very cool! What's your favorite album? Have you seen him live?

I'm no expert on Waits - I have just about everything myself, but haven't worked through it all yet. I go through periods where I listen to him a lot.
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Rain

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to ralexander

Nighthawks at the diner and Rain dogs are two albums that I could not live with out.
Rain Dogs is the album I always recommend to people who are new to Tom Waits.
Of his newer albums Blood Money and Mule Variations are excellent.
Blue Valentine was the first album I bought of his, I think I was ten years old when that album came out.

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HemeolaMan

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to ralexander

i love tom waits. filipino box spring hog is my fav tune

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 9 2011 4:41:51
 
chester

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to ralexander

Be sure to check him out in Altman's 'Short Cuts' - it's a great movie and his role as a drunk wife beater is a great fit.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108122/
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Ruphus

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to chester

quote:

ORIGINAL: chester

... and his role as a drunk wife beater is a great fit.


With his voice like of a worn out barfly or bum apprarently so.
The funny thing being however that he is no such at all. Describing himself as a philistine, who insists on his very regulated schedules and daily routines etc.
Getting up early, living healthy and boring, with no booz or partying.

A bit like with J.J. Cale who with his unique invention of laid-back being the epitome of cool musician / music.
Yet, he describes himself as a nervous hack, not cool-blooded at all.
- His albums besides, especially the first eight ones, being what I couldn´t live without.

I always think who loves Tom Waits must be digging Patty Smith too. ( Just been listening to one of her albums weeks ago, after so many years of no play.)

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tonos

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to ralexander

I do, especially "Swordfishtrombones". Each piece on that record is a gem.

One of the first things I learned on guitar is "Gin soaked boy" because of its effective blues guitar. You can play it with index and middle finger, and put the slide on your ring finger.

Tom Waits is the only musician who can make a sentimental thing subtle, for instance "Johnsburg, Illinois" and "Rainbirds".
And boy, can he rock, like "Goin' out west".
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 10 2011 21:03:10
 
ralexander

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to ralexander

you guys have good taste

something I really like about Waits is his theatrical delivery, both visually and aurally.

Plus, he's not afraid to wear his inner devil on his sleeve.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 11 2011 18:08:38
 
Tomrocker

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to ralexander

The man is a legend.. i LOVE his single.. I want you, from the album:The Early Years Vol.II



Particular voice. Fantastic Artist

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to ralexander

He's amazing... and so is Marc Ribot!!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 12 2011 7:05:59
 
jaggedsphere

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to ralexander

He's walking spanish down the hall
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 25 2011 5:26:48
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: Who else loves Tom Waits? (in reply to ralexander

Big fan... love his Rain Dogs era stuff, especially Jockey Full of Bourbon. Agreed, Ribot is also a genius.
He did a great performance in Jim Jarmusch's movie Down by Law. One of my favorite films.

Mule Variations is also a really great album.

Well I don't want no Abba Zabba
Don't want no Almond Joy
There ain't nothing better
Suitable for this boy
Well it's the only thing
That can pick me up
Better than a cup of gold
See only a chocolate Jesus
Can satisfy my soul




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