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Old 02-07-2003, 05:13 AM   #1
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Tom Waits

Great songwriter, great musician and he has a great sense of humor imho. Favorite albums...all of them....okay if I have to pick 3

1. Small Change
2. Nighthawks at the Diner
3. Rain Dogs

The two most recent Alice and Blood Money are also recommended and not to leave out Mule Variations ....what is he doing in there..... just great stuff all around.
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Old 02-07-2003, 05:46 AM   #2
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I definitely agree with your first two choices Faust!
I never could get in to Rain Dogs for some reason. I probably would include "Heart Attack & Vine" in that list.
I also REALLY enjoy "Mule Variations"......it sort of combined his "early" style with his "later" style IMO.
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Old 02-07-2003, 06:25 AM   #3
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spiridon, have you had a chance to hear the VH1 Storytellers for Tom Waits? He talks about the songs and then sings them, standard storyteller format and Tom Waits is just hillarious.
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Old 02-07-2003, 06:33 AM   #4
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"What's he building in there....."? "What the hell is he builing in there......."?

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Old 02-07-2003, 07:09 AM   #5
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Faust, no I haven't! Now that you mention it, I remember hearing about his VH-1 spot sometimes last year.......but always seemed to miss it. Do they still air it every now and then?


I Do have a copy of an early appearance of him on Austin City Limits.....real cool.
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Old 02-07-2003, 07:26 AM   #6
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I love his lyrics. Here's my three favourite Waits albums (with remembered quotes)
  1. Nighthawks at the Diner ("Coffee wasn't strong enough to defend itself")
  2. Rain Dogs ("The captain is a one eyed dwarf ... In the land of the blind a one eyed man is king")
  3. Swordfishtombone ("Never could stand that dog")

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Old 02-07-2003, 07:56 AM   #7
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Cheakamus, that line from NightHawks at the Diner is one of my all time favorites. :u"

The Rain Dogs line......I used to use that as my SigTag.


One thing is for sure, Tom certainly knows how to "Turn a phrase"
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Old 02-07-2003, 07:59 AM   #8
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Faust, no I haven't! Now that you mention it, I remember hearing about his VH-1 spot sometimes last year.......but always seemed to miss it. Do they still air it every now and then?


I Do have a copy of an early appearance of him on Austin City Limits.....real cool.
I have a cdr copy of the audio from the show, it is unabridged as I think the storytellers was only 60 minutes (including the commercials so it would be less) the show I have is on two cdrs. If you or anyone else who checks in here is interested, I will send you out a copy. It is a definate welcome addition to anyone's tom waits collection.

I also have the Austin City Limits show, probably the same one. I was able to find several good live recording of his. Waits, Zappa and Miles Davis probably occupy a large part of my CD collection.
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Old 02-07-2003, 12:09 PM   #9
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1. Small Change
2. Foreign Affairs
3. Blue Valentines

but i like 'em all.

in case anyone is interested this site has his discography and lyrics:

http://tom-waits.spb.ru/english/discography.php3
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The piano has been drinkin, not me......... How about the Wicked Grin cd /John Hammond--Tom Waits
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