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PostSubject: Tom Waits   Sun 26 Oct 2008, 09:26

Is, I think, a genius.

I love him; and what he's created and inspired is brilliant.


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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Sun 26 Oct 2008, 10:24

I only knew Swordfish Trombone until I heard a lot Tom Waits at Garve's Radioshows. I like him, he can do the most sentimental stuff without sounding schmaltzy because of his grumpy voice and my fave tracks are
Don't go into that barn
16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six
Rain Dogs
The piano's been drinking
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Sun 26 Oct 2008, 12:22

I love 'The Piano Has Been Drinking' as well, but also 'Martha' and more obvious ones like 'Tom Traubert's Blues', 'Downtown Train' and 'Looking For the Heart of Saturday Night'.

An old mate's gruff, world-weary boyfriend introduced me to Waits years ago, so I'm forever stuck with an image of that real-life Waits-wannabe every time I hear a track, which kind of adds to it!

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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Tue 28 Oct 2008, 17:11

Rain Dogs and Real Gone are my favorite albums. Excellent artist.
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Wed 15 Jul 2009, 07:35

Only got into him in the last couple of years, but my favourite tracks are Grapefruit Moon and Martha.

Favourite album, Mule Variations.
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Mon 12 Oct 2009, 22:02

Tom Waits fans, REJOICE!!! cheers

From the MySpace page of His Tomness:

TOM WAITS TO RELEASE
‘GLITTER and DOOM LIVE’
NOVEMBER 24 ON CD AND VINYL

EACH INCLUDES 17 SONGS FROM
THE SOLD OUT TOUR OF EUROPE AND THE US
IN THE SUMMER OF 2008

TOM WAITS is set to release Glitter and Doom Live, a collection of outstanding live tracks from his 2008 sold out US and European tour. This two CD set contains 17 live recordings from ten nights along the tour including, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Tulsa, Knoxville, Atlanta, Paris, Milan, Jacksonville, Dublin and Columbus. The second CD entitled, Tom Tales holds nearly 40 minutes of Waits quixotic ruminations on topics ranging from romantic spiders to injured vultures. The CD will also come with a booklet of live photos.

The vinyl version of Glitter and Doom Live will feature gatefold sleeve with live photos from the tour and contain all 17 tracks but no Tom Tales. Inside the LP, Anti- is providing a card w/mp3 download instructions, which will enable the buyer to download Tom Tales as well.

Musically, the live discs encapsulate Waits in all his chug, boom and steam. His shamanistic vocals, innovative arrangements, visionary lyrics, pounding rhythms and emotional melodies are all here. There are dark swampy tribal rhythms, ominous hymns, and cautionary tales all swirling around Waits’ unmistakable howl and croon. The CD has a dead man singing to his widow, a convict’s last words, an instructional dance number, lamenting sword swallowers and bragging pirates. All of the tracks were personally selected and sequenced to give you the feeling of one great night on tour.

On October 12, www.tomwaits.com is set to go live. You are invited to wander and roam through the first ever official website for all things Waits: news, updates on recordings, new releases, tours, films and more. A resource for lyrics, photos, wit and wisdom, strange but true tales, and more imponderables on topics as far ranging as the origin of consciousness, the sexuality of Christ and the lonely journey of the male seahorse.

Track listing is as follows:

1. Lucinda / Ain't Goin Down (Birmingham - 07/03/08) - 5:37
2. Singapore (Edinburgh - 07/28/08) - 5:00
3. Get Behind The Mule (Tulsa - 06/25/08) - 6:26
4. Fannin Street (Knoxville - 06/29/08) - 4:16
5. Dirt In The Ground (Milan - 07/19/08) - 5:18
6. Such A Scream (Milan - 07/18/08) - 2:51
7. Live Circus (Jacksonville - 07/01/08) - 5:04
8. Goin' Out West (Tulsa - 06/25/08) - 3:48
9. Falling Down (Paris - 07/25/08) - 4:21
10. The Part You Throw Away (Edinburgh - 07/28/08) - 5:07
11. Trampled Rose (Dublin - 08/01/08) - 5:06
12. Metropolitan Glide (Knoxville - 6/29/08) - 3:10
13. I'll Shoot The Moon (Paris - 07/24/08) - 4:25
14. Green Grass (Edinburgh - 07/27/08) - 3:20
15. Make It Rain (Atlanta - 07/05/08) - 3:58
16. Story (Columbus - 06/28/08) - 2:02
17. Lucky Day (Atlanta - 07/05/08) - 3:47


I was at the Jacksonville show...wish they would've included "Invitation To the Blues" instead, as he surprised us all with that tune and it was glorious. But still...HUZZAH!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Tue 13 Oct 2009, 07:34

Tom Waits also features in the new Terry Gilliam film

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Tue 13 Oct 2009, 16:30

Hotblack wrote:
Tom Waits also features in the new Terry Gilliam film

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Wow, funny you should mention this, Hotblack...I just caught another Gilliam film on telly last night, The Fisher King, in which Tom Waits plays an uncredited cameo role as a crazy homeless guy. Using Tom Waits in his movies...just another reason to love Terry Gilliam! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Wed 14 Oct 2009, 07:24

The Fisher King is one of my all time favourite films along with Brazil. I love Gilliam's films. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Mon 23 Nov 2009, 09:32

No offence to Tom Waits fans but 6MUSIC have just played Fannin St, I just don't get it, I'm sure the voice is an acquired taste. It's about the 4th tune I've heard from him and I just have to switch the radio off.
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Mon 23 Nov 2009, 09:37

My Bury Vest wrote:
I'm sure the voice is an acquired taste.

Vocal marmite. You either get it or you don't. I think Waits is brilliant lyrically as well.

It'd be boring if we all liked the same stuff. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Tue 24 Nov 2009, 17:28

Hotblack wrote:
Vocal marmite. You either get it or you don't.

lol! What a great description..."vocal marmite"! But, yeah, Waits is a very polarizing kind of artist. I think his songs are fabulous, but many people can't get past his voice to find that out. I'm like that with Dylan. Can't listen to him, though I realize his writing's incredible.

When other people cover Waits' songs, I think it's pretty clear how wonderful his lyrics are. But if you can't deal with his voice, or with the unusual arrangements and instruments he uses, then listening to his albums will be a pretty unpleasant experience.
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Wed 25 Nov 2009, 09:00

ChrissieInFL wrote:
When other people cover Waits' songs, I think it's pretty clear how wonderful his lyrics are.

Unless of course it's bloody Rod bloody Stewart murdering one of Wait's best. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Thu 10 Dec 2009, 16:30

I decided to put this here, instead of in the Musical Advent Calendar thread, because I think it would probably piss off too many non-Waits fans if I put it over there...it's too strong for general consumption but just right for the rest of us! Enjoy! Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Thu 10 Dec 2009, 16:51

THanks Chrissie - I don't think that would have gone amoss on the Musical Advent Calendar thread at all, but I really enjoyed it wherever you posted it. Wink

Edit - who's Amos? I meant amiss of course Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Fri 11 Dec 2009, 09:28

Excellent. Thanks Chrissie. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Thu 03 Jun 2010, 14:20

Tom Waits is the guest editor for the July issue of Mojo Magazine, and the issue includes a giveaway CD with 15 tracks chosen by His Tomness. Y'all may have already seen/bought it over there, but I have yet to find it here and will likely have to wait until the end of the month before I can get it. Can't wait!
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Thu 03 Jun 2010, 17:17

Nice cover!!!

Well, I love God's away on business and the song he played in Smoke - a film I truly adore. The song's called Innocent when you dream.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61pp51kxvVM
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Fri 04 Jun 2010, 07:58

ElbowFreak wrote:
Nice cover!!!

Well, I love God's away on business and the song he played in Smoke - a film I truly adore. The song's called Innocent when you dream.

Taken from the album 'Frank's Wild Years' if you're interested.
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Thu 16 Sep 2010, 14:10

Wowza...I was in a little bit of a bad mood the other day and a good friend forwarded me this clip of Tom Waits, reading a piece called The Laughing Heart, by writer Charles Bukowski. It was ridiculously simple yet wonderful, and worked a treat at cheering me up. Enjoy:


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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Sat 10 Sep 2011, 14:53

New album coming! New album coming! If you are a Waits fan you've already heard/seen this, but just in case ya haven't...join Tom at his private listening party (hee!): http://youtu.be/qeTja7JXK9A
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Thu 05 Apr 2012, 11:51

Two different events collided within minutes of each other and led me back to Tom Waits after virtually ignoring him for the last ten years. (Jesca Hoop standing in for Guy on R6 and then listening to the Low Anthem version of Home I'll Never Be.)

He is a bit of an acquired taste, but songs like "Martha" (try listening and not getting a tear in your eye), "Take It With Me" and "Singapore" are up there with the best of the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Tue 10 Jul 2012, 14:34

The most recent Tom Waits album, Bad As Me, was released late last year. But for whatever reason, he hadn't started making the rounds to do promo until now. Last night His Tomness was on David Letterman's show, and as much as I enjoyed the live performance of Chicago, the interview segment, in which there is some upbeat chatter about rats and the plague, is just as much fun. Words cannot describe how much I love this man. Smile Here's a site where you can watch both the song and the interview if you're so inclined: http://www.twentyfourbit.com/2012/07/video-tom-waits-on-letterman-2012/
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PostSubject: Re: Tom Waits   Thu 10 Apr 2014, 18:30

A Tom Waits topic on the Elbow forum?...what's not to love!

You lot have good taste.....just sayin'
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