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Old 05-03-2008, 06:51 AM
Tom Waits

I haven't listened to the man's music for ages and am now discovering it all over again.

Any fans around this place? Supposedly he's going to tour this summer and hopefully around Europe as well!

I haven't heard any of his pre-swordfishtrombones stuff, can any of you recommend with what to start with?
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:46 AM
There are periods where I immerse myself in his music.

If you haven't heard anything pre-"Swordfishtrombones", start with "Closing Time". Martha, off that album, is probably THE most amazing song ever written. No, it is.
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:33 PM
i personally love blue valentine, which i'm pretty sure is pre-swordfishtrombones.

his cover of somewhere is pure perfection and my all-time favourite version of the song...and kentucky avenue is a masterwork.

small change is a great album too.
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:02 PM
It's tough to think of any album that achieves genius on every level like Bone Machine does throughout.
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by blacvaginafinda View Post
It's tough to think of any album that achieves genius on every level like Bone Machine does throughout.
bone machines my least favorite of all his output, I love small change and rain dogs a lot, blood money is killer sweet too

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Old 05-03-2008, 09:54 PM
bone machine is my favorite.

dirt in the ground is just... amazing.

the heart of saturday night is really good/underrated album of his.
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:52 PM

My favorite album of his is "Blood Money", itīs like nothing out there. Misery is the river of the world...

Off his pre-Swordfishthrombone stuff itīs more certain songs that I dig, "Tom Traubertīs Blues" is great for instance. Simply put, the man rules!
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:05 PM
night hawks at the diner is outstanding as well
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:37 PM
blood money and rain dogs are my favorite
Alice is pretty good to
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:23 AM
Bone Machine
Blood Money
Orphans
Rain Dogs
Blue Valentine
Closing Time
Franks Wild Years
Small Change

The albums of his I spin the most
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:37 AM
My top five Tom Waits albums would be something like:

Rain Dogs
Swordfishtrombones
Blood Money
Alice
Real Gone

The man is brilliant.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:51 AM
Blood money.....nothing else.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:27 PM
Waits is my number 2 right behind the person I named my screen name after, I've yet to see him and he remains the only act on my bucket list I haven't crossed off yet. One day dammit.... One day. Now if only he would our more often the haleys comet....

Oh my fave is blue valentine but closely followed by The Black Rider
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:00 AM
Rain Dogs, especially Anywhere I Lay My Head. Just love his voice in this track
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