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Waits during an interview in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2007
Background information
Birth name Thomas Alan Waits
Born December 7, 1949 (1949-12-07) (age 60)
Pomona, California, United States
Genres Rock, experimental music
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, actor, composer
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, guitar, drums, bass guitar, percussion
Years active 1972–present
Labels Asylum, ANTI-, Island
Website http://www.tomwaits.com/
.Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actor.^ Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actor.
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^ 'Well, he died the day after I was born - 8 December 1949,' says Waits.
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^ Birthname: Thomas Alan Waits Nationality: American Born: Dec 7 1949 (60 years old) .
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Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car."[1] With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music,[2] Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. .He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films, including Down By Law and Bram Stoker's Dracula.^ Although he has often been offered the roles of nutcases and psychos in commercial films, Waits has preferred to work in independent productions such as Down by Law (1986).
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^ Besides many film contributions as composer – the Internet Movie Database ( www.imdb.com ) lists 47 appearances of Waits as composer and 38 soundtracks containing songs by Waits - he also is an actor with a total of 25 appearances, ranging from some mini-roles as a trumpeter in "Heart of Saturday Night" and the R. M. Renfield in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" to the major role of Zack in Jim Jarmusch's "Down by Law".
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^ In 1986 Waits appeared in Jim Jarmusch?s ?Down by Law?, a film that coincidentally marked the international debut of Italian actor Roberto Benigni.
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.He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart.^ He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart.
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^ One from the Heart also won Waits an Academy Award nomination.
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^ Quote Is One from the heart a soundtrack?
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.Lyrically, Waits' songs frequently present atmospheric portrayals of grotesque, often seedy characters and places – although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads.^ Tom Waits song lyrics .
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^ More Tom Waits lyrics .

^ Lyrically, Waits' songs are known for atmospheric portrayals of bizarre, seedy characters and places, although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional and touching ballads.
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.He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support.^ He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support.
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^ Waits has a devoted cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters, despite having little radio or music video support.
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^ He has said that Bob Dylan is his favorite songwriter and his main influence for initially getting into music.
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.His songs are best-known to the general public in the form of cover versions by more visible artists: "Jersey Girl," performed by Bruce Springsteen and "Downtown Train," performed by Rod Stewart.^ He penned "Downtown Train," but that song will forever be associated with Rod Stewart; same goes for "Jersey Girl" and Bruce Springsteen.
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^ Downtown Train ," from the Tom Waits album " Rain Dogs " , was covered on the Rod Stewart album " Downtown Train ."
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^ Notable cover versions include Bruce Springsteen (?Jersey Girl?
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.Although Waits' albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries.^ Although Waits’ albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries.
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^ Although Waits's albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries.

^ The last of these albums was also adapted as an off-Broadway musical, which Waits co-wrote with Brennan — and starred in, in a successful run at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater.

.He has been nominated for a number of major music awards and has won Grammy Awards for two albums, Bone Machine and Mule Variations.^ He has been nominated for a number of major music awards and has won Grammy Awards for two albums, Bone Machine and Mule Variations.
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^ This AND Bone Machine are two of the wildest albums I own.
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^ He has been nominated for a number of major music awards, and has won Grammy Awards for two albums.

.Waits currently lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife, Kathleen Brennan, and three children, including basketball star, Sullivan Waits.^ Waits now lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife, Kathleen Brennan, and their three children.

^ The last of these albums was also adapted as an off-Broadway musical, which Waits co-wrote with Brennan — and starred in, in a successful run at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater.

^ Now there's "Anywhere I Lay My Head" (Rhino), the debut album by Scarlett Johansson, the movie star, in which she covers 10 tunes written by Mr. Waits alone or with his wife, Kathleen Brennan.
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Contents

Origins and musical beginnings

.Waits was born at Park Avenue hospital in Pomona, California to Jesse Frank Waits and Alma Johnson McMurray, both schoolteachers.^ Tom Waits was born in Pomona, California.

^ Tom Waits (Thomas Alan Waits, Pomona, California, December 7, 1949 ) is a prolific American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor.
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^ The maestro was born on December 7 , 1949 in Pomona , California .
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[3][4] .His father was of Scots-Irish descent and his mother was Norwegian American.^ Is Scottish and Irish from his father`s side of the family and Norwegian from his mother`s side.
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^ His father Frank was of Scottish-Irish descent and his mother of Norwegian descent.

.After Waits' parents divorced in 1960, he lived with his mother in Whittier, and then moved to National City, in San Diego County, near the Mexico–United States border.^ In the early-Seventies Tom Waits worked as a doorman at the Heritage in San Diego, a nightclub where artists of every genre performed.
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^ Although Waits’ albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries.
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^ Although Waits's albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries.

[4] Waits, who taught himself how to play the piano on a neighbor's instrument, often took trips to Mexico with his father, who taught Spanish; he would later say that he found his love of music during these trips through a Mexican ballad that was "probably a Ranchera, you know, on the car radio with my dad."[5]
.By 1965, while attending the Hilltop High School within the Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista,[4] Waits was playing in an R&B/soul band called The System and had begun his first job at Napoleone Pizza House in National City (about which he would later sing on "I Can't Wait to Get Off Work (And See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue)" from Small Change and "The Ghosts of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone's Pizza House)" on The Heart of Saturday Night).^ The Heart Of Saturday Night .
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^ Tom Waits Poster Rain Dogs The Heart Of Saturday Night .
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^ TomWaitsSupplement/Interviews/04-oct-magnet.htm Waits would later describe his relationship with Brennan as a paradigm shift in his musical development.

[3] He later admitted that he was not a fan of the 1960s music scene, stating, "I wasn't thrilled by Blue Cheer, so I found an alternative, even if it was Bing Crosby."[6] Five years later, he was working as a doorman at the Heritage nightclub (now the Liar's Club) in San Diego—where artists of every genre performed—when he did his first paid gig for $25.[3] A fan of Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Lord Buckley, Jack Kerouac, Louis Armstrong, Howlin' Wolf, Hoagy Carmichael, Marty Robbins, Raymond Chandler, and Stephen Foster, Waits began developing his own idiosyncratic musical style, combining song and monologue.
.After serving with the Coast Guard,[7] he took his newly formed act to Monday nights at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, where musicians would line up all day for the opportunity to perform on stage that night.^ He took his newly formed act to Monday nights at the Troubadour in LA, where musicians from all over stood in line all day to get the opportunity to perform on-stage that night.
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^ After an interlude with the US Coast Guard he took his newly formed act to Monday nights at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, where musicians from all over stood in line all day to get the opportunity to perform on-stage that night.

^ Synopsis: Based on stories by Raymond Carver , Short Cuts follows 22 Los Angeles residents whose lives intersect over the course of a few days.
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.In 1971, Waits moved to the Echo Park neighborhood of L.A. (at the time, also home to musicians Glenn Frey of the Eagles, J. D. Souther, Jackson Browne, and Frank Zappa) and signed with Herb Cohen at the age of 21. From August to December 1971, Waits made a series of demo recordings for Cohen's Bizarre/Straight label, including many songs for which he would later become known.^ July 29, 2008 Recorded at Atlanta's historic Fox Theater on July 5, Waits delivers a stunning and epic two-and-a-half hour performance, including songs he says he's never attempted outside of the studio before.
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^ We've had albums of covers of Tom Waits songs -- John Hammond's "Wicked Grin" comes to mind, as does Holly Cole's "Temptation" -- and recent albums by women best known as actresses, including Minnie Driver's "Seastories."
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^ Among the tracks was Ol 55, a song later covered by his labelmates The Eagles for their On the Border album.
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.These early tracks were eventually to be released twenty years later on The Early Years, Volume One and Volume Two.^ One of these years!
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^ Genesis Live , the only set to feature original vocalist Peter Gabriel (and one of the strongest documents of the group’s early years overall), has been improved by the inclusion of five tracks from a ’74 Shrine Auditorium appearance.

^ Waits was also responsible for two other musicals, which later became albums released simultaneously in 2002.
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1970s

.Waits signed to Asylum Records in 1972,[8] and after numerous abortive recording sessions, his first record — the jazzy, folk-tinged Closing Time — was released in 1973. The album, which was produced and arranged by former Lovin' Spoonful member Jerry Yester, received positive reviews, but Waits did not gain widespread attention until a number of the album's tracks were covered by more prominent artists.^ For the first time in Waits' career, there was no piano on the record.
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^ After numerous abortive recording sessions, Waits's first record, the melancholic, country-tinged Closing Time was released (1973).

^ Martha ," from the Tom Waits album " Closing Time " , was covered on the Tim Buckley album " Sefronia ."
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.Later in 1973, Tim Buckley released the album Sefronia, which contained a cover version of Waits' song "Martha" from Closing Time, the first-ever cover of a Tom Waits song by a known artist.^ This is a real treat among Tom Waits albums.
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^ Five Tom Waits covers .
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^ This is the first tom waits album I truly fell in love with.
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[9] .The album's opening track, "Ol' '55," was recorded by his labelmates the Eagles in 1974 for their On the Border album.^ While it received warm reviews, he did not gain widespread attention until his "Ol' 55" was recorded by his labelmates the Eagles in 1974 for their On the Border album.

^ Opening the album is 'Ol' 55' and lookee here!
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^ Among the tracks was "Ol' 55," a song later covered by his labelmates The Eagles for their On the Border album.
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.He began touring and opening for such artists as Charlie Rich, Martha and the Vandellas, and Frank Zappa.^ He began touring and opening for such artists as Charlie Rich, Martha and the Vandellas and Frank Zappa.

^ Waits began touring and opening in America for such artists as Charlie Rich, Martha & The Vandellas and Frank Zappa.
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^ Shortly thereafter, in 1971, Waits began his recording career after he relocated to Los Angeles and signed to Asylum Records with Herb Cohen, who was also the manager of Frank Zappa.

.Waits received increasing critical acclaim and gathered a loyal cult following with his subsequent albums.^ Waits gained increasing critical acclaim and a loyal cult audience with his subsequent albums.

^ Waits has a devoted cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters, despite having little radio or music video support.
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^ As the decade unfolded, Waits gained increasing critical respect and a loyal cult audience with his subsequent albums -The Heart of Saturday Night (1974); Nighthawks at the Diner (1975); Small Change (1976); Foreign Affairs (1977); Blue Valentine (1978) and Heartattack and Vine (1980).
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.The Heart of Saturday Night (1974), featuring the song "(Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night," revealed Waits's roots as a nightclub performer, with half-spoken and half-crooned ballads often accompanied by a jazz backup band.^ Waits, Tom Heart of saturday night .
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^ The album revealed Waits's roots as a nightclub singer, with half-spoken and half-crooned ballads, often accompanied with a jazz backup band.

^ In the early-Seventies Tom Waits worked as a doorman at the Heritage in San Diego, a nightclub where artists of every genre performed.
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[10] Waits described the album as:
...a comprehensive study of a number of aspects of this search for the center of .Saturday night, which Jack Kerouac relentlessly chased from one end of this country to the other, and I've attempted to scoop up a few diamonds of this magic that I see.^ I’ve wanted to take a trip from one end to the other, see what’s on the other side.
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^ BH: It’s interesting what different lives you’ve lived in such different cultures, with different influences and yet you end up looking so similar.
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^ Since then, I've seen a few others do the same, but I don't think a complete list has ever been made.

[11]
.In 1975, Waits moved to the Tropicana Motel on Sunset Boulevard[12] and released the double album Nighthawks at the Diner, recorded in a studio with a small audience in order to capture the ambience of a live show.^ The 1975 album Nighthawks at the Diner , recorded in a studio with a small audience to capture the ambiance of a live show, captures this phase of his career, including the lengthy spoken interludes between songs that punctuated his live act.

^ Recorded live in the studio over two nights for small audiences .

^ As the decade unfolded, Waits gained increasing critical respect and a loyal cult audience with his subsequent albums The Heart of Saturday Night (1974); Nighthawks at the Diner (1975); Small Change (1976); Foreign Affairs (1977); Blue Valentine (1978) and Heartattack and Vine (1980).
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.The record exemplifies this phase of his career, including the lengthy spoken interludes between songs that punctuated his live act.^ The 1975 album Nighthawks at the Diner , recorded in a studio with a small audience to capture the ambiance of a live show, captures this phase of his career, including the lengthy spoken interludes between songs that punctuated his live act.

^ 'Alice' is the finest set of songs Tom Waits has ever written and these songs have been recorded with immense care and detail.
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^ Nighthawks At The Diner - Asylum 1975 T his was recorded live in a nightclub, even though it's all new songs.

.That year, he also contributed backing vocals to Bonnie Raitt's "Sweet and Shiny Eyes," from her album Home Plate.^ That's the album that made me a fan, way back when I was 14 (eek, 20 years ago).
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.By this time, Waits was drinking heavily, and life on the road was starting to take its toll.^ Another fork in his long and winding road Tom Waits has genuinely reinvented himself several times in his career.
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Waits, looking back at the period, has said,
.I was sick through that whole period [...] It was starting to wear on me, all the touring.^ 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.
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.I'd been traveling quite a bit, living in hotels, eating bad food, drinking a lot — too much.^ I quit drinking and Idont like you any more youre bad association.
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.There's a lifestyle that's there before you arrive and you're introduced to it.^ Damn, you’re not the best ’cause there is no-one in the competition Mr, ‘cept you.
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^ If you're a Waits fan - there's always more than one (especially if you see him live).
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^ Pitchfork: Are there any new artists or people performing right now that you're excited about?
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It's unavoidable.[13]
.In reaction to these hardships, Waits recorded Small Change (1976), which finds him in a much more cynical and pessimistic mood, lyrically, with many songs such as "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) (An Evening With Pete King)" and "Bad Liver and a Broken Heart (In Lowell)". With the album, Waits asserted that he "tried to resolve a few things as far as this cocktail lounge, maudlin, crying-in-your-beer image that I have.^ Small Change (1976), featuring famed drummer Shelly Manne, was more jazz influenced, and songs such as "The Piano Has Been Drinking" and "Bad Liver and a Broken Heart" cemented Waits's hard-living reputation, with a lyrical style that owed influence to Raymond Chandler and Charles Bukowski.

^ Small Change lyrics [1976] .

^ Small Change lyrics .

.There ain't nothin' funny about a drunk [...] I was really starting to believe that there was something amusing and wonderfully American about being a drunk.^ What I was really pursuing was my dream of it all, about being in music.
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^ There's nothing like seeing something firsthand to really bring it to the forefront and let you know, wow, so this is how people do it.
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^ What is there really to say about Rain Dogs ?

I ended up telling myself to cut that shit out."[14] .The album, which also included long-time fan favorite "Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen)," featured famed drummer Shelly Manne and was, like his previous albums, heavily influenced by jazz.^ Tom Traubert's Blues lyrics .
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^ Small Change (1976), featuring famed drummer Shelly Manne, was more jazz influenced, and songs such as "The Piano Has Been Drinking" and "Bad Liver and a Broken Heart" cemented Waits's hard-living reputation, with a lyrical style that owed influence to Raymond Chandler and Charles Bukowski.

^ Keep making great music, and I absolutely love your performance of Tom Traubert's Blues on the Old Grey Whistle Test.
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.Small Change, which was accompanied by the double A-side single "Step Right Up"/"The Piano Has Been Drinking," was a critical and commercial success and far outsold any of Waits's previous albums.^ Step Right Up lyrics .

^ The last of these albums was also adapted as an off-Broadway musical, which Waits co-wrote with Brennan — and starred in, in a successful run at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater.

^ Although Waits’ albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries.
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.With it, Waits broke onto Billboard's Top 100 Albums chart for the first time in his career (a feat Waits would not repeat until 1999 with the release of Mule Variations).^ For the first time in Waits' career, there was no piano on the record.
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^ Waits first formal recording, Closing Time, was released in 1973.
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^ Mule Variations lyrics [1999] .

[15] This resulted in a much higher public profile, which brought with it interviews and articles in Time, Newsweek, and Vogue. .Waits put together a regular touring band, The Nocturnal Emissions, which featured Frank Vicari on tenor saxophone, Fitzgerald Jenkins on bass guitar, and Chip White on drums and vibraphone.^ The show—featuring Marc Ribot on guitar, someone called Brain on drums, Larry Taylor on bass and Waits’ son Casey on percussion—heads to Europe next, before reportedly swinging back through America in early 2005.
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^ Backing Waits is a five-piece group featuring Seth Ford-Young (upright bass), Patrick Warren (keyboards), Omar Torrez (guitars), Vincent Henry (woodwinds) and Casey Waits (drums and percussion).
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^ I have a stellar band: Larry Taylor (upright bass), Patrick Warren (keyboards), Omar Torrez (guitars), Vincent Henry (woodwinds) and Casey Waits (drums and percussion).
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Tom Waits and the Nocturnal Emissions toured the United States and Europe extensively from October 1976 until May 1977,[15] including a performance of "The Piano Has Been Drinking" on cult BBC2 television music show the Old Grey Whistle Test in May 1976.[16]
.Foreign Affairs (1977) was musically in a similar vein to Small Change, but showed further artistic refinement and exploration into jazz and blues styles.^ Foreign Affairs lyrics [1977] .

^ Foreign Affairs (1977) and Blue Valentine (1978) were in a similar vein, but showed further refinement of his artistic voice.

^ As the decade unfolded, Waits gained increasing critical respect and a loyal cult audience with his subsequent albums -The Heart of Saturday Night (1974); Nighthawks at the Diner (1975); Small Change (1976); Foreign Affairs (1977); Blue Valentine (1978) and Heartattack and Vine (1980).
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.Particularly noteworthy is the long cinematic spoken-word piece, "Potter's Field", set to an orchestral score.^ He also recorded a few spoken word pieces influenced by Ken Nordine's "word jazz" records of the 1950s.

The album also features Bette Midler singing a duet with Waits on "I Never Talk to Strangers." The album Blue Valentine (1978) displayed Waits's biggest musical departure to date, with much more focus on electric guitar and keyboards than on previous albums and nearly no strings (with the exception of album-opener "Somewhere" — a cover of Leonard Bernstein's song from West Side Story — and "Kentucky Avenue") for a darker, more blues-oriented sound. .The song "Blue Valentines" was also unique for Waits in that it featured a desolate arrangement of solo electric guitar played by Ray Crawford, accompanied by Waits' vocal.^ The song "Blue Valentines" features a desolate arrangement of solo electric guitar played by Ray Crawford and sung by Waits.

^ Heart of Saturday Night , featuring the loping, classic, prime 1974 bar song, "Looking For the Heart of Saturday Night", which showcases Waits' distinctive, plucked, cowboy-ballad style of acoustic guitar playing, backed by a crying fretless bass and a sweet, weathered, pure vocal.

^ Featuring Casey Waits on drums Mark Howard on bells Tom Waits on chamberlain & vocals .
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.Around this time, Waits had a high-profile romantic relationship with Rickie Lee Jones (who appears on the sleeve art of the Foreign Affairs and Blue Valentine albums).^ It was around this time that Waits had a high-profile romantic relationship with Rickie Lee Jones (who appears on the sleeve art of the Foreign Affairs and Blue Valentine albums).

^ Marshall Ruffin, who records for Jammates Records in LaGrange, has been nominated for the Independent Music Awards' best blues album of the year for "Morning Glory."
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^ The song "Blue Valentines" features a desolate arrangement of solo electric guitar played by Ray Crawford and sung by Waits.

.In 1978, Waits also appeared in his first film role, in Paradise Alley as Mumbles the pianist, and contributed the original compositions "(Meet Me in) Paradise Alley" and "Annie's Back in Town" to the film's soundtrack.^ Movie debut as 'Mumbles' in Paradise Alley .

^ Waits, whose albums include the Grammy-winning "Bone Machine" and "Mule Variations," has built an impressive side career on screen, appearing in about two dozen films starting with Sylvester Stallone’s "Paradise Alley" in 1978.
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^ The two first crossed paths on the set of Paradise Alley, a vehicle for the young Sylvester Stallone, with a bit part for Waits, who played a version of himself, a pianist called Mumbles.
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[17]
.Heartattack and Vine, Waits's last studio album for Asylum, was released in 1980, featuring a developing sound that included both ballads ("Jersey Girl") and rougher-edged rhythm and blues.^ Heartattack And Vine lyrics [1980] .

^ Heartattack and Vine was released in 1980, with a developing sound which included both the balladeer tendencies (for example in "Jersey Girl"), and some rougher-edged rhythm and blues-style songs.

^ Is the feel or mood of 'Heartattack And Vine' a blues feel and mood?
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.The same year, he began a long working relationship with Francis Ford Coppola, who asked Waits to provide music for his film One from the Heart.^ The same year, he began a long working relationship with Francis Ford Coppola, who asked Waits to provide music for his film One From The Heart .

^ In 1982, the same year as his Oscar-nominated soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's One From the Heart, Tom Waits produced Swordfishtrombones with Kathleen Brennan.
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^ Movie Soundtrack for the Francis Ford Coppola film .

.For Coppola's film, Waits originally wanted to work with Bette Midler; She was unavailable due to prior engagements, however.^ He had a bit part in Gilliam’s "The Fisher King," and another filmmaker asked Gilliam to see if Waits would be interested in doing voice work for an animated film.
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^ The same year, he began a long working relationship with Francis Ford Coppola, who asked Waits to provide music for his film One From The Heart .

^ Waits has also worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films, including The Fisher King and Bram Stoker's Dracula .

.Waits ended up working with singer/songwriter Crystal Gayle as his vocal foil for the album.^ Waits worked with singer/songwriter Crystal Gayle as his vocal foil for the album.

^ Tom Waits, definitely my all-time favorite singer/songwriter.
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^ Mikey.P bunglewafc@hotmail.com This is the first Tom Waits album I ever picked up.
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1980s

.In August 1980, Waits married Kathleen Brennan, a screenwriter, whom he had met while working on the set of the Francis Ford Coppola movie One from the Heart.^ After talking with him for over an hour, one feels that it might be his whirlwind romance with Brennan, whom he met while working on Coppola’s One From the Heart .
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^ While working on that project, Waits met and married playwright Kathleen Brennan, with whom he later collaborated.
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^ In 1982, the same year as his Oscar-nominated soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's One From the Heart, Tom Waits produced Swordfishtrombones with Kathleen Brennan.
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.Brennan is regularly credited as co-author of many songs in his later albums, and Waits often cites her as a major influence on his work.^ Waits also co-produced the album and executive produced the album with Kathleen Brennan.

^ Brennan is regularly credited as co-author of many songs on his later albums, and Waits often cites her as a major influence on his work.

^ The last of these albums was also adapted as an off-Broadway musical, which Waits co-wrote with Brennan — and starred in, in a successful run at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater.

.She introduced him to the music of Captain Beefheart.^ She introduced him to the music of Captain Beefheart: despite having shared a manager with Beefheart in the 1970s, Waits says "I became more acquainted with him when I got married."

.Despite having shared a manager with Beefheart in the 1970s, Waits says, "I became more acquainted with him when I got married."^ She introduced him to the music of Captain Beefheart: despite having shared a manager with Beefheart in the 1970s, Waits says "I became more acquainted with him when I got married."

^ Now that I'm older and a little more sure of myself, I think I can safely say that Tom Waits's voice is one of the most beautiful I've heard.
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^ Growing up in Southern California, Waits attracted the attention of manager Herb Cohen, who also handled Frank Zappa, and was signed by him at the beginning of the 1970s, resulting in the material later released as The Early Years and The Early Years, Vol.
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[18] .Waits would later describe his relationship with Brennan as a paradigm shift in his musical development.^ TomWaitsSupplement/Interviews/04-oct-magnet.htm Waits would later describe his relationship with Brennan as a paradigm shift in his musical development.

^ The last of these albums was also adapted as an off-Broadway musical, which Waits co-wrote with Brennan — and starred in, in a successful run at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater.

^ Though not entirely unprecedented, Heartattack and Vine' s grittier sound was different for Waits, and foreshadowed the major changes in his music that would follow several years later.

After leaving Asylum, the label released the first Tom Waits "Best of" album in 1981, a collection called Bounced Checks, notable for including an alternate, stripped down version of "Jersey Girl" and the otherwise unreleased "Mr. Henry", as well as an alternate master of "Whistlin' Past the Graveyard" and a live performance of "The Piano Has Been Drinking". In the few years before Waits would re-emerge with his new musical style, he appeared in a series of minor movie roles, including a cameo in Wolfen (1981) as an inebriated piano player.[19] .One from the Heart received its official theatrical release in 1982, with Waits appearing in a cameo as a trumpet player as well as receiving an Oscar nomination for Original Song Score (eventually losing out to Victor/Victoria, by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse).^ One from the Heart also won Waits an Academy Award nomination.
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^ He wrote songs for and appeared in Paradise Alley (1978), wrote the title song for On the Nickel (1980), and was hired by director Francis Coppola to write the music for One from the Heart (1982), which earned him an Academy Award nomination.
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^ The albums were as original as they were different from each other, with Alice chronicling the songs Waits and Brennan had written for Robert Wilson's 1992 theatrical production and "Blood Money" containing the music commissioned for 2000's Woyzeck.
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.This marked the first in a series of collaborations between Waits and Coppola, with Waits appearing in cameos in Coppola's movies The Outsiders (1983), Rumble Fish (1983), and The Cotton Club (1984), and a major role in Bram Stoker's Dracula.^ It was the start of a long association with Coppola, evidenced by Waits' appearances as an actor in the director's Rumble Fish, The Outsiders, The Cotton Club and as the unforgettable Renfield in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
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^ The same year, he appeared in Coppola's Rumble Fish and The Outsiders, and, in 1984, he appeared in the director's The Cotton Club.
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^ Further theatre collaborations would follow, and with his wife Waits also wrote and performed in Big Time , a surreal concert movie and soundtrack released in 1988.

.After leaving Asylum for Island Records, Waits released Swordfishtrombones in 1983, a record that marked a sharp turn in his musical direction.^ In 1983 he signed with Island Records, and released a series of albums that stunned the music world.
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^ After leaving Asylum Records for Island Records, Waits released Swordfishtrombones in 1983, a record which marked a sharp turn in Waits's output, and which gave rise to his reputation as a musical maverick.

^ After numerous abortive recording sessions, Waits's first record, the melancholic, country-tinged Closing Time was released (1973).

.The album cover was designed and conceived by Michael Russ who also co-directed the MV In the neighborhood.^ Who cares that Tom was apparently fighting against his producer the whole time about the direction the album should take?
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.While Waits had before played either piano or guitar, he now gravitated towards less common instruments, saying, "Your hands are like dogs, going to the same places they've been.^ Like they say: when you're in hell, keep going.
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^ Waits had earlier played either piano or guitar, but he began tiring of these instruments, saying, "Your hands are like dogs, going to the same places they've been.

^ They've become like Picasso.

.You have to be careful when playing is no longer in the mind but in the fingers, going to happy places.^ You have to be careful when playing is no longer in the mind but in the fingers, going to happy places.

^ You hear a small chamber orchestra playing in the background, and then slowly it starts to go under water, while they play.

^ He understands what its like to leave someone you love behind for no reason other than you HAVE to go somewhere else, to know his romantic limitations and the damage this can cause.
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.You have to break them of their habits or you don't explore; you only play what is confident and pleasing.^ You have to break them of their habits or you don't explore, you only play what is confident and pleasing.

^ I'm learning to break those habits by playing instruments I know absolutely nothing about, like a bassoon or a waterphone."

^ Not only can they run faster, but it allows you to break up your logic into little blocks.
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I'm learning to break those habits by playing instruments I know absolutely nothing about, like a bassoon or a waterphone."[20] Swordfishtrombones also introduced instruments such as bagpipes ("Town with No Cheer") and marimba ("Shore Leave") to Waits' repertoire, as well as pump organs, percussion (sometimes reminiscent of the music of Harry Partch), horn sections (often featuring Ralph Carney playing in the style of brass bands or soul music), experimental guitar, and obsolete instruments (many of Waits' albums have featured a damaged, unpredictable Chamberlin, and more recent albums have included the little-used Stroh violin).
.His songwriting shifted as well, moving away from the traditional piano-and-strings ballad sound of his 1970s output towards a number of styles largely ignored in pop music, including primal blues, cabaret stylings, rumbas, theatrical approaches in the style of Kurt Weill, tango music, early country music and European folk music as well as the Tin Pan Alley-era songs that influenced his early output.^ The sound of 'The Black Rider', apart from the German cabaret influences on the music...
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^ His music incorporates jazz and blues styles, as well as burlesque, industrial, vaudeville, cabaret, folk and Tin Pan Alley.
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^ He has made a career of delivering his message wrapped in a variety of dressings, Skewed night club stylings, Beat derived jazz poetry, demented Tin Pan Alley tunes and experimental takes on Delta Blues.
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.He also recorded a spoken word piece, "Frank's Wild Years," influenced by Ken Nordine's "word jazz" records of the 1950s.^ Frank's Wild Years lyrics .
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^ Frank's Wild Years lyrics link .
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^ He also recorded a few spoken word pieces influenced by Ken Nordine's "word jazz" records of the 1950s.

Apart from Captain Beefheart and some of Dr. John's early output, there was little precedent in popular music.
.Waits's new emphasis on experimenting with various styles and instrumentation continued on 1985's Rain Dogs, a sprawling, 19-song collection which received glowing reviews (the album was ranked #21 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s.^ In 1999, Waits finally returned with a new album, Mule Variations.
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^ Rain Dogs (135 reviews - read ) .
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^ In 1985, he released Rain Dogs.
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.In 2003, the album was ranked number 397 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.^ From the1966 album Sunshine Superman , this classic track has stood the test of time, remaining one of the greatest tracks from the hippie era with lyrics containing several idioms of the time: .

^ It's not a definitive determination of the 50 greatest voices of all time, just 50 great voices, so there are no real winners and losers.
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^ And the royal snubbing of all time goes to The Beatles: there isn't a single Beatle — not a John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison or Ringo Starr — on the list.
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) .Contributions from guitarists Marc Ribot, Robert Quine, and Keith Richards accompanied Waits' move away from piano-based songs, in juxtaposition with an increased emphasis on instruments such as marimba, accordion, double bass, trombone, and banjo.^ The tools of his trade have included such instruments and objects as the marimba; trombone; brake drum; metal aunglongs; banjo; bell plate; bullhorn; conga; accordion; optigon; mellotron; maracas; pump organ; basstarda; chamberlain; harmonium; viola; sticks; chairs and musical saw as well as the regular old guitar, bass, piano and drums.
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^ Release Date August 20, 1985 Label Island Records Produced By Tom Waits Featuring Arno Hecht on horn (tenor), saxophone Bob Funk on trombone Bobby Previte on percussion, marimba Chris Spedding on guitar Crispin Cioe on saxophone G.E. Smith on guitar Greg Cohen on bass, double bass Hollywood Paul Litteral on trumpet John Lune on saxophone John Lurie on sax (alto) Keith Richards on guitar, vocals (background) Larry Taylor on bass, double bass Marc Ribot on guitar Michael Blair on percussion, drums, marimba Mickey Curry on drums Ralph Carney on sax (bass), wind Robbie Kilgore on organ Robert Musso on banjo Robert Quine on guitar Ross Levinson on violin Stephen Hodges on drums Tom Waits on guitar, harmonium, vocals Tony Garnier on bass, double bass Tony Levin on bass Uptown Horns on group William Schimmel on accordion Composed By Tom Waits Engineered By Robert Musso Mastered By Howie Weinberg .
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^ Backed by a talented crew featuring the welcome return of guitarist Marc Ribot( his dirty guitar tones are custom made for Waits material) and Primus' bass extrodinaire Les Claypool, Waits lays down what has to be his most primal set to date.
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.The album also spawned the 12" single "Downtown Train/Tango Till They're Sore/Jockey Full of Bourbon," with Jean Baptiste Mondino filming a promotional music video for "Downtown Train" (which would later become a hit for Rod Stewart), featuring a cameo from boxing legend Jake La Motta.^ Downtown Train ," from the Tom Waits album " Rain Dogs " , was covered on the Rod Stewart album " Downtown Train ."
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^ Tango 'till They're Sore lyrics .

^ Hang Down Your Head / Tango Till They're sore .
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The album peaked at #188 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart; however, its reputation has come to far outshine low initial sales.
.Franks Wild Years, a musical play by Waits and Brennan, was staged as an off-Broadway musical in 1986, directed by Gary Sinise,[21] in a successful run at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater.^ The last of these albums was also adapted as an off-Broadway musical, which Waits co-wrote with Brennan — and starred in, in a successful run at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater.

^ In 1986, he appeared in Down By Law and made his theatrical debut with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in Frank's Wild Years, a musical play he had written with Brennan.
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^ That same year Waits made his theatrical stage debut with Frank's Wild Years - a musical play he co-wrote with Brennan - at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre.
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.Waits himself played the lead role.^ At 59, Tom Waits has finally landed the role he was born to play: the devil.
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.Waits developed his acting career with several supporting roles and a lead role in Jim Jarmusch's Down by Law in 1986, which also featured two of Waits's songs from Rain Dogs in the soundtrack.^ Movie soundtrack for the Jim Jarmusch film .

^ This continued Waits' involvement in other artistic forms; he developed his acting career with several supporting roles, and a lead role in Jim Jarmusch's Down By Law in 1986 which also included several of Waits's songs in the soundtrack.

^ Jarmusch discusses how Down By Law, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man, and Ghost Dog: Way of the Samuri, all reveal that film is a musical form, and describes his genre-jumping collaborations with Neil Young, RZA, John Lurie, Tom Waits, and others.

.In the same year, Waits also contributed vocals to the song "Harlem Shuffle" on The Rolling Stones' album Dirty Work.^ And the moon is part of this same song writing strategy — often, Waits even gives you the phase of the moon, maybe so you can find your way around in the dark.

^ Cold Cold Ground ," from the Tom Waits album " Franks Wild Years " , was covered on the Claudia Bettinaglio album " Saving All My Love ."
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^ On this album, he has this knack for creating these gentle, rolling pop-melodies and blending them into jazz or folk-guitar songs.

[22]
.In 1987, he released Franks Wild Years (subtitled "Un Operachi Romantico in Two Acts"), which included studio versions from Waits' play of the same name.^ Franks Wild Years - Island 1987 O ut comes the Optigan!

^ I was pleasently suprised with Franks Wild Years.

^ July 29, 2008 Recorded at Atlanta's historic Fox Theater on July 5, Waits delivers a stunning and epic two-and-a-half hour performance, including songs he says he's never attempted outside of the studio before.
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Rolling Stone summed up the album's myriad styles this way: "Everything from sleazy strip-show blues to cheesy waltzes to supercilious lounge lizardry is given spare, jarring arrangements using various combinations of squawking horns, bashed drums, plucked banjo, snaky double bass, carnival organ and jaunty accordion."[23] Waits also continued to further his acting career with a supporting role as Rudy the Kraut in Ironweed (an adaptation of William Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel) alongside Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, in which Waits performed the song "Big Rock Candy Mountain," as well as a part in Robert Frank's Candy Mountain, in which Waits also performed "Once More Before I Go." In 1988, Waits performed in Big Time, a surreal concert movie and soundtrack which he cowrote with his wife.
.In 1989, Waits appeared in his final theatrical stage role to date, appearing as Curly in Thomas Babe's Demon Wine, alongside Bill Pullman, Philip Baker Hall, Carol Kane, and Bud Cort.^ While waiting for her to get divorced, we will finally have our ‘first date’-flying from Seattle to El Paso to see Mr. Waits.
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^ Actors: Keith Carradine , Sally Kirkland , Tom Waits , Bill Pullman , Rip Torn .
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.The play opened at the Los Angeles Theater Center in February 1989 to mixed reviews, although Waits' performance was singled out by a number of critics, including John C. Mahoney, who described it as "mesmerizing."^ July 29, 2008 Recorded at Atlanta's historic Fox Theater on July 5, Waits delivers a stunning and epic two-and-a-half hour performance, including songs he says he's never attempted outside of the studio before.
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^ After this performance, I can’t come up with a number of miles that would put you “out of range” for us to make it out to see all of you again.
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^ In 1987 Tom came to Los Angeles to the Wiltern Theater (corner of Wilsher and Western…hence the name).
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[24] .Waits finished the decade with appearances in three movies: as the voice of a radio DJ in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train; as Kenny the Hitman in Robert Dornhelm's Cold Feet; and the lead role of Punch & Judy man Silva in Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale.^ Jarmusch discusses how Down By Law, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man, and Ghost Dog: Way of the Samuri, all reveal that film is a musical form, and describes his genre-jumping collaborations with Neil Young, RZA, John Lurie, Tom Waits, and others.

^ A man of mystery and personae, singer and songwriter Tom Waits morphed over the past three decades from anachronistic barfly and lounge singer to avant-vernacular iconoclast and screen actor.

^ Tom Waits: I talked to Robert Siegel, the newscaster on NPR, and he said that most announcers and people in radio, they want their voices to sound older.
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His only musical output of the year consisted of contributing his cover of Phil Phillips' "Sea of Love" to the soundtrack of the Al Pacino movie of the same name[25] and contributing vocals to The Replacements song "Date to Church", which appeared as a B-side to their single "I'll Be You".

1990s

.The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets — a theatrical collaboration of Waits, director Robert Wilson, and writer William S. Burroughs — premiered at Hamburg's Thalia Theatre on March 31, 1990. The project was based on a German folktale called Der Freischütz, with Wilson responsible for the design and direction, Burroughs for writing the book, and Waits for music and lyrics, which were heavily influenced by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.^ The sound of 'The Black Rider', apart from the German cabaret influences on the music...
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^ Black Rider lyrics .
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^ His work for the theater continued in 1990 when Waits partnered with opera director Robert Wilson and beat novelist William Burroughs and staged The Black Rider in Hamburg, Germany.
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[26] .In the same year, Waits contributed a cover of Cole Porter's "It's All Right with Me" to Red Hot + Blue, the first in the series of compilation albums from the Red Hot Organization — one of the first major AIDS benefits in the music business — which sold over a million copies worldwide.^ Notes/Trivia ◦ Recorded for the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Blue, a tribute to songwriter Cole Porter.
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^ Temptation ," from the Tom Waits album " Franks Wild Years " , was covered on the Holly Cole album " Temptation ."
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^ Fannin Street ," from the Tom Waits album " Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (disc 2: Bawlers) " , was covered on the John Hammond album " Wicked Grin ."
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.Jim Jarmusch directed a promotional music video for the song.^ Synopsis: Written and directed by the ever-unpredictable Jim Jarmusch , Mystery Train is comprised of three short anecdotes involving foreign tourists in Tennessee.
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[27] .Waits also collaborated with photographer Sylvia Plachy in the same year; her book Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour includes a short Waits record to accompany the photographs and text.^ In 1990 Waits collaborated with photographer Sylvia Plachy.

^ Her book, Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour includes a short Tom Waits record to accompany the photographs and text.

^ Waits has often switched to smaller independent record companies over the years: he signed to Asylum Records before they were bought out by Elektra Records and Warner Bros.

.The following year, Waits was extremely busy working on movie soundtracks, acting, and contributing to a number of music projects by other artists.^ You go in and close the door and it’s so loud from other rehearsals you can’t really work- so you stop and listen and the goulash of music was thrilling.
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^ You go in and close the door and it's so loud from other rehearsals you can't really work- so you stop and listen and the goulash of music was thrilling.
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^ I really can’t think of anything else I know that solicits the same kind of feelings in me other than Tom Waits’ music.
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.First, Waits appeared on the Primus album Sailing the Seas of Cheese as the voice of "Tommy the Cat", which exposed him to a new audience in alternative rock.^ Waits reportedly saw the photo at an exhibition, was taken by the similarity of him and the man in the photo, and asked permission from the photographer to use it as an album cover.
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^ Hear sneak previews from R.E.M., Brian Wilson's long-awaited album Smile, plus new music from Tom Waits, Elliott Smith and more.
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^ Tom Waits doesn't release songs like Day After Tomorrow , which is one reason people listened so closely when it appeared on his 2004 album, Real Gone.

.This was the first of several collaborations between Waits and the group; Frontman Les Claypool would appear on several subsequent Waits releases.^ Featuring Brain on percussion Les Claypool on bass Marc Ribot on guitar Tom Waits on shakers & vocals .
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^ Tom Waits doesn't release songs like Day After Tomorrow , which is one reason people listened so closely when it appeared on his 2004 album, Real Gone.

^ Featuring Brain on percussion Casey Waits on percussion Les Claypool on bass Marc Ribot on guitar Tom Waits on vocals .
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The same year saw Waits provide spoken word contributions to Devout Catalyst, an album by one of Waits' greatest influences, Ken Nordine, on the songs "A Thousand Bing Bangs" and "The Movie." Waits also contributed vocals to a duet with singer Bob Forrest on the song "Adios Lounge" on the Thelonious Monster album Beautiful Mess. .He also contributed vocals to two songs ("Little Man" and "I'm Not Your Fool Anymore") on jazz tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards' album Mississippi Lad.^ 'Table Top Joe' is a breezy little drunken Jazz song.
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^ A few of the Medeski Martin & Wood-style jazz blues songs seem a bit nonspecific, but the lyrics, man!

^ Pitchfork: I'm sure you know Scarlett Johannson is recording an album of your songs?
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Edwards was extremely complimentary of Waits' contributions, saying:
.Tom Waits is the one who got me my conract [sic] with PolyGram.^ Tom Waits for the voice of the one by Dingbatty .
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^ Who is Tom Waits dating?
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^ Mule Variations is a very good begginer Tom Waits album, for those who have not completely learned how to digest Tom Waits unmistakeable musical techniques.
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He's wonderful, he's America's best lyricist since Johnny Mercer. .He came down to the studio on the Mississippi Lad album, that's the first one I did for PolyGram, and he sang two of my songs, wouldn't accept any money, just trying to give me the best boost that he could.^ In short, my opinion of Bone Machine is that it is one hell of a Pixies song.

^ This album is high in my mind, a beautiful collection of songs.
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^ Waits and Brennan, for instance, wrote two songs for the "Dead Man Walking" soundtrack album at the request of director Tim Robbins.
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[28]
.The only collection of exclusively Waits-performed material of 1991 appeared when Waits composed and conducted the almost exclusively instrumental music for Jim Jarmusch's 1991 film Night on Earth, which was released as an album the following year.^ Jarmusch discusses how Down By Law, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man, and Ghost Dog: Way of the Samuri, all reveal that film is a musical form, and describes his genre-jumping collaborations with Neil Young, RZA, John Lurie, Tom Waits, and others.

^ In 1992, he scored the film Night on Earth; released the album Bone Machine, which won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album; appeared in the film Bram Stoker's Dracula; and returned to Hamburg for the staging of his second collaboration with Robert Wilson, Alice.
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^ Later film appearances included Ironweed, Queen's Logic, The Fisher King, At Play in the Fields of the Lord and another Jarmusch movie, Night on Earth, for which Waits and Brennan composed the score, released as an album in 1991.Waits also had a memorable acting turn in Robert Altman's Short Cuts.
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.In July 1991, Screamin' Jay Hawkins released the album Black Music for White People, which features covers of two Waits compositions: "Heartattack & Vine" (which later that year was used in a European Levi's advertisement without Waits' permission, resulting in a lawsuit) and "Ice Cream Man". Waits continued to appear in movie acting roles, the most significant of which was his uncredited cameo as a disabled veteran in Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King.^ Heartattack and Vine ," from the Tom Waits album " Heartattack and Vine " , was covered on the John Hammond album " Wicked Grin ."
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^ Ice Cream Man lyrics .

^ He had a bit part in Gilliam’s "The Fisher King," and another filmmaker asked Gilliam to see if Waits would be interested in doing voice work for an animated film.
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.He also appeared alongside Kevin Bacon, John Malkovich, and Jamie Lee Curtis in Steve Rash's Queens Logic, and opposite Tom Berenger and Kathy Bates in Hector Babenco's film At Play in the Fields of the Lord, adapted from Peter Matthiessen's 1965 novel.^ At Play in the Fields of the Lord .
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^ At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) .....
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.Bone Machine, Waits's first studio album in five years, was released in 1992. The stark record featured a great deal of percussion and guitar (with little piano or sax), marking another change in Waits' sound.^ For the first time in Waits' career, there was no piano on the record.
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^ Waits first formal recording, Closing Time, was released in 1973.
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^ Bone Machine was released in 1992.

.Critic Steve Huey calls it "perhaps Tom Waits's most cohesive album...^ This is a real treat among Tom Waits albums.
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^ As the reviewer has acknowledged, this is perhaps Waits' most accessible album.
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^ Mule Variations is a very good begginer Tom Waits album, for those who have not completely learned how to digest Tom Waits unmistakeable musical techniques.
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a morbid, sinister nightmare, one that applied the quirks of his experimental '80s classics to stunningly evocative — and often harrowing — effect... .Waits' most affecting and powerful recording, even if it isn't his most accessible."^ The album, which synthesised Waits' affinity for the American song tradition with his love of naturalistic sound worlds, was arguably the most direct and intimate recording of his career.
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^ Tom Waits: Most of the time I just want to make another record.
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^ As the reviewer has acknowledged, this is perhaps Waits' most accessible album.
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[29] .Bone Machine was awarded a Grammy in the Best Alternative Album category.^ Bone Machine was awarded a Grammy in the Best Alternative Album category.

^ His role in Domino (2006) is immediately preceded by his own song "Jesus Gonna Be Here," from his 1992 album "Bone Machine".
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^ Bone Machine has been one of my most loved albums for nearly one and a half decades.

.On December 19, 1992 Alice, Waits's second theatrical project with Robert Wilson, premiered at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg.^ He had written an albums worth of songs for a Theatre production 'Alice', a production which ran for eight weeks and was hailed by many as the lost jewel in the Tom Waits crown.
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^ The Black Rider (1993) was the result of a theatrical collaboration between Waits, director Robert Wilson and writer William S. Burroughs.

.Paul Schmidt adapted the text from the works of Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, in particular), with songs by Waits and Kathleen Brennan presented as intersections with the text rather than as expansions of the story, as would be the case in conventional musical theater.^ His own compositions, noodlings, Bukowskian phrasings and collaborations on film, particularly with partner Kathleen Brennan, paint a full picture of the worlds through which humanity passes.
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^ For a long while, it looked like Waits would remain a cult figure, out on the furthermost horizon of the Seventies music scene, a stumblebum troubadour raised on bourbon and Bukowski.
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^ And fans of retarded extravaganza music, lest you fret -- Lewis Carroll's obsession wasn't healthy, and some of the music certainly reflects this fact.

.These songs would be recorded by Waits as a studio album 10 years later on Alice.^ On these later albums, he plays it a lot.

^ Visit Amazon's Tom Waits Store for 55 albums, 6 photos, videos, and 2 full streaming songs .
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^ Cold Cold Ground ," from the Tom Waits album " Franks Wild Years " , was covered on the Claudia Bettinaglio album " Saving All My Love ."
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[30] .1992 also saw Waits featuring in Francis Ford Coppola's film Bram Stoker's Dracula, as the possessed lunatic Renfield.^ Sure, he’s also become the pet character actor of top-flight film directors like Jarmusch, Robert Altman and Francis Ford Coppola.
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^ Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) .
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^ Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA: complete title) At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) ....
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.In 1993, he released The Black Rider, which contained studio versions of the songs that Waits had written for the musical of the same name three years previously, with the exceptions of "Chase the Clouds Away" and "In the Morning," which appeared in the theatrical production but not on the studio album.^ The Black Rider lyrics [1993] .

^ The version appearing in season two is from Waits' album, Frank's Wild Years .

^ Following the release of The Black Rider in 1993, there was to be a six-year hiatus before the next Tom Waits' album.
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.William S. Burroughs also guests on vocals on "'Tain't No Sin". In the same year, Waits lent his vocals to Gavin Bryars' 75-minute reworking of his 1971 classical music piece Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet; appeared in Robert Altman's film version of Raymond Carver's stories Short Cuts and Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California, a short black and white movie with Iggy Pop; and his third child, Sullivan, was born.^ Movie soundtrack for the Jim Jarmusch film .

^ Music video directed by Jim Jarmusch.

^ Appeared in conversation with Iggy Pop in Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes on the Somewhere In California sequence (filmed in 1993).

.In 1997, Waits and Brennan wrote and performed the music for Bunny the animated short film by 20th Century Fox's Blue Sky Studios, which was awarded Best Animated Short Film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.^ The last of these albums was also adapted as an off-Broadway musical, which Waits co-wrote with Brennan — and starred in, in a successful run at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater.

^ His own compositions, noodlings, Bukowskian phrasings and collaborations on film, particularly with partner Kathleen Brennan, paint a full picture of the worlds through which humanity passes.
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^ He had a bit part in Gilliam’s "The Fisher King," and another filmmaker asked Gilliam to see if Waits would be interested in doing voice work for an animated film.
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.In 1995, Holly Cole released Temptation, a tribute album consisting entirely of Waits covers.^ Falling Down ," from the Tom Waits album " Big Time " , was covered on the Holly Cole album " Temptation ."
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^ Soldiers Things ," from the Tom Waits album " Swordfishtrombones " , was covered on the Holly Cole album " Temptation ."
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^ Frank's Theme ," from the Tom Waits album " Franks Wild Years " , was covered on the Holly Cole album " Temptation ."
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.In 1998, after Island Records released the compilation Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years, Waits left the label for Epitaph, whose president, Andy Kaulkin, said the label was "...blown away that Tom would even consider us.^ Released by Island Records in 1990 .
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^ Tom Waits as Smaug would be the SHIT...
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^ Over the years I've been blown away by bands that I've seen in downtown bars and once they leave town you never hear of them again or they remain on the bar circuit forever.
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We are huge fans."[31] .Waits himself was full of praise for the label, saying "Epitaph is rare for being owned and operated by musicians.^ I thought Mr. Waits is so proud of “being recognized at the dump”, and he considers himself, so empathetically, as the singer of the blue working class.
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.They have good taste and a load of enthusiasm, plus they're nice people.^ TW: I heard they’re good.
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^ They're there > to sing songs that other people wrote to the best of their abilities.
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^ They're there to sing songs that other people wrote to the best of their abilities.
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And they gave me a brand-new Cadillac, of course."[31]
Waits's first album on his new label, Mule Variations, was issued in 1999. Billboard described the album as musically melding "backwoods blues, skewed gospel, and unruly art stomp into a sublime piece of junkyard sound sculpture."[32] The album was Waits' first release to feature a turntablist. .The album won a Grammy in 2000; As an indicator of how difficult it is to classify Waits's music, he was nominated simultaneously for Best Contemporary Folk Album (which he won) and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (for the song "Hold On"), both different from the genre for which he won his previous Grammy.^ Mule Variations is a very good begginer Tom Waits album, for those who have not completely learned how to digest Tom Waits unmistakeable musical techniques.
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^ The trilogy was followed by Big Time (1988), a film and soundtrack record of Waits' acclaimed 1987 U.S. tour; Bone Machine (1992), which won an American Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album and The Black Rider (1993), a recording of the songs and music Waits wrote for director Robert Wilson's award-winning opera, adapted by Beat novelist William Burroughs from an old German folk tale.
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^ But "Grapefruit Moon" is a great song, maybe the best of the second half of the album.

The album was also his highest-charting album in the U.S. to date, reaching #30.
.The same year, Waits made a foray into producing music for other artists, teaming up with his old friend Chuck E. Weiss to coproduce (with his wife, Kathleen Brennan) Extremely Cool, as well as appearing on the record as a guest vocalist and guitarist.^ The film follows the 1,000-year-old leader of a travelling theatre troupe who, having made a deal with the Devil (Tom Waits) takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations.

^ Now a family man, his current work, produced with wife Kathleen Brennan, combines elements of Weimar-era cabaret and field hollers with an industrial clang and boom.

^ While doing the songs for Coppola’s 1982 romance, "One From the Heart," Waits met wife Kathleen Brennan, who was a script analyst.
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.In 1999, he contributed a cover of Alexander Skip Spence's "Books of Moses" to More Oar (A Tribute to Alexander "Skip" Spence), a collection of covers of the singer's songs on Birdman records.^ Cover of a Song By Skip Spence Notes/Trivia ◦ Previously released on the tribute album for Spence and his album 'Ore' called 'More Oar' .
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^ Cover of a Song By The Ramones Notes/Trivia ◦ Previously appeared on the Ramones tribute album, 'We're a Happy family' .
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^ Cover of a Song By Daniel Johnston Notes/Trivia ◦ Previously released on the Johnston tribute album 'The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered' .
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[25] On the acting front, Waits appeared in the comedy Mystery Men.

2000s

.John Hammond's Wicked Grin, a collection of Waits cover songs, was released in 2001. Waits appears on most songs, playing guitar, piano, and/or offering backing vocals.^ Heartattack and Vine ," from the Tom Waits album " Heartattack and Vine " , was covered on the John Hammond album " Wicked Grin ."
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^ Tom Waits songs that have been covered .
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^ Big Black Mariah ," from the Tom Waits album " Big Time " , was covered on the John Hammond album " Wicked Grin ."
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.The album also includes the traditional hymn "I Know I've Been Changed", performed as a duet by Hammond and Waits.^ Fannin Street ," from the Tom Waits album " Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (disc 2: Bawlers) " , was covered on the John Hammond album " Wicked Grin ."
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^ Heartattack and Vine ," from the Tom Waits album " Heartattack and Vine " , was covered on the John Hammond album " Wicked Grin ."
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^ Jockey Full of Bourbon ," from the Tom Waits album " At the Cirkus - 14th July 1999 - Stockholm, Sweden (disc 2) " , was covered on the John Hammond album " Wicked Grin ."
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.Tori Amos included a cover of the song "Time", from Rain Dogs on her 2001 album Strange Little Girls.^ Strange Little Girls (CD, Album, 3rd) .
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^ Strange Little Girls (CD, Album, 4th) .
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^ Time ," from the Tom Waits album " Big Time " , was covered on the Tori Amos album " Strange Little Girls ."
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Tom Waits in Prague in 2008.
.In 2002, Waits simultaneously released two albums, Alice and Blood Money.^ Blood Money lyrics [2002] .

^ She spent a large amount of money on that ticket, and waited till just two minutes after they went on sale to purchase it for me, and it was all for naught.
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^ I've been a fan of Tom Waits for years now and Blood Money is his best album yet.

.Both collections had been written almost 10 years previously and were based on theatrical collaborations with Robert Wilson; the former a musical play about Lewis Carroll, and the latter an interpretation of Georg Büchner's play fragment Woyzeck.^ And fans of retarded extravaganza music, lest you fret -- Lewis Carroll's obsession wasn't healthy, and some of the music certainly reflects this fact.

^ Musically, the two melodies both have a mournfulness and that "formal feeling" Emily Dickinson wrote about .

^ Kathleen has been his collaborator for almost 25 years now.
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Both albums revisit the tango, Tin Pan Alley, and spoken-word influences of Swordfishtrombones, while the lyrics are both profoundly cynical and melancholic, exemplified by "Misery is the River of the World" and "Everything Goes to Hell." "Diamond in Your Mind," which Waits wrote for Wilson's Woyzeck, did not appear on Blood Money; however, it did emerge on Solomon Burke's album Don't Give Up on Me of the same year. .While Waits has played the song live a number of times,[33][34] an official version would not be released until 2007. The same year, Waits contributed a version of "The Return of Jackie and Judy"[25] by The Ramones to the compilation album We're a Happy Family - A Tribute to Ramones, which was released in 2003 on Columbia Records.^ Waits has just released a mammoth vinyl boxed-set version of "Orphans," his acclaimed 2006 compilation of soundtrack tunes and other leftovers that never made it onto albums.
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^ And the moon is part of this same song writing strategy — often, Waits even gives you the phase of the moon, maybe so you can find your way around in the dark.

^ Cold Cold Ground ," from the Tom Waits album " Franks Wild Years " , was covered on the Claudia Bettinaglio album " Saving All My Love ."
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.That same year, Waits was also a judge for the 2nd annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.^ Waits' entire career is worthy of exploration, and there are very few artists who possess that quality."
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^ I really can’t think of anything else I know that solicits the same kind of feelings in me other than Tom Waits’ music.
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^ So, here we are, 50-odd years later, and Tom Waits has made a career out of distorting the world in an often disturbing way.
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.Waits released Real Gone, his first nontheatrical studio album since Mule Variations, in 2004. It is Waits's only album to date to feature absolutely no piano on any of its tracks.^ His last album, 2004's Real Gone, a rugged affair even by Waits's standards, followed 1999's Mule Variations into the American and British pop charts.
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^ Mule Variations is a very good begginer Tom Waits album, for those who have not completely learned how to digest Tom Waits unmistakeable musical techniques.
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^ More Jan 4, 9:32am Forest Gospel Tom Waits Real Gone (Anti, 2004) Real Gone sounds as cool as Tom Waits is, which is why it is now here on this list.
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.Waits beatboxes on the opening track, "Top of the Hill," and most of the album's songs begin with Waits's "vocal percussion" improvisations.^ Most disappointing song on the album?
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^ Featuring Brain on percussion Les Claypool on bass Marc Ribot on guitar Tom Waits on shakers & vocals .
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^ The new aspect for this album is the use of Tom Waits voice as a human beatbox in some places, almost as another instrument.
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.It is also more rock-oriented, with less blues influence than he has previously demonstrated, and it contains an explicitly political song — a first for Waits.^ For the first in the series, he talks to none other than Tom Waits about Los Angeles history, natural disasters, Jimmy Durante and much more… .

^ 'Brawlers' features the noisier Tom, aka 'Mule Variations' rather than 'Real Gone', but more or less 'present' Tom Waits all the same.
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^ "Get Behind The Mule" and "Dirt In The Ground" was sooooooooooooo kewl but there were so many piano ballads and blues-rock songs that were interchangeable - i thought they sounded much more diverse in their original studio recordings.

.In the album-closing "Day After Tomorrow", he adopts the persona of a soldier writing home that he is disillusioned with war and is thankful to be leaving.^ Like me, the narrator-soldier of Day After Tomorrow is from northern Illinois: .

^ In Day after Tomorrow, Waits and Brennan's soldier suddenly finds himself thinking of his hometown, old Rockford town, as if it were that mythical world on the other side of the border.

^ It's not the kind of song he usually sings, though his last album also contained an anti-war song called 'The Day after Tomorrow'.
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The song does not mention the Iraq war specifically, and, as Tom Moon writes, "It could be the voice of a Civil War soldier singing a lonesome late-night dirge." Waits himself does describe the song as something of an "elliptical" protest song about the Iraqi invasion, however. .Critic Thom Jurek describes "Day After Tomorrow" as "one of the most insightful and understated antiwar songs to have been written in decades.^ Hey, I heard Katherine McPhee on the morning show the other day and that chyck can sing...I don't know what song it was, but it was probably written for her.
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^ Hey, I heard Katherine McPhee on the morning show the other day and > that chyck can sing...I don't know what song it was, but it was > probably written for her.
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^ It's not the kind of song he usually sings, though his last album also contained an anti-war song called 'The Day after Tomorrow'.
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It contains not a hint of banality or sentiment in its folksy articulation."[36] .The same year, Waits contributed backing vocals to the track "Go Tell It on the Mountain" on the Grammy Award (Best Traditional Gospel Album)-winning album of the same name by The Blind Boys of Alabama.^ Cold Cold Ground ," from the Tom Waits album " Franks Wild Years " , was covered on the Claudia Bettinaglio album " Saving All My Love ."
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^ I met Tom Waits parents a few years back up by Timbercove California at my Rock Garden (Heart of The Archers Bowl)… I am 55 where have I been?
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^ I've been a fan of Tom Waits for years now and Blood Money is his best album yet.

.He also contributed a version of Daniel Johnston's "King Kong"[25] to the tribute album The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered, released on Gammon Records.^ Daniel Johnston's 'King Kong' becomes a bestial howl of despair, even more odd than the original.
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^ Cover of a Song By The Ramones Notes/Trivia ◦ Previously appeared on the Ramones tribute album, 'We're a Happy family' .
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^ Notes/Trivia ◦ Recorded for the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Blue, a tribute to songwriter Cole Porter.
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.At this time, Waits made a return to acting after a five-year break, marked at first by the re-release of his 1993 Jim Jarmusch-directed short Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California, costarring Iggy Pop, compiled in Coffee and Cigarettes.^ I saw Tom Waits for the first time in Atlanta and it was such an amzing show.
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^ 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.
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^ Tom Waits - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases .
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In 2005, Waits appeared in the Tony Scott film Domino as a soothsayer. .In the same year, Waits appeared as himself in Roberto Benigni's romantic comedy La Tigre e la Neve, set in occupied Baghdad during the Iraq War.^ The war experience has transformed him from a resident of the border town, like Brennan, to a dreamer of a mythical place, like the Waits of 25 years ago.

^ During the years in which I followed and contributed heavily to a Tom Waits discussion list, I was always finding examples — ad nauseum, as was occasionally pointed out to me.

^ Which is handy, because Waits himself hasn't had a drink for 14 years.
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.In the movie, Waits appears in a dream scene as himself, singing the ballad "You Can Never Hold Back Spring"[25] and accompanying himself at the piano.^ He'd list a hundred cars and you'd just be waiting for the show to come back because the commercial would go on forever.
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^ When I was 15 & too young to get into the nightclub in Sydney you played in,it’s gone now but I’m still here waiting, dreaming).
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^ I defy anyone to watch Dream Girls (it's okay, when you go on dates, > > > > you are expected to watch a movie like this once in a while) and try > > > > to assert that Jennifer Hudson can't sing.
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.A 54-song three-disc box set of rarities, unreleased tracks, and brand-new compositions called Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards was released in November 2006. The three discs are subdivided relating to their content: "Brawlers" features Waits's more upbeat rock and blues songs; "Bawlers," his ballads and love songs; and "Bastards", songs that fit in neither category, including a number of spoken-word tracks.^ I love the songs of Tom Waits so much.
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^ This box set redefines the words “Deluxe” or “Collectors Edition.” With 7 LPs of 180 gram vinyl, six previously unreleased songs, a 32-page book featuring lyrics and insight, and a beautiful hardbound box, the collection captures the full scope of Tom Waits’ shamanic powers as a vocalist, literary lyricist, romantic melodist, innovative arranger and pioneer of sonic worlds.
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^ Tom Waits triple-disc masterpiece “Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards” will be reinvented on December 8 as a limited edition vinyl set, complete with a deluxe 12″ booklet and six new bonus cuts.

A video for the song "Lie to Me" was produced as a promotion for the collection. .Orphans also continues Waits's newfound interest in politics with "Road to Peace", a song about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.^ The thing is: Waits writes songs about the street, the no-money circuit, beggars, etc.
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^ Tom Waits, referring to "Dark Was the Night" at the start of "Georgia Lee" — a song about a dead child.

^ New songs or old Tom Waits continues to amaze us all and maybe even himself .
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.The album is also notable for containing a number of covers of songs by other artists, including The Ramones ("The Return of Jackie and Judy" and "Danny Says"), Daniel Johnston ("King Kong"), Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht ("What Keeps Mankind Alive"), and Leadbelly ("Ain't Goin' Down to the Well" and "Goodnight Irene"), as well as renditions of works by poets and authors admired by Waits, such as Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac and a previously released duet with Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse entitled "Dog Door". Waits' albums Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards and Alice are both included in metacritic.com's list of the "Top 200: Best-Reviewed Albums"[37] since 2000 at #10 and #20, respectively (as of November 2009).^ Fannin Street ," from the Tom Waits album " Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (disc 2: Bawlers) " , was covered on the John Hammond album " Wicked Grin ."
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^ Pitchfork: You sing Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski on this record.
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^ Tom Waits - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases .
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The same years, Waits appeared on Sparklehorse's album Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain, playing piano on the track "Morning Hollow."
.Five different versions of Waits's song "Way Down in the Hole" have been used as the opening theme songs for the HBO television show The Wire.^ And the moon is part of this same song writing strategy — often, Waits even gives you the phase of the moon, maybe so you can find your way around in the dark.

^ Jacksonville all the way from philly cant wait to see you down south jukin were bringin the whole irish clan love the sullivan’s .
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^ Tom Waits acts too, well, he usually plays a version of Tom Waits, but that's not the point, so I guess it could concievably go either way.
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.Waits's own version, from Franks Wild Years, was used for season two.^ Frank's Wild Years lyrics .
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^ Frank's Wild Years lyrics link .
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^ I was pleasently suprised with Franks Wild Years.

.The other versions used for the series were performed by, in season order, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Neville Brothers, "DoMaJe" and Steve Earle.^ Jesus Gonna Be Here ," from the Tom Waits album " Bone Machine " , was covered on the The Blind Boys of Alabama album " Spirit of the Century ."
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^ Blind Boys of Alabama & Ulali .

^ Appears on: Go Tell it on the Mountain [ The Blind Boys of Alabama ] .
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Recently, Waits has made a number of high-profile television and concert appearances. In November 2006, Waits appeared on The Daily Show and performed "The Day After Tomorrow." This was significant for his having been only the third performing guest on the show, the first being Tenacious D and the second The White Stripes. .On May 4, 2007, Waits performed "Lucinda" and "Ain't Goin' Down to the Well" from Orphans on the last show of a week Late Night with Conan O'Brien spent in San Francisco.^ Saw the show in Atlanta last night.
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^ From the first howl of the disc’s opening track, Lucinda – Ain’t Goin Down , Waits proves his signature gravely, whisky-soaked and utterly unique vocal delivery hasn’t waned with age.
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^ From the first howl of the disc’s opening track, Lucinda – Ain’t Goin Down , Waits proves his signature gravely, whisky-soaked Click here to read more...

There was a short interview after the last performance. .Waits also played in the Bridge School Benefit on October 27–28, 2007 with the Kronos Quartet.^ Tom Waits Donates Art to Benefit Local School .

On July 10, 2007, Waits released the download-only digital single "Diamond In Your Mind". The version of the song was recorded with the Kronos Quartet, with Greg Cohen, Philip Glass, and The Dalai Lama at the benefit concert "Healing The Divide: A Concert for Peace and Reconciliation" at Avery Fisher Hall, recorded on September 21, 2003.
.Most recently, Waits's song "Trampled Rose" (from Real Gone) appeared on the critically acclaimed album Raising Sand, a collaboration between Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.^ Most disappointing song on the album?
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^ His last album, 2004's Real Gone, a rugged affair even by Waits's standards, followed 1999's Mule Variations into the American and British pop charts.
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^ Still, 'Real Gone' isn't just an album.
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.Waits also provided guest vocals on the song "Pray" by fellow ANTI- artists The Book of Knots on their album Traineater.^ If Anti had some character, they would invite your son as a special guest on Waits’ next tour.
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^ It's not the kind of song he usually sings, though his last album also contained an anti-war song called 'The Day after Tomorrow'.
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^ When Ted Bjorling decided to record the electronica album Blood Money in 2000, the last thing on his mind was the opinion of fellow electronica artist Noreaga.

[38]
.On January 22, 2008, Waits made a rare live appearance in Los Angeles, performing at a benefit for Bet Tzedek Legal Services—The House of Justice, a nonprofit poverty law center.^ The reclusive and self-mythologizing Waits rarely tours, so it's no surprise that Glitter and Doom Live shows the fingerprints of a perfectionist.
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^ A two-disc live set culled from ten of those performances now stands as a permanent artifact for those fleeting, ethereal moments savored by Waits enthusiasts.
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^ Tami waits for Tom // Jun 22, 2008 at 5:21 am .
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[39]
.On May 7, 2008, Waits announced a concert tour starting in June 2008, touring cities in the southern United States and subsequently announced a series of dates in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.^ SSLYBY - updated 2008 Tour Dates » .
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^ Status : Single City : LOS ANGELES State : California Country : US Signup Date : 9/14/2006 .
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^ Next Post: Tom Waits plays the ’Glitter and Doom’ tour through Europe this summer Listing 1-50 of 81 1 2 of 2 Next › .
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[40] Waits was awarded El Paso's key to the city during a concert on June 20, 2008.[41] In his generally positive review of the opening show of the tour, The Wall Street Journal critic Jim Fusilli described Waits' music thus:
The 58-year-old Mr. Waits ... has composed a body of work that's at least comparable to any songwriter's in pop today. A keen, sensitive and sympathetic chronicler of the adrift and downtrodden, Mr. Waits creates three-dimensional characters who, even in their confusion and despair, are capable of insight and startling points of view. Their stories are accompanied by music that's unlike any other in pop history.[42]
.On May 20, 2008 Scarlett Johansson debuted her first album entitled Anywhere I Lay My Head which contains ten Tom Waits cover songs.^ Wait for Scarlett Johansson’s tour to listen Tom Waits’ songs.
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^ This is the first tom waits album I truly fell in love with.
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^ May 20, 2008 at 6:49 pm .
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Waits made an appearance on the album The Spirit of Apollo by alternative hip hop project N.A.S.A., singing on the track "Spacious Thoughts."
Waits wrote the following introduction for the Tompkins Square compilation People Take Warning – Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913–1938:
In the late 1920's and early 1930's, the Depression gripped the Nation. It was a time when songs were tools for living. .A whole community would turn out to mourn the loss of a member and to sow their songs like seeds.^ The look-a-like turned out to be Shannon Thule, an extra working on the video.
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^ I would like some interviewers to ask him: Who was: Martha Rosie Melanie Jane All names mentioned in his older songs.
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^ Enjoy the show we are not here to listen to some hick blurt out every song that he or she would like to hear.
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This collection is a wild garden grown from those seeds.
In late 2009, the Terry Gilliam film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was released, with Waits in the role of Mr. Nick.[43][44] Production began in December 2007 in London.[45] .Star Heath Ledger's death in January 2008 cast doubt on the film's future, but the production has been salvaged with the addition of new actors playing his character in scenes he did not complete.^ This ramshackle fantasy starring the late Heath Ledger is like a moth-eaten wizard's robe, but director Terry Gilliam should still be applauded for insisting on casting his own spells .
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[46]
Waits played the role of "The Engineer" in the film The Book of Eli, opposite Denzel Washington, which opened in January 2010.
.He is currently working on a new stage musical with director (and long-time collaborator) Robert Wilson and playwright Martin McDonagh.^ I have to work–I am the pianist and music director for a dinner theatre and we’ve got a show that night (’Ain’t Misbehavin’).
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^ It's currently also available at the great music blog Long Sought Home .

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Record companies

Waits has often switched to smaller independent record companies over the years; he signed to Asylum Records before they were bought out by Elektra Records and Warner Bros. During his time with Island Records, that label expanded from a small company to a music industry giant. He then signed to Anti Records, a division of Epitaph Records.

Lawsuits

.Waits has steadfastly refused to allow the use of his songs in commercials and has joked about other artists who do.^ Waits' entire career is worthy of exploration, and there are very few artists who possess that quality."
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^ The thing is: Waits writes songs about the street, the no-money circuit, beggars, etc.
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^ Tom Waits, referring to "Dark Was the Night" at the start of "Georgia Lee" — a song about a dead child.

("If Michael Jackson wants to work for Pepsi, why doesn't he just get himself a suit and an office in their headquarters and be done with it?") He has filed several lawsuits against advertisers who used his material without permission. He has been quoted as saying, "Apparently, the highest compliment our culture grants artists nowadays is to be in an ad — ideally, naked and purring on the hood of a new car," he said in a statement, referring to the Mercury Cougar. "I have adamantly and repeatedly refused this dubious honor."
Waits filed his first lawsuit in 1988 against Frito Lay. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an award of $2.375-million in his favor (Waits v. Frito Lay, 978 F. 2d 1093 (9th Cir. 1992)).[48] .Frito Lay had approached Waits to use one of his songs in an advertisement.^ There are a lot of versions of this song, under a lot of names, so I can't say what Waits was listening to — but he got it from one of em.

^ The story regarding my connection to Waits has enough irony to possibly turn into one of his songs.
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^ 'Mr Siegal' comes across as an inferior version of the title song, the closing 'Ruby's Arms' is one of those Tom Waits Piano and Strings ballads.
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.Waits declined the offer, and Frito Lay hired a Waits soundalike to sing a jingle similar to Small Change's "Step Right Up," which is, ironically, a song Waits has called "an indictment of advertising". Waits won the lawsuit, becoming one of the first artists to successfully sue a company for using an impersonator without permission.^ Step Right Up lyrics .

^ It's what we might call a protest song, which is not Tom Waits' style.

^ Mikey.P bunglewafc@hotmail.com This is the first Tom Waits album I ever picked up.
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.In 1993, Levi's used Screamin' Jay Hawkins' version of Waits' "Heartattack and Vine" in a commercial.^ Beginning with 1984's Stranger Than Paradise, in which Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On You" is practically a character in the movie, Jarmusch has used music as a main ingredient in his movies.

^ 'Another Man's Vine' is average Tom Waits, 'Knife Chase' an inferior version of 'Midtown' from 'Rain Dogs'.
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^ Waits material such as 'Gin Soaked Boy' sounds fresher than the material from 'Heartattack And Vine' for instance.
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.Waits sued, and Levi's agreed to cease all use of the song and offered a full page apology in Billboard.^ New songs or old Tom Waits continues to amaze us all and maybe even himself .
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^ The cd is beautifully packaged and the use of pages from old books full of useless information about famous dead guys is themtically relevant.
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^ I made some CD’s of all our favorite Waits songs to listen to in the car over the next few weeks (6 CD’s in all) to whet our appetites for the show.
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[49] .Waits found himself in a situation similar to his earlier one with Frito Lay in 2000 when Audi approached him, asking to use "Innocent When You Dream" (from Franks Wild Years) for a commercial broadcast in Spain.^ Frank's Wild Years lyrics .
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^ Frank's Wild Years lyrics link .
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^ Innocent When You Dream (78) lyrics .

.Waits declined, but the commercial ultimately featured music very similar to that song.^ Mule Variations is a very good begginer Tom Waits album, for those who have not completely learned how to digest Tom Waits unmistakeable musical techniques.
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^ And, 'I Can't Wait To Get Off Work', a song I have to agree with in title, and the music is Piano led and romantic.
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Waits undertook legal action, and a Spanish court recognized that there had been a violation of Waits's moral rights in addition to the infringement of copyright. The production company, Tandem Campany Guasch, was ordered to pay compensation to Waits through his Spanish publisher. Waits was later quoted as jokingly saying the company got the name of the song wrong, thinking it was called "Innocent When You Scheme".[citation needed]
.In 2005, Waits sued Adam Opel AG, claiming that, after having failed to sign him to sing in their Scandinavian commercials, they had hired a sound-alike singer.^ Tom Waits sings to someone, to everyone who has ever got drunk, smoked, or just not quite enjoyed themselves so happily that they never complain.
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^ At that point in the film all that happened was they heard a few sounds (And she had yet to tell him about her past with the ghost, or at least in any real detail).
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^ All these fancy modern-day instruments were bound to wreak some change on his age-old old-age sound, and that's exactly what they did.

In 2007, the suit was settled, and Waits gave the sum to charity.[50]
Waits has also filed a lawsuit unrelated to his music. He was arrested in 1977 outside Duke's Tropicana Coffee Shop in Los Angeles. Waits and a friend were trying to stop some men from bullying other patrons. .The men were plainclothes police, and Waits and his friend were taken into custody and charged with disturbing the peace.^ Waits and Weiss were arrested that same year for disturbing the peace in Duke's Tropicana Coffee Shop.
  • Tom Waits, now teetotaller, is at 56 making the music of his life, he tells Sean O'Hagan | Music | The Observer 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

The jury found Waits not guilty; he took the police department to court and was awarded $7,500 compensation.[51]

Discography and filmography

Tours

  • 1973: Closing Time touring
  • 1974–1975: The Heart of Saturday Night touring
  • 1975–1976: Small Change touring
  • 1977: Foreign Affairs touring
  • 1978–1979: Blue Valentine touring
  • 1980–1982: Heartattack and Vine touring
  • 1985: Rain Dogs touring
  • 1987: Big Time touring
  • 1999: Get Behind the Mule Tour
  • 2004: Real Gone Tour
  • 2006: The Orphans Tour
  • 2008: Glitter and Doom Tour[52]

Further reading

  • Humphries, Patrick (2007). .The Many Lives of Tom Waits.^ He had written an albums worth of songs for a Theatre production 'Alice', a production which ran for eight weeks and was hailed by many as the lost jewel in the Tom Waits crown.
    • Tom Waits | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]
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    ^ Tom Waits really nails the ugly voice/ beautiful song thing here and throws in a couple o' madman spazout thingies to lively it up.

    ^ TOM WAITS’ TRUE CONFESSIONS TOM WAITS' TRUE CONFESSIONS (A conversation with himself) I must admit, before meeting Tom, I had heard so many rumors and so much gossip that I was afraid.
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    Omnibus. ISBN 184449585X.
     
  • Jacobs, Jay S. (2006). .Wild Years The Music and Myth of Tom Waits.^ I saw Tom Waits in concert last year.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But I just think none of the people who Tom Waits make his music and write his lyrics about, can afford 95 pounds to go to his concert.
    • Tom Waits True Confessions 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.antilabelblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I really can’t think of anything else I know that solicits the same kind of feelings in me other than Tom Waits’ music.
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    ECW Press. ISBN 101550227165.
     
  • Montandon, Mac (ed.) (2006). .Innocent When You Dream: Tom Waits – The Collected Interviews.^ Much respect to you,Tom Waits!
    • Tom Waits True Confessions 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.antilabelblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And you LOVE Tom Waits!

    ^ Well go ahead and call the cops, You don’t meet nice girls in coffee shops” -Tom Waits I’m glad I listened Tom.
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    Orion. ISBN 0752873946.
     
  • Hoskyns, Barney (2009). .Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits.^ Written By Kathleen Brennan Mark Linkous Tom Waits Notes/Trivia ◦ This song features Tom with the band Sparklehorse, and was previously released on the Sparklehorse album 'It's A Wonderful Life' .
    • Tom Waits - The Rock Hard Times 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

    ^ This was the first Tom Waits album I ever heard and it made me not buy any more ever for the rest of my life.

    ^ When the morning newspaper appears in a Tom Waits song, it's usually to complete a still life with eggs and weak coffee.

    Faber and Faber.
     
  • Smay, David (2007). Swordfishtrombones. Continuum. ISBN 0826427820. 

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From Wikiquote

.Thomas Alan Waits (born 7 December 1949) American composer, singer, songwriter, musician and actor.^ Tom Waits (Thomas Alan Waits, Pomona, California, December 7, 1949 ) is a prolific American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor.
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^ Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actor.
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^ Born 07 December 1949.
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  • And sometime around 2 AM you end up taking advantage of yourself.^ Sometimes you do want it to fill up.
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    ^ And sometime around 2 AM you end up taking advantage of yourself.
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    ^ You end up taking advantage of yourself.
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    .Ain't no way around that.^ Ain't no way around that.
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    ^ There ain't no way around that."
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    ^ "It ain't no sin to take off your skin, and dance around in your bones."
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    Making a scene with a magazine. .
    • Nighthawks at the Diner (1975)
  • Don't you know there ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk.^ You don't know the half of it.

    ^ With just their needs, you know?
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    ^ Tom Waits has given the devil his due with wry song lyrics, asking if the devil made the “world while God was sleeping” or musing “don’t you know there ain’t no devil, there’s just God when he’s drunk.” .
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    • "Heartattack and Vine", Heartattack and Vine (1980)
  • How do the angels get to sleep / When the Devil leaves his porch light on?^ "Heartattack and Vine", Heartattack and Vine (1980) How do the angels get to sleep / When the Devil leaves his porch light on?
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    ^ Heartattack And Vine lyrics [1980] .

    ^ "The piano is fire wood, Times Square is a dream" "Won't you tell me, brave captain why are the wicked, so strong, how can the angels get to sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on."
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    • "Mr. Siegal", Heartattack and Vine (1980)
  • I'm so goddamn horny, the crack of dawn better be careful around me! .
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  • She called me Hen Fap Thomas, said that I was something that she needed to have!^ Nighthawks at the Diner (1975) She called me Hen Fap Thomas, said that I was something that she needed to have!
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    ^ Nighthawks at the Diner ,1975.

    ^ Nighthawks At The Diner - Asylum 1975 T his was recorded live in a nightclub, even though it's all new songs.

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  • Your veal cutlet gets up off the plate, It walks down to end of the counter and beat the shit out of my cup of coffee.^ I ended up telling myself to cut that shit out."
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    ^ Sometimes it gets up in your lap.
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    ^ "And i'm glad that you're gone, but i wish to the lord that you'd come home" "It walks down to end of the counter (His Veal Cutlet) and beat the shit out of my cup of coffee.
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    .I guess the coffee just wasn't strong enough to defend itself.^ I guess the coffee just wasn't strong enough to defend itself.
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    ^ I guess the coffee just wasn't strong enough to defend itself."
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    ^ "Veal cutlet came down...started beatin' the shit outa my cuppa coffee...coffee just wasn't strong enough to defend itself...."
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    • Nighthawks at the Diner (1975)
  • I don't have a drinking problem ‘cept when I can't get a drink.^ Nighthawks at the Diner ,1975.

    ^ No, I don`t have a drinking problem except when I can`t get a drink.
    • Tom Waits - Dating, Gossip, News, Tom Waits Photos 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The 1975 live album Nighthawks at the Diner captured the full Waits stage performance, laced with the story telling and one-liners that he interspersed within the musical performances.

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    • "Bad Liver and a Broken Heart", Small Change (1976).
  • And the things you can’t remember tell the things you can’t forget that history puts a saint in every dream.^ And the things you can’t remember tell the things you can’t forget that history puts a saint in every dream.
    • Tom Waits - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Their memory`s like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away And the things you can`t remember Tell the things you can`t forget that History puts a saint in every dream.
    • Tom Waits - Dating, Gossip, News, Tom Waits Photos 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I was wondering if there were any things that you remember?
    • Beck / Irrelevant Topics 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.beck.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • "Time", Rain Dogs (1985)
  • The piano has been drinking, not me.^ In 1985, he released Rain Dogs.
    • Tom Waits mp3s, Tom Waits music downloads, Tom Waits songs from eMusic.com 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits - Pandora Internet Radio 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.pandora.com [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits mp3s, Tom Waits music downloads, Tom Waits songs from eMusic.com 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits tickets, concerts and tour dates. Official Ticketmaster site. 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.ticketmaster.com [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits - Winamp 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.winamp.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Tom Waits: MP3 Downloads 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ His LPs "Rain Dogs" (1985), "Big Time" (soundtrack) and "The Black Rider" are today what Kurt Weill`s music was once.
    • Tom Waits - Dating, Gossip, News, Tom Waits Photos 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) Uploaded 10-12 2008, Size 68.4 MiB, ULed by Anonymous .
    • The Pirate Bay - The world's most resilient bittorrent site 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC thepiratebay.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • "The Piano Has Been Drinking", Small Change (1976)
  • If there's one thing you can say about mankind, there's nothing kind about man.^ If there's one thing you can say About mankind There's nothing kind about man You can drive out nature...
    • ANTI- Tom Waits 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.anti.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There's nothing that you can say that will mean the same thing once it's been repeated.
    • Pitchfork: Interviews: Tom Waits 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I was wondering if there were any things that you remember?
    • Beck / Irrelevant Topics 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.beck.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • "Misery is the River of the World", Blood Money (2002).
  • What's he building in there?^ In 2002, Waits simultaneously released two albums, Alice and Blood Money .

    ^ Tom Waits: Alice ; Blood Money Review by Sylvie Simmons, Mojo , May 2002 NOT A DOUBLE but two individual albums, released at the same time.
    • Tom Waits interviews, articles and reviews from Rock�s Backpages 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.rocksbackpages.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Paranoia Fuel - "What's He Building In There?", "Buzz Fledderjohn", "Don't Go Into that Barn", and at least two thirds of both Bone Machine and Blood Money.
    • Tom Waits - Television Tropes & Idioms 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    We have a right to know. .
    • "What's He Building in There", Mule Variations (1999)
  • Come down off the cross, we can use the wood.^ Mule Variations lyrics [1999] .

    ^ "What's He Building in There", Mule Variations (1999) Come down off the cross, we can use the wood.
    • Tom Waits - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ This is from Mule Variations released in 1999.
    • Tom Waits: Tom Waits Glitter & Doom Live Album Set for Release - CBC Radio, Indie Music 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC indieblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

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    • "Come On Up To The House", Mule Variations (1999)
  • And someone will head south 'til this whole thing cools off.^ Mule Variations lyrics [1999] .

    ^ "Come On Up To The House", Mule Variations (1999) And someone will head south 'til this whole thing cools off.
    • Tom Waits - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Epitaph Mule Variations , 1999.

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    • "Small Change", Small Change (1976)
  • And their mouths are cut like razor blades, and their eyes are like stilettos, and her radiator's steaming and her teeth are in a wreck, she won't let you kiss her, but what in the hell do you expect?^ Small Change , 1976.

    ^ Small Change lyrics [1976] .

    ^ "Small Change", Small Change (1976) And their mouths are cut like razor blades, and their eyes are like stilettos, and her radiator's steaming and her teeth are in a wreck, she won't let you kiss her, but what in the hell do you expect?
    • Tom Waits - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits - Wikiquote 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • "Small Change", Small Change (1976)
  • If you get far enough away you'll be on your way back home.^ You'd been changed, your life is changed now.

    ^ Have you ever thought of changing your looks in some way?
    • Beck / Irrelevant Topics 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.beck.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then you get back in your truck and drive home.
    • Tom Waits is having a devil of a time - The Globe and Mail 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.theglobeandmail.com [Source type: General]

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    • "Blind Love", Rain Dogs (1985)
  • The large print giveth and the small print taketh away.^ Rain Dogs ,1985.

    ^ In 1985, he released Rain Dogs.
    • Tom Waits mp3s, Tom Waits music downloads, Tom Waits songs from eMusic.com 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits - Pandora Internet Radio 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.pandora.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Tom Waits: MP3 Downloads 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Tom Waits: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Great line: "The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away."
    • Tom Waits - Step Right Up - Radio Paradise -Internet Radio - Rock, Alternative, Blues, World, Acoustic, Folk, Classic Rock and More 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.radioparadise.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • "Step Right Up", Small Change (1976)
  • The face forgives the mirror, the worm forgives the plough, the question begs the answer, can you forgive me somehow?^ Step Right Up lyrics .

    ^ Small Change lyrics [1976] .

    ^ The advertisement used a jingle based on Waits' own "Step Right Up" and employed a dead-on Waits impersonator named Stephen Carter.
    • Tom Waits To Sue - Stereogum 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • "All the World is Green", Blood Money (2002)
  • Some men are searching for the Holy Grail, but there ain't nothing sweeter than riding the rail.
  • Pregnant women and Vietnam vets, beggin on the freeway, bout as hard as it gets.^ It is like the search for the Holy Grail.
    • Ask Tom "Steps in Tuning" 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC asktom.oracle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Blood Money goes around the world!

    ^ Blood Money lyrics [2002] .

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    • "Cold Water", Mule Variations (1999)
  • Well, you know when you're the opening act for large groups?^ Mule Variations lyrics [1999] .

    ^ I know, Prindle, you hate Mule.

    ^ Epitaph Mule Variations , 1999.

    .Sometimes you feel like a rectal thermometer, you're going out there taking the temperature of the audience.^ Sometimes you feel like you're doing too much lighting and not doing enough throwing.
    • Tom Waits | Thrasher Magazine | Find Articles at BNET 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Like they say: when you're in hell, keep going.
    • Tom Waits | ajc.com 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Go out and listen to a symphony sometime.

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    • Interview on "Late Show" (2002)
  • "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."^ Crowning Moment Of Funny : "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy", among many others.
    • Tom Waits - Television Tropes & Idioms 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I`d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
    • Tom Waits - Dating, Gossip, News, Tom Waits Photos 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I`d rather have a free bottle in front of me than a prefrontal lobotomy.
    • Tom Waits - Dating, Gossip, News, Tom Waits Photos 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

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    • TV show "Fernwood2Night", 1977. (Origin variously attributed to W. C. Fields, Tom Waits, and most commonly Dorothy Parker.^ Show all Tom Waits comments .
      • Tom Waits - Free Music, Tom Waits Lyrics & Videos 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Show all Tom Waits songs .
      • Tom Waits - Free Music, Tom Waits Lyrics & Videos 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Tom Waits - Tom Traubert's Blues - 1977 .
      • Tom Waits on Yahoo! Music 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      )
  • "Our Father, who art in Krebari, hallowed be thy glass. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in the lounges. .Give us this day our daily splash, and forgive us our hangovers as we forgive those who continue to hangover against us.^ Those days are about grief and the total lack of hope, and they give the Resurrection much of its emotional impact.

    ^ Yes, I don't think there's a man among us who will ever forget our initial experience with peas porridge hot.

    ^ Of course, there are also those of us who would still rather see him play Captain America .
    • Sam Worthington May Be Our Next Big Vampire In ‘Dracula Year Zero’ | Topsongs 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.topsongs.ismywebsite.com [Source type: General]

    .And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil...and somebody give us all a ride home."^ That's a point hammered home in a chorus line Waits delivers like a sly carnival barker: "We're all gonna be dirt in the ground."
    • LexGo.com | Critic's pick: Tom Waits, 'Glitter and Doom Live' 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.kentucky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Thank you to all that attended, it’s you guys that give us the energy to do it every year.

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    • The live recording of "The Piano Has Been Drinking", "Bounced Checks" (1981)
  • "Disneyland is Vegas for children."^ Though many years ago I had vynal copy of ” Bounced Checks” which has got the best version The Piano Has Been Drinking, live.
    • Tom Waits True Confessions 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.antilabelblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The collaboration between Tom Waits and Bones Howe lasted for three more albums, 1978's Blue Valentine , 1980's Heartattack And Vine and Bounced Checks in 1981, which was also Waits' last record for Asylum before he moved to Columbia Records.

    ^ COMPILATIONS: Bounced Checks (Asylum 1981)***, Anthology Of Tom Waits (Asylum 1984)***, Asylum Years (Asylum 1984)****, The Early Years (Bizarre/Straight 1991)***, The Early Years Vol.
    • ShockHound - Tom Waits MP3 Downloads - Tom Waits Band Tees and Merch 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.shockhound.com [Source type: General]

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    • Playboy 20 Questions, March 1988
  • (When asked for advice for younger musicians) "Break windows, smoke cigars, and stay up late.^ He also contributed a standout interpretation of the Disney classic "Heigh Ho (Dwarf's Marching Song)" to the 1988 Stay Awake compilation.
    • ASCAP J.A.M. - Where the Future of Music Begins 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.ascap.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Now my security question in the little box is asking me to repeat the following “throws Jesuits”….sound advice I say….
    • Tom Waits True Confessions 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.antilabelblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I asked my friend and drummer-extraordinaire, Gary Silva to round up a group of musicians to play live (in Studio J) for a special blues program.
    • various artists / Tom Waits/ Doug Jayne/Camper Van Beethoven | Connections 2 / LIMITED EDITION | CD Baby 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.cdbaby.com [Source type: General]

    .Tell 'em to do that, they'll find a little pot of gold."^ Well they call me William the Pleaser I sold opium, fireworks and lead Now I’m telling my troubles to strangers When the shadows get long I’ll be dead” .
    • Tom Waits | Popdose 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC popdose.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There's the link, in my mailbox already, and since they tell me the email address they'll use for marketing, I can block it easily if I want to.
    • Free Tom Waits | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Musician magazine, October 1987
  • The dog won't bite if you beat Him with a bone
    • "Lowside of the Road", Mule Variations (1999)

Attributed

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  • Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.^ Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends.
    • Tom Waits - Dating, Gossip, News, Tom Waits Photos 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.
    • Tom Waits - Dating, Gossip, News, Tom Waits Photos 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tom, I lost one of my best friends last week in China, & I'd really like to say that you are like a good friend to me through your music, like one of my best friends.
    • TOM WAITS’ TRUE CONFESSIONS - Tom Waits's MySpace Blog | 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Used as early as 1860, in the book The Perfect Gentleman. Famously used by Anglo-Irish painter Francis Bacon. .See Jeffrey Bernard, Low Life, Pan, 1987.
  • My kids are starting to notice I'm a little different from the other dads.^ And if I'm at home with my kids and say, 'What do you want to see?', the big joke is, 'Aw Dad!
    • Tom Waits | ajc.com 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits gives the devil his due | Film | The Guardian 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ When I got to see him perform it live recently, it was like the culmination of the last fifteen years of my life.
    • Tom Waits | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

    ^ My big brother is a really big fan of you and I'd like to make his wish come true to see you life.
    • Tom Waits Message Board 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.tom-waits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ."Why don't you have a straight job like everyone else?"^ He was like, “You can just go out there and say a few things, you don’t have to work this hard.” And I was like, “It’s the only way I know.” (laughing) BH: It’s the Simpatico way.
    • Beck / Irrelevant Topics 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.beck.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ DON: You look like a Leprechaun, you should do well there.
    • Free Tom Waits | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Glad I found you again Mr Waits - my guess you don’t like that, but I gotta show respect when I feel it.
    • Tom Waits True Confessions 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.antilabelblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    they asked me the other day. .I told them this story: In the forest, there was a crooked tree and a straight tree.^ Tom Waits told us, the audience at his show in late 2000 at the Orpheum in Vancouver, a story about the unpopular crooked tree in a forest full perfect, straight trees who triumphs when Bob the logger is instructed to cut all the straight trees.

    ^ All the dudes that I was huge fans of when I was coming up, these were all people who told their life story and put themselves out there.
    • Pitchfork: Beck Launches Website Interview Series With Tom Waits' Help 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Crooked Tree (A story) – Tom Waits .

    .Every day, the straight tree would say to the crooked tree, "Look at me...I'm tall, and I'm straight, and I'm handsome.^ "For years every time I went to St. Louis there were so many people wearing red pants I couldn't get it" he says looking up from his notes.
    • Barroom Bard's Next Round - SFGate 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If it happens every morning and then it goes away for the day it would appear to be the JVM startup + cache loading, as stated.
    • Ask Tom "SQL*Net message from client - in SQLTRAC..." 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC asktom.oracle.com [Source type: General]

    .Look at you...you're all crooked and bent over.^ We're all looking at the wrapping.
    • Tom Waits gives the devil his due | Film | The Guardian 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Stop pretending you’re touring all by yourself with a record player making the applause and that you’ve found no one to interview you.
    • Tom Waits True Confessions 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.antilabelblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All of you guys on stage looked to be having as much fun as we were in the crowd.
    • Tom Waits True Confessions 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.antilabelblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .No one wants to look at you."^ You are delivering mail and you are confronted with a Doberman with rabies growling low and showing teeth...you have no dog bones and he wants to bite your ass off.
    • TOM WAITS’ TRUE CONFESSIONS - Tom Waits's MySpace Blog | 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Tom Waits' True Confessions (a conversation with himself) - BrooklynVegan 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.brooklynvegan.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We wanted Orphans to be like a shortwave radio show where the past is sequenced with the future, consisting of things you find on the ground, in this world and no world, or maybe the next world.
    • ANTI- Tom Waits, Orphans 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.anti.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You are delivering mail and you are confronted with a Doberman with rabies growling low and showing teeth…you have no dog bones and he wants to bite your ass off.
    • Tom Waits True Confessions 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.antilabelblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Newsvine - Tom Waits Interviews Self (Full Text) 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC darkside.newsvine.com [Source type: General]

    .And they grew up in that forest together.^ At the end of the day, all the people I grew up with, they gotta sit and listen to my music.
    • Pitchfork: Beck Launches Website Interview Series With Tom Waits' Help 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

    .And then one day the loggers came, and they saw the crooked tree and the straight tree, and they said, "Just cut the straight trees and leave the rest."^ Maybe one day they'll release the sets as part of their iTunes collections.
    • Tom Waits to perform at LA benefit, tour plans? - BrooklynVegan 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.brooklynvegan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tom Waits told us, the audience at his show in late 2000 at the Orpheum in Vancouver, a story about the unpopular crooked tree in a forest full perfect, straight trees who triumphs when Bob the logger is instructed to cut all the straight trees.

    ^ Just because I don't understand them doesn't mean they're BAD - it just means that one of my favorite aspects of his work is not present here.

    .So the loggers turned all the straight trees into lumber and toothpicks and paper.^ It's all fine to try to turn Tom into a blues figure, but maybe his other persona worked better, and suited his songs better?
    • Tom Waits | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Tom Waits | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.adriandenning.com [Source type: General]

    .And the crooked tree is still there, growing stronger and stranger every day.
  • I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.
  • "I don't have fun.^ Still, the melody was so haunting and beautiful, it stuck with me for the rest of the day.
    • Tom Waits | Popdose 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC popdose.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Their memory`s like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away And the things you can`t remember Tell the things you can`t forget that History puts a saint in every dream.
    • Tom Waits - Dating, Gossip, News, Tom Waits Photos 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Every time I think there are people like Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears having successful musical careers , I'm thankful that people like Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen still make good music.
    • Getting Into: Tom Waits 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.buzzsugar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Actually, I had fun once. .In 1962. I drank a whole bottle of Robitussin cough medicine and went in the back of a 1961 powder-blue Lincoln Continental to a James Brown concert with some Mexican friends of mine.^ I first saw James Brown in 1962 at an outdoor theatre in San Diego and it was indescribable...

    I haven't had fun since. It's not a word I like. It's like Volkswagens or bell-bottoms, or patchouli oil or bean sprouts. It rubs me up the wrong way. .I might go out and have an educational and entertaining evening, but I don't have fun."
  • "I like to walk out of a diner with enough gas to open a Mobil station."
  • "I was born in the back seat of a Yellow Cab in a hospital loading zone and with the meter still running.^ I was like “Back in your seats!
    • Beck / Irrelevant Topics 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.beck.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I like to walk out of a restaurant with enough gas to open a Mobil station.
    • Tom Waits - Dating, Gossip, News, Tom Waits Photos 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Whether you rock out with the rest of the crowd or splurge for the best seats in the house, there's nothing like a live performance.
    • Tom Waits Tickets - Tom Waits Concert Ticket, Tom Waits Tour Schedule 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.ticketliquidator.com [Source type: General]

    .I emerged needing a shave and shouted 'Time Square, and step on it!'"
  • In response to a heckler at his concert at Toronto's Massey Hall in the late 1980's who complained that he could not hear Waits, he replied: "I haven't screamed as much since the pigs ate my baby brother!"
  • Apparently the highest compliment our culture grants artists nowadays is to be in an ad — ideally naked and purring on the hood of a new car .^ He has been quoted as saying, "Apparently the highest compliment our culture grants artists nowadays is to be in an ad — ideally naked and purring on the hood of a new car.
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/tom_waits 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Tom Waits Discography | ConcertHub 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Can't wait to start hearing news from "The Hobbit."
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Some heckler in the audience started complaining about how her friends, who were his biggest fans, couldn’t get in to see the show because it was sold out.
    • “THE PIANO HAS BEEN DRINKING…” | TOM WAITS, YOUR INNER DRUNKARD « The Selvedge Yard 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I have adamantly and repeatedly refused this dubious honor.
  • Opening gambit to audience at the Hammersmith Apollo (London) 23/11/2004: "I know, I know, 17 years...^ I have adamantly and repeatedly refused this dubious honor."
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/tom_waits 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Tom Waits Discography | ConcertHub 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC concerts.stubhub.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Real Gone Tour - London Hammersmith Apollo, Nov 23 2004 .
    • Films and Music by Tom Waits - Rate Your Music 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ever since, Waits has “adamantly & repeatedly refused this dubious honour”, referring to it as “like having a cow’s udder sewn to the side of my face.
    • Soundtracks #4 – Tom Waits – One From the Heart | Song, by Toad 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC songbytoad.com [Source type: General]

    but you look great."
  • .
  • Chatting between songs with audience, Edinburgh Playhouse, 27/07/08: "It's only been 23 years, jesus.^ Macky 8 Feb 08 at 8:23 pm Interesting, all of this information is on the Tom Waits Library, which is where I read it two years ago.
    • Soundtracks #4 – Tom Waits – One From the Heart | Song, by Toad 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC songbytoad.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Part You Throw Away (Edinburgh - 07/28/08) .
    • ShockHound - MP3s - Tom Waits MP3 Music Downloads - Glitter And Doom Live 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.shockhound.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Part You Throw Away (Edinburgh - 07/28/08) - 5:07 11.
    • ANTI- Tom Waits 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.anti.com [Source type: General]

    (Comic pause) Oh you know, the usual."

Quotes About Tom Waits

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  • "When he performs, it sounds as if the world has stopped at 2 A.M." - Dinah Shore
  • "I always wondered how Tom Waits would sing 'Greensleeves'...."^ Name : I. Bowie Subject : Tom Waits -- Mar 3, 2000 at 8:00AM Servaciously starved Of anything real I have read of the performance I have always Imagined I will always live in hope to have that god damn megaphone in my ear .
    • LeisureSuit.net Live: Tom Waits at the Beacon Theater, New York City 15 January 2010 6:06 UTC leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

    ^ In the early-Seventies Tom Waits worked as a doorman at the Heritage in San Diego, a nightclub where artists of every genre performed.
    • Tom Waits en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Tom Waits: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 31 January 2010 14:15 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There might not have been an odder long-term pairing in the music business than 'Bones' Howe and Tom Waits.

    --Loreena McKennitt, "The Visit"

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