Tom Waits

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Thomas Alan Waits
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Born December 7th. 1949, in Pomona, California. Tom Waits first album, "Closing Time", was released in 1973. A contemporary artist, Waits is mostly known for his lyrical and poetical songwriting and raspy gravelly voice.
His own inspiration is rooted in early blues and beat poetry with influences like Howlin' Wolf and Jack Kerouac. Apart from music, Waits also has a strong presence in movies. He has appeared in works by Francis Ford Coppola, Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, and Robert Altman.
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Tom Waits - Closing Time album art Tom Waits Closing Time (Album) Asylum Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday Night album art Tom Waits The Heart Of Saturday Night (Album) Asylum Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Diner album art Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner (Album) Asylum Records New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Small Change album art Tom Waits Small Change (Album) Asylum Records Japan 1976 Sell This Version
CR3-1976 Tom Waits - Crawdaddy Radio Revue album art Bill Crystal* / No Artist / Tom Waites* Bill Crystal* / No Artist / Tom Waites* - Crawdaddy Radio Revue(LP, S/Sided, Transcription) Crawdaddy CR3-1976 US 1976 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Foreign Affairs album art Tom Waits Foreign Affairs (Album) Asylum Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine album art Tom Waits Blue Valentine (Album) Asylum Records France 1978 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine album art Tom Waits Heartattack And Vine (Album) Asylum Records Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - One From The Heart - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Of Francis Coppola's Movie album art Tom Waits And Crystal Gayle Tom Waits And Crystal Gayle - One From The Heart - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Of Francis Coppola's Movie (Album) CBS, CBS Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - A Conversation With Tom Waits album art Tom Waits A Conversation With Tom Waits Island Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones album art Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones (Album) Island Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs album art Tom Waits Rain Dogs (Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 IS 260, tw 1, PR 792 Tom Waits - Special Promotion Package album art Tom Waits Special Promotion Package(Box, Promo + LP, Album, Promo + 12", Album, Promo ) Island, Island, Island 12 IS 260, tw 1, PR 792 UK 1985 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Franks Wild Years album art Tom Waits Franks Wild Years (Album) Island Records, Island Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Big Time album art Tom Waits Big Time (Album) Island Records Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Mississippi Lad album art Teddy Edwards featuring Tom Waits Teddy Edwards featuring Tom Waits - Mississippi Lad (Album) Verve Records, Gitanes Jazz, Polygram Jazz France 1991 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Night On Earth (Original Soundtrack Recording) album art Tom Waits Night On Earth (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) Island Records France 1991 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Bone Machine album art Tom Waits Bone Machine (Album) Island Records Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PRCD 6743-2 Tom Waits - Bone Machine: The Operator's Manual album art Tom Waits Bone Machine: The Operator's Manual(CD, Promo) Island Records PRCD 6743-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - The Black Rider album art Tom Waits The Black Rider (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet album art Gavin Bryars With Tom Waits Gavin Bryars With Tom Waits - Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (Album) Point Music Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Mule Conversations album art Tom Waits Mule Conversations Anti- Poland 1999 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Mule Variations album art Tom Waits Mule Variations (Album) Anti-, Epitaph Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Pilot 82 Tom Waits - The Dime Store Novels Vol. 1 (Live At Ebbets Field 1974) album art Tom Waits The Dime Store Novels Vol. 1 (Live At Ebbets Field 1974)(CD, Album, Ltd) Burning Airlines Pilot 82 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Tom Waits - Alice album art Tom Waits Alice (Album) Anti- Europe 2002 Sell This Version

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klinek

klinek

February 14, 2018
Can anybody write something about the new 2017/2018 remasters of all the records? Are they better than original ones??
Bradx

Bradx

February 9, 2018
Waits was great up until Blue Valentine imo. That was his last great record for me. I didn't like Heart Attack, when that came out it was a big disappointment, too shouty. After that he seemed to go on some sort of Beefheart kick and went on to deny his earlier work. I think he was embarrassed about it. Most people knew he wasn't really a beatnik or a gentleman of the road. That whole alky-loser-blues thing was completely made up (a bit like Seasick Steve but unlike SS - Waits had genuine talent).

It didn't matter if it WAS made up... because the songs were really evocative and the lyrics read like poetry. Check out the title track from the Foreign Affairs album as a for-instance. Or anything actually from that album, Small Change or Blue Valentine.

People like the later stuff, I quite understand that... but it's not for me. It's too raucous and contrived. The earlier work was poignant and meaningful and his singing had subtlety..... it wasn't all like a dog barking.

I was lucky enough to see Waits at the London Palladium in 1979. What a fine night. He did a great show. Blue Valentine was quite new back then so he did a whole load of songs from that.... plus he had props on stage like gas station pumps. When he came back on for his encore the curtain came back and he was sitting in an armchair watching the News At 10 on tv.
I set fire to the Palladium carpet that night (accidentally), but that's another story.
lafreeway

lafreeway

January 25, 2014
If you are unsure about Tom Waits, listen to Whistlin past the graveyard, blue valentines, waiting for the heart of Saturday night and then move on. Songs like Raised right men, may take you by surprise. He is a genius but really reserved only for those with a "broad, up for a bit of dark dangerous fun", musical taste!.
Unknown42

Unknown42

February 16, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
Tom Waits... not much you can say about Tom Waits, except that his lyrics are amazing and his use of interesting uncommon instruments is genious. While his voice is not for everyone, he should be checked out just for his musical talent. 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.
whiteboy

whiteboy

February 27, 2004
Could there be a musician better suited to drinking whiskey till you fall down, playing cards with three jokers and smoking till you sound like a cement mixer? I think not. He's a poet, a musician, an actor, a writer and a madman. His ability to create beautiful haunting melodies and mournful love songs is only matched by his ability to create sonic madness and scary soundwaves. Check out Swordfish Trombones, Frank's Wild Years, The Black Rider, Raindogs, Alice, Bloodmoney, in fact check out any album in his catalogue there are no duds only gems

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