Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Real Name:
Thomas Alan Waits
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.

Tom Waits has gathered a large cult following over the years from around the globe, mainly because he's spun his own world in music far apart from anything else present. This has led him to being considered a major inspiration to modern-day generation of musicians. His own inspiration is rooted in early blues and alternative rock with influences like Howlin' Wolf and Jack Kerouac. Tom´s presence live on stage are also quite legendary, as Waits are much a storyteller as a musician giving many long monologues with witty and sarcastic humor. Apart from music, Waits also has a strong presence in movies. He has appeared in works by Francis Ford Coppola, Jim Jarmusch and Robert Altman.

Tom Waits Discography


TP 5061 Tom Waits Closing Time (Album) Asylum Records TP 5061 US 1973 Sell This Version
7E-1015 Tom Waits The Heart Of Saturday Night (Album) Asylum Records 7E-1015 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-2008 Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner (Album) Asylum Records 7E-2008 US 1975 Sell This Version
P-10247Y Tom Waits Small Change (Album) Asylum Records P-10247Y Japan 1976 Sell This Version
CR3-1976 Tom Waits, Billy Crystal, Crawdoodah Gazette Tom Waits, Billy Crystal, Crawdoodah Gazette - Crawdaddy Radio Revue(LP, Promo) Crawdaddy Magazine CR3-1976 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1117 Tom Waits Foreign Affairs (Album) Asylum Records 7E-1117 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-162 Tom Waits Blue Valentine (Album) Asylum Records 6E-162 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
452 252 Tom Waits Heartattack And Vine (Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records, Asylum Records 452 252 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
159001 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 159001 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
TW 1 Tom Waits A Conversation With Tom Waits Island Records TW 1 1983 Sell This Version
ILPS 9762 Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones (Album) Island Records ILPS 9762 UK 1983 Sell This Version
207 085 Tom Waits Rain Dogs (Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 207 085 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
12 IS 260, tw 1, PR 792 Tom Waits Special Promotion Package(3xLP, Album, Single, Promo) Island, Island, Island 12 IS 260, tw 1, PR 792 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CAI 9275 Tom Waits Franks Wild Years (Album) Island Records CAI 9275 Yugoslavia 1987 Sell This Version
ISLC-1203 Tom Waits Big Time (Album) Island Records ISLC-1203 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
511 111-2 Teddy Edwards featuring Tom Waits Teddy Edwards featuring Tom Waits - Mississippi Lad (Album) Verve Records, Gitanes Jazz, Polygram Jazz 511 111-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
510 929-4 Tom Waits Night On Earth (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) Island Records 510 929-4 France 1991 Sell This Version
314-512 580-4 Tom Waits Bone Machine (Album) Island Records 314-512 580-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
PRCD 6743-2 Tom Waits Bone Machine: The Operator's Manual(CD, Promo) Island Records PRCD 6743-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
74321 16822 2 Tom Waits The Black Rider (Album) Island Records, Island Records 74321 16822 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
438 823-2 Gavin Bryars With Tom Waits Gavin Bryars With Tom Waits - Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (Album) Point Music 438 823-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Tom Waits Mule Conversations Anti- none Poland 1999 Sell This Version
ESCA 7457 Tom Waits Mule Variations (Album) Anti-, Epitaph ESCA 7457 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
6632-1, 86632-1 Tom Waits Alice (Album) Anti- 6632-1, 86632-1 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
none Tom Waits Blood Money (Album) Anti- none US 2002 Sell This Version

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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!.


February 16, 2007
edited over 9 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.


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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