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Tom WaitsRain Dogs

Label:Island Records – ISL 1065, Island Records – ISL-1065
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Canada
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Blues Rock

Tracklist

A1Singapore
GuitarChris Spedding
2:43
A2Clap Hands
Double BassTony Garnier
MarimbaMichael Blair
Percussion, MarimbaRobert Previte*
3:45
A3Cemetery Polka
AccordionWilliam Shimmel
Drums [Parade Drums]Stephen Arvizu Taylor Hodges*
Electric Organ [Farfisa organ]Tom Waits
TromboneBob Funk
1:47
A4Jockey Full Of Bourbon
Bass SaxophoneRalph Carney
CongasMichael Blair
2:45
A5Tango Till They´re Sore
Double BassGreg Cohen
PianoTom Waits
TromboneBob Funk
2:50
A6Big Black Mariah
GuitarKeith Richards
2:43
A7Diamonds And Gold
BanjoRobert Musso
BassLarry Taylor
MarimbaMichael Blair
2:32
A8Hang Down Your Head
DrumsMichael Blair
Harmonium [Pump Organ]Tom Waits
Written-ByKathleen Brennan
2:30
A9Time
AccordionWilliam Shimmel
3:55
B1Rain Dogs
AccordionWilliam Shimmel
Lead GuitarMarc Ribot
MarimbaMichael Blair
TromboneBob Funk
2:53
B2Midtown (Instrumental)
Arranged ByThe Uptown Horns*
BassLarry Taylor
SaxophoneCrispin Cioe, Ralph Carney
Tenor SaxophoneArno Hecht
TromboneBob Funk
1:01
B39th & Hennepin
ClarinetRalph Carney
Double BassGreg Cohen
Marimba, Percussion [Metal], Saw [Bowed]Michael Blair
PianoTom Waits
1:57
B4Gun Street Girl
BanjoTom Waits
Double BassGreg Cohen
4:37
B5Union Square
BassLarry Taylor
Bass SaxophoneRalph Carney
DrumsMichael Blair
GuitarKeith Richards
2:23
B6Blind Love
GuitarRobert Quine
Guitar, Backing VocalsKeith Richards
ViolinRoss Levinson
4:19
B7Walking Spanish
Alto SaxophoneJohn Lurie
BassLarry Taylor
3:05
B8Downtown Train
BassTony Levine*
DrumsMickey Curry
Mixed ByJeff Lippay
OrganRobert Kilgore*
3:50
B9Bride Of Rain Dog (Instrumental)
DrumsMichael Blair
HarmoniumTom Waits
SaxophoneRalph Carney
1:07
B10Anywhere I Lay My Head
Arranged ByThe Uptown Horns*
Baritone SaxophoneCrispin Cioe
Bass Drum [Parade Drum]Michael Blair
Harmonium [Pump Organ]Tom Waits
Tenor SaxophoneArno Hecht
TromboneBob Funk
2:47
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Notes

Special Thanks to: Ellen Smith, Holly Ferguson. Dedicated to Kathleen.

TM owned by Antilles Communications Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Runout Side A): ISL 1065-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Runout Side B): ISL 1065-B ②
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped both sides): CR in a circle

Other Versions (5 of 156)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Rain Dogs (LP, Album)Island Records, Island Records, Island Records207 085, 207 085-620, 207 085-8Europe1985
Rain Dogs (CD, Album)Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records610 486, CID 131, 610 486-222, 90299-2Europe1985
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Rain Dogs (LP, Album)Island RecordsILPS 9803UK1985
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Rain Dogs (LP, Album, Stereo, Specialty Pressing)Island Records90299-1US1985
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Rain Dogs (LP, Album)Island Records10.207085.50Portugal1985

Reviews

Berzerkly's avatar
Berzerkly
They’ve re-released the entire Monkees catalogue...isn’t it time for a new vinyl version of Raindogs?
Adam_A's avatar
Adam_A
Edited one year ago
So why is this the most popular Tom Waits album? For starters, it cemented the trajectory of Tom Waits for the next 30 years (and beyond). It established a new way of orchestrating music that made deep call-backs to Wehrmacht Vaudevillian forms that made it immediately interesting while also wholly singular to Tom Waits. It was clearly a popular album and established a style that nobody but Waits could pull off ever. Is there any better example of an artist establishing a "signature sound" than Waits? This album is also best evidence that Tom Waits was the only artist from the early 1970s that actually got better... much, much better... in the 1980s, a decade where all '70s rockers sold their soul for cheesy production tricks and slick, vapid songs. And with all the strangeness - songs like Signapore, Big Black Mariah, Rain Dogs, and Downtown Train - are actually quite poppy, each in their own mutated way. (Hell, Rod Stewart covered Downtown Train, so that goes to show just how strong Waits' songcraft was.) It was an album that could have spawned an entirely new genre of music but ended up only being the domaine of one, and we're all perfectly okay with that. A groundbreaking album that predictably left us all with some turned-up mud in a forgotten field somewhere. And there's a man still dancing in that mud-hole today.