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  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    its tom waits, love him or leave him.

    he's fucking brilliant and im obsessed.

    last nights performance was great.


    Yeah, that was awesome last night. Can't wait to see him on the Daily Show tonight. I think "Orphans" is hands down the best album released this year. 56 songs and not a single dud on the entire thing. It's incredible. I can totally understand why some people don't like his voice, but ya can't deny his brilliance as a songwriter. The man is a goddamn genius, end of story.
    "I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer. I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument."

    -Tom Waits
  • nepalnepal Posts: 143
    Start

    Small Change
    Blue Valentine
    Mule Variations
    Swordfishtrombones
    Closing Time
    Nighthawks At The Diner
    The Heart Of Saturday Night
    Big Time
    Rain Dogs
    ...
    ...the dreams ain't broken down here now,
    they're walking with a limp
  • nepal wrote:
    Start

    Small Change
    Blue Valentine
    Mule Variations
    Swordfishtrombones
    Closing Time
    Nighthawks At The Diner
    The Heart Of Saturday Night
    Big Time
    Rain Dogs
    ...

    i cant/havent gotten into small change or blue valentine yet. They seem uninspiried. he really hit something at heart attack and vine.
  • StoneG82StoneG82 Posts: 806
    i cant/havent gotten into small change or blue valentine yet. They seem uninspiried. he really hit something at heart attack and vine.

    those two are actually two of the best from his early period. for real. beautiful, heartbreaking records.
    "What’s Orphans? I don’t know. Orphans is a dead end kid driving a coffin with big tires across the Ohio River wearing welding goggles and a wife beater with a lit firecracker in his ear." - Tom Waits
  • StoneG82 wrote:
    those two are actually two of the best from his early period. for real. beautiful, heartbreaking records.


    yea, so far they just dont work for me but....

    i think as far as early work goes it would have to be heart of saturday night and closing time, great 1-2 punch.

    Nighthawks is great too.
  • StoneG82StoneG82 Posts: 806
    yea, so far they just dont work for me but....

    i think as far as early work goes it would have to be heart of saturday night and closing time, great 1-2 punch.

    Nighthawks is great too.

    It's really closing time and Small Change for me, as far as favorites from that period go.

    I just can't get into Nighthawks.
    "What’s Orphans? I don’t know. Orphans is a dead end kid driving a coffin with big tires across the Ohio River wearing welding goggles and a wife beater with a lit firecracker in his ear." - Tom Waits
  • mdigenakismdigenakis Posts: 1,337
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  • StoneG82 wrote:
    It's really closing time and Small Change for me, as far as favorites from that period go.

    I just can't get into Nighthawks.


    nighthawks is a nice easy listen. you dont really "Get much out of it" if you will, but its kindof fun to listen to him go off the way he does.

    I dont like the production on small change and blue valentine. I still have to really just sit down with it and read along the lyrics and see what i can get from it.
  • StoneG82 wrote:
    It's really closing time and Small Change for me, as far as favorites from that period go.

    I just can't get into Nighthawks.

    i had a bit of trouble with nighthawks at first.. it's not my most listened to.. but i definitely appreciate it more now. some pretty funny stuff on there..
  • I don't think there's a bad song on Orphans. It might be the most quality CD all year, imo. What did you consider weaker?

    most of disc 3, and a few other tracks here and there.

    but at the same time, i didnt expect over 50 songs to all be great. definitely worth the price.
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  • StoneG82StoneG82 Posts: 806
    waits is performing "Day After Tomorrow" on the Daily Show tonight at 11
    "What’s Orphans? I don’t know. Orphans is a dead end kid driving a coffin with big tires across the Ohio River wearing welding goggles and a wife beater with a lit firecracker in his ear." - Tom Waits
  • thanks for the tidbit.. hopefully there will be a good interview too :)
  • StoneG82StoneG82 Posts: 806
    well that was great....until they cut him off.

    fuck comedy central

    John Stewart really seemed awe-struck.
    "What’s Orphans? I don’t know. Orphans is a dead end kid driving a coffin with big tires across the Ohio River wearing welding goggles and a wife beater with a lit firecracker in his ear." - Tom Waits
  • StoneG82 wrote:
    well that was great....until they cut him off.

    fuck comedy central

    John Stewart really seemed awe-struck.
    youknew it would happen. i did.

    its just weird since the colber report is basically its twin brother and right next door yea? so just hold ona second..

    anyways, that was beautiful. stewart is defintely a huge fan! he was fumblin and stumblin with the questions

    waits is awesome.
  • i thought the letterman interview was better.. i guess dave is either less of a fan or more used to it.. totally understandably on jon's part though. the performance was amazing!
  • i thought the letterman interview was better.. i guess dave is either less of a fan or more used to it.. totally understandably on jon's part though. the performance was amazing!


    i think stewart asked better questions. letterman was too rehearsed. Letterman would ask a question that would just lead into a waits antic. Stewart tried to ask him questions about his music. It was much more fun to watch, i think.
  • i listened to 'bone machine' for the first time today.

    wow, this might be my favorite waits album (judging from the ones i've heard).
  • i listened to 'bone machine' for the first time today.

    wow, this might be my favorite waits album (judging from the ones i've heard).


    i love the imagery painted in that album, especiall earth died screaming...


    leaving nothing but the BONES...


    the locusts take the sky...
  • i think stewart asked better questions. letterman was too rehearsed. Letterman would ask a question that would just lead into a waits antic. Stewart tried to ask him questions about his music. It was much more fun to watch, i think.

    interesting point.. true that stewart did focus on music more. i guess what i really meant was letterman's had me laughing more
  • StoneG82StoneG82 Posts: 806
    i listened to 'bone machine' for the first time today.

    wow, this might be my favorite waits album (judging from the ones i've heard).

    oh yeah. Bone Machine was the first Waits record I ever heard.

    I had to buy it based on the cover alone. I think that sums up the mood pretty well.

    It's amazing how Tom can go from something as harsh as "Earth Died Screaming" to the beautiful, haunting "Who Are You?" and "A Little Rain".

    this is probably the best side to a Waits album ever:

    * In the Colosseum
    * Goin' Out West
    * Murder in the Red Barn
    * Black Wings
    * Whistle Down the Wind
    * I Don't Wanna Grow Up
    * Let Me Get Up On It
    * That Feel

    unreal. it never lets up.
    "What’s Orphans? I don’t know. Orphans is a dead end kid driving a coffin with big tires across the Ohio River wearing welding goggles and a wife beater with a lit firecracker in his ear." - Tom Waits
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  • ZoSoTimZoSoTim Posts: 503
    Been stuck on Closing Time for a while now even before all this 50th anniversary stuff. Specifically the song I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You. I was lucky enough to see him live one time. Wish I could get that opportunity again before he leaves this planet.
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    Happy Birthday you so bad I love you
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