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GUEST,Rich Talk Tom Waits (39) RE: Talk Tom Waits 13 Aug 08


Like people have said, just too many to mention, but I do have some fave albums. The whole of Nighthawks is just amazing. I don't think anyone has mentioned 'Bone Machine' yet either; if you haven't got it, go and get it!! However, it may make you question how good 'Mule Variations' is, which although I like, sounded far too much like 'Bone Machine' for me. 'What's He Building in There' is more or less the same song as 'The Ocean Doesn't Want Me Today'. However, minor, minor issue, the guy is a genius.

Black Rider is also worth getting if you don't have it, music he did for (I think) a William Burroughs play ("it ain't no sin to take off your skin and dance around your bones!!").

I think Swordfish/ Rain Dogs/ Franks Wild Years and teh associated live album 'Big Time' are just incredible. The stories in between are a highpoint for me too (the soldier and the girl and the bullet being a great example), and when he breaks into Train Song on Big Time: "Well I broke down in East St Louis, on the Kansas City Line...." I just fall to bits everytime.

"..and if you think that you can tell a bigger tale, I swear to god you'd have to tella lie!!"


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