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Awww...I woulda tooken a dollah foty tree...I ain't dat greedy...:(
Well, they're certainly very weird. I previewed some of those at the store. I could hardly stand keeping those earphones on. swordfishtrombones and rain dogs sound good. I think I may get the one with 16 shots from a 30 ought six on it. That was a cool song. So was Clap Hands.Tom Waits is on of my fave artists! I like his early stuff, but for some reason cannot stop spinning his later releases all on the anti record label.... so lately, I would recommend the following albums:
I think all of those albums are some of his best work. Very weird, and certainly not for everyone, but all works of a genius if you ask me!
Just saw this post. Tom Waits opened for The Mothers of Invention at the Agrodome in Vancouver, BC, sometime in 1974. (March 14th, the web says.) Horrible echo chamber of a cow palace. And, for some reason, people wanted us standing in front of the elevated stage to sit down on the concrete floor. Lots of grumbling and the set didn't last long, partly because the grumbling got pretty loud and we philistines essentially chased him noisily from the stage. I remember Waits alternating from guitar to piano and making, what seems like to me now, a lame "colder than a brass monkey" joke between the few songs he did.Anyone seen him play live? Share your experience with a virgin.
(guessing some of you are half dead & saw some earlier shows too)