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Old 02-14-2009, 07:26 PM   #16
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He released some albums in the '90s, right?
sshhh, it's called the reverse psychology.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:27 PM   #17
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What? I thought you said you did, in that Beekeeper thread. Maybe I'm mistaken.
Maybe I liked it a little better than the other bad songs on that record.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:35 PM   #18
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Unfortunately, I have nothing else to add to this thread cos I have no idea about this guy.
You know the song Jersey Girl, made popular by Springsteen? Tom Waits wrote that and nobody can touch his version. Not nobody not nohow.

He also wrote Time that Tori recorded on Strange Little Girls. Also can't touch his version.

Pearl Jam covered his Picture in a Frame.

The Eagles covered his Ol' 55.

You know a shitload of Tom Waits songs, you just don't know it.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:35 PM   #19
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Aha I definitely know Ol' 55!

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Maybe I liked it a little better than the other bad songs on that record.
I don't want to derail this thread. But I prefer Beekeeper to Posse.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:44 PM   #20
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You know the song Jersey Girl, made popular by Springsteen? Tom Waits wrote that and nobody can touch his version. Not nobody not nohow.

He also wrote Time that Tori recorded on Strange Little Girls. Also can't touch his version.

Pearl Jam covered his Picture in a Frame.

The Eagles covered his Ol' 55.

You know a shitload of Tom Waits songs, you just don't know it.
Rod Stewart covered Downtown Train, but I've tried to put it out my memory because it's an awful version.

Plus, Way Down in the Hole from Frank's Wild Years was used as the theme song for the show The Wire, each season featuring a different artist's version.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:48 PM   #21
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Rod Stewart covered Downtown Train, but I've tried to put it out my memory because it's an awful version.

Plus, Way Down in the Hole from Frank's Wild Years was used as the theme song for the show The Wire, each season featuring a different artist's version.
Yes, we didn't like that one.

I have never seen The Wire. It's insane, I know.
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Blue Valentines is one of the saddest songs ever.
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I'm glad that no one has attempted to argue that Dylan is better than Waits. Waits in an American Icon.
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And then there's this from Scarlett Johansson:
"Falling Down" (Tom Waits cover) | Pitchfork
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I do, so I give you:

YouTube - Tom Waits - On The Nickel
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I'm glad that no one has attempted to argue that Dylan is better than Waits. Waits in an American Icon.
This is something that doesn't really need to be argued.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:15 PM   #28
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YouTube - Tom Waits Waltzing Matilda live 1977


YouTube - Tom Waits - The Piano Has Been Drinking - 1977


Mid 70's Waits.
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Nice find financeguy. I was a huge Fernwood Tonight fan and this is a great clip "Better to have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy"




Here's a great version of Time from Late Night with Letterman, unfortunately cut short. I have this somewhere on vhs from the night it was performed. Forgot all about it til now. Short, but better than the lp version.

YouTube - Tom Waits - 1986 Letterman Interview
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