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Old 02-15-2009, 10:13 PM   #31
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love, love, love Tom Waits one of my favorite artists ever along with Springsteen. true genius songwriter and even more amazing in concert. Lately Mule Variations has been my favorite album of his, but it constantly changes. I always wondered why he wasn't more famous, he definitely has the talent and artistic vision but I guess one could call his voice...an "acquired taste"?
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:35 PM   #32
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I so desperately want to love listening to his music, but as was said above, his voice is an acquired taste....and it's just hard for me to listen to.

The man's lyrics are amazing, I love his sense of humor, his style, everything about him screams awesomeness...but his voice is something I am unable to really appreciate.
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I so desperately want to love listening to his music, but as was said above, his voice is an acquired taste....and it's just hard for me to listen to.

The man's lyrics are amazing, I love his sense of humor, his style, everything about him screams awesomeness...but his voice is something I am unable to really appreciate.
Fuck you. I bet if his name was Tom Waitstein you would be all up on his nuts. I doubt you would call your mother with greater consistency though. You'd still be a selfish ass.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:40 PM   #34
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Fuck you. I bet if his name was Tom Waitstein you would be all up on his nuts. I doubt you would call your mother with greater consistency though. You'd still be a selfish ass.
I heard that he did a Live cover of "Tradition". I'd love the bootleg if anyone wants to PM it to me.
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I so desperately want to love listening to his music, but as was said above, his voice is an acquired taste....and it's just hard for me to listen to.

The man's lyrics are amazing, I love his sense of humor, his style, everything about him screams awesomeness...but his voice is something I am unable to really appreciate.
He sounds really great on his first record. I haven't been able to listen to his more recent stuff but check out "Closing Time" sometime. He sounds almost normal. Also, "The Heart of Saturday Night."
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He is required for touring in Australia please
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much respect!

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I so desperately want to love listening to his music, but as was said above, his voice is an acquired taste....and it's just hard for me to listen to.

The man's lyrics are amazing, I love his sense of humor, his style, everything about him screams awesomeness...but his voice is something I am unable to really appreciate.
I agree with this.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:33 PM   #39
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I'm listening through the man's discography right now, more or less chronologically. I have found I completely, utterly adore the early stuff. Closing Time and The Heart Of Saturday Night are fucking awesome. Can't believe I hadn't heard these before. Tom Waits + UPRIGHT BASS = FTMFW. Plus, his voice sounds great.

And I will agree with the Martha appreciation. Definitely a highlight, but I think my favorite on Closing Time is Lonely.
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Rain Dogs, Mule Variations and Orphans FTW.

Willie Nelson also did a great cover of "Picture in a Frame."


I want new material.
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I'm listening through the man's discography right now, more or less chronologically. I have found I completely, utterly adore the early stuff. Closing Time and The Heart Of Saturday Night are fucking awesome. Can't believe I hadn't heard these before. Tom Waits + UPRIGHT BASS = FTMFW. Plus, his voice sounds great.

And I will agree with the Martha appreciation. Definitely a highlight, but I think my favorite on Closing Time is Lonely.
Yay. I have a soft spot for "Little Trip to Heaven" on Closing Time, and "Please, Call Me Baby" on The Heart of Saturday Night.

Let me know when you get to Heartattack & Vine.
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Rain Dogs, Mule Variations and Orphans FTW.

Willie Nelson also did a great cover of "Picture in a Frame."


I want new material.
He's writing new material now.


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... As for new material, Waits and his long time collaborator and wife, Kathleen Brennan, have begun writing new songs, which they plan to record this summer for an upcoming CD. (No release date at this time.)
Source: ANTI- TOM WAITS GOES GOLD WITH 'ORPHANS: BRAWLERS, BAWLERS & BASTARDS'
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I know absolutely nothing about Tom Waits outside of 'Goin' Out West', but I sure do enjoy that song.
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I know absolutely nothing about Tom Waits outside of 'Goin' Out West', but I sure do enjoy that song.
He's an absolute genius. You can download a free concert from NPR here: iTunes Store - It's a great blend of his music and it's what got me hooked.
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