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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by astronauts_suck, Mar 11, 2006.
Not much to this, pretty self explanitory........
ALL Tom Waits is essential
Ok, I'll rehprase.
Any good suggestions for Tom Waits albums?
If it doesn't make you feel something, you have no soul.
Buy these first, then explore around the others :
Dime Store Novels,Rain Dogs,Franks Wild Years,...Hell get every Tom record you can get your hands on!
My bass instructor is a huge Tom Waits fan, so I looked around for something by Waits he might not have and found something called "Tales From the Underground" that I was able to download and surprise him with. It is six hours and nine seconds of demos, outakes and live performances - 88 songs in all.
Shouldn't be too hard to find, but beware, it's a 1.75 gigabyte download.
Nighthawks at the Dinner is one of my fav's. Jim Hughart
is the bassist on it. After all these years, we live about
a block apart. One of my fondest memories is going to the
driving range, and hitting balls between Ray Brown and
Jim Hughart, and talking bass. It was amazing!
my personal favs are Rain Dogs and Real Gone
to me, "Swordfishtrombones", "Bone Machine", "mule Variations"... I prefer his late stuff...
Bone Machine, Real Gone, Black Rider and Blood Money... maybe Mule Variations and Alice. New stuff rocks.
Rain dogs blows my mind.
Real gone has a more stripped down abrasive sound, but is very powerful.
I'd say Rain Dogs is my favorite though.