Essential Tom Waits

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by astronauts_suck, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Not much to this, pretty self explanitory........
  2. DougP


    Sep 4, 2001
    ALL Tom Waits is essential
  3. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
  4. Ok, I'll rehprase.
    Any good suggestions for Tom Waits albums?
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Small Change.

    If it doesn't make you feel something, you have no soul.
  6. Buy these first, then explore around the others :

    Small Change
    Blue Valentine
    Rain Dogs
    Real Gone
  7. Dime Store Novels,Rain Dogs,Franks Wild Years,...Hell get every Tom record you can get your hands on!
  8. 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.
  9. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    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!
  10. DougP


    Sep 4, 2001
    my personal favs are Rain Dogs and Real Gone
  11. to me, "Swordfishtrombones", "Bone Machine", "mule Variations"... I prefer his late stuff...
  12. Phe


    May 30, 2005
    Oulu, Finland
    Bone Machine, Real Gone, Black Rider and Blood Money... maybe Mule Variations and Alice. New stuff rocks.
  13. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    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.