|infinite zest - 2015-12-17 |
Yay! Next to Zevon Waits is probably my favorite American singer-songwriter (sadly Townes Van Zandt and Gram Parsons aren't included because there's not enough material to compare..) but this is interesting because he's got his "Closing Time" voice for a lot of this. "Raindogs" would establish that voice a few years later but he's a regular crooner here, but most of "SFT" had the same rasp. In either case I love this.
I don't think he sounds like Closing Time for either song.
There's a phase or two in his career in between Closing Time and Rain Dogs. On The Nickel is different vocally and lyrically from anything on his first 2-3 albums.
Yeah you're right. I was thinking "Franks Wild Years" was from the album of the same name. Totally forgot it was on Swordfishtrombones so my chronology is a little bit fucked.
That's always been an amusing phenomenon: musician has song titled the same as an album, but the song isn't on the album. Costello: Almost Blue is another example.
|That guy - 2015-12-17 |
These two contrasting songs, and the interview would be a good Tom Waits primer.
|Aelric - 2015-12-18 |
Whoever you are, Tom Waits is cooler than you.
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