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Tom Waits Shows The Beginning Of The End In “Heartattack and Vine”…

Sticks And Stones Will Break My Bones…

You’ll never recognize yourself at Heartattack and Vine…” Just like the opening verse implies, Tom Waits was in the midst of a major transformation in his career. Burnt out from his wino crooner image that he portrayed through most of his career, 1980’s Heartattack and Vine showed Waits struggling between letting go of the past and embracing his uncertain future. Continue reading Tom Waits Shows The Beginning Of The End In “Heartattack and Vine”…

Check Out Tom Waits 1978 Bootleg…’Live From Austin (Romeo Is Bleeding)’

A Rare Look Into An Interesting Period…

Recorded December 5, 1978 in Austin, Texas…this interesting musical segment originally aired on Austin City Limits. The recording also supplies a very interesting look into Waits‘ transition into a more theatrical realm. Even without the visuals, it’s not hard to see how he commands both the stage and his audience. Continue reading Check Out Tom Waits 1978 Bootleg…’Live From Austin (Romeo Is Bleeding)’

Tom Waits Shows A Film Noir Flair For ‘Foreign Affairs’

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One…

Foreign Affairs seems to be glanced over when it comes to Tom Waits discography and it’s hard to understand why! Although it may not be as infamous as its older brother Small Change, the album gives as an interesting look at the end of Waits balladeering piano soaked performance. Continue reading Tom Waits Shows A Film Noir Flair For ‘Foreign Affairs’

Tom Waits Brings His Acidic Wonderland To The Big Screen With ‘Big Time’

“Like Toon World on acid with a microphone light…”

Oddly enough, a word so fitting for such an eccentric, “like Toon World on acid with a microphone light…” pegs the filmed concert perfectly. With a dissonant circus jugband playing in perfect harmony to the surrealistic stage show and songs of the bizarre Tom Waits, Big Time turned out to be the one of a kind show that you have to see to believe. Continue reading Tom Waits Brings His Acidic Wonderland To The Big Screen With ‘Big Time’