A Fan's Notes

A Listmania! list by K. H. Orton (New York, NY USA)
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Closing Time
1.  Closing Time by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""Grapefruit moon, one star shining"- After hours debut. Before "the voice" kicked in. A little Folky, a little Jazzy. Sound of getting your feet wet in a river that runs to God knows where. Martha will get ya everytime & Grapefruit Moon will charm the lemurs out of the trees. Any way you cut it, it still drives like that  ol' 55. 4 STARS."
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Heart of Saturday Night
2.  Heart of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""Colder than a well digger's... "- Start of the Jazzy Bohemian persona. Sound of moving to the Big City, being buzzed in the crosswalk wondering what dive to hit next. Diamonds On My Windshield, San Diego Seranade, but maybe 1 shot shy of essential. 4 STARS."
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Nighthawks at the Diner
3.  Nighthawks at the Diner by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""I'm so horny the crack of dawn better watch out"- His "live comedy" album. Sadly a bit contrived, almost a parody of himself.  Alot of fans love it, I don't. A few too many corny jokes. The sound of management pinning an artist's arm behind his back. 2 STARS."
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Small Change
4.  Small Change by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""Wasted & wounded, ain't what the moon did'- A masterpiece of Jazz Noir.  His voice beautifully fermented to maturity. A drunken Hoagy Carmicheal committing emotional suicide . 5 BIG ONES.  Essential."
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Foreign Affairs
5.  Foreign Affairs by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""Tell 'em Nickels sent'cha"- Baroque cinematic epics like Burma Shave & Potter's Field & that duet with Bette Midler. Some great mood peices but overall this one leaves me a little cold . 3 STARS"
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Blue Valentine
6.  Blue Valentine by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""Take a rusty nail & scratch your initials on my arm"- Almost as good as Change. Nostalgic, cinematic. Tinsle town noir. Kentucky Ave, X-Mas Card & Somewhere. Gorgeous title track. Classy & dramatic. 4.5 STARS."
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Heart Attack & Vine
7.  Heart Attack & Vine by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""What becomes of the little boys who never comb their hair"- For sentimental ballads you can't top Jersey Girl, Ruby's Arms & On The Nickel. Killer tracks out number the filler. 4 STARS."
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One from the Heart (1982 Film Soundtrack)
8.  One from the Heart (1982 Film Soundtrack) by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""I gave you Boardwalk & all of my hotels"- Crystal Gayle & Tom Waits. Who would've thought. Torch songs & haunting ballads like Broken Bicycles. A piano bar martini in a high class joint. Better than the flick. 4 STARS."
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Swordfishtrombones
9.  Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""Shot billiards with a midget til' the rain stopped"- Takes a .30 ought six to his image. Mad gumbo of Leadbelly, Kurt Weill & Harry Partch. Lon Chaney meets Raymond Chandler. Pure genius. 5+! ."
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Rain Dogs
10.  Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""Nothin' wrong with her a $100 couldn't fix"- As if it couldn't get any better. Mad dog tangos &  blue ruin weepers like Time. Just as genre defying. Another 5 +STAR classic. Clap hands."
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Frank's Wild Years
11.  Frank's Wild Years by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""But you're innocent when you dream"-Call it a trilogy. Just when you thought it couldn't get any darker, it starts to rain. The Iceman Cometh meets Horatio Alger. Road movie for the damnned. 5 AGAIN."
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Big Time
12.  Big Time by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""I believe that brandy's mine"- End of an era & Tom's last for 4 years. Soundtrack to his concert film. Unreleased gems like Falling Down & Strange Weather. His 1st real "live" album. 4 STARS."
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Bone Machine
13.  Bone Machine by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""Always some killing ya gotta do around the farm"- After a  4 year silence another dramatic change. Did all the percussion himself & called it "bone music". Dark, atmospheric dirges & cutting ballads like Who Are You. Yup, another 5 STARS."
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Night on Earth
14.  Night on Earth by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""Should I shave or end it all"- Mad, carny jazz soundtrack to the Jarmusch film. Like a mostly instrumental version of Bone Machine with horns. Maybe not essential but great for freaking out the trick-n-treaters 3 STARS."
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The Black Rider (1993 Studio Cast)
15.  The Black Rider (1993 Studio Cast) by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""I'll drink your blood like wine"- Renfield meets Kurt Weill on this 1st for Robert Wilson. The Devil's Circus comes to town. Briar & Rose is his elegaic best. His last for 7 years. 3.5 STARS."
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Mule Variations
16.  Mule Variations by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""Why wasn't God watching"-All I can say is hold on. After a 7 year sabattical he coughs up another classic. Come on up to the house for some Filipino box spring hog. Barn Burners, Dirges & sepia toned ballads. 5 STARS."
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Alice
17.  Alice by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""It's dreamy weather"- Another for Robert Wilson. The moon runs away with the spoon on this one. Woozy, dreamlike & haunting as a winter in hell. 4.5 STARS."
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Blood Money
18.  Blood Money by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""And my favorite color is red"- Alice's drunken pissed off Siamese Twin. Skeletal pirate rage + moon & whiskey ballads like "Coney Island Baby". One more for Wilson, based on the play Woyzek. 4 STARS."
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Real Gone
19.  Real Gone by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""Feel like a preacher waving a gun around"-  Seperates the men from the boys. Fans from the tourists. The title says it all. A molotov cocktail for the soul. Does he ever make it rain. 5."
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Orphans [Deluxe Limited Edition -- Bound 94 page booklet]
20.  Orphans [Deluxe Limited Edition -- Bound 94 page booklet] by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  ""And I dreamt all night about a beautiful girl"-Waits empties out the Orphange before it burns to the ground. Laughing like a mad Fagin at the flames. Audio equivalent of a Salvation Army Store. 5+."
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Glitter and Doom Live
21.  Glitter and Doom Live by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "The Circus comes to town. If ya never got to see him live, this is as close as you're gonna get. And maybe a couple of surprises snuck in while you weren't looking. Not essential but certainly not for the birds. 4 stars."
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Bad As Me [Limited Deluxe Edition]
22.  Bad As Me [Limited Deluxe Edition] by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "7 years...Right on schedule. Kicks off lost on the road & winds up ringing in the New Year after all hell breaks loose. For every back nod in the rear-view mirror, hits the gas on uncharted territory. Yup, 5 stars."
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The Early Years Vol. 1
23.  The Early Years Vol. 1 by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "His old management tries to cash in with these pre- Closing Time demos. A little more Country & a little less Jazz Boho. Worth it for Creek & Evening Prostitute. 3 STARS."
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The Early Years, Vol. 2
24.  The Early Years, Vol. 2 by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "More of the same but with less previously unreleased material. Pleasant but far from essential 3 STARS."
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Bryars: Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
25.  Bryars: Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet by Gavin Bryars
The list author says:
  "This is allegedly one of Wait's favorite recordings & is extremely haunting. This reissue features Waits' signature vocals on the last 2 cuts."
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black rider 0 May 1, 2012
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