Song(s) Of The Day


#1066

Okay, while we are on the Tom Waits theme – this is the bomb for me:


#1067

Yes, it is! :christmas_tree: :grin:


#1068

#1069

United States has had many presidents, but only one king:


#1070

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#1072

I really like both the Tom Waits Early Years records, and that song.


#1073

#1074

Agree. I might get murdered for saying this, but I never cared that much for his stuff after “Swordfishtrombones”. (I probably have not listened closely enough, though.) But I do think that the instrumental “Nightbirds” on that album might rank among the most beautiful pieces of music ever created.


#1075

#1076

I only care for his stuff after Swordfishtrombones. Rain Dogs is a revelation. If I could travel back in time and tell my 13-year-old self to develop good taste early and really listen to this album, I would.


#1077

While I loved the trilogy of Swordfish/Rain Dogs/ Franks Wild Years and then Bone Machine, a lot of his newer stuff isn’t my favorite.

I saw him six times way back in his early days. Those albums, up to Big Time are great… just different.


#1078

Back to school for me then, I guess (will give Rain Dogs a spin today).


#1079

I guess I signed off during/after Bone Machine.


#1080

Actually Mule Variations is a masterpiece.

One of his very best in my opinion.


#1081

Who Are You is a masterpiece.


#1082

Ten years ago, I was going through a divorce, a breakup, and training for a marathon. I was listening to Waits nonstop. I remember running at 5 in the morning in the dark, listening to Bone Machine. It was a great way to get through a midlife crisis.


#1083

Okay, this is also what I call a decent track:


#1084

Stellar.


#1085

It’s not that the content got shoddy, it was just presented in a style that was no longer of interest to me. Post-Brennan, post-adopting of Brecht is not my jam.