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Any news on Mr Waits appearing on British soil?

Chris Trew, Saturday, 28 August 2004 21:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

any news on him appearing anywhere?

tremendoidorangeblazer, Saturday, 28 August 2004 21:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

forget about it.

adam. (nordicskilla), Saturday, 28 August 2004 21:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm seeing the Black Rider next month.

adam. (nordicskilla), Saturday, 28 August 2004 21:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

his new album made an appearance on my hard drive last night

good show

dancefloor (+dancefloor), Saturday, 28 August 2004 21:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If you're in Sonoma County there's a chance you might see him in the record or health food store in Sebastopol or thereabouts.

AaronHz (AaronHz), Saturday, 28 August 2004 22:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

u seeing The Black Rider with Mary Margaret O'Hara in the cast adam?

jed_ (jed), Saturday, 28 August 2004 22:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sadly, I don't think she is appearing. :(

She is great.

adam. (nordicskilla), Saturday, 28 August 2004 23:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

He has a date in Berlin.

Chris Trew, Monday, 30 August 2004 06:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Eight million Tom Waits threads, I know, but I might as well use this one for this info:

For his Atlanta stop, recorded at the city's historic Fox Theater on July 5, Waits delivered a stunning and epic two-and-a-half-hour performance, including songs he says he's never attempted outside of the studio before. Backing Waits is a five-piece group featuring Seth Ford-Young (upright bass), Patrick Warren (keyboards), Omar Torrez (guitars), Vincent Henry (woodwinds) and Casey Waits (drums and percussion). "They play with racecar precision and they are all true conjurers," Waits says. "They are all multi-instrumentalists and they polka like real men."

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Setlist:

"Lucinda / Ain't Going Down to the Well"

"Down in the Hole"

"Falling Down"

"Chocolate Jesus"

"All the World Is Green"

"Cemetery Polka"

"Cause of It All"

"Till the Money Runs Out"

"Such a Scream"

"November"

"Hold On"

"Black Market Baby"

"9th and Hennepin"

"Lie to Me"

"Lucky Day"

"On the Nickel"

"Lost in the Harbor"

"Innocent When You Dream"

"Hoist That Rag"

"Make It Rain"

"Dirt in the Ground"

"Get Behind the Mule"

"Hang Down Your Head"

"Jesus Gonna Be Here"

"Singapore"

ENCORE

"Eyeball Kid"

"Anywhere I Lay My Head"

Link near the top of the page to listen.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 1 August 2008 15:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

thanks Ned, listening now. this set is pretty similar to what i saw him play in Houston, plus a few songs i didn't hear -- Chocolate Jesus, Such a Scream, 9th and Hennepin, On the Nickel, Singapore (maybe a couple others) -- but overall very similar. Recording quality is excellent too!, this is really really good.

stephen, Saturday, 2 August 2008 00:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Live double CD at the end of November 2009:

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/6985723

8 free tracks: http://www.tomwaits.com/news/article/60/Free_Glitter_and_Doom_Live_Album_Preview/

Preorder: http://kingsroadmerch.com/tom-waits/

StanM, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 19:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://i37.tinypic.com/10pye5k.png

StanM, Saturday, 17 October 2009 14:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

zorn_bond.mp3, Monday, 16 August 2010 00:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

So I don't want to start yet another TW thread, but there's hardly been any discussion of Glitter & Doom yet. What did people think?

village idiot (dog latin), Tuesday, 9 November 2010 20:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

I get a guilty conscience every time I see it in my record collection, as I've hardly played it since I bought it several months ago. I was put off a little by the boomy-ness of the sound at first. But I clearly owe it to him to listen more.

Duke, Tuesday, 9 November 2010 23:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

i listened to it a ton when it came out, and then i haven't played it since. it's good! i should dig it out again.

tylerw, Tuesday, 9 November 2010 23:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH_EwRjrldc

Cunga, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 22:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_li342nNZnS1qdf09mo1_500.jpg
old guys play some sort of event

tylerw, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 18:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

(ribot in the back there!)

tylerw, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 18:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ribot good enough that he gets to sit.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 18:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiJ2E0xGOv8

MaresNest, Friday, 25 March 2011 20:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
one month passes...

never seen this before
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCNDZY4vXPs&feature=player_embedded

also finally getting around to the brawlers box set thing. some amazing stuff! kind of frustrating that the info about when the tracks were recorded / who played on them is so vague, but oh well.

tylerw, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 19:43 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm not a huge fan but I really enjoyed the Boxers set, especially the third disc with the spoken word stuff. The poem about the boy waiting at a diner during a bus ride stopover is particularly great.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 21 July 2011 00:39 (six years ago) Permalink

aw that's nirvana by bukowski. but yeah what a beaut. what a beaut.
there's some real gold on this that used to live on bootlegs, i think a long series called tales from the dimestore?, vols one to nine or something. almost wonder if they might theoretically hold a little more info about what's what. i like never let go, & lie to me a bunch.

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Thursday, 21 July 2011 00:49 (six years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Thanks to Chuck Tatum for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5X4N2exOsU&feature=player_embedded#!

Lophar Andreusz DeLeone (admrl), Friday, 19 August 2011 23:23 (six years ago) Permalink

HAW!

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Friday, 19 August 2011 23:50 (six years ago) Permalink

I like it

Lophar Andreusz DeLeone (admrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:37 (six years ago) Permalink

was that actually taken down within the last 9 minutes?

Gukbe, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Woah! Yes, I guess it was!

Lophar Andreusz DeLeone (admrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:43 (six years ago) Permalink

It sounded much like Tom Waits FWIW. Brash, honking, stompjng Tom Waits rather than sad Tom Waits. U know the drill

Lophar Andreusz DeLeone (admrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:44 (six years ago) Permalink

anti ppl be lurking ilm

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:45 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm anti-ppl

Lophar Andreusz DeLeone (admrl), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:46 (six years ago) Permalink

You guys are right about Nirvana upthread. It's been on every Christmas compilation I've made since I first heard it.

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:47 (six years ago) Permalink

The poem about the boy waiting at a diner during a bus ride stopover is particularly great.
yeah! almost wish there was a whole album of this sort of thing. he has an amazing speaking voice, even when he's not hamming it up.

tylerw, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 02:40 (six years ago) Permalink

I made a compilation of many of his best spoken word pieces, stuff like "What's he building in there". A bit disjointed in feel but it captures that incredible side of his work. I wish I flat-out loved his singing but I just don't.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 03:44 (six years ago) Permalink

U know the drill

yeah it's funny how much this is exactly what you expect a new tom waits song is going to sound like, but, you know, nice also. spoken bits are v wolf.

sexual union prayerbook slam (schlump), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:11 (six years ago) Permalink

am i totally reactionary if i prefer his pre-swordfishtrombones stuff?

by another name (amateurist), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:29 (six years ago) Permalink

nope, otm.

Ludo, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:47 (six years ago) Permalink

it's like loving the complex human sprawl of a man but remembering the innocence of the child he was

sexual union prayerbook slam (schlump), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:50 (six years ago) Permalink

thanks, i feel validated!

by another name (amateurist), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:26 (six years ago) Permalink

you're all wrong.

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Nah, I'm kidding - you can like what you like, you don't have to ask me!

There is something quite devastating and melancholy and genuine about a lot of early Waits. Albums like Small Change are gut-wrenchingly desperate while Heart Of Saturday Night is so wistful and starry-eyed. I have a lot of time for this era. He had a tendency to go from genuinely affecting to full-on hammy, but by reinventing himself in the early '80s he managed to hit a happy medium through pure theatre.

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:46 (six years ago) Permalink

I love that cartoon "The Street Tom Waits Grew Up On" upthread. Who did that?

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:47 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

So, the new album is out. Ilxors?

dog latin, Friday, 21 October 2011 12:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Just a new video, was really hoping for a tour annoucement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fju9o8BVJ8

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 13:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Awesome, a new video!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 13:38 (five years ago) Permalink

oh cool you guys...

Quickly, take hold of my hand, asshole! (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 13:57 (five years ago) Permalink

honestly, you've gotta be kidding me, is that it?

Quickly, take hold of my hand, asshole! (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 13:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Funny move by Tom, actually. The only reason that story got any press is because everybody was expecting a tour.

Everything You Like Sucks, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:46 (five years ago) Permalink

"As most of you guessed, it’s a tour…a tour de force!"

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 19:05 (five years ago) Permalink

nice video as it is though. Reminds me of Up! and also Mario 3 for some reason.

Quickly, take hold of my hand, asshole! (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 08:35 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Waits fans - please vote in this one:
What's he POLLing in there? The Tom Waits ballot poll

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Monday, 30 September 2013 13:17 (four years ago) Permalink

Cheers for the promotion DL.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 30 September 2013 13:33 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
five months pass...

I just saw the truly amazing staging of The Tempest, co-directed by magician Teller and featuring music (new and old) by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. It occurred to me that I know next to nothing about his wife. Has she ever given an interview? She seems conspicuously quiet given what a huge impact she has had on his career, and that she has co-written pretty much everything of his since 1980.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 November 2015 22:03 (two years ago) Permalink

huh hadn't heard about The Tempest! sounds interesting.
as far as Brennan goes, I don't think I've ever read an interview with her.

tylerw, Monday, 9 November 2015 22:21 (two years ago) Permalink

The Tempest was nuts, by the way. Incredible illusions plus a Caliban played by two people constantly connected/tumbling/climbing grabbling with one another. This is a still from another production:

http://americanrepertorytheater.org/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_popup/public/images/highres/TSC_Tempest_25.JPG?itok=m-Q_VwUV

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 November 2015 22:24 (two years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

http://i.imgur.com/j9juKOg.jpg

, Monday, 18 July 2016 12:17 (one year ago) Permalink

lol!

calzino, Monday, 18 July 2016 12:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Nick Cave fake hillbilly pecker

About 34,300 results (0.71 seconds)

calzino, Monday, 18 July 2016 12:34 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Yo, Tom Waits, what's up?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 July 2017 15:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

I found it interesting that he wasn't in that best songs of the 80s list p4k did, I don't think he's very trendy these days

niels, Sunday, 23 July 2017 16:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

Not touring or releasing albums will do that! But if he did/does tour, those tickets will go like lightning, because trendy or no the dude is cool and people like cool things.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 23 July 2017 17:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

One of the funniest people ever

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 21:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

"the large print giveth and the small print taketh away"

sleeve, Sunday, 23 July 2017 21:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

xp certainly, and I'm very happy I got to see him in Paris and I would be first in line for tickets to a new show

all the same I find myself rarely revisiting anything but Rain Dogs and Real Gone, and so as this correlates with little critical and social media attention I get the conspiratorial idea that what sounded new and fresh when I was first exposed to it is perhaps in fact kind of a gimmick and not as original as I thought at first

niels, Sunday, 23 July 2017 23:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

look out, mavis! HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU.

tylerw, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"
Entire ANTI- catalog newly remastered by Waits/Brennan
Including a new, remixed version of Real Gone
Available Now For Pre-Order On Vinyl & CD

BAD AS ME
11.10.17

REAL GONE
11.24.17

ALICE
11.24.17

BLOOD MONEY
11.24.17

GLITTER & DOOM
12.01.17

MULE VARIATIONS
12.15.17

Also Available For Digital Downloads & Streaming.
Orphans Available 2018."

StanM, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:41 (six months ago) Permalink

https://kingsroadmerch.com/tom-waits/

StanM, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:42 (six months ago) Permalink

lol that's like sweeping up a junkyard

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:53 (six months ago) Permalink

wtf @ remastering these? they all sound great

Simon H., Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:56 (six months ago) Permalink

They should just add extra vinyl cracks & pops, indeed.

StanM, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:56 (six months ago) Permalink

Two of these are less than ten years old. Feels too soon for a makeover

Thankfully there are no extra tracks, so I can ignore this

Duke, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 18:51 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah tom waits records in general are really well recorded and engineered and mixed

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 19:13 (six months ago) Permalink

also whenever somethings advertised as being remixed by the artist i'm always like oh goody mixed by a non-professional who's ears have been fucking shot since 1993

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 19:14 (six months ago) Permalink

"Real Gone" is a kind of a weird sounding record, Waits beat boxing as the rhythm track on certain tunes for inst, I'd be curious to hear a remix but never felt the original was lacking, though it is, more then a lot of Waits records, a ymmv sitch.

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 19:34 (six months ago) Permalink

also whenever somethings advertised as being remixed by the artist i'm always like oh goody mixed by a non-professional who's ears have been fucking shot since 1993

― Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown)

Iggy Pop to thread

Duke, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 19:59 (six months ago) Permalink

Most of these are easily available but hey I’ll never complain for more Waits vinyl in the market.

I seriously need a Rain Dogs and Bone Machine reissue tho.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 20:21 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Whether or not they really needed a remaster I am glad that they did it cuz it reminded me of "Alice" which I had not listened to in a minute and is just a great record.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 11 December 2017 15:02 (four months ago) Permalink

As a former huge Tom Waits fan, I kinda lost track of his work after Real Gone - everything just feels less essential from Mule Variations onwards. Is there anything worth re-exploring on Bad as Me and Orphans?

I love the demo of Alice - one of my favourite things he's done. Never quite enjoyed the fully-orchestrated version as much.

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 11 December 2017 15:12 (four months ago) Permalink

The spoken word disc of orphans is really great

In a slipshod style (Ross), Monday, 11 December 2017 15:15 (four months ago) Permalink

agreed, that 3rd disc has some great weird digressions

sleeve, Monday, 11 December 2017 15:36 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah i ignored Orphans at first, but most of it is great.

tylerw, Monday, 11 December 2017 15:45 (four months ago) Permalink

The Alice musical demos are the best. Alice recut as an album 10 years later is less so.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 11 December 2017 17:59 (four months ago) Permalink

my alice demos are on a DVD-R of MP3s that has suffered sea-change and cannot be mounted in ye drive any longer, alas

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Monday, 11 December 2017 18:01 (four months ago) Permalink

I've never heard the Alice demos, but I like the album a lot. It and Blood Money are closer to European art music than the junkyard-folk-blues stuff he'd been doing on Mule Variations. Plus I probably have a soft spot for those albums because that was when I got to interview him.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 11 December 2017 19:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Mule Variations - other than 1 or 2 tracks is a bit straight and bluesy-woosy for me. Not my favourite style of Tom Waits
Real Gone - Also straight and bluesywoosy but I kinda like it more? Bit too long though
Orphans - Yeah the third disc is a keeper. Enjoy some of the ballads on the second disc. Can't really get into much on the first disc as, again, it's a bit hoary tin-can blues and not my thing
Bad As Me - kind of a nice crystallisation of the previous decade. It's not a cool, conceptual album at all, and it's really just Waits being Waits and not giving a fuck. Some ideas are rehashed from previous albums, but it's got some great moments

Here's a playlist of later Waits stuff (no Alice or Blood Money stuff on here) https://open.spotify.com/user/1153731601/playlist/39Hr6Cn4EkRtYbJnmZgWZl

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 12:08 (four months ago) Permalink

someone who has those Alice demos should upload them (assuming they are not officially online)

Ludo, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:34 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3PFsJaE39A

tylerw, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:40 (four months ago) Permalink

of course, YouTube :-)

Ludo, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 20:13 (four months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

All the remasters (so, everything except the Island albums) are on Bandcamp now.

https://tomwaits.bandcamp.com/

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 11 March 2018 00:52 (one month ago) Permalink

When I was in my twenties and worked in "the biz," I misspelled his name in a letter ("Dear Mr. Waites"). My boss discovered it after it had already gone out, and was (understandably) quite pissed off, ha ha.

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Sunday, 11 March 2018 04:44 (one month ago) Permalink

so... is he doing the Island albums next?

StanM, Sunday, 11 March 2018 11:27 (one month ago) Permalink


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