Way down in a POLL: ILM's top 50 Tom Waits tracks

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It's a Waitsian afternoon here in London, the rain is lashin and the dogs are howlin. What better time to start revealing your favourite fifty Waitsian tunes? Quick run through of the albums first, then on to the main event. So pour yourself a bourbon, pull up a dwarf and get comfortable.

I've used number of votes to break ties by the way.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 12:49 (four years ago) Permalink

18. Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards (1 point, 1 vote)
17= Heartattack and Vine (4 points, 1 vote)
17= One From the Heart (4 points, 1 vote)
15. Alice (4 points, 3 votes)
14. Blood Money (5 points, 1 vote, 1 first place)
13= Real Gone (6 points, 2 votes)
13= Black Rider (6 points, 2 votes)
11. Closing Time (6 points, 3 votes)

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 12:57 (four years ago) Permalink

10. The Heart of Saturday Night (7 points, 3 votes)
9. Big Time (8 points, 3 votes)
8. Mule Variations (13 points, 8 votes, 1 first place)
7. Blue Valentines (14 points, 4 votes, 1 first place)
6. Nighthawks at the Diner (15 points, 6 votes, 1 first place)

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:01 (four years ago) Permalink

5. Small change (1976)
19 points, 6 votes, 1 first place

http://www.virginmedia.com/images/tomwaits-smallchange-gal.jpg

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:03 (four years ago) Permalink

4. Bone Machine (1992)
22 points, 10 votes

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41OXGRaGeUL.Image._.jpg

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Frank's Wild Years (1987)
44 points, 12 votes, 4 first place

http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2010-06/1276778574_51vpmby1kll._ss500_.jpg

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Sorry, number 3 obviously.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:07 (four years ago) Permalink

2. Swordfishtrombones (1983)
46 points, 15 votes, 4 first place

http://losslessjazz.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Tom-Waits-Swordfishtrombones-1990-FLAC.jpg

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:09 (four years ago) Permalink

My word, what on earth could be number one?

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:09 (four years ago) Permalink

1. Rain Dogs (1985)
76 points, 19 votes, 7 first place

http://johannasvisions.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/rain-dogs.jpg

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Whaaaa?!?!

cops on horse (WilliamC), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:12 (four years ago) Permalink

I know, shocking.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:13 (four years ago) Permalink

Liking the love for Small Change despite not having voted for it or anything on it.

many machines on ilx (MaresNest), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:14 (four years ago) Permalink

50. Diamonds on My Windshield (The Heart of Saturday Night 1974)
38 points, 4 votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sdk-ZnrHkw

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:20 (four years ago) Permalink

happy that i helped Blue Valentine and Nighthawks do respectably. never really understood the popularity of Bone Machine, though.

some dude, Monday, 14 October 2013 13:25 (four years ago) Permalink

I liked Bone Machine at the time but never want to listen to it now.

many machines on ilx (MaresNest), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:26 (four years ago) Permalink

40 years from his debut album to Bad As Me... I think this kid has staying power.

cops on horse (WilliamC), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:28 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't have enough of an appetite for his music to enjoy all of it, but it certainly seems like there's a case to be made that nobody's been more consistent over such a long career.

some dude, Monday, 14 October 2013 13:33 (four years ago) Permalink

I don't know - I think he's been mainly dire since the Wilson musicals. Heckuva 20 year run before that.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 14 October 2013 13:38 (four years ago) Permalink

49. Black Wings (Bone Machine, 1992
38 points, 5 votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i3cEdaM6y4

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:40 (four years ago) Permalink

I put this one up higher, but what a song to kick off a poll with!

pplains, Monday, 14 October 2013 13:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Always thought there was something a bit Nick Cavey about that one.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:42 (four years ago) Permalink

I don't know - I think he's been mainly dire since the Wilson musicals. Heckuva 20 year run before that.

― EZ Snappin, Monday, October 14, 2013 9:38 AM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hey your mileage may vary -- i just mean in terms of popular acclaim, most of those recent albums are pretty well regarded by critics, and there's really no consensus fallow period

some dude, Monday, 14 October 2013 13:44 (four years ago) Permalink

That's true. He doesn't have a dead decade like say, Dylan did.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 14 October 2013 13:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Tom Waits & The Dead would've been a fun disaster collaboration

some dude, Monday, 14 October 2013 13:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Might have worked in the early 70s, as long as they only played old folk and blues tunes. But I'm imagining them in '87, with the Waits of Big Time and the Dead of "Touch of Grey" and I want to punch everyone involved.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 14 October 2013 13:50 (four years ago) Permalink

58. Anywhere I Lay My Head (Rain Dogs, 1985)
40 points, 3 votes

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

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:57 (four years ago) Permalink

Gah, 48.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 13:59 (four years ago) Permalink

If there's one thing this poll is gonna prove is that there are a lot of crazy YouTube guys out there compiling Tom Waits songs.

pplains, Monday, 14 October 2013 14:02 (four years ago) Permalink

"Anywhere I Lay My Head" is amazing, a little disappointed it's not higher. Waits always kills with closing tracks.

some dude, Monday, 14 October 2013 14:06 (four years ago) Permalink

One of my favourite tracks lyrically coming up.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 14:14 (four years ago) Permalink

47. Swordfishtrombone (Swordfishtrombones, 1983)
40 points, 4 votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDGhJtEsmj8

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 14:15 (four years ago) Permalink

46. Hold On (Mule Variations,, 1999)
41 points, 4 votes, 1 first place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkpaKx1UUUw

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 14:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Be thankful I spared you the Hold On/Walking Dead montage vid that someone has made.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 14:36 (four years ago) Permalink

http://25.media.tumblr.com/acced5d84899e8e09b76b8bc9f2cf4df/tumblr_mfz1p8hx871r1mtsdo1_500.gif

it's so hard to dance that way, when it's cold and there's no music

some dude, Monday, 14 October 2013 14:43 (four years ago) Permalink

Don't remember that scene from Down By Law.

pplains, Monday, 14 October 2013 14:46 (four years ago) Permalink

45. Make It Rain (Real Gone, 2004)
42 points, 4 votes, 1 first place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR5SHuJDlUQ

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 14:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Do take the time to watch that clip, it's a terrific performance.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 14:52 (four years ago) Permalink

You think you might start a spotify list, chap?

pplains, Monday, 14 October 2013 14:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Not a bad idea, I'll get on it this evening.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 14:55 (four years ago) Permalink

45. Make It Rain (Real Gone, 2004)
42 points, 4 votes, 1 first place

Interesting. That is a great song. I like that album, but didn't vote for anything off it. The only one I came close to voting for was "Hoist That Rag" but it didn't make the cut.

erasingclouds, Monday, 14 October 2013 15:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Real Gone is quite unfairly overlooked, it's easily his best post 80s album for me.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 15:04 (four years ago) Permalink

But I like insane junkyard hobo Waits.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 15:04 (four years ago) Permalink

44. All the World is Green (Blood Money, 2002)
43 points, 3 votes, 1 first place

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 15:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Not a tune I was familiar with previously. Though it was a bit slight at first, but it's growing on me.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 15:08 (four years ago) Permalink

That's my first place vote (and I put Blood Money in first place in the albums too). It's the only one that doesn't have too many songs.

Eyeball Kicks, Monday, 14 October 2013 15:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Love this song. I voted for it, though fairly low. I'm realizing how slanted my votes were towards older stuff. This is probably the newest song I voted for.

erasingclouds, Monday, 14 October 2013 15:12 (four years ago) Permalink

43. I'll Be Gone (Frank's Wild Years, 1987)
46 points, 4 votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAVl3PjTwbk

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 15:21 (four years ago) Permalink

Now that's a tune.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 14 October 2013 15:22 (four years ago) Permalink

2. 16 Shells from a 3:16

Typo of the week. I wonder if there's a bible verse John Thirty-Ought-Six.

Victor Immature (WilliamC), Friday, 18 October 2013 20:58 (four years ago) Permalink

my fave album has always been the live nighthawks at the diner from 1975. it has such a phantastic jazzy night club atmosphre. how can it be that there is not one song which placed in the poll?

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 18 October 2013 21:13 (four years ago) Permalink

songs:
Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
Clap Hands
Way Down In The Hole
Picture In A Frame
Time
Blue Valentines
I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
Gun Street Girl
16 Shells From A 30.6
Innocent When You Dream (78)
Anywhere I Lay My Head
Red Shoes By The Drugstore
Come On Up To The House

Downtown Train
I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You
Step Right Up
The Piano Bas Been Drinking
Big In Japan
Jockey Full Of Bourbon
What’s He Building In There?

albums:
Blue Valentine
Rain Dogs
Nighthawks At The Diner
Swordfishtrombones
Mule Variations

deez so unusual (some dude), Friday, 18 October 2013 22:23 (four years ago) Permalink

whoah yeah Gun Street Girl didn't place either!

money, chicken and other DNA (sleeve), Friday, 18 October 2013 22:29 (four years ago) Permalink

tracks
1. tom traubert's blues (four sheets to the wind in copenhagen)
2. ruby's arms
3. christmas card from a hooker in minneapolis
4. train song
5. cold, cold ground
6. burma-shave
7. tango 'til they're sore
8. anywhere i lay my head
9. way down in the hole
10. kentucky avenue
11. blue valentines
12. jockey full of bourbon
13. take it with me
14. invitation to the blues
15. yesterday is here
16. innocent when you dream (barroom)
17. san diego serenade
18. world keeps turning
19. heartattack and vine
20. all the world is green

albums:
1. rain dogs
2. small change
3. franks wild years
4. swordfishtrombones
5. orphans

one way street, Friday, 18 October 2013 22:30 (four years ago) Permalink

"Gun Street Girl" was always a standout to me, surprised it didn't make it

deez so unusual (some dude), Friday, 18 October 2013 22:33 (four years ago) Permalink

my fave album has always been the live nighthawks at the diner from 1975. it has such a phantastic jazzy night club atmosphre. how can it be that there is not one song which placed in the poll?

― it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Friday, October 18, 2013 5:13 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i voted this #1 album, love it dearly; just didnt break out songs from it for the tracks poll, felt wrong

johnny crunch, Friday, 18 October 2013 23:58 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah same here, album was on my ballot but didn't vote for any songs. if i had more time to listen i wanted to at least revisit and pick out one, but i didn't.

deez so unusual (some dude), Saturday, 19 October 2013 00:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Track ballot (1-6 were left off due to c&p fail):

tom traubert's blues
Step Right Up
Jockey Full of Bourbon
Kentucky Avenue
All the world is green
9th & Hennepin

Ruby's Arms
Burma Shave
Ol' 55
Heart of Saturday Night
Heigh Ho
Ice cream man
I hope that I don't fall in love with you
San Diego Serenade
Somewhere
What's he building?
Better off without a wife
16 Shells from a 30-06
Misery is the River of the World
Martha

Jaq, Saturday, 19 October 2013 01:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Btw, if you havent heard the Blind Boys version of way down in the hole you're missing out. (I also like mia's version but I wont defend that one.)

Moka, Saturday, 19 October 2013 09:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Is the a poo thread for Tom Waits covers?

Moka, Saturday, 19 October 2013 09:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Thanks for running this. There will always be a place for it in the 9th and Hennepin of my heart.

My ballot:

1. Hang Down Your Head
2. Cold Cold Ground
3. Clap Hands
4. Gun Street Girl
5. Downtown Train
6. Hold On
7. Heartattack and Vine
8. Tango Till They’re Sore
9. Eyeball Kid
10. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
11. Jockey Full of Bourbon
12. Road To Peace
13. The Return of Jackie and Judy
14. Time
15. Blind Love
16. Underground
17. Til The Money Runs Out
18. Jersey Girl
19. Come On Up To the House
20. What’s He Building?

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 19 October 2013 14:16 (four years ago) Permalink

I avoided a lot of Raindogs stuff, except for Tango Till They're Sore, as I had a feeling a lot of tracks would have a pretty solid following. Disappointed that my #1, Drunk on the Moon, isn't so generally loved, but at least Xmas Card from a Hooker was top 10.

Dr X O'Skeleton, Saturday, 19 October 2013 14:27 (four years ago) Permalink

1. Picture in a Frame (25)
2. The Piano Has Been Drinking, Not Me (12)
3. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up (15)
4. Dirt in the Ground (30)
5. Cemetery Polka (26)
*6. Pony
7. Anywhere I Lay My Head (48)
*8. Cold Water
*9. The Briar and the Rose
10. What’s He Building? (35)
11. Soldier’s Things (22)
12. Time
13. Step Right Up (23)
*14. The Fall of Troy
15. Johnsburg, Illinois (29)
*16. Day After Tomorrow
*17. Town with No Cheer
*18. A Little Rain
*19. Chocolate Jesus
20. Clap Hands

Set the Ctrl-Alt-Del for the heart of the sun (SlimAndSlam), Saturday, 19 October 2013 17:16 (four years ago) Permalink

This poll has shown me that I need to take some time checking out his pre-Rain Dogs albums

Moodles, Saturday, 19 October 2013 17:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Are you not even familiar with Swordfishtrombones?

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Saturday, 19 October 2013 18:38 (four years ago) Permalink

tactical voting fail as my #1 fails to place!

("sweet little bullet")

really though my order was pretty arbitrary....looking forward to putting together a playlist of the later stuff!

jolly good poll, chap!

Swag Heathen (theStalePrince), Saturday, 19 October 2013 18:47 (four years ago) Permalink

xpost

Forgot that was earlier, Swordfishtrombones then is my cut-off, although there are definitely older tunes that I recognize.

Moodles, Saturday, 19 October 2013 19:03 (four years ago) Permalink

I've listened to all his albums at least once, (Orphans excluded), though some of the early ones only once.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Saturday, 19 October 2013 19:05 (four years ago) Permalink

so i just picked up franks wild years on vinyl. never really realised this, but it's definitely his least rocky and by far his most barrel-organy/jazzy one of the trilogy. think it might well be beating out swordfish as my fave of the three, which is strange because i never rated it that much. i can even handle the new york song.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Sunday, 20 October 2013 16:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Actually running this poll has made me re-evalute Frank's; it was always my least favourite of the trilogy, but I realise now it's stacked with good songs.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Sunday, 20 October 2013 16:41 (four years ago) Permalink

whoever said upthread that Blood money is his only album that doesn't have too many songs is OTM. i mean, i love tom waits but it's true - even his best albums could be chopped by two-three songs.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Sunday, 20 October 2013 17:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Here's my ballot. A better knowledge of his 00s albums and less of a will to avoid Raindogs loading would probably change it quite a bit. Disappointed not to see my #1, 4 and 20 anywhere in the top 50

1. Drunk on the moon
2. Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
3. Tango till they’re sore
4. Blind love
5. Blue Valentines
6. Time
7. Black wings
8. New coat of paint
9. The piano has been drinking
10. Jockey full of bourbon
11. Virginia Avenue
12. Semi Suite
13. Kentucky Avenue
14. Shiver Me Timbers
15. 9th and hennepin
16. cold cold ground
17. Ruby’s Arms
18. More than Rain
19. Step Right Up
20. lonely

Dr X O'Skeleton, Sunday, 20 October 2013 22:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Just catching up... great poll! Good work, chap.

Can't believe I forgot about "Christmas Card..." - would have made my top 10. Also, I was the no. 1 vote for "Make It Rain" - I only really got into Waits about a decade ago, around the time Real Gone came out, and the live version that he performed during that tour just wormed its way into my heart.

My ballot:

1. Make It Rain
2. Kentucky Avenue
3. Green Grass
4. Rain Dogs
5. Time
6. Goin' Out West
7. Jockey Full of Bourbon
8. Telephone Call From Istanbul
9. Soldier's Things
10. Picture in a Frame
11. Way Down in the Hole
12. Invitation to the Blues
13. I Hope I Won't Fall In Love With You
14. Ruby's Arms
15. Cold Cold Ground
16. Wrong Side of The Road
17. Alice
18. How's It Gonna End
19. Poor Edward
20. The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)

Roz, Monday, 21 October 2013 16:30 (four years ago) Permalink

man i wish he would record rainbow sleeves...what a great song

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 27 October 2013 22:39 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvLd8FgDBMw

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 27 October 2013 22:41 (four years ago) Permalink

I've started on my reggae cover of Cold Cold Ground BTW.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Monday, 28 October 2013 14:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Here's what I've got so far, if anyone's interested. Still very rough round the edges but you get the idea: https://soundcloud.com/doglatin/cold-cold-ground-tom-waits

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Monday, 28 October 2013 16:52 (four years ago) Permalink

Nice.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 28 October 2013 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

i regret never noticing this poll before :`(

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 28 October 2013 21:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Listening to Blood Money. What a great album. Completely overlooked.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 19:16 (four years ago) Permalink

^ that was my number one album

Eyeball Kicks, Wednesday, 30 October 2013 11:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Think it might have some of my favourite lyrics on there. 'Misery Is The River Of The World' especially, but if Waits has ever been about studying the human condition, Blood Money's it. Something terrible and ogreish about it, like an in-depth look at misanthropy and the justification of such.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Is the Woyzeck play it's based on worth a look?

Also: Marimbas!

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:33 (four years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Only just clocked how incredible Hell Broke Luce is.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Friday, 5 September 2014 17:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Such an amazing song. I haven't really bothered with Bad As Me since it came out but it makes an otherwise fine album something special. Love the Mario 3 esque video too

monoprix à dimanche (dog latin), Friday, 5 September 2014 18:09 (three years ago) Permalink

I've started on my reggae cover of Cold Cold Ground BTW.

― Pingu Unchained (dog latin)

Ever get any further with this, DL?

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Friday, 5 September 2014 18:19 (three years ago) Permalink

I was listening to Bad as Me while showering this morning. It IS a good album if programmatic, like he said "Let me put on my TOM WAITS hat and start belching and banging."

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 5 September 2014 18:21 (three years ago) Permalink

If I had a belchy Tom Waits hat I'd put it on every day to be fair.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Friday, 5 September 2014 18:35 (three years ago) Permalink

chap - totally forgot about it, but i did do a sort of demo

https://soundcloud.com/doglatin/cold-cold-ground-tom-waits

monoprix à dimanche (dog latin), Friday, 5 September 2014 18:35 (three years ago) Permalink

I wore mine before lunch.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 5 September 2014 18:36 (three years ago) Permalink

I was listening to Bad as Me while showering this morning. It IS a good album if programmatic, like he said "Let me put on my TOM WAITS hat and start belching and banging."

― guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, September 5, 2014 7:21 PM (14 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

OTM. It's blatantly the first TW album where he's just being Tom Waits qua Tom Waits.

monoprix à dimanche (dog latin), Friday, 5 September 2014 18:37 (three years ago) Permalink

I started to get that feeling with Real Gone

Master of Treacle, Friday, 5 September 2014 19:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Real gone is great though! Enjoy it more than the murky depths of mule variations for the most part.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Friday, 5 September 2014 19:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Mule Variations is one people really rate that I could never understand why. It Def improves as it goes on but the first few songs drag by in standard blues rock mode, with little of the inventiveness that makes him unique. There's a fair amount of emotion in a song like 'Hold On' but he's done better than these baleful lyrics. It just doesnt hit the spot for me. Real Gone is great though.

monoprix à dimanche (dog latin), Saturday, 6 September 2014 00:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Mule Variations has 5 or 6 great tunes, but really doesn'twork as an album.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Saturday, 6 September 2014 00:26 (three years ago) Permalink

otoh Bone Machine is wonderful.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 6 September 2014 00:31 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

watched a decent Laserdisc rip of Big Time last night which is about the only way i guess i'll ever see it. supposedly there's not only no plans to release it on DVD/Blu but the director has the only 35MM copy! it was shown in San Francisco at the end of last year. anyway the film is excellent IMO and the staging and props (Mondrian squares, feathers and confetti, a red and black chessboard floor, etc.. ) are amazing!

piscesx, Thursday, 4 January 2018 19:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

4 Observations from the Ride Home

--Other Lady Guest @ The Sausagefest: Pat Benatar. Caught another twofer block of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and "Promises In The Dark". Seems like she'd do well on a more '80s-centric playing field.

--The only two '60s songs were "Satisfaction" and "Magic Carpet Ride", which reminds me that Steppenwolf are quite lucky because both "MCR" and "Born To Be Wild" will still be in heavy rotation until doomsday.

--Newest track was "You Could Me Mine" by G'n'R, which perfectly ties into the coronation of AxL & Co. as the "Last Great Classic Rock Band" and why the format had to stretch in to the '90s to include them.

--Heard a commercial for a law firm that only represents men in divorce cases--Welcome To The Land Of Who Still Listens To Terrestrial Classic Rock Radio!

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 11 January 2018 06:14 (one week ago) Permalink

WTF? Wrong Poll!

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 11 January 2018 06:15 (one week ago) Permalink


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