Tom Waits :: Never Talk to Strangers (LP Bootleg, 1979)


Recorded at the BBC Studios London, for the “Tonight In Person” show in July of 1979, this vinyl bootleg finds Waits working up material from his Asylum years. This particular performance hit the spot recently as I’d been spending a lot of time with Waits’ transitional Heartattack And Vine LP–which ultimately reinvigorated an interest in the earlier catalog. Download and tracklisting after the jump.

Download: Tom Waits :: Never Talk to Strangers (LP Bootleg) July 26, 1979

Side One
With a Suitcase
I Never Talk To Strangers
Step Right Up
On the Nickel
Red Shoes By The Drugstore

Side Two
Burma Shave
Kentucky Avenue
Small Change
Closing Time (fades out)

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