Archive for the 'Tom Waits' Category

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Once described by Elton John as “the Jackson Pollock of song”, Tom Waits is an inherently American artist. Over the past four decades, Waits’ eccentric boho brew of junkyard scat, jazz, gutter blues, tin-pan alley excursions and avant-garde cabaret have howled into the ether and reverberated back again…transfigured into something wholly his own. One day […]

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

In December of 1978, Tom Waits recorded an episode of Austin City Limits. The now-mainstay music program was in its relative infancy – only its fourth season – and had built a solid fanbase of Americana music enthusiasts. As the ACL website notes: “…the show came in through the back door, so to speak. Terry […]

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

In December of 1978, Tom Waits recorded an episode of Austin City Limits. The now-mainstay music program was in its relative infancy – only its fourth season – and had built a solid fanbase of Americana music enthusiasts. As the ACL website notes: “…the show came in through the back door, so to speak. Terry […]

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

There is little to no argument that Tom Waits is one of the longest standing bullshitters in the history of popular music. As such, upon the release of his 1999 Mule Variations lp, he graced television screens everywhere appearing on an episode of VH1 Storytellers. With his gruff voice and a cherry-picked ad hoc band […]

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Early Tom Waits chestnut, sans band, accompanying himself on piano and guitar in his native San Diego, April 1974. I originally happened upon this recording several years ago via Captain’s Dead, who is presently re-hosting the show during their pledge campaign. Zipped download/tracklisting after the jump…

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Captured radio broadcast (WXRT) from 1976 of Tom’s performance in Chicago at the Ivanhoe Theater. Download: Tom Waits :: Ivanhoe Theater 11/21/76 – Radio Broadcast (WXRT) (103mb)

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

For fellow Tom Waits freaks, the pairing of Waits guesting on Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour is something like manna. The following five tracks find Waits calling in to Dylan’s show, commenting on various subjects, reveling in the everyday bizarre. Fantastic. Tom Waits :: Body Parts (Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour) Tom Waits […]