• Tom Waits
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Fawn is probably Waits' best composition, in my honest opinion.
Sorta like Bone Machine, being blurred and all. [editline]29th August 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=OctopusGuy;32006556]Fawn is probably Waits' best composition, in my honest opinion.[/QUOTE] I don't know, Lost In The Harbour -> the part where he sings "Down to the harbour" gives me the most soothing feeling.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBkyaJqQ-50[/media] :O Seriously... if they made a David Attenborough style documentary with Waits as narrator I would watch that shit over and over. :>
god tom is hilarious this is great too [media]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb8iy3_tom-waits-iggy-pop-coffee-and-cigar_music[/media]
[QUOTE=vagrant;32017830]god tom is hilarious this is great too [media]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb8iy3_tom-waits-iggy-pop-coffee-and-cigar_music[/media][/QUOTE]Whole movie is great, the Bill Murray bit is hilarious.
oh god yes, seeing bill murray chat with RZA and GZA is one of the finer pleasures in film
end of the Orphans album is hilarious.
Just pulling your leg. :v:
i burst out laughing like Waits. Cchhhhhahahhhaaaahaaaaaaahuhhhggfssgbdggsaaaaaaddddfgaaa:v:
[QUOTE=AK'z;32079181]i burst out laughing like Waits. Cchhhhhahahhhaaaahaaaaaaahuhhhggfssgbdggsaaaaaaddddfgaaa:v:[/QUOTE] The sort of laughter where you slowly realize you've been elaborately pranked. :v:
I just posted something from De Staat in the "Eargasm moments" thread and remembered this: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYS-eos3nyw[/media]
[QUOTE=Robbobin;28384144][url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ymBaAsSqDE&feature=related]Thread music[/url] [img]http://www.clashmusic.com/files/imagecache/big_node_view/files/images/Tom-waits.jpg[/img] Tom Waits is a 61 year old American man who writes some beautiful music. He's most well known because of his distinctive growl. I remember thinking to myself, when I first heard him, that his music must surely just be a novelty, but quickly learned to appreciate his music more than any music since. He was really inspired by music theatre and as a result his lyrical style is very much about telling stories which I fucking love. [b]the 70s[/b] When he started releasing music in the 70s it was very folky and jazzy and pretty easy-going. I haven't listened to this era nearly as much as the others, except the Heart of Saturday Night, which is easily one of my favourite albums. Think dimly lit jazz clubs and Waits chain-smoking over the piano. He pretty much epitomises what it means to be cool. At the start of the decade his voice is distinctly not-growly but around 75 his voice seemed to begin its descent into what it is now. Watch [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRHgE2Yi3To]Step Right Up[/url] in 77 and try telling me this man isn't cool. Or listen to [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=107dADrIVBk]New Coat of Paint[/url] from the Heart of Saturday Night for some relatively silky vocals and a sexy as fuck jazz piano. [b]the 80s[/b] Moving on to the 80s... This is when he met his wife, Kathleen Brennan and introduced him to all kinds of weird music and encouraged him to write the album Swordfishtrombones, an album critics fucking love because it's taking music in such a weird direction. He changed producers for this album because he wanted to drop the heavily orchestrated, synthetic flavour in favour of something that more closely resembles an ensemble of cupboards being destroyed with hammers (which he supposedly did). This is where Waits really becomes someone you'll love or hate, now that his growl is really coming into form. The album Rain Dogs is fucking unmissable if you like this era, and everyone ought to listen to it at some point. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVaEPx_VyXs]Rain Dogs[/url] is an especially bizarre song but it's literally drowning in character. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRw-d4aNZsM&feature=related]Telephone from Istanbul[/url] is one of my favourite songs from the 80s too. Notice how his music couldn't be fucking further from the usual absolute crock of shit the 80s is notorious for. Fucking hell I hate typical 80s music. [b]the 90s[/b] Compared to the leaps he's made in his musical direction since, from the 90s onwards he seems to be going in roughly the same direction. The main difference from the 90s is that his style feels so much more refined and at least a little more listenable (except maybe the Black Rider which was weiiiiiiiiiiiiird). His album Mule Variations was award-winningly awesome, and Chocolate Jesus was the first song I heard from him, and enough to hook me for good. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27LLPANAgzw]Goin' Out West[/url] is probably one of the most badass songs ever written ever. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wfamPW3Eaw]Chocolate Jesus[/url] sums up everything there is to love about the man. [b]2000 onwards[/b] 2000-2010 was very much in line with the 90s stuff, in my opinion, but with a lot more ballady, piano style songs thrown in the mix. In 2002 he released 2 albums (on the same day), the one with his badass rhythmic style (Blood Money) and the other with a much more melancholy, subdued tone (Alice). Then he went and released Real Gone, which has to be the best album ever written. It's consistent in style, and seems to be merging blues, folk and industrial into one sexy, glorious ubergenre. And then finally he released Orphans, Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards which is a 3 CD album, with 3 distinct styles. CD 1 is bluesy, rhythmic and catchy, 2 is mostly ballads and 3 is storytelling. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF3YQ5WajJk]Make It Rain[/url] is my favourite song from the era. Dripping with angst (in a good way). [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ6ln7NhVfc&feature=related]2:19[/url] is a deliciously catchy, bluesy number that I think you'd find difficult not to like. [b]TOM WAITS IS IN THE STUDIO WRITING A NEW ALBUM.[/b] So the moral of the story is, listen to those tracks I recommended, enjoy them, then find the albums on spotify/amazon/whatever. I'd recommend Real Gone, Blood Money and Orphans CD1 for an easy route in.[/QUOTE] Love this dude's music :P
New album is up for streaming, you need a code to listen, I can get a few I think. I'm listening now. It's good. [url]http://badasme.com/[/url] [editline]17th October 2011[/editline] I have 5 codes
[QUOTE=T-Bag-T;32828174]New album is up for streaming, you need a code to listen, I can get a few I think. I'm listening now. It's good. [url]http://badasme.com/[/url] [editline]17th October 2011[/editline] I have 5 codes[/QUOTE] Do I want a code? [editline]17th October 2011[/editline] yes
[QUOTE=AK'z;32829408]Do I want a code? [editline]17th October 2011[/editline] yes[/QUOTE] Pm'ed you one incase the email request thing is slow/broken/whatever
[B]HELL BROKE LUCE[/B] So badass. Best track on the album imo.
Much appreciated, I won't listen to it all because the stream is most likely to be 128kbps. Sounds good though.
Any chance of a code please ?
Best version of the best title music of the best tv show :v: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipaV4k2n__I[/media]
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