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davidherrington
Posted: Apr 20, 2018 10:15
 

love tom waits. more tom waits please.
ladron
(:O)
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 18:40
 

 rpdevotee wrote:
Back when Tom Waits had a voice...
I think that cigarette in his mouth might be telling
 
I think he intentionally adopted the style and people responded well to it so it became his thing.

I like him a lot, but personally, I would rather he backed off the gravelly shtick.
AnchorMan
(number 8)
Posted: Oct 13, 2017 7:36
 

 hayduke2 wrote:

dude that's Madeline Kahn ; )

 

She looks tired!
fraserji
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 18:36
 

Uncanny. Out for a motorcycle ride today with this song was going through my head and now it's on RP. How did Bill
know that? 
rpdevotee
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 10:09
 

Back when Tom Waits had a voice...
I think that cigarette in his mouth might be telling
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 12:31
 

 zedstation wrote:
1974?...isn't that Madonna on the cover?

 
dude that's Madeline Kahn ; )
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 13:55
 

 maxvonevil wrote:
Wow, Waits post Betty Ford?
Sure, the regular smokehouse/whiskeybarrel/traffic accident voice has it's own, ahem...properties, however you can actually listen to this without having to simultaneously run your nails over a blackboard to offset the audio trauma.
Proclivities wrote:

"Waits post Betty Ford"?  This is from his second album, from 1974, when he was likely drinking and smoking pretty heavily, and before his voice took on its more commonly-known characteristics.  Before he slept in the stable and woke up a little hoarse.

 
Pre or Post Ford clinic, you both made me laugh with this one.  And (without looking) I'm guessing this is his highest rated song at 8+

Peace, Love, RocknRoll, Drugs and Sex and Happiness in whatever order!


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 26, 2017 13:44
 

 maxvonevil wrote:
Wow, Waits post Betty Ford?
Sure, the regular smokehouse/whiskeybarrel/traffic accident voice has it's own, ahem...properties, however you can actually listen to this without having to simultaneously run your nails over a blackboard to offset the audio trauma.

 
"Waits post Betty Ford"?  This is from his second album, from 1974, when he was likely drinking and smoking pretty heavily, and before his voice took on its more commonly-known characteristics.  Before he slept in the stable and woke up a little hoarse.
maxvonevil
(Sin City)
Posted: Nov 26, 2016 6:59
 

Wow, Waits post Betty Ford?
Sure, the regular smokehouse/whiskeybarrel/traffic accident voice has it's own, ahem...properties, however you can actually listen to this without having to simultaneously run your nails over a blackboard to offset the audio trauma.
djblitz
(Boston, MA)
Posted: Nov 10, 2016 12:25
 

After tons of listens on RP from this one, I'm bumping it up to the 10 it deserves since the emotion of it got to me this last time. 
zedstation
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 15:09
 

1974?...isn't that Madonna on the cover?
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Apr 19, 2016 2:00
 

 2020sk wrote:
Despite the crass rhyme of neon buzzin with second cousin this is about as close to a painting as a song can get, ain't it?

 
nice way of putting it. yep. 
hbs47
(SE England)
Posted: Apr 19, 2016 1:57
 

WOW! an almost listenable TW song!
Inshallah
Posted: Mar 25, 2016 9:41
 

God

 
spacemoose
Posted: Dec 30, 2015 1:35
 

Damn the nostalgia this evokes.  I feel old.
rocklandlove
(Hudson Valley, New York)
Posted: Apr 22, 2015 21:09
 

The Bard of Sonoma County!
2020sk
Posted: Feb 18, 2015 13:57
 

Despite the crass rhyme of neon buzzin with second cousin this is about as close to a painting as a song can get, ain't it?
NCEyeballKid
(In the heart of saturday night)
Posted: Feb 03, 2015 5:46
 

An obvious 10 for me

 
averybadcat
(planet of the aged)
Posted: Nov 01, 2014 10:55
 

 ick wrote:

Old soul.

 
1. Old soul, scary bukowsquiesque soul. But beautiful mouse pad—thanks for the photo.
2. What is he building in  there? 
3. Big Time brought new meaning to the psychedelic concert film. 
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:34
 

 Cynaera wrote:
I first heard this as a remake by Shawn Colvin, and I loved it - until I heard the original.  Now, Colvin's version seems lame and unemotional...  Another reason why I'm a purist - most times, the originals are the best, most honest, most true...
 
miss you so much, Cynaera...

everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...  can't speak for Madam Blue...

Good riddance, Mister Green.