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Maartje!
Posted: Apr 11, 2018 1:28
 

Love it! Love love love it!
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Mar 13, 2018 14:17
 

"Clink"  schlurrrp  : )

Posted: Mar 27, 2015 18:03
 

he's that rumbly, grainy voiced angel without wings, there in the smoky rooms with low-wattage lights, laughs and tunes and sharp eyes lookin' you up and down, "clink" here's to you my friend! now where'd that delicious little piano player head-off to without kissin' uncle Tom, "nuther round Barry!"
DocStrangelove
(Ottawa)
Posted: May 18, 2017 15:49
 

love is the only thing I've ever known...
{#Bananajam}
oldman
(Lost in Northern Virginia)
Posted: Mar 18, 2017 16:27
 

 thediceareloaded wrote:
Tom Waits basically doing a Johnny Cash song. What's not to like here?

 
Many different songs named "Long Way Home" this one was written by Mr. Waits, and Kathleen Brennan his wife.
"The Long Way Home" is another song name of which there appears to be several versions (a google search really surprised me on that) I had forgotten about the Supertramp version! There is also a Roseanne Cash / John Leventhal song that is very recent. (Good album , too!)
The most familiar version from my early days,  that I know is the Waylon Jennings "I'm A Long Way From Home" which I think he wrote. Again I was surprised how many versions came up and I'm afraid I did not take the time to listen to them for differences. But I think the Jennings version is the one I remember that Johnny did early in his career. 
For fear of making a blanket statement that someone will find an exception.
As far as I know there are some constants in life.
Aside from death and Taxes.
Usually you can count on the following artists/song writers, do not do covers: (not counting concerts)
Tom Waits
Bruce Springsteen
Neil Young
Joni Mitchell
Leonard Cohen
Patty Griffen
Rodney Crowell
Lucinda Williams (?)
The list goes on, other people do covers of their songs.
Please feel free to add to this list.
Recently I've seen people credit someone who has done a cover of a song (and may very well own the song by default because of an excellent cover version, Johnny's version of "Hurt" written by Trent Reznor, springs to mind, Emmy Lou Harris version of "Where Will I Be" is another), but giving credit to the wrong artist for writing and indeed doing their own song.
Which like it or not, it is their song, and really they can do it like they originally heard it in their head.
Sorry it just bugs me that credit is given to the wrong artists for writing a song that a very quick search could reveal who wrote it, particularly when some artists never do covers of other peoples songs.
 

thediceareloaded
(Berlin)
Posted: Aug 15, 2016 13:39
 

Tom Waits basically doing a Johnny Cash song. What's not to like here?
kellipeter05
Posted: Jul 13, 2016 8:56
 

Blech. Can I vom now?  
jkamm14
(NJ, USA)
Posted: Jul 13, 2016 8:56
 

I agree too!

NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Grr... I have wanted to rant on this for a long time... 

ALL singing is contrived in some sense or another. Tom Waits gets EXACTLY the sound he is looking for. He knows precisely what he wants and he's spent a long time perfecting it. For me this is no different to a classically trained singer. Have you ever listened to a really good soprano or tenor? It is EXACTLY the same thing.. they are looking for a certain sound and invest a huge amount of time getting there. And most professional singers I know have a really high regard for singers like Tom Waits. Ok, so your benchmark might be clarity of tone, closing the vocal chords, getting rid of that breathiness most people naturally have when they sing. But by crikey, that is not the only benchmark out there.  But then are aiming at singing Lieder or opera. At a guess, Tom Waits isn't aiming for that genre.

 

 


A_Radio_Head
(Minneapolis)
Posted: May 26, 2016 14:14
 

 {#Clap} I second that rant!
NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Grr... I have wanted to rant on this for a long time... 

ALL singing is contrived in some sense or another. Tom Waits gets EXACTLY the sound he is looking for. He knows precisely what he wants and he's spent a long time perfecting it. For me this is no different to a classically trained singer. Have you ever listened to a really good soprano or tenor? It is EXACTLY the same thing.. they are looking for a certain sound and invest a huge amount of time getting there. And most professional singers I know have a really high regard for singers like Tom Waits. Ok, so your benchmark might be clarity of tone, closing the vocal chords, getting rid of that breathiness most people naturally have when they sing. But by crikey, that is not the only benchmark out there.  But then are aiming at singing Lieder or opera. At a guess, Tom Waits isn't aiming for that genre.

 

 


helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: May 10, 2016 10:45
 

Awful!
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Apr 24, 2016 11:26
 

Grr... I have wanted to rant on this for a long time... 

ALL singing is contrived in some sense or another. Tom Waits gets EXACTLY the sound he is looking for. He knows precisely what he wants and he's spent a long time perfecting it. For me this is no different to a classically trained singer. Have you ever listened to a really good soprano or tenor? It is EXACTLY the same thing.. they are looking for a certain sound and invest a huge amount of time getting there. And most professional singers I know have a really high regard for singers like Tom Waits. Ok, so your benchmark might be clarity of tone, closing the vocal chords, getting rid of that breathiness most people naturally have when they sing. But by crikey, that is not the only benchmark out there.  But then are aiming at singing Lieder or opera. At a guess, Tom Waits isn't aiming for that genre.

 
Eagle25000
(Delray Beach, FL)
Posted: Apr 08, 2016 9:14
 

 hayduke2 wrote:

Right on!  Well stated i4niblind  : )     (clink!)

 
Totally agree with you sir!
 
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Mar 07, 2016 15:26
 

 i4niblind wrote:
Ahhh.  Tom Waits.   Genius lyricist.  Outstanding sonic engineer.  Seems to me you must have absolutely no imagination if you don't like this guy.  

 
Right on!  Well stated i4niblind  : )     (clink!)
odopop
(Wiesbaden, Germany)
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 0:49
 

There are artist and music styles I simply cannot connect to. This is one of them...
Zeekei
(In the Dutch mountains)
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 0:47
 

Outclasses all covers. Tom Waits rules! {#Meditate}
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jan 20, 2016 9:16
 

 dsd wrote:
Great songs like this can bind so tightly to the vocals that everything seems just perfect.  I know in my head that Waits can't sing.  But  this song knows better.    

 
"clink" Cheers to that dsd! Well stated
idiot_wind
Posted: Jan 04, 2016 12:50
 

The piano has been drinking, not him....
ScottN
(Half inch above the K/T boundary)
Posted: Nov 23, 2015 11:40
 

 steeler wrote:
One of our greatest composers of his era.

 
Indeed. This song is a gem from his many...
steeler
(Perched on the precipice of the cauldron of truth)
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 13:55
 

One of our greatest composers of his era.
Jesmonde
Posted: Jul 31, 2015 20:56
 

I know and love this song, now I have to see this movie!
tonispizzeria
(Limeshain in de Wetterau)
Posted: Jul 16, 2015 7:19
 

Ja genau Tom Rumbel di Bumbel