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FerriswheelBueller

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Re: Tom Waits's Best Song
« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2021, 11:38:58 PM »
Oh, and don't tell Mrs Kalowski, but I've just dropped £80 on an original vinyl copy of Bone Machine.

I won’t bring it up but if she asks I’m not going to lie to her. Sorry.

kalowski

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Re: Tom Waits's Best Song
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2021, 07:35:24 AM »
I won’t bring it up but if she asks I’m not going to lie to her. Sorry.
Give me all of your grief
I have no use for the truth
Lie to me baby
(You got to) Lie to me baby
(You got to) Lie to me baby
(You got to) Lie to me baby - move on

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Re: Tom Waits's Best Song
« Reply #62 on: April 15, 2021, 01:17:18 PM »
If buying unnecessary things is on the docket surely Step Right Up is your go-to.

Re: Tom Waits's Best Song
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2021, 07:51:46 PM »
Closing Time - (haven't heard any of it)
The Heart of Saturday Night - The Heart of Saturday Night
Nighthawks at the Diner - Better Off Without a Wife
Small Change - I Wish I Was in New Orleans
Foreign Affairs - Burma-Shave
Blue Valentine - Red Shoes by the Drugstore
Heartattack and Vine - On the Nickle
One From the Heart - (don't know it)

Swordfishtrombones - Shore Leave
Rain Dogs - Tango til They're Sore
Frank's Wild Years - Cold, Cold Ground

Bone Machine - Murder in the Red Barn
The Black Rider - November
Mule Variations - Come On Up to the House
Alice - Everything You Can Think
Blood Money - All the World is Green
Real Gone - Don't Go Into that Barn

Brawlers - Lucinda
Bawlers - You Can Never Hold Back Spring
Bastards - King King (Daniel Johnston cover)

Bad As Me - Raised Right Men

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Re: Tom Waits's Best Song
« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2021, 10:38:19 PM »
I'll play
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Closing Time - Martha
The Heart of Saturday Night - Fumblin' with the Blues
Nighthawks at the Diner - Eggs and Sausage

Small Change - Tom Traubert's Blues
Foreign Affairs - Burma-Shave
Blue Valentine - Kentucky Avenue
Heartattack and Vine - Ruby's Arms
One From the Heart - Picking Up After You

Swordfishtrombones - 16 Shells from a 30.06
Rain Dogs - Diamonds and Gold
Frank's Wild Years - Innocent When You Dream
Big Time - Falling Down

Bone Machine - A Little Rain
Night on Earth -  On the Other Side of the World
The Black Rider - Lucky Day

Mule Variations - Come On Up to the House
Alice - Reeperbahn
Blood Money - Coney Island Baby
Real Gone - Make it Rain

Brawlers - Sea of Love
Bawlers - The Fall of Troy
Bastards - Book of Moses

Bad As Me - Satisfied

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Re: Tom Waits's Best Song
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2021, 11:32:58 PM »
Best Tom Waits song that's not on any Tom Waits album

It's Alright With Me
https://youtu.be/2urqKTQAAbY

It's also the only one I can think of.

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Re: Tom Waits's Best Song
« Reply #66 on: April 16, 2021, 12:18:42 AM »
A Sight For Sore Eyes is the one I always think of when seeing old friends.

Re: Tom Waits's Best Song
« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2021, 12:50:58 PM »
Closing Time - Ol' 55
The Heart of Saturday Night -
Nighthawks at the Diner - Better Off Without a Wife
Small Change - Bad liver and a broken heart
Foreign Affairs - Burma-Shave
Blue Valentine - Christmas Card from a hooker in minneapolis
Heartattack and Vine - Heartattack and Vine
One From the Heart - *Don't know it at all*
Swordfishtrombones - Swordfishtrombone
Rain Dogs - Rain Dogs
Frank's Wild Years - Cold, Cold, Ground
Bone Machine - Dirt in the ground
The Black Rider - Lucky Day
Mule Variations - Picture in a frame
Alice - Alice
Blood Money - All the World is Green
Real Gone - Sins of my father
Brawlers - Rains on Me
Bawlers - Goodnight Irene
Bastards - Nirvana
Bad As Me - Chicago

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Re: Tom Waits's Best Song
« Reply #68 on: April 29, 2021, 09:06:09 PM »
Real Gone - Make it Rain

I was right. Listening now. This is a brilliant song and wh6a great bit of Marc Ribot guitar.

kalowski

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Re: Tom Waits's Best Song
« Reply #69 on: April 30, 2021, 11:02:10 PM »
Just spotted this great lyric from Raised Right Men:
"A good woman can make a diamond out of a measly lump of coal."

I guess he's met Mrs Kalowski.

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