Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Tom Waits' Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards

With Tom Waits you have to either love his music or...well, you get the point. His latest disc, Orphans, is a collection of never before released music that is both stunning and thought provoking. Waits intelligence is evident in his lyrics and his raspy method of delivery is as unique as the man himself. Included in this three disc set is a 94 page booklet that gives lyrics and some interesting photos that you have to make up stories for. It is one of the most original recordings that I have heard lately. Check out the Tom Waits website at


Jack Snider said...

Waits is great, real artist. I like his "Get Behind the Mule," and "What's He Doing In There?" among others.
Here's a link to some press on NPR:

Cool blog, dog.


Anonymous said...

The "" site has long been inactive. Might've been official at one time, but it's as good as gone these days. Currently the best site is a fan-site: The Tom Waits Library.

Nice sentiments about your wife. And Michigan.

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