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Tom Waits 1973-1993: Everything but the Crying

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Tom Waits  Virginia Avenue (1973)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Ice Cream Man (1973)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Diamonds on my Windshield (1974)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Depot Depot (1974)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Step Right Up (1976)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Cinny's Waltz (1977)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Twenty-Nine Dollars (1978)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Romeo is Bleeding (1978)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  In Shades (1980)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits w/ Crystal Gayle  Picking Up After You (1982)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Frank's Wild Years (1983)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Swordfishtrombone (1983)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Jockey Full of Bourbon (1985)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  9th & Hennepin (1985)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Way Down in the Hole (1987)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Hang on St. Christopher (1987)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  It's All Right With Me (1990)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  I'm Not Your Fool Anymore (1991)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Black Wings (1992)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  The Ocean Doesn't Want Me (1992)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Black Box Theme (1993)  buy on itunes

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I've always enjoy Tom's music, but found too much of it in the 'I'm going to go drink myself to death now' vein, so here is a compilation of my favorite tracks from his first 20 years.
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greaseball1
Date: 6/7/2003
I agree! I love all of Toms songs but I think his strength's are his story telling songs, unusual characters and settings. My favorite album is Foriegn Affairs with its routte 66-y crime jazz feel. The best period, in my opinion is all the stuff from Heart of Saturday Night to Heart Attack and Vine.
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Thomas_Mohr
Date: 6/7/2003
Unfortunately, just like, say, Nick Cave, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Einstnrzende Neubauten and, to a lesser extent, Laibach, Tom Waits has fallen victim to the "being embraced by the art circuit syndrome", i.e. his records have become kinda repetitive and predictable (and thus increasingly uninteresting) within the past at least 15 years. But the albums from "Closing Time" to "Foreign Affairs" and, even more so, "Blue Valentine" (my fave) show an immensely skilled songwriter and singer ('cos yes, folks, Tom can really sing, even if he's tried to prove the oppsotie for quite a while). I'd have included "Martha" which still brings tears to my yeyes whenever I hear it (sentimental ol' me. Well . . .) and "In the Neighborhood". Apart from that, this is almost immaculate.
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Mo Twang!
Date: 6/9/2003
Nice picks! I love his story songs, too.

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