Few artists amuse me as much as Tom Waits, for started that gravelly, raspy voice that cut through you like a ghost in a dark hallway. That haunting hoarseness that belts out blues of the darker side ringing you soul like a church bell only it’s Friday not Sunday, Add in the colorful lyrics and hook phrases that have become a trademark as unique as any bluesman.
Although I lean towards Small Change being the LP of his I reference the most in the Saturday Night Live House Party on 98.5 WNCX there are other albums were worth your time and money. The 1973 “Closing Time” with I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You and a great version of “Ice Cream Man” for a start. Last Year’s “Bad as Me” has a lot to offer too “Get Lost” and “Kiss Me” even the song “ Raised Right Man” has all the classic Tom Waits power in it.
Bruce Springsteen nabbed three GRAMMY nominations Wednesday night, and the song that bears his name got two more. Meanwhile, “Springsteen” — the song by country singer Eric Church that name drops several Bruce classics — was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.
Steve Vai is currently on tour for his new record, “The Story Of Light,” a concept album with a long cast of characters. In a recent interview, Vai told CBS Local that he was “casting” the album even as he was writing it. In his mind, Tom Waits and Pink would be idea to play two of the roles, should he ever produce a movie based on the album.
When one thinks of covers, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm] usually isn’t the first artist that comes to mind. After all, The Boss has been far more likely to have his songs covered by others than offering up […]
Tom Waits, who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, has posted a picture of some lyrics scrawled on a chalkboard on his official site – leaving fans to wonder if […]
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Seger [/lastfm]and the Silver Bullet Band will hit the road Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio for their first tour since 2007, and, quite possibly their last.
[lastfm link_type=""]Neil Diamond[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]Alice Cooper[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]Dr. John[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]Darlene Love[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=""]Tom Waits[/lastfm] are all headed to the Rock Hall.
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