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Miggy01
12-16-2007, 08:22 PM
So I saw my first Tom Waits video yesterday (chocolate Jesus) and I want some of his albums.
Which are his blusiest albums?
Not like his experimental albums, but the ones closest to what I saw.

Iluvpowerchords
12-16-2007, 08:24 PM
All of his albums dabble in tracks like Chocolate Jesus.

I'd say try either Mule Variations or Blue Valentine...

Patrick Curley
12-16-2007, 09:09 PM
I don't know the vid but my favourite Tom Waits albums are Heart Attack and Vine, Closing Time and The Heart of Saturday Night.

Miggy01
12-16-2007, 09:43 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=1wfamPW3Eaw
Just in case you're curious that's the one I saw, it was posted in the video thread stickied at the top.

Patrick Curley
12-16-2007, 10:20 PM
Thanks, that's a cool song. I don't know it and it looks like it's a later one than the albums I've listened to. It did remind me straight away though of "Mr Siegal" on Heartattack and Vine.

Siegal has the greatest lyrics

"I spent all my money in a mexican *****house, across the street from a catholic church"

and

"how do the angels get to sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on"

genius

There's a snippet of it here http://youtube.com/watch?v=gnDsZH8EBl4

Patrick Curley
12-16-2007, 10:21 PM
what .. you can't say w h o r e house!

betty boop
12-17-2007, 03:50 PM
`blue valentine` is beautiful and bluesy.
what not: black rider heh, its scary (i luv it butt it`s spooky)

RHCP94
05-03-2008, 03:45 PM
I had to revive this thread and turn it into an all Waits thread.

So, favorite album? Mine's Swordfishtrombones.

Iluvpowerchords
05-03-2008, 11:23 PM
I like Rain Dogs better than Swordfish. Better variety in tempo and such...

Andrewbiles
05-04-2008, 03:41 PM
Let's wait another couple of weeks to hear what Scarlett Johannson has to say about him...

I can't believe all those rumours about this album last year were actually true.

RHCP94
05-06-2008, 07:15 AM
Let's wait another couple of weeks to hear what Scarlett Johannson has to say about him...

I can't believe all those rumours about this album last year were actually true.
Have you seen the music video for her first single? It seems like she's not attempting to sound like Waits at all (don't blame her), besides the lyrics.

Andrewbiles
05-06-2008, 09:35 AM
Can't say I have. Will try and remember to look it up on youtube later on.
Not surprised she has pushed the sound in a different direction, it surely has to be more top 40 sounding (I'm guessing it is) because of who she is.

RHCP94
05-06-2008, 03:32 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QkRbJc2I88s
This is the song, I can't find the video however. YouTube has pretty much the whole album on there; haven't listened to it though.
EDIT: Actual video - http://youtube.com/watch?v=CdLGcHUg3Dk&feature=related