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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:48 AM
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Poll question: What's your favorite Tom Waits album?
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 11:48 AM by ChavezSpeakstheTruth
Mine is Mule Variations, or Rain Dogs, or Heart Attack and Vine..... I can't decide!

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:49 AM
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1. What was it called?
Nighthawks at the Diner?

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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:52 AM
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2. YEAH!!!!!!
I think I'll play that right now!

:toast:

Eggs and coffee.....
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:52 AM
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3. One (or all) of the following:
Rain Dogs, Blue Valentine, Bone Machine, Frank's Wild Years, Small Change.

I can't pick JUST one; I MIGHT be able to narrow it down to about three out of those (probably Rain Dogs, Small Change and Bone Machine).

Side note, are you familiar with Nick Cave? If you aren't you ought to check out his music. You'll probably dig it if you like Waits.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:55 AM
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4. I am slightly familiar with him. Any suggestions?
I'm open to anything!
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:59 AM
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5. Here's a few good ones to start out with...
"No More Shall We Part", "Let Love In", "Murder Ballads", "The Boatman's Call"...all quite good. And some of his earlier stuff is magnificent, too, like "Tender Prey" (especially the song "The Mercy Seat"...Johnny Cash did a great cover of this on one of his American Recordings albums).
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:05 PM
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6. Yeah ! -- NICK CAVE, alright!
I saw him live here in Seattle several years ago, during his "The Boatman's Call" tour, and he was fantastic. Me and my best friend were madly in love with him at the time..

Cave's "Kicking Against The Pricks" is a good, Tom Waitsish sort of album of many great covers. He has a really good cover of "All Tomorrow's Parties" by The Velvet Underground.
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gpandas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:28 PM
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11. thanks.because 'all tomorrows parties' is
one of my favorite tunes i'll check it out
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:16 PM
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23. It's very different from the VU's
but definitely worth a listen -- I love it
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:09 PM
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7. Small Change without a doubt
I love them all but "Small Change" is the masterpiece.

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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:14 PM
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8. That one is quite good!
right back at'cha

:hi:
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:16 PM
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9. It's my favorite
with RainDogs and Blue Valentine next. What about you?
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:18 PM
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10. I can't decide - it depends on the day!
But Rain Dogs and Mule Variations are generally my favs. Sometimes I get in a Nighthawk's at the Diner mood and I have to have it. There's generally booze involved!

:beer:
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:39 PM
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12. Nighthawks at the Diner
they're all good though.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:50 PM
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13. Hi there Buddhamama!
:hi:
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:02 PM
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16. Hi there back !
:hi: i really enjoy your music threads, ChavezSpeakstheTruth!

do you have a favorite Waits' song?

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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:03 PM
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17. Lately I really like the tirle track of Alice - it's haunting
But, all time - I like "I can'y wait to get off work to see my baby" for sentimental reasons.
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:19 PM
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22. my current fave is, "A Little Rain" from Bone Machine
it touches me in a way i don't fully understand;brings tears to my eyes every time i listen to it.
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:55 PM
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14. I voted, and want to mention
he was great in the movie "Short Cuts" playing opposite of Lily Tomlin. Damn, what a talented, unique guy.
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:59 PM
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15. agreed- Tom was good in Short Cuts, Down By Law too

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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:04 PM
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18. HE WAS RENFIELD IN DRACULA WITH GARY OLDMAN!!!!!!
that was what totaly got me hooked on him!
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:09 PM
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20. that's right
i had completely forgotten about his role in the movie. :thumbsup:
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:38 PM
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25. don't forget
He had a cameo in Coppola's "The Outsiders", as the guy who answered the door when Ponyboy and Johnny were looking for Dally at the bar. I think he landed a role in "The Cotton Club" too, but would need verification.

My favorite Waits movie role along with "Short Cuts" was as the hobo (pefect casting) in "Ironweed", with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. Depressing movie, but worth a look.
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gold_bug Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:08 PM
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19. Bone Machine
it's the first Tom Waits I heard. I hated it at first... but I slowly realized the genius of Tom Waits.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:09 PM
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21. when I was at art school in NYC I had a watercolor teacher who played him
All the time. Him and Johnny Cash. I hated them both for a semester and then simply fell in love with both of them. The rest is history.

The same thing happened with Tori Amos....hey, time for a new thread.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:34 PM
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24. Rain Dogs
"Walking Spanish", "Gun Street Girl", "Cemetary Polka"... hard to choose a favorite album, but this one got me into Waits way back when, and I love it.
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