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Were it not for this song, I would have never gone out and purchased "Closing Time," nor anything else by the great man. When I got to see him perform it live recently, it was like the culmination of the last fifteen years of my life. While I agree with you in general about Tom's work, this song is not to be overlooked and the mere absenc! But no mention of the evocative "In the Neighbourhood" which is one of the best melodies here.
Check out the video on Youtube - it's all you imagine the song to be. Readers Comments Simon Brigham slb23 shaw. My favourite song is "Downtown Train". I am a casual Tom Waits fan. Jeff Bratz jeffbratz hotmail. Not bad for one album. Tom seems to have explored every vanity and conceit known to him, and packaged them into the most idiosyncratic of lyrics.
Tragedy and joy exist side by side, with a hint of the sinister. The journey portrayed in Singapore is like a boat ride across the river Styx. Death and redemption figure prominently. Matt Byrd MatthewByrd hotmail. It sounds insane on first listen It's worth getting to like, though. Many of the songs offer a rich, layered texture that really gives the album something. The album's best songs are the ballads although not the most immediate. Gazza Never been a huge fan of the island period waits but im slowly starting to come round , especially the merits of rain dogs although it is in desperate need of a proper remastering.
Basically toms set the template for his future work here with bizarre instrumentals,diseased blues,surreal polkas, jazzy backstreet odes and country ballads all collected in a fashion that often makes the listener feel like hes in a dodgem being whipped in one direction before being pulled to the next. The original combination of sounds and toms incredible lyrics combine to create something very different - at times difficult. My fave songs are "gun st girl" "time" "hang down your head" "blind love" and of course the timeless "downtown train" Special note has to be made of the instrumental contributions of marc ribot guitar and michael blair marimba,percussion who have gone on to help shape toms music for decades now , as well as a certain mr keith richards whos guitar fea!
Revising my opinion down the years im now listening to raindogs a lot - 8 out of Ben Leach Very fine review. This album is high in my mind, a beautiful collection of songs. Yet nothing on the album truly compares to 'Anywhere I Lay My Head' It gives us everything we ever loved about Tom Waits His voice, his musical style er well styles and his ability to move on such a simple song This one song could be a 8 for me but the other support it nicly.
One of his best. One of the best. David Gray Glasgow, Scotland. This album is a sort of fruition of the themes and variations found in "Raindogs" and the '70's work. The dramatic narrative is lucid and the pathos of failure as a result of following one's dreams are moving. Dare I say this is a better album than "Alice? I've been listening to Tom since the late 70's, and enjoyed so much of his work and his involvement in other projects, but this is the one I keep coming back to and I think holds togehter better as a piece.
It's the one I find so difficult to pick out individual tracks to listen to -I just have to hear the whole thing each time. And does anyone know anything about his tour dates for the UK ? About bloody time, Tom! Colm Flanagan colmflanagan10 hotmail. The piece so successfully creates the 'Frank' character with it's dark humour and sharply focused images. Matt Byrd matthewbyrd hotmail. Wild Years has a much odder, less human feel to it. Gazza Edinburgh I found this one quite hard to get into and as a result it lay in a box for some years but as my appreciation of waits grows ive been seeking out the island stuff again and enjoyed listening to this one in the car while driving around california , it just seemed to work better in a car!!
However I dont think its quite as good as raindogs and i dislike the repeated versions of "straight to the top" and "innocent when you dream". I felt it was unneccesary , i also cant handle a couple of tracks here especially "ill take new york".
Waits recently performed 4 songs from this album in a amazing concert recently , none of his other albums were so heavily used for material which must say something about "franks wild years" durabili! However it should also be noted that this was his 1st foray into the visual arts as well with the accompanying play - One of the hardest things for a musician to accomplish. Lee Japan Yep, I reckon you've nailed it again. This is probably Waits' most under-rated album.
Perhaps not as consistent as his previous two efforts, but there are a number of awesome tracks on it. Paul London This album tells a wonderful story. Many of the tracks take some getting used to, but it's worth it.
Straight To The Top Vegas is wonderful and 'Cold Cold Ground' mispelt by the reviewer here along with 'Yesterday Is Here' are, in my opinion, examples of some of the best work he ever did.
Still though, this album is more about the story that is told. I couldn't give it anything less than 10 out of Readers Comments John Tewksbury mrtew wowway. GAZZA Edinburgh Not sure that this falls down soooo badly in its 2nd half although i agree the 1st half is superior more that its a template for the more sucessful and stronger set that is "mule variations" Which covers a lot of the sonic terrain here more sucessfully.
Although "way out west" has some filthy guitar sounds. Some of this album sounds like it was recorded through a ancient transistor radio , some of it in a barn in rural america. The subject of the songs on "bone machine" also seems to be invariably death,decay,murder or suicide - but somehow tom makes it sound like something to accept stoically and with comfort rather than fear or terror no matter how gruesome things get.
No mean feat for sure! Tom also gets to hook up with keef again for "that feel" but to be honest its hard to hear what keit! Not in syle of course, but because they are both distinct creations pushed right to their logical conclusions. You cant help but be moved by the sheer weight of Waits' personality that has gone into this album. But some parts are just stone cold perfect The first 4 songs, Russian Dance, and Crossroads especially. Buy this album now!
You wont ever find another like it! Steven R Hastings steven. The Black Rider is a fantastically authentic album. The musical styles are right - not homage or pastiche.
If you do not dig this album then stay with Mule Variations, which is lightweight, easylistening and totally missable. Readers Comments Eoin millivanilli hotmail. From the most sparce of introductions to the almost involuntary cry of " A heart in mouth confessional before he shakes his head,comes to his senses and gives us the big whorey bear-hug "come on up to the house" to send us home.
I just think this album deserves a little more credit than you've given it. Delighted with your bit on Alice though,a treasure lost and found,right? Its too pedestrian from the man who made Black Rider. I can see this anchouring awards, but to me its Toms least interesting music and my least played.
The breadth and range of the material is amazing and waits sings his ass off. This would be a good starting point to waits music as theirs something for everyone. Readers Comments Benjamin Smith benjs ix. I think its Waits best. Very complex music, hauntingly beautiful. I love the interludes in Lost in the Harbour, it takes a skilled musician to produce such an effect.
Mark Paterson londonwriter gmail. I can't believe how moving and special this album is. The moment he sings " Just a huge and utter gem of an album.
Alice is a great timeless CD, but nowhere near a kilometre of Toms best work. Tom has delivered many more vastly superior and complex music that is on Alice. This album doesn't actually cover new territories, nor deliver innovative sounds not heard on Toms previous CD's.