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I have Swordfishtrombones...
my personnal fav
Rain Dogs and Frank's Wild Years - that's all similar to like Swordfishtrombones
If you want earlier more jazz/lounge Tom - Closing Time or Small Change
If you want really growly Tom, like Swordfishtrombones and Rain Dogs x 100 - Bone Machine or Mule Variations
is a very fine song indeed. He's an awesome devil in dr parnassus too. Big up for the growls!
both incredible records and makes sense cos Swordfish was released inbetween them
because it sounds like The Apocalypse and Armageddon having a boxing match.
I'd follow that with Frank's Wild Years, then do Mule Variations and Bone Machine, proceed to Real Gone via Rain Dogs, check out The Black Rider once you're "with" The Waits, and then Orphans, Brawlers & Bastards, and all the early Jazz stuff.
By that point, you won't be able to listen to another tune - any tune - without thinking, "This fucking sucks compared to The Waits."
Also, check out his VH1 Storytellers. Gives you a nice taste of the man, the myth and the legend.