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As in after Rain Dogs, which I have already. Thanks.
Small Change is my personal favourite, closely followed by Heart of Saturday Night.
then Frank's Wild Years - those are the two most like Rain Dogs ands are both brilliant.
I started with Asylum years - which is the more piano based stuff, and i still thin really good, even thoug it is a 'best of' (it does have the uncensored small change on it though), then got Bone Machine, which could not be more different.
Is a great compilation, and you can guide your way around his Island discs from that.
Heart Of Saturday Night is my favourite though.
Thanks for the almost exclusively contradictory advice, guys.
which sits very much in his 80s period, but is like a lot of the more vocal based 70s stuff he did, but probably sounds more like his 90s output.
In conclusion, you'd probably like it all. But Swordfishtrombones and Frank's Wild Years are the two albums either side of Rain Dogs, and the two that sound most like it so I guess get them?
I like his 70s piano ballad period best, which probably means you'd hate it.
Point taken. I just thought that particular song doesn't sound especially like the rest of the stuff on Rain Dogs (because nothing really sounds like the rest of the stuff) so I was wondering if there was a particular era during which he focused more on music of that style. I'm not too fussed on getting an album comparable to Rain Dogs in general; not at the moment, anyway. What do you mean it's like the more vocal-based stuff he did in the 70s but it sounds more like his 90s stuff? HOW CAN THAT BE?
like Tango Til They're Sore is him and a horn section, right?
But most of the 70s stuff was him and a piano, or an orchestral backing, or a bar room band.
The 90s stuff is more eclectic and has a mix of everything he did before, as well as him playing stuff like the side of a tractor and twanging a scarecrow's moustache and silly shit like that.
It's all good.
I shall take into account what you have said. Thanks.
The Heart of Saturday Night
Nighthawks at the Diner
Heartattack and Vine
One from the Heart
Franks Wild Years
Night on Earth
The Black Rider
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Glitter and Doom Live
Bad as Me
then probably Bone Machine (if you want more of the crazier stuff) or Small Change (if you prefer his more conventional, but still great, stuff).
when discussing an artist whose back catalogue is so rich & varied. Some people like the early piano-based stuff, others like his transitional phase (Swordfishtrombones/Rain Dogs), others like his later shouty junkyard stuff. Personally I love it all (though would plump for the early stuff if really pushed), and I particularly like albums such as Alice, Orphans or Bad As Me where he mixes it up a bit & combines all his various styles into one package.