Swordfishtrombones/Rain Dogs/Franks Wild Years continuum
(I realise the last point might prove controversial, I don't think I actually believe it really)
it's all great
though more from the media than Tom himself. He's become one of those artists, like Dylan before him, who get across-the-board rave reviews regardless of the quality of the work - although in Tom's case the work almost always merits it, though I was surprised how unanimously gushing the reviews were for Real Gone (which is solid but not great) and Glitter & Doom (which is pretty poor stuff). But at least Tom is always interesting & never rests on his laurels.
I feel like a lot of his image is more or less projected upon him now, I don't know
Great songs tho
Foreign Affairs I feel is much worse.
He peaked for *twelve years*. Probably the best run of albums ever.
We have this excellent joke in the staff room that we use when somebody new joins us. We have a little get to know you meeting and one of my younger colleagues (but sometimes two or more!) will say 'Tom Waits' and I will say 'why?' Then they will say 'no, Tom Waits!' and I will say 'for who?!'
We will keep on going until the newcomer - male or female - is in stitches. It just shows them what crazy humour we all have!
I'd probably do an Adam Lanza.
as is Rain Dogs (nearly). The only other one I have is Mule Variations which has some golden moments.
so much atmosphere on that album
What game are we playing?