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6 Commentsto Just Another Sucker On The Vine - Tom Waits - Franks Wild Years (1987)/ Swordfishtrombones (1983)

  1. Brakus says:
    After a decade as a boozy beatnik piano singer who liked to run his mouth off, Tom Waits re-emerged in with a nearly brand new approach. Part Captain Beefheart/ Howlin’ Wolf blues, part field-holler, part Salvation Army-junkyard band, Waits took a decisive step into the guttural underground to which he’d always paid a sentimental homage.
  2. Dir says:
    Song by Song is a review show - all music extracts and album artwork used for review/illustrative purposes. We think your Song by Song experience will be enhanced by hearing, in full, the songs featured in the show, which you can get hold of from your favourite record shop or online platform.
  3. Arashikasa says:
    Mar 16,  · fivegallonbucket.netinfo The first album of the loose trilogy that also includes Rain Dogs and Franks Wild Years, Swordfishtrombones marked a radical departure for Waits, whose avant-garde ambitions became plain not so much in his lyrics or subject matter--the songs here deal, as do his older albums, with hard life on the wrong side of the tracks and dreams of escape and transcendence--but /5(43).
  4. Basho says:
    Between the release of Heartattack and Vine in and Swordfishtrombones in , Tom Waits got rid of his manager, his producer, and his record company. And he drastically altered a musical approach that had become as dependable as it was unexciting. Swordfishtrombones has none of the strings and much less of the piano work that Waits' previous albums had employed; instead, the dominant 10/
  5. Kazralabar says:
    Spiritual Successor: Swordfishtrombones forms a trilogy along with Rain Dogs () and Franks Wild Years (), centred around the fictional Frank O'Brien. Spoken Word in Music: "Frank's Wild Years" has Waits tell a story about Frank O' Brien, with some jazzy instrumentation in the background.
  6. Tojalkis says:
    Lyrics to "Frank's Wild Years (For Frankie Z.)" by TOM WAITS: Well Frank settled down in the Valley / and hung his wild years / on a nail that he drove through / his wife's forehead / he sold used office furniture / out there on San Fernando Road / and assumed a $30, loan / at 15 1/4 % and put down payment / on a.

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