TOM WAITS The Blues According To Tom Waits (1983-2004)

The Blues According To Tom Waits
A Boat Compilation

I originally put this together for a Wait-less pal back in the day and figured I’d resurrect it here for those that might be interested. This set covers Waits: Phase II, 1983-2004 (Swordfishtrombones to his last studio album – at the time – Real Gone), The Blues According To Tom Waits is a working introduction/collection showcasing TW’s grittier, throat-ripping blues concoctions. No ballads or early piano material, just the raw stuff, with too many cool lyrics to count (“Tony Franciosa used to date my ma,” comes to mind). For my money, Waits is never better than when he’s bastardizing the blues. From: Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, Franks Wild Years, Bone Machine, Mule Variations, Hold On EP, & Real Gone.

Midtown (Instrumental)
Walking Spanish
16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six
Gin Soaked Boy
Buzz Fledderjohn
Hang On St. Christopher
Goin’ Out West
Down, Down, Down
Don’t Go Into The Barn
Way Down In The Hole
Gun Street Girl
Big In Japan
Chocolate Jesus
Big Black Mariah
Such A Scream
Jesus Gonna Be Here
Eyeball Kid
Get Behind The Mule
Make It Rain
Union Square
Filipino Box Spring Hog



  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    November 2, 2010 - 19:51 | Permalink

    Get it HERE.

  • 2
    April 13, 2012 - 13:18 | Permalink

    Oh, this is good. I have all the albums, but d/l the comp anyway because I like the way you put it together Thanks Cap’n.

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