Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
NME.COM feature on Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 30 March 2007
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- Shore Leave
- Dave The Butcher (Instrumental)
- Johnsburg, Illinois
- 16 Shells From A 30.6
- Town With No Cheer
- In The Neighbourhood
- Just Another Sucker On The Vine (Instrumental)
- Frank's Wild Years
- Down, Down, Down
- Soldier's Things
- Gin Soaked Boy
- Trouble's Braids
- Rainbirds (Instrumental)
It's not up there with the best
- Oct 28, 2011
...a cacophonous, fearsome and shadowy delight...
- May 14, 2002
...mugging it up like Oscar from 'Sesame Street'...
- May 14, 2002
Waits played his first gig in five years in October 2013 as part of Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit
He played a 10 song set as part of Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit concert in California
The legendary singer hasn't performed a live show since 2008
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones: Wikipedia Album Entry
Swordfishtrombones is an album by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits, released in September 1983. It was the first album that Waits produced himself and is marked as such by a sense of artistic freedom that would increasingly characterize his later work.
Stylistically different from his previous LPs, Swordfishtrombones moves away from the piano and string orchestra arrangements of the late seventies replacing them instead with unusual instrumentation and a somewhat more abstract songwriting approach.
Swordfishtrombones peaked at #164 on Billboard's Pop Albums and Billboard 200 albums chart.
In 1989, Spin Magazine named Swordfishtrombones the second greatest album of all time.
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