The incomparable Tom Waits
Here’s a great profile, courtesy of the BBC: Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox.
I’m never sure if the BBC iPlayer works internationally, or if there are licensing restrictions, so:
- here is the iPlayer page (as above)
- here is the “programme web page” (no, I’m not sure of its value either)
- and, here’s “More about Tom Waits on BBC Music”
I’ve been a passing fan since my teenage years, so I was mildly embarrassed not to know that he wrote Downtown Train, with which Rod Stewart had a big hit.
Here’s the superb, and noir, original …
Every home needs a Tom Waits album.Music