Monday, November 27, 2006

Arts: Music: Tom Waits, Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards

Tom Waits, Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards
By Josh Kurp
      There’s been talk lately about the resurgence of older artists like The Rolling Stones and Jerry Lee Lewis. The fact that Tom Waits isn’t mentioned just proves he never lost it.
      This 56-track collection of songs, cut from other albums or from outside work, is a mix of Chuck Berry grooves, beautiful ballads and spoken word cuts that can only be described as “Waits-esque.” Sorry, Kafka.
Rating: Great to listen to with your (rain) dog or swordfishtrombone.

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