Tom Waits

Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and has acted in supporting roles in films including Paradise Alley and Bram Stoker's Dracula; he also starred in the 1986 film Down by Law. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart.

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Swordfishtrombones [1983]


The Asylum Years [1986]

Burma Shave6:33 
Tom Traubert's Blues6:34 

Mule Variations [1999]

Big in Japan4:05 
Hold On5:33 

Alice [2002]

Lost in the Harbour3:45 

Blood Money [2002]

God's Away on Business2:59 

Bad as Me [2011]


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