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ISBN13: 9781560256670
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Over the past three decades, Tom Waits has achieved the kind of top-shelf cult status most artists only dream about. In his varied career, he has acted alongside Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, and Lily Tomlin; his songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Sarah McLachlan, the Eagles, and the Ramones; he's won two Grammys, a Golden Globe, and been nominated for an Oscar; he's coined unforgettable phrases like "better a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy" and "champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends"; and he's made anyone who's ever listened to his music just that much cooler. Here is Tom Waits in all his mischievous splendor. From a New Yorker "Talk of the Town" in 1976 to an interview by Terry Gilliam in 1999; from album reviews by Luc Sante and David Fricke to conversations with Elvis Costello and Roberto Benigni; from a recent profile in GQ to "20 Questions" in Playboy and reviews of Waits's acclaimed new album, Real Gone, this is the must-have book for every fan of the artist Beck has described as a "luminary," and for music fans everywhere.

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"Covering 30 years in 40 chapters, Montandon's anthology of reviews and interviews stretches from a Waits-penned press release (1974) through an interview that the singer-cum-cult-figure did for Magnet in November 2004. In between, readers can follow Waits and Elvis Costello through some absurd leaps of logic in a conversation they recorded at a Chinese restaurant in 1989, hear Waits tell Terry Gross 'I couldn't wait to be an old man,' and peruse a 1987 Toronto Star review of a gritty, mood-shifting concert. 'Waits was forever turning the show into something new,' the critic says, 'revealing another nook in his low-rent pantry.' Despite the conspicuous gap between 1993 and 1999, the volume gives a vivid portrait of Waits as a person, with glimpses into the life of a composer and performer who has referred to his songs as 'travelogues.' Word-for-word transcriptions of some interviews make for difficult reading, but the book will nonetheless be welcomed by Waits's many fans. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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The first collection of writings about Tom Waits--spanning the artist's thirty-year career in music, film, and theater--and featuring the most revealing, bizarre, provocative, and hilarious interviews, profiles, reviews, and conservations with the world's favorite bohemian bandleader.

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The first collection of writings about musician and actor Tom Waits--interviews, profiles, conversations, and more--spans the artist's 30-year career in music, film, and theater Foreword by Frank Black of The Pixies.

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crowyhead, March 15, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This book collects a series of interviews, reviews, and articles encompassing Tom Waits's career, from Closing Time to Real Gone. Definitely a must-read for the Tom Waits fan; it's fascinating to see him go from his early stage persona, to the Raindogs era when he first started collaborating with Kathleen Brennan, to the present. It's also satisfying to read about man who proves that you can be a genius without completely self-destructing. He's certainly come close a number of times, but the ultimate picture that emerges is one of a survivor and a family man.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781560256670
Editor:
Montandon, Mac
Foreword:
Black, Frank
Foreword by:
Black, Frank
Foreword:
Black, Frank
Editor:
Montandon, Mac; *, EDITOR
Editor:
Montandon, Mac
Author:
Montandon, Mac
Author:
Black, Frank
Publisher:
Thunder's Mouth Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Rock musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Waits, Tom
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14.5 oz

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Product details 416 pages Thunder's Mouth Press - English 9781560256670 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Covering 30 years in 40 chapters, Montandon's anthology of reviews and interviews stretches from a Waits-penned press release (1974) through an interview that the singer-cum-cult-figure did for Magnet in November 2004. In between, readers can follow Waits and Elvis Costello through some absurd leaps of logic in a conversation they recorded at a Chinese restaurant in 1989, hear Waits tell Terry Gross 'I couldn't wait to be an old man,' and peruse a 1987 Toronto Star review of a gritty, mood-shifting concert. 'Waits was forever turning the show into something new,' the critic says, 'revealing another nook in his low-rent pantry.' Despite the conspicuous gap between 1993 and 1999, the volume gives a vivid portrait of Waits as a person, with glimpses into the life of a composer and performer who has referred to his songs as 'travelogues.' Word-for-word transcriptions of some interviews make for difficult reading, but the book will nonetheless be welcomed by Waits's many fans. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The first collection of writings about Tom Waits--spanning the artist's thirty-year career in music, film, and theater--and featuring the most revealing, bizarre, provocative, and hilarious interviews, profiles, reviews, and conservations with the world's favorite bohemian bandleader.
"Synopsis" by , The first collection of writings about musician and actor Tom Waits--interviews, profiles, conversations, and more--spans the artist's 30-year career in music, film, and theater Foreword by Frank Black of The Pixies.
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