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Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones

Cover von Swordfishtrombones
Tom Waits

Label Island
Erstveröffentlichung 01.01.2007
Format LP
Lieferzeit 1 – 3 Werktage
Preis 29,95 € (inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versand)

83er Album.

„...seine großartigste Platte: Swordfishtrombones vereinte Krach von Marimbas, derben Bässen und, eben, Posaune mit quälenden, verzückenden Balladen und Seefahrer-Blues.“ (Rolling Stone. Die musikalischen Meilensteine der 80er)


„With the opening bars of the stomping, bellowed Underground, it was clear Waits was talking a new language: using old pump organs and marimbas; trying on voices like hats; bridging the gulf between Nino Rota and Robert Pete Williams.“ (Mojo)

Between the release of Heartattack and Vine in 1980 and Swordfishtrombones in 1983, Tom Waits changed labels, and transformed himself from a jazz-inflected poet / crooner into something altogether new. Swordfishtrombones marks the beginning of an obvious trilogy that saw the emergence of Waits as a designer of soundscapes (this was the first of his albums Waits produced himself), with an overall tone that blends equal parts German cabaret, the patina of old 78s, and the sentimental power of a John McCormack ballad. Waits began using his voice in extraordinary ways here, from the sideshow bark of “Underground” to the cough-syrup strain of “Swordfishtrombone,” and the instrumentation changed with him, with a new clang of Harry Partch-inspired percussion and Salvation Army brass arrangements. In hindsight, there were hints of this sound on Heartattack and Vine, but nothing prepared fans for this full-blown masterpiece.

1. Underground – 1:58<
>2. Shore Leave – 4:12<
>3. Dave the Butcher – 2:15<
>4. Johnsburg, Illinois – 1:30<
>5. 16 Shells From a 30.6 – 4:30<
>6. Town With No Cheer – 4:22<
>7. In the Neighbourhood – 3:04<
>8. Just Another Sucker on the Vine – 1:42<
>9. Frank's Wild Years – 1:50<
>10. Swordfishtrombone – 3:00<
>11. Down, Down, Down – 2:10<
>12. Soldier's Things – 3:15<
>13. Gin Soaked Boy – 2:20<
>14. Trouble Braids – 1:18<
>15. Rainbirds – 3:05
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