Sunday, June 9, 2013

Love That Episode Episode 46 - Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday's Rain Dogs

Episode 46 of Love That Album is here with two albums up for discussion.

Having previously been graced with the company of Doctor Zom, I’m now honoured to be joined by the other half of the Silva and Gold team, Pickle Loaf (aka Alex Ladd) to talk about two vastly different Tom Waits records – 1974’s “The Heart of Saturday Night” and 1985’s “Rain Dogs”. They have superficial similarities: both are second albums (Heart for Asylum records, and Dogs for Island), and both are vastly different to what Waits’ contemporaries in the pop music world were doing. We discuss the songwriting, Charles Bukowski, Bette Midler, truck drivers, and a myriad of other things.

Eric Reanimator’s “Album I Love” segment returns featuring a focus on Simon Stokes’ album “Honky”. More good listening for your earholes from Eric.

NOTE: you can also download a special bonus companion LTA episode featuring an interview I had with Barney Hoskyns, author of “Lowside of the Road – A Life of Tom Waits”. He knows his Waits and gives a fascinating insight into Waits’ work.

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