Artists in Action #172

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Tom Waits contorts himself in performance

7 comments:

Jeff Duncanson said...

"You know there ain't no Devil - That's just God when he's drunk."

Thanks, Mr Gibson.

Vanwall said...

I saw Waits a number of times live, notably when he was opening for Zappa - just himself and a piano, and that wonderful rasp of his. Fucking awesome.

Richard Gibson said...

Cheers Jeff.

Rob, pretty jealous to hear that you've seen him. British fans, in their 30's have had very little opportunity.

I completely missed the 'Big Time' concerts and really only heard him after the film came out. Then the next time he came here it sold out in 6 minutes the ticket-touts (scalpers) were selling the tickets for mucho cash.

It is my hope he comes back here soon.

Jeff Duncanson said...

If you get the chance, Richard, don't miss it. The guy doesn't have to play a note to be completely entertaining. I saw him in Toronto when he toured for "Mule Variations". Great show - I laughed my ass off.

Vanwall said...

I second the motion, Jeff - he wasn't just an opening act, it was like seeing two headliner shows for the price of one.

Ray said...

Whisperin' Bob Harris intimated that he'd be coming back to the UK soon enough, but that never seemed to transpire. It's gotten to the point where I'm determined to travel abroad to see him next time.

Great photo, btw. I just saw it in a Mojo interview, which was also extremely good - but then they all are.

Richard Gibson said...

Jeff & Rob ~ oh trust me I want to be there, the last time I completely missed finding out about it and then the concert sold out in record time. We are a small country and many Tom Waits fans, he needs to do a couple of nights...

Ray ~ Thanks, yes I saw on an American site he joked that he was playing somewhere in the South 'cause some guy owed him a relatively small amount of money...I was in Amsterdam once and I think again, I didn't know about the tour (Mule Variations)and had missed it by a week or so. If you hear anything (my finger is not exactly on the pulse) then do email me.