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Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:01 am
by Jake
jonas wrote:I just finished this and really enjoyed how much it clarified the album for me (at least more clear than it was), and it got me thinking through the rest of Waits' catalog as well. It has sharp, intelligent writing, and there were only a few unnecessary digressions.

Yeah, it inspired me to pick up and read Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits, which was really interesting and least until the end when the author gets grouchy about Tom Waits refusing to cooperate with the biography and refusing to write pretty songs.