Rain Dogs

Performers Tom Waits

Island Records | January 1, 1990 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Tom Waits (vocals, guitar, banjo, piano, Farfisa organ, pump organ, harmonium); Chris Spedding, Robert Quine, G.E. Smith, Marc Ribot (guitars); Keith Richards (guitar, vocals); Robert Musso (banjo); Ross Levinson (violins); William Shimmel (accordion); Ralph Carney (clarinet, bass saxophone); John Lurie (alto saxophone); Arno Hecht (tenor saxophone); Crispin Cioe (baritone saxophone); Hollywood Paul Litteral (trumpet); Bob Funk (trombone); Robert Kilgore (organ); Larry Taylor, Tony Garnier, Greg Cohen (acoustic bass); Tony Levin (bass); Stephen Arvizu, Taylor Hodges, Micky Curry (drums); Robert Previte (percussion, marimba); Michael Blair (percussion, marimba, congas, drums, bowed saw). All songs written or co-written by Tom Waits. Tom Waits discarded his bohemian sage persona with the radical Swordfishtrombones, and this follow-up release synthesized and developed themes from that groundbreaking album. Ever-shifting percussive textures are supported, where applicable, by horns or Farfisa organ and several guest musicians, including Rolling Stone Keith Richards, contribute to its melange. Waits' bourbon-laced voice is as riveting as ever, intoning lyrics that are, at various times, touching, evocative, sly or simply funny. His off-kilter perceptions encompass country, polkas and heart-rending ballads, each of which he expresses with consummate ease. Rain Dogs is yet another strong statement from a highly innovative artist.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 1, 1990

Genre: General

Style: General

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1985

Label Name: Island Records

UPC: 075679029928

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Rain Dogs

Performers Tom Waits
Guest Artist(s) Chris Spedding, G.E. Smith, John Lurie, Keith Richards, Marc Ribot, Robert Musso, Robert Quine, Tony Levin
Producer Tom Waits
Engineer Robert Musso

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 1, 1990

Genre: General

Style: General

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1985

Label Name: Island Records

UPC: 075679029928


Title Track Time
1.Singapore --
2.Clap Hands --
3.Cemetery Polka --
4.Jockey Full Of Bourbon --
5.Tango Till They're Sore --
6.Big Black Mariah --
7.Diamonds And Gold --
8.Hang Down Your Head --
9.Time --
10.Rain Dogs --
11.Midtown --
12.9th And Hennepin --
13.Gun Street Girl --
14.Union Square --
15.Blind Love --
16.Walking Spanish --
17.Downtown Train --
18.Bride Of Rain Dog --
19.Anywhere I Lay My Head --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Tom Waits (vocals, guitar, banjo, piano, Farfisa organ, pump organ, harmonium); Chris Spedding, Robert Quine, G.E. Smith, Marc Ribot (guitars); Keith Richards (guitar, vocals); Robert Musso (banjo); Ross Levinson (violins); William Shimmel (accordion); Ralph Carney (clarinet, bass saxophone); John Lurie (alto saxophone); Arno Hecht (tenor saxophone); Crispin Cioe (baritone saxophone); Hollywood Paul Litteral (trumpet); Bob Funk (trombone); Robert Kilgore (organ); Larry Taylor, Tony Garnier, Greg Cohen (acoustic bass); Tony Levin (bass); Stephen Arvizu, Taylor Hodges, Micky Curry (drums); Robert Previte (percussion, marimba); Michael Blair (percussion, marimba, congas, drums, bowed saw). All songs written or co-written by Tom Waits. Tom Waits discarded his bohemian sage persona with the radical Swordfishtrombones, and this follow-up release synthesized and developed themes from that groundbreaking album. Ever-shifting percussive textures are supported, where applicable, by horns or Farfisa organ and several guest musicians, including Rolling Stone Keith Richards, contribute to its melange. Waits' bourbon-laced voice is as riveting as ever, intoning lyrics that are, at various times, touching, evocative, sly or simply funny. His off-kilter perceptions encompass country, polkas and heart-rending ballads, each of which he expresses with consummate ease. Rain Dogs is yet another strong statement from a highly innovative artist.