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

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.