Tom Waits – Rain Dogs (1985)
exemplary artwork by sarca @ caughtmegaming
Into the Black Artist #6: Tom Waits
(qualifies with the Rain Dogs track Big Black Mariah)
Whenever a Tom Waits neophyte hears Rain Dogs for the first time, the reaction is nearly guaranteed to contain the letters W-T-F.
Though the letter sequence & meanings can vary.
First impressions will likely range from:
1. The baffled
As in the usual WTF
As in, That’s Freakin’ Weird, especially this version of Downtown Train that sounds like Trey Parker imitating Bruce Springsteen covering Rod Stewart?
As in, really, Five Tom Waits albums on the 1001?
2. The intrigued
As in, hey, the line “all go to heaven in a little rowboat,” Wasn’t That From _____?”
As in, Tom Waits First sang Downtown Train here? I was not aware of that.
3. The impressed
As in the usual FTW
As in, really, only Five Tom Waits albums on the 1001?
As in Tom Waits Fan. Perhaps not so much at first but after double-digit Rain Dogs listens, I certainly consider myself one today.
Well Technology Friends, This Was (a) Fun way to wrap up Into the Black November, thanks for reading!