The Tom Waits guitarists: an artticle

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  1. ping-ping-clicka

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  2. Peegoo

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    Great article.

    Tom does a great job picking 'em! His music demands an angular and jagged guitar sound to make it work.

    Thanks!
     
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    Good article, but that’s gotta be one of the strangest URLs I’ve ever seen for a guitar website...
     
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    Thanks for posting this. I vaguely remember hearing TW in the 80's and loving how different his music was to most of what was around at that time but I never looked any deeper. A couple of years ago my teenage son woke me up to TW and it was as if a door had opened to another world.

    So many dismiss him as being that bloke with a strange voice and fail to see the masterful songwriting and musicianship from him and those who have contributed to his work over the years. Genius is an over-used word but can be safely applied to TW.
     
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    Saw him on Letterman playing The Piano's Been Drinkin'" - hilarious. Waits looked drunk himself .
     
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    Feel privileged to have seen Tom 10 or so years ago. His son was on drums and was great.

    For whatever reason , he had Duke Robillard on guitar. Duke was fine but would have much preferred Marc Ribot obviously or even Smoky Hormel.
     
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    Marc Ribot ! banana.gif
     
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    I missed out on that show. And I agree.
    Love the people who have played with Tom.

    David Hidalgo would have been great to see with him.
     
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    Yeah, it happens when companies like Guitars Exchange discover their name doesn't work so well as a URL. Or maybe it does. it's called a "slurl" (slurred URL); other examples...the language filter may delete some of these:

    whorepresents.com – Who Represents (database of talent representation)
    expertsexchange.com – Experts Exchange (referral service)
    penisland.com – Pen Island (custom writing implements)
    therapistfinder.com – Therapist Finder (referral service)
    powergenitalia.com – Power-Gen Italia (Italian Power Generation company)
    molestationnursery.com – Mole Station Nursery
    cummingfirst.com – First Methodist Church of Cumming, GA
    speedofart.com – Speed of Art orgainization
    gotahoe.com – a Lake Tahoe tourism site
    nice-****.org – the bird-watching society (uses the short name of 'titmouse')
    dicksonweb.com – Dickson Musical Instruments
    choosespain.com – Choose Spain (travel agency)
    viagrafix.com – ViaGrafix (CAD service)
    teacherstalk.com – Teachers Talk
    wintersexpress.com – Winters Express
    auction****.com – Auctions Hit
    mammotherection.com – Mammoth Erection (scaffolding service)
    nycanal.com – New York Canal website
    butthatsnotall.co.nz – But That's Not All!
    childrenswear.co.uk – Childrens Wear
    ihavegas.com – IHA Vegas (vacation home rental service)
    machome.com – Mac Home
    oddsextractor.com – Odds Extractor (sports betting odds scraping calulator)
    bigalsonline.com – Big Al's Online
    scatissue.com – SCA Tissue (personal hygiene products)
    cumstore.co.uk – Cumbria Storage Systems
    alterscrap.com – Alter Scrap Processing
    webone.com – Web One
    budget.Co.ck – Budget Online
     
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    Amazing songwriter. It's hard to slot him into any genre... seems more jazz than anything else. There are almost a dozen quotes of his that I borrow when the occasion arises.

     
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    Good article, but Joe Gore should have been included.

     
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