Tom Waits ‎– Nighthawks At The Diner - 1975 Art Rock Blues Jazz - Red Vinyl - Sealed 2LP

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Tom Waits ‎– Nighthawks At The Diner
Anti- ‎– 87567-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Red Opaque
11 May 2018
Jazz, Rock, Blues
Art Rock

2 LP

Gatefold Cover with lyrics

1. Opening Intro
2. Emotional Weather Report
3. Intro
4. On A Foggy Night
5. Intro
6. Eggs And Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan ....)


7. Intro
8. Better Off Without A Wife
9. Nighthawk Postcards (From Easy Street)


10. Intro
11. Warm Beer And Cold Women
12. Intro
13. Putnam County
14. Spare Parts I (A Nocturnal Emission)


15. Nobody
16. Intro
17. Big Joe And Phantom 309
18. Spare Parts II And Closing



While I couldn't pin down my overall favorite Tom Waits album, I can point to "Nighthawks at the Diner" as my favorite work of Waits in regards to lyrics. Tom Waits gives prose a saucy depth that is all his own, and this album is the piece that brings that prose out in its greatest glory. This is a unique live album since the audience is a small gathering, so the cheers and chuckles sound like Waits is entertaining several dozen people at a party. This initimate setting works well since he does unforgettable spoken introductions for a number of his songs which are almost as poetic as the songs (IE " I was reaching the end of an emotional cul-de-sac"). My personal favorite tunes on this LP (for both lyric and song) are "Putnam County" (spoken to music; describing the lazy social going-ons in a tiny blue collar American town) and "Spare Parts" (awesome upbeat tune describing dawn in a seedy urban setting: "The stew bums showed up like bounced checks/rubbing their necks, and the sky turned the color of Pepto Bismol/ and the parking lots growled")

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Anti
Color Red