Wednesday, 15 November 2006

Tom Tom Club

Tom Robinson listens to Tom Waits' new album and finds it hard work. He also steals Ten-Bob Dylan's headline.

I think, though, Tom has it wrong. Orphans seems to be an album made up of things from Tom's vault, songs he probably spent much time crafting but didn't have an album to give them a home on. I don't think it's meant to be listened all in one go, or even an album at a time. It seems to be made to put your mp3 player and lost in the shuffle, the occassional Waits track that you've never heard before showing up and giving you pause to listen. That's how I'm going to do it anyway....

1 comment:

Ten-Bob Dylan said...

It does seem that Tom Waits seems to be making explicit the fact that he really only has three songs - the clanky, screamy 'Stones' type one - the ballad - and the talky one. Still, he does do it better than anyone else and I guess the joy is in hearing what he's done with it this time. Let's face it Bob Dylan's made the same album three times in a row now and I still like all three!