Tom Waits' 'Real Gone' out October 5!

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Tom Waits' 'Real Gone' out October 5!

Postby BlueChair » Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:56 am

Real Gone: Tom Waits has completed groundbreaking new CD for ANTI- Records--titled "Real Gone"-- out October 5th!

June 30, 2004

Academy Award nominated and Grammy Award winner, Tom Waits has been long considered one of music’s most influential artists because he has continuously created music outside of fad or fashion. With REAL GONE, his off-road adventures are taken into the further beyond. Mixing and mashing: worlds both sonic and ethnic, musical traditions both new and old, and rhythms both mouth-made and sampled from his own instruments, Waits has reached a new pinnacle.

Written and produced by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, his wife and long-time collaborator, REAL GONE features 15 tracks of funk, Jamaican rock-steady, blues both urban and rural, rhythms and melodies both Latin and African and, for the first time, no piano.

The crash and collide of rhythms and genres within a song creates a hybrid unlike any music he has made before. The comic, funky, hip-hop/r&b inspired instructional dance number, “Metropolitan Glide” (“now show your teeth, bray like a calf/Then kill me with your machine gun laugh”) and the sonic mayhem and nonsense rhyme ride to “Top of the Hill” (why don’t you give me another cup of that soup?/Turn a Rolls Royce into a chicken coop”) are both punctuated by a live band and turntable playing along to Waits’ home recorded voice percussion.

Lyrically and musically the kinetic songs play against the haunting lull of the ballads. The epic, ominous and hypnotic Jamaican rock-steady groove of, “Sins of the Father,” follows the dark trails of straying, passed on from generation to generation, from those at the top to those at the bottom and back around again, echoing a theme of the record.

While Waits has traditionally used his voice as an actor, inhabiting each song with a different vocal character, on numerous songs here, he also uses it as chugging, sputtering, wheezing syncopated engine of sound and rhythm that can explode like a string of sidewalk firecrackers or sound like the indecipherable incantations of a street corner shaman.

REAL GONE is a phrase that describes a place, a time beyond reach: a lost mind, a renegade leader, war love sublime, love lost, death, desire, escape. These are the themes of the record inspired by the giddy lust, high voltage, out of orbit times---a vertigo of splash and trash popular culture spinning alongside the gun to our head and the knife in our heart political times or as “Shake It” says, “I feel like a preacher waving a gun around.”

REAL GONE is also an expression used by musicians to describe the experience of playing and losing yourself to the place where you can finally be found.

In a musical career that has spanned four decades and over 20 albums “Waits has,” according the Los Angeles Times Robert Hilburn, “come through it all with a body of work that stamps him clearly as one of the most important figures of the modern pop era.” REAL GONE adds more weight to that claim.
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Postby taz » Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:11 am

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Postby SoLikeCandy » Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:47 am

I am salivating after hearing this news. Not really...just chewing a lot of gum.

I fell in love with Waits after getting Alice and Blood Money--I went back and got some of his earlier stuff. An acquired taste, to be sure--but it's a filling, delicious meal.

One of my friends thinks Tom Waits sounds like Cookie Monster. From that moment on, I've been dying to see him on Sesame Street...you think the kiddies would dig that?
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Postby so lacklustre » Tue Jul 13, 2004 3:16 pm

No Piano!!!!
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:10 pm

I thought he made a good cameo singing in Shrek 2 (not a bad bar, that, Tom Waits and Nick cave as in-house entertainers).
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Postby BlueChair » Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:39 pm

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1 Top Of The Hill
2 Hoist That Rag
3 Sins Of My Father
4 Shake It
5 Don't Go Into That Barn
6 How's It Gonna End
7 Metropolitan Glide
8 Dead And Lovely
9 Circus
10 Trampled Rose
11 Green Grass
12 Baby Gonna Leave Me
13 Clang Boom Steam
14 Make It Rain
15 Day After Tomorrow
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Postby bambooneedle » Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:25 am

http://www.nme.com/news/109446.htm

"TOM WAITS is planning to come to the UK for a gig for the first time since 1987.

NME.COM has learned that Waits, who last appeared in the UK at the London Hammersmith Odeon in November 1987, will come back to the UK towards the end of the year following the release of his new album 'Real Gone' on October 4.

A UK spokesperson couldn’t confirm the exact location of the show, but NME.COM understands the gig is likely to be announced at the start of September."

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:55 pm

Thanks BBN. Wow, will have to get to this. That is one of the gigs I most want to see.
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