Just when it looks like the sun may never shine again, there is news of a new Tom Waits release. Bliss!
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards is a 3 (count ’em… THREE!) CD set, 56 songs in all. Some have been previously released, but 30 of the recordings are brand new. Release date is November 21. So what’s it about?
Tom Waits says, "What’s Orphans? I don’t know. Orphans is a dead end kid driving a coffin with big tires across the Ohio River wearing welding goggles and a wife beater with a lit firecracker in his ear." With a description like that, how can I say no? Count me in, Tom. Count me in.
www.anti.com is just cool enough to be the place to preview this musical event, and you can listen to the majestic and carnal vocal stylings of Mr. Tom Waits in 30-second clips of every one of the 56 songs. Come November 21, I will have these tunes cranked to an appropriate volume as I tool down the road and I will feel just fine.
Click Here to Listen to Orphans and have your musical horizons permanently altered.