0 Days Left to Support a Troper-Created Project : Personal Space (discuss)

History Music / TomWaits

17th Sep '15 4:10:28 PM gallium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ADateWithRosiePalms: From ''Music/NighthawksAtTheDiner'':
--> "Well usually about 2.30 in the morning you've ended up taking advantage of yourself. There ain't no way around that you know. Yeah, making a scene with a magazine, there ain't no way around. "

to:

* ADateWithRosiePalms: From ''Music/NighthawksAtTheDiner'':
--> "Well usually about 2.30 in the morning you've ended up taking advantage of yourself. There ain't no way around that you know. Yeah, making a scene with a magazine, there ain't no way around. "


Added DiffLines:

* ADateWithRosiePalms: From ''Music/NighthawksAtTheDiner'':
--> "Well usually about 2.30 in the morning you've ended up taking advantage of yourself. There ain't no way around that you know. Yeah, making a scene with a magazine, there ain't no way around. "


Added DiffLines:

* SuicideBySea: SubvertedTrope in "The Ocean", where a man wants to drown himself but the ocean "doesn't want [him] today" implying he's unsuccessful.
28th Aug '15 8:44:55 AM heretoeditisall
Is there an issue? Send a Message


His work can be divided into two periods, his jazzy, lounge singer period, lasting from the '70s to the early '80s, and the reinvented, experimental sound of 1983's "Music/{{Swordfishtrombones}}" album on, and his shift to a mysterious, Carnival-and-Sinister-Junkman persona. This shift was caused by his abandonment by Asylum Records and his marriage to his co-songwriter and muse Kathleen Brennan. Brennan introduced him to the music of Music/CaptainBeefheart, whose influence can be seen in "Swordfishtrombone" and later albums.

to:

His work can be divided into two periods, his jazzy, lounge singer period, lasting from the '70s to the early '80s, and the reinvented, experimental sound of 1983's "Music/{{Swordfishtrombones}}" album on, and his shift to a mysterious, Carnival-and-Sinister-Junkman persona. This shift was caused by his abandonment by Asylum Records Records, his breakup with Rickie Lee Jones and his marriage to his co-songwriter and muse Kathleen Brennan. Brennan introduced him to the music of Music/CaptainBeefheart, whose influence can be seen in "Swordfishtrombone" and later albums.
7th Aug '15 2:43:59 AM humanpunk
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* NewSoundAlbum: Waits' wife and collaborator Kathleen Brennan, whom he met in the early 80s, influenced a radical change of direction. ''Swordfishtrombones'' (1983) was the point at which stock descriptors such as "barfly" gave way to allusions to carnival freaks and the Devil.
6th Jul '15 2:56:35 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RealSongThemeTune[=/=]ThematicThemeTune: ''Series/TheWire'' uses "Way Down In The Hole". Each season with a different version - season 1 by The Blind Boys of Alabama, season 2 was Waits's original, season 3 was by The Neville Brothers, Season 4 was an R&B version by [=DoMaJe=],[[note]]A specially constructed group of UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} middle school boys--fitting, since Season 4 focused heavily on a group of eighth graders on Baltimore's West Side.[[/note]] and season 5's version is by SteveEarle.)

to:

* RealSongThemeTune[=/=]ThematicThemeTune: ''Series/TheWire'' uses "Way Down In The Hole". Each season with a different version - season 1 by The Blind Boys of Alabama, season 2 was Waits's original, season 3 was by The Neville Brothers, Season 4 was an R&B version by [=DoMaJe=],[[note]]A specially constructed group of UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} middle school boys--fitting, since Season 4 focused heavily on a group of eighth graders on Baltimore's West Side.[[/note]] and season 5's version is by SteveEarle.Music/SteveEarle.)
6th Jul '15 2:55:04 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RealSongThemeTune and ThematicThemeTune: ''Series/TheWire'' uses "Way Down In The Hole". Each season with a different version - season 1 by The Blind Boys of Alabama, season 2 was Waits's original, season 3 was by The Neville Brothers, Season 4 was an R&B version by [=DoMaJe=],[[note]]A specially constructed group of Baltimore middle school boys--fitting, since Season 4 focused heavily on a group of eighth graders on Baltimore's West Side.[[/note]] and season 5's version is by Steve Earle)

to:

* RealSongThemeTune and ThematicThemeTune: RealSongThemeTune[=/=]ThematicThemeTune: ''Series/TheWire'' uses "Way Down In The Hole". Each season with a different version - season 1 by The Blind Boys of Alabama, season 2 was Waits's original, season 3 was by The Neville Brothers, Season 4 was an R&B version by [=DoMaJe=],[[note]]A specially constructed group of Baltimore UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} middle school boys--fitting, since Season 4 focused heavily on a group of eighth graders on Baltimore's West Side.[[/note]] and season 5's version is by Steve Earle)SteveEarle.)



* TheWindyCity: Appropriately titled song "Chicago".

to:

* TheWindyCity: Appropriately titled song "Chicago"."UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}".
18th May '15 7:56:21 AM Patachou
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* ''Music/BadAsMe'' (2011)



* KnifeThrowingAct: "Circus" from his 2004 album ''Real Gone'' features a knife throwing act as part of the eponymous travelling show.
--> Only once, in Sheboygan, did he miss. And he took off a miniscule portion of her ear.

to:

* KnifeThrowingAct: "Circus" from his 2004 album ''Real Gone'' ''Music/RealGone'' features a knife throwing act as part of the eponymous travelling show.
--> Only ''Only once, in Sheboygan, did he miss. And he took off a miniscule portion of her ear.ear''.
21st Apr '15 10:16:26 PM arbiter099
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AuthorAppeal: His musical world is full of drunken and dejected vagabonds, murder, creepy carnival imagery, and the just plain ''weird''. Lyrics about barking dogs, the moon, and spoons are common across albums.

to:

* AuthorAppeal: His musical world is full of drunken and dejected vagabonds, murder, creepy carnival imagery, and the just plain ''weird''. Lyrics about barking dogs, the moon, shipwrecks, and spoons are common across albums.
21st Apr '15 10:06:44 PM karstovich2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RealSongThemeTune and ThematicThemeTune: ''Series/TheWire'' uses "Way Down In The Hole". Each season with a different version - season 1 by The Blind Boys of Alabama, season 2 was Waits's original, season 3 was by The Neville Brothers, Season 4 was an R&B version by Domaje, and season 5's version is by Steve Earle)

to:

* RealSongThemeTune and ThematicThemeTune: ''Series/TheWire'' uses "Way Down In The Hole". Each season with a different version - season 1 by The Blind Boys of Alabama, season 2 was Waits's original, season 3 was by The Neville Brothers, Season 4 was an R&B version by Domaje, [=DoMaJe=],[[note]]A specially constructed group of Baltimore middle school boys--fitting, since Season 4 focused heavily on a group of eighth graders on Baltimore's West Side.[[/note]] and season 5's version is by Steve Earle)
12th Apr '15 10:50:20 PM KidDynamite
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CoveredUp: Waits' own recordings have never made the charts, but Music/RodStewart's cover of "Downbound Train" went to #3. Music/BruceSpringsteen's cover of "Jersey Girl" was only released as a B-side, but got lots of radio airplay and is more associated with him than with Waits.
11th Apr '15 7:25:20 AM Patachou
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Music/BloodMoney'' (2002)
This list shows the last 10 events of 149. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Music.TomWaits