Tom Waits’ ‘Nighthawks at the Diner’ is his first live (and his third overall) album released in October 1975 by Asylum.
Track Listing : 1.(Opening Intro) (Tom Waits) – 02:58 . 2.Emotional Weather Report (Tom Waits) – 03:47 . 3.(Intro) (Tom Waits) – 02:16 . 4.On A Foggy Night (Tom Waits) – 03:48 . 5.(Intro) (Tom Waits) – 01:53 . 6.Eggs And Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan Michelson) (Tom Waits) – 04:19 . 7.(Intro) (Tom Waits) – 03:02 . 8.Better Off Without A Wife (Tom Waits) – 03:59 . 9.Nighthawk Postcards (From Easy Street) (Tom Waits) – 11:30 . 10.(Intro) (Tom Waits) – 00:55 . 11.Warm Beer And Cold Women (Tom Waits) – 05:21 . 12.(Intro) (Tom Waits) – 00:47 . 13.Putnam County (Tom Waits) – 07:35 . 14.Spare Parts I (A Nocturnal Emission) (Tom Waits, Chuck E. Weiss) – 06:25 . 15.Nobody (Tom Waits) – 02:51 . 16.(Intro) (Tom Waits) – 00:40 . 17.Big Joe And Phantom 309 (Tommy Faile) – 06:29 . 18.Spare Parts Ii And Closing (Tom Waits, Chuck E. Weiss) – 05:13
Musicians : Tom Waits – Vocals, Piano, Guitar . Pete Christlieb – Tenor Sax . Bill Goodwin – Drums . Jim Hughart – Upright Bass . Mike Melvoin – Piano, Electric Piano, Guitar
Production : Produced By Bones Howe . Bones Howe – Engineer . Stephen Innocenzi – Mastering . Kelly Kotera – Assistant Engineer . Ron Marks – Assistant Engineer
Package : Matt Kramer – Photography . Cal Schenkel – Design . Norman Seeff – Photography . Rick Smith – Assistant Engineer . Steve Smith – Assistant Engineer
Recorded On July 30 – 31, 1975 At Record Plant Studios.
Released In October 1975 By Asylum.
Ohand to make it more awesome, Edward Hopper’s 1942 painting Nighthawks was inspiration for the album’s moodand a burlesque dancer warmed up for Tom Waits on all four performances. […]
. Waits occasionally gets serious, as on the saccharine “Nobody” and the uncharacteristically grave reading of Red Sovine’s trucker ghost story “Big Joe and Phantom 309,” as well the fantastic “Putnam County,” a number that blends Waits’ post-Beat patter (“And the Stratocasters slung over the burgermeister beer guts / swizzle stick legs jackknifed over Naugahyde stools”) with a piano melody worthy of Bill Evans. […]
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The Waits of Nighthawks at the Diner sounds like he can’t decide between singing and being a stand-up comedian. It really is disorientatingand the only way I can get a handle on this is to completely ignore the fact that Tom Waits recorded it. So yeah, this Randy Newman live album is pretty great, right guys? […]