Tom Waits’ ‘Rain Dogs’

Tom Waits‘ ‘Rain Dogs’ is his ninth album released in September 1985 by Island Records.

Track Listing : 1.Singapore (Tom Waits) – 02:46 . 2.Clap Hands (Tom Waits) – 03:47 . 3.Cemetery Polka (Tom Waits) – 01:51 . 4.Jockey Full Of Bourbon (Tom Waits) – 02:45 . 5.Tango Till They’Re Sore (Tom Waits) – 02:49 . 6.Big Black Mariah (Tom Waits) – 02:44 . 7.Diamonds & Gold (Tom Waits) – 02:31 . 8.Hang Down Your Head (Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits) – 02:32 . 9.Time (Tom Waits) – 03:55 . 10.Rain Dogs (Tom Waits) – 02:56 . 11.Midtown (Tom Waits) – 01:00 . 12.9Th & Hennepin (Tom Waits) – 01:58 . 13.Gun Street Girl (Tom Waits) – 04:37 . 14.Union Square (Tom Waits) – 02:24 . 15.Blind Love (Tom Waits) – 04:18 . 16.Walking Spanish (Tom Waits) – 03:05 . 17.Downtown Train (Tom Waits) – 03:53 . 18.Bride Of Rain Dog (Tom Waits) – 01:07 . 19.Anywhere I Lay My Head (Tom Waits) – 0:48

Musicians : Tom Waits – Vocals On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 19), Guitar On (2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 15 – 16 – 17), Organ On (3 – 19), Piano On (5 – 12), Pump Organ On (8), Harmonium On (18), Banjo On (13) . Michael Blair – Percussion On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 7 – 8 – 12 – 13 – 17), Marimba On (2 – 7 – 10 – 12), Drums On (8 – 14 – 18), Congas On (4), Bowed Saw On (12), Parade Drum On (19) . Stephen Hodges – Drums On (1 – 2 – 4 – 6 – 10 – 11 – 15 – 16), Parade Drum On (3) . Larry Taylor – Double Bass On (1 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 15), Bass On (7 – 11 – 14 – 16) . Marc Ribot – Guitar On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 7 – 8 – 10) . Hollywood Paul Litteral – Trumpet On (1 – 11 – 19) . Bobby Previte – Percussion On (2), Marimba On (2) . William Schimmel – Accordion On (3 – 9 – 10) . Bob Funk – Trombone On (3 – 5 – 10 – 11 – 19) . Ralph Carney – Baritone Saxophone On (4 – 14), Saxophone On (11 – 18), Clarinet On (12) . Greg Cohen – Double Bass On (5 – 12 – 13) . Chris Spedding – Guitar On (1 – 17) . Tony Garnier – Double Bass On (2) . Keith Richards – Guitar On (6 – 14 – 15), Backing Vocals On (15) . Robert Musso – Banjo On (7) . Arno Hecht – Tenor Saxophone On (11 – 19) . Crispin Cioe – Saxophone On (11 – 19) . Robert Quine – Guitar On (15 – 17) . Ross Levinson – Violin On (15) . John Lurie – Alto Saxophone On (16) . G.E. Smith – Guitar On (17) . Mickey Curry – Drums On (17) . Tony Levin – Bass On (17) . Robert Kilgore – Organ On (17)

Production : Produced By Tom Waits . Robert Musso – Engineer, Mixing . Tom Gonzales – Recording . Dennis Ferrante – Recording . Jeff Lippay – Recording, Mixing . Howie Weinberg – Mastering

Package : Peter Corriston – Art Direction . Anders Petersen – Photography (Front Cover) . Robert Frank – Photography (Back Cover)

Recorded At Rca Studios.

Released In September 1985 By Island Records.

(Source Tom Waits‘ ‘Rain Dogs’ | Official Site)

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Rolling Stone
Dramatic bohemian rhapsodies on insanity, deformity, night, rain and irretrievable loss crop up here frequently enough to satisfy even the most demanding middle-class seeker of the edge. […]

The Guardian
My favourite album: Rain Dogs by Tom WaitsWaits had refreshed his sound on Swordfishtrombones two years earlier by moving beyond piano and guitar to dabble with a wider variety of instrumentsand on Rain Dogs his repertoire continued to expand, with pump organs, accordions and bowed saws. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
This is a near flawless album, with only a couple of lowsand for that reasong I will rate this according to my experience with the recordand not what others may like. Obviously if you don’t like his vocals, you are going to rate it lower. […]

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