Tom Waits

1 – In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
2 – Solo Monk by Thelonious Monk
3 – Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart
4 – Exile On Main Street by the Rolling Stones
5 – The Sinking of the Titanic by Gavin Bryers
6 – The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan
7 – Lounge Lizards by Lounge Lizards
8 – Rum Sodomy and the Lash by the Pogues
9 – I’m Your Man by Leonard Cohen
10 – The Specialty Sessions by Little Richard
11 – Startime by James Brown
12 – Bohemian-Moravian Bands by Texas-Czech
13 – The Yellow Shark by Frank Zappa
14 – Passion for Opera Aria
15 – Rant in E Minor by Bill Hicks
16 – Prison Songs: Murderous Home Alan Lomax Collection
17 – Cubanos Postizos by Marc Ribot
18 – Houndog by Houndog
19 – Purple Onion by Les Claypool
20 – The Delivery Man by Elvis Costello

Tom Waits’ 20 most cherished albums of all time, a collection of records some he has carried around with him since his early days as a musician’.

G’wan The Pogues.

And Declan.

Tom Waits lists his top 20 favourite albums of all time (FarOut)

19 thoughts on “Good As Me

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Of course not, the man has good taste in music, as reflected in that really incredible list.

      Beatles were only good performing covers :)

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Whatever you think of Sinatra as a singer, some of his songs were superbly crafted, lyrically and melodically.

      Personally, I do like much of his stuff. The biggest problem is when people attempt My Way or New York, New York at weddings and Karaoke – although karaoke is an abomination in and of itself anyway…

  1. Peter

    For a brief second I thought he was announcing another Irish gig :(

    Thats a great list, if you put those 20 albums into a blender and then poured it out you would have a Tom-Waits’ entire-career-smoothie.

    1. dylad

      Declan McManus. Also, the Pogues (at the time of that record) were in the majority, an English band.

  2. Johnny Keenan

    Good to see Bill Hicks in there. Obviously a factor in ole Tom Cats acerbic wit

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