Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
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Between the release of 'Heartattack and Vine' in 1980 and 'Swordfishtrombones' in 1983, Tom Waits got rid of his manager, his producer, and his record company. And he drastically altered a musical approach that had become as dependable as it was unexciting. 'Swordfishtrombones' has none of the strings and much less of the piano work that Waits' previous albums had employed; instead, the dominant sounds on the record were low-pitched horns, bass instruments, and percussion, almost like soundscapes. Lyrically, Waits' tales of the drunken and the lovelorn have been replaced by surreal accounts of people who burned down their homes and of Australian towns bypassed by the railroad.
Heavyweight vinyl pressed by Back To Black for Island Records. Includes download card.