Spanning Tom Waits’ extraordinary 40-year career, from Closing Time to Orphans, Lowside of the Road is Barney Hoskyns’ unique take...
https://driftrecords.com/products/barney-hoskyns-lowside-of-the-road-a-life-of-tom-waits-faber-social-greatest-hits1079110205487Barney Hoskyns - Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits [Faber Social Greatest Hits]//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/9780571351336_large.jpg?v=1550319505//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/9780571351336_medium.jpg?v=15503195056.99GBPInStockBarney HoskynsBarney HoskynsBooksEverything In Stock at DriftFaber & FaberSpanning Tom Waits’ extraordinary 40-year career, from Closing Time to Orphans, Lowside of the Road is Barney Hoskyns’ unique take on one of rock’s great enigmas. Like Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Waits is a chameleonic survivor who’s achieved long-term success while retaining cult credibility and outsider mystique. From his perilous “jazzbo” years in ’70s Los Angeles to the multiple-Grammy winner of recent years – by way of such shape-shifting ’80s albums as Swordfishtrombones – this exhaustive biography charts Waits’ life step-by-step and album-by-album.
Affectionate and penetrating, and based on a combination of assiduous research and deep critical insight, this is a outstanding investigation of a notoriously private artist and performer – the definitive account to date of Tom Waits’ life and work.
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