This full-length biography of Tom Waits is the first comprehensive account of a truly legendary artist. It covers every aspect of the life and career of a man who has never seemed to be in the slightest danger of losing his credibility to mainstream success.
With 20 albums to his credit and a legion of passionate fans, the uncompromising Waits continues to conjure up tender, ragged and magical songs that have attracted cover versions by artists including Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Elivs Costello, The Eagles, Meat Loaf, The Ramones and Johnny Cash.
Abrasive and single-minded, the gravel voiced singer/songwriter and occasional movie actor has followed on of the most unlikely career paths in popular music. Here is a biography that finally does him justice -- an in-depth critical overview of his life and work supplemented with an authoritative discography and filmography.
In a career spanning 30 years, Tom Waits has recorded over 20 albums including Small Change and Blue Valentine and has had his songs covered by a vast array of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Meatloaf and Johnny Cash. This is a critical overview of Waits’ career, including a discography and filmography.