Wild Years: The Music and Myth of Tom Waits


2006 | 336 Pages | ISBN: 1550227165 | EPUB | 4 MB

Newly updated to include his critically acclaimed post-millennial work, this look at Tom Waitsboth the reality and the myriad mythsreveals the man behind the curtain. A tale of how a self-taught, drunken hipster in roach-killers and a dirty beret has influenced a generation of musicians with his sound, warmth, and willingness to take chances, this biography shows how he has moved between sideshow barker and evocative troubadour with ease, recording almost 20 albums that range from cabaret to movie soundtracks. Waits encapsulates the wink-and-nudge of a Vaudevillian and the rhythm and heart of a beatnik, and his fans span a similarly wide spectrum, drawn in by his candor and humor.