Tom Waits grew steadily less prolific after redefining himself as a junkyard noise poet with Swordfishtrombones, but the five-year wait between The Black Rider and 1999's Mule Variations was the longest yet. Given the fact that Waits decided to abandon major labels for the California indie Epitaph, Mule Variations would seem like a golden opportunity to redefine himself and begin a new phase of his career. However, it plays like a revue of highlights from every album he's made since Swordfishtrombones
Tom Waits – Mule Variations. Label: Anti- – 86547-1. Format: 2 Vinyl, LP, Album. Recorded at Prairie Sun Recording Studios except 'Lowside Of The Road' at Sputnik Sound. Major parts of this album were produced in a hen coop which was rebuilt into a production studio somewhere deep in the backwaters of California. Chocolate Jesus" features some of the chicken folk that was obviously around.
Tom Waits – Mule Variations. Label: Anti- – 6547-2, Epitaph – 6547-2. Format: CD, Album, Digipak. Piano – Tom Waits (tracks: 5, 11, 13, 15, 16). Producer – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits. Producer – Darren Kramer, Holly Ferguson. Producer – Heather Fremling.
Bad As Me- 2011 Glitter and Doom Live- 2009 Orphans- 2006 Real Gone- 2004 Alice- 2002 Blood Money- 2002 Used Songs- 2001 Mule Variations- 1999 The Black Rider (Soundtrack)- 1993 Bone Machine- 1992 Night On Earth: Original Soundtrack Recording- 1992 Big Time- 1988 Franks Wild Years- 1987 Rain Dogs- 1985 Swordfishtrombones- 1983 One from the Heart (Soundtrack)- 1982 Bounced Checks- 1981 Heartattack and.
American singer-songwriter and actor. Background information. In 1999, Waits performed at the Hummingbird Centre in Toronto His first album on his new label, Mule Variations, was issued that year. Billboard described the album as musically melding "backwoods blues, skewed gospel, and unruly art stomp into a sublime piece of junkyard sound sculpture. The album was Waits' first release to feature a turntablist.
Album · 1999 · 16 Songs. Get Behind the Mule (Remastered). 5. House Where Nobody Lives (Remastered). 6. Cold Water (Remastered).
Overall, Mule Variations is Waits' most consistent effort, even better song-for-song than Rain Dogs, and the album does a wonderful job of blending the man's two distinctly different personalities. Two different personalities" You read that right. Just let me explain . The album kicks off with "Big in Japan," which is all Evil Tom. Creepy, distorted vocal effects kick off the song and they are quickly followed by a dirty electric guitar, New Orleans-style horns and a bass part played by Primus mastermind Les Claypool. The lyrics here are tongue-in-cheek.
Artists Tom Waits Mule Variations. Mule Variations Tom Waits. This album has an average beat per minute of 110 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 80/148 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Mule Variations. BPM Profile Mule Variations. Album starts at 112BPM, ends at 90BPM (-22), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Tom Waits.