This is a new 2015 limited edition pressing on Bad Joker Records from the E.U.
Side one has 7 tracks recorded live in various radio studios - all in 1973, and Side two was recorded live at My Father's Place in LA in '77.
Recorded at the BBC Studios London, for the “Tonight In Person” show in July of 1979, this vinyl bootleg finds Waits working up material from his Asylum years. This particular performance hit the spot recently as I’d been spending a lot of time with Waits’ transitional Heartattack And Vine LP—which ultimately reinvigorated an interest in the earlier catalog.
Thomas Alan Waits ProfileBorn December 7th. 1949, in Pomona, California. Tom Waits first album, "Closing Time", was released in 1973. A contemporary artist, Waits is mostly known for his lyrical and poetical songwriting and raspy gravelly voice.
Tom Waits has gathered a large cult following over the years from around the globe, mainly because he's spun his own world in music far apart from anything else present. This has led him to being considered a major inspiration to modern-day generation of musicians. His own inspiration is rooted in early blues and alternative rock with influences like Howlin' Wolf and Jack Kerouac. Tom´s presence live on stage are also quite legendary, as Waits are much a storyteller as a musician giving many long monologues with witty and sarcastic humor. Apart from music, Waits also has a strong presence in movies. He has appeared in works by Francis Ford Coppola, Jim Jarmusch and Robert Altman.
1. With a Suitcase
2. I Never Talk To Strangers
3. Step Right Up
4. On the Nickel
5. Red Shoes By The Drugstore
1. Burma Shave
2. Kentucky Avenue
3. Small Change
4. Closing Time (fades out)