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Tom Waits: Bad as Me

Barney Hoskyns, Word, The, November 2011

IT SHOULDN'T NEED to be said but I'll say it anyway: Tom Waits' career is one of the more extraordinary examples of mutation in the history of what he refers to as "this business called show". If anyone out there can connect the Waits of 2011 to the Asylum singer-songwriter of 1973's Closing Time, I shall tip my fedora to them.

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