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Tom Waits: Guess You're Waits

Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 29 April 1978

FORGIVE the blasphemy, but I reckon God must have been way out of his little box when he deposited Tom Waits among us. Mr. Waits is, irrefutably, one of the Almighty's more bizarre and inspired creations. That he also happens to make records which sell in respectable (if not gargantuan) quantities, is a coincidence that makes him an irresistible subject for interviews during a one-day visit to Britain this week...

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