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Tom Waits Undercover

Dave Zimmer, BAM, 26 February 1982

Everybody looked like a broken-down movie extra; a withered starlet, disenchanted stuntmen, midget auto racers, poignant California characters with their end-of-the-continent sadness, handsome, decadent, Casanova-ish men, puff-eyed motel blondes, hustlers, pimps, whores, masseurs – a lemon lot, and how's a man to make a living with a gang like that?

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