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Tom Waits: Waits And Double Measures

Johnny Black, Smash Hits, 18 March 1981

PUT YOURSELF in my place. Scant hours earlier I'd been regaled with the tale of how, in an interview the previous day, Tom had turned on a somewhat surprised lady journalist and growled, "I don't think I like you," in a voice that would trip the San Andreas Fault. For an hour they glared at each other in almost unbroken silence. So what chance do I have?

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