September 8: Bone Machine by Tom Waits was released in 1992

“it ain’t no sin, to take off your skin and dance around in your bones” ~Tom Waits From Wikipedia: Released September 8, 1992 Recorded Prairie Sun Recording, Cotati, California Genre Rock, experimental rock, blues rock Length 53:30 Label Island Producer Tom Waits Bone Machine is a critically acclaimed and award-winning album by Tom Waits, released in 1992 on Island Records. It won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music …

May 7 in music history

The Rolling Stones: Paint It, Black (released 7 May 1966) (read more) The principal riff of “Paint It Black” (almost all classic Rolling Stones songs are highlighted by a killer riff) was played on a sitar by Brian Jones and qualifies as perhaps the most effective use of the Indian instrument in a rock song. The exotic twang was a …

Classic TV: Tom Waits VH1 Storytellers 1999

Baby, you got to get behind the mule! – Tom Waits The same year as Mule Variations was released, 1999, VH1 broadcast a Storyteller episode with Tom Waits. It aired in the middle of the night; I didn’t have any plans for the next day so I stayed up and watched. What a songwriter! What a storyteller! He teases the audience, plays with …

Today: David Hidalgo is 59 Happy Birthday

One of our heroes has birthday today! David Hidalgo (born October 6, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his work with the band Los Lobos. He is also a member of the supergroup Los Super Seven and of the Latin Playboys, a side project band made up of some of the members of Los …

Today: Tom Waits: Rain Dogs was released in 1985, 28 years ago

“We are all just monkeys with money and guns.” ~Tom Waits If you get far enough away you’ll be on your way back home. ~Tom Waiys – “Blind Love” Tango till they’re sore @ Letterman 1986 + interview: From Wikipedia: Released 30 September 1985 Recorded RCA Studios Genre Rock, experimental rock Length 53:46 Label Island Producer Tom Waits Rain Dogs is the 9th …

Today: The late Jimmie Rodgers was born in 1897 116 years ago

“Jimmie Rodgers’ name stands foremost in the country music field as the man who started it all.” – brass plaque at the Country Music Hall of Fame “The most inspiring type of entertainer for me has always been somebody like Jimmie Rodgers, somebody who could do it alone and was totally original. He was combining elements of blues and hillbilly sounds before …

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