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Lowside of the road : a life of Tom Waits / Barney Hoskyns.

By: Hoskyns, Barney.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Faber and Faber Limited, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Copyright date: ©2009Description: 609 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0571351336; 9780571351336.Other title: Life of Tom Waits.Subject(s): Waits, Tom, 1949- | Rock musicians -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 782.42166092
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A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

Spanning Tom Waits' extraordinary 40-year career, from Closing Time to Orphans, Lowside of the Road is Barney Hoskyns' unique take on one of rock's great enigmas. Like Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Waits is a chameleonic survivor who's achieved long-term success while retaining cult credibility and outsider mystique. From his perilous "jazzbo" years in '70s Los Angeles to the multiple-Grammy winner of recent years - by way of such shape-shifting '80s albums as Swordfishtrombones - this exhaustive biography charts Waits' life step-by-step and album-by-album.

Affectionate and penetrating, and based on a combination of assiduous research and deep critical insight, this is a outstanding investigation of a notoriously private artist and performer - the definitive account to date of Tom Waits' life and work.

Includes bibliographical references and index.