10 great Tom Waits clips

To celebrate the release of our Ultimate Music Guide on Tom Waits, we thought we'd compile a list of 10 great clips from Waits' formidable career.

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To celebrate the release of our Ultimate Music Guide on Tom Waits, we thought we’d compile a list of 10 great clips from Waits’ formidable career.

So for your delectation, here’s some cuts – from live performances to film roles and his hilarious chat show appearances – that we hope catch the spirit of one of our most beloved musicians.

Our clips run from early UK TV performances on Old Grey Whistle Test through to a poetry reading, a fishing trip to Jamaica with John Lurie, facing down Iggy Pop in a Jim Jarmusch… and culminating with his appearance duetting with Mick Jagger at a Rolling Stones’ show from last year.

Enjoy!

“Tom Traubert’s Blues”
live on the Old Grey Whistle Test (1975)




“16 Shells From A30.6” / “Cemetery Polka” / “In the Neighborhood”
live on The Tube (1985)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpxaPCNcU1g


Charles Bukowski’s “The Laughing Heart”‬

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From Fishing With John
(1991)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdLyt2EsQ0Q&list=PLPV3nUyTvwwoKt_OXtqNqy6QPCOgD8Ium


“Jersey Girl”
VH1 Storytellers (1999)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDAu-jdXd_c


“Chocolate Jesus”
live on Letterman (1999)




From Coffee And Cigarettes
(2003)




Glitter And Doom press conference
(2008)




Interview on the Jimmy Fallon Show
(2012)

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“Little Red Rooster”
live with the Rolling Stones (2013)




You can buy a digital copy of Tom Waits: The Ultimate Music Guide from iTunes or Zinio, or order a physical edition from here.


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