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Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits
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Barney Hoskyns
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Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits

Barney Hoskyns


9780571351336

Faber & Faber


Music;
Rock & Pop music;
Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups;
Biography: arts & entertainment


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640 pages

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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.

By:   Barney Hoskyns
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main - Faber Social Greatest Hits
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   522g
ISBN:   9780571351336
ISBN 10:   0571351336
Pages:   640
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Barney Hoskyns is the co-founder of online rock-journalism library Rock's Backpages, journalist for Uncut, The Observer Music Monthly and other UK publications, and author of several books including Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes, & the Sound of Los Angeles (1996), and Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters & Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons (2005). He lives in London.

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