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Lowside Of The Road : A Life Of Tom Waits :  A Life of Tom Waits - Barney Hoskyns

Lowside Of The Road : A Life Of Tom Waits

A Life of Tom Waits

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Published: 1st July 2010
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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.

About The Author

Barney Hoskyns is the co-founder and editorial director of online rock-journalism library Rock's Backpages and author of several books including Across the Great Divide: The Band & America (1993), Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes and the Sound of Los Angeles (1996), and Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons (2005). A former US correspondent for MOJO, Hoskyns writes for Uncut, The Observer Music Monthly and other UK publications, and has contributed to Vogue, Rolling Stone and GQ. He lives in southwest London.

ISBN: 9780571235537
ISBN-10: 0571235530
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.5  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1