Tom Waits

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (7)

  • Tom Waits: All hardware items must be valued for their sonic properties.

  • Tom Waits: I hate Disneyland. It primes our kids for Las Vegas.

  • Tom Waits: I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

  • Tom Waits: Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my shame friends.

  • Tom Waits: No, I don't have a drinking problem except when I can't get a drink.

  • Tom Waits: If Michael Jackson wants to work for Pepsi, why doesn't he just get himself a suit and an office in their headquarters and be done with it.

  • Tom Waits: I've been around. Chicago, New Orleans, New York, L.A., Portland [Oregon]. California has the public image, the land of milk and honey. It has one of those images that's completely and utterly removed from what it really is. Like all great fantasies.

Trivia (33)

  • Many of Tom's songs have been recorded by music artists like Bette Midler, the Eagles, and Bruce Springsteen.

  • Tom's first music recordings were for Asylum Records.

  • Tom was born in a taxicab.

  • His role in the movie "Domino" is immediately preceded by his own song "Jesus Gonna Be Here" from his 1992 album "Bone Machine."

  • Tom's album "Rain Dogs" is mentioned in the script for the movie "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind".

  • Keith Richard's will sometimes make guest appearances on his albums as an extra guitarist.

  • Bob Dylan is his all time favorite songwriter.

  • The photo on the cover of his album "Rain Dogs" includes a man who many believe is him. It was one of a series of photos taken by a famous photographer, Waits seen it and noticed the similarity of the man and him. He asked if he cold use it for his album cover, and of course the man said yes..

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