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Description - Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits by Barney Hoskyns

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571351336
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 38mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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