Tom Waits: Michael O'brien
November 27, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

In his 30 years of making music, Tom Waits has fashioned an evocatively scabby America, filled with hard-luck cases hollering blues and wheezing ballads. The three-CD set Orphans, built from new, old, and rare recordings, adds a truckload of characters to his dramatis personae. Some come via covers, including one Brecht song and two by the Ramones (!). But the bulk are Waits’, often dressed in scrap-yard percussion and sublime guitar noise, each — from hobo to suicide bomber — familiar, compelling, and tugging out empathy.

type
Movie
Genre
mpaa
R
runtime
102 minutes
director
Peter Mullan
Cast
Albert Finney,
Douglas Henshall,
Gary Lewis,
Peter Mullan
Studio
Shooting Gallery
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