Lowside of the Road : A Life of Tom Waits, Paperback

Lowside of the Road : A Life of Tom Waits Paperback


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 640 pages, Illustrations, ports.
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9780571235537



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