People who live outdoors. You know how after the rain you see all these dogs that seem lost, wandering around. The rain washes away all their scent, all their direction.
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The album, which includes appearances by guitarists Keith Richards and Marc Ribot , is noted for its broad spectrum of musical styles and genres, described by Rolling Stone as merging " Kurt Weill , pre-rock integrity from old dirty blues , [and] the elegiac melancholy of New Orleans funeral brass, into a singularly idiosyncratic American style. In , it was ranked number 21 on the Rolling Stone list of the " greatest albums of the s. Waits wrote the majority of the album in a two-month stint in the fall of in a basement room at the corner of Washington and Horatio Streets in Manhattan. According to Waits, it was, "kind of a rough area, Lower Manhattan between Canal and 14th Street, just about a block from the river It was a good place for me to work.
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W hen I was 12 or 13, my older brother played two albums in the car on a long journey home that made me genuinely worried about his aesthetic judgment, to say nothing of his mental and moral wellbeing. I'm not sure if I actually said, "This isn't music", but that's what I was thinking. I felt badly let down. Until that moment I'd trusted my brother's musical taste implicitly, and he had guided me straight and true. But now he was veering crazily towards the jagged rocks of cultural degeneracy and I was being dragged along with him. One of the albums was, in retrospect, an extremely tame introduction to dance music, which I was wary of at the time: Connected by Stereo MCs. The other album, Bone Machine by Tom Waits , was anything but tame. I listened to Earth Died Screaming open-mouthed, trying to reconcile that deranged, animal howl and the tool-shed clattering in the background with what I understood to be music. I totally failed to get it. When a friend raved to me about Waits a few years later, I was more prepared to take it on.