Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner 1975

Nighthawks At The Diner is a live album by Tom Waits.

It was recorded live at the Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles in front of a small audience over two shows per night for the two nights, the 30th and 31st July 1975.

Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner

Songs On Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner

This list looks odd with the spoken introductions to the songs but they are all interesting and backed by the jazz band.

1. Opening Intro
2. Emotional Weather Report
3. Intro
4. On A Foggy Night
5. Intro
6. Eggs And Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan ….)
7. Intro
8. Better Off Without A Wife
9. Nighthawk Postcards (From Easy Street)
10. Intro
11. Warm Beer And Cold Women
12. Intro
13. Putnam County
14. Spare Parts I (A Nocturnal Emission)
15. Nobody
16. Intro
17. Big Joe And Phantom 309
18. Spare Parts II And Closing

The album puts over the early Tom Waits persona very well.

Playing on the album are:

Tom Waits – vocals, piano, guitar
Pete Christlieb – tenor sax
Mike Melvoin – piano, electric piano, guitar
Jim Hughart – upright bass
Bill Goodwin – drums

The jazz backing is very stylish and provides a great atmosphere for Waits to tell his downbeat tales.

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