Tom Waits “Back in the Crowd”
While not as immediately blistering as the recently released title track to his new LP Bad As Me, the new Tom Waits song “Back in the Crowd” goes to show the legends almost mythic ability to throw listeners off. While the first single revived his spooky-pirate-on-the-wharf-with-chains-and-a-hook blues jaunts that he does so well, “Back in the Crowd” reminds us that Waits did in fact get his start as a gravely voiced folk singer, with the ability to take his powerful voice and use it in a more subtle, restrained way that can be equally as powerful. Can’t wait to hear the whole LP.
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