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The Backpages Interview: Tom Waits

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 26 April 2002

Thomas Alan Waits is about to release two albums simultaneously – Alice and Blood Money. In this previously unpublished interview from the spring of 1985, shortly after a move to New York City, he talks about the radical change of direction represented by 1983's Swordfishtrombones – and about the follow-up that was in the pipeline, 1985's Rain Dogs

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