Monday, October 03, 2011

Second single: Back in the crowd

Last week saw the release of Back in the crowd, the second single from Tom Waits' upcoming album Bad as me.

1 comment:

Black Swede said...

What a genuinely touching ballad "Back In The Crowd" is. The lyrical theme of being picked out from the crowd when you fall in love and being then returned back to the fold after the affair has ended is just tantalizing!

Tom Waits croons right on the money for this one. Marc Ribot does a similarly great job duetting with David Hidalgo of Los Lobos on guitar. The dragging "audio footsteps" and the ghostly slide guitar bring the icing to the cake as we draw towards the end titles.

That's five stars from me, we have another late-night classic on our hands.