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|10.04.06||Alamo Downtown|| Tom Waits concert film. The film itself is a lot like Waits' music, which makes it very interesting and really stand out as far as concert films go. I liked it easily as much as The Last Waltz and Stop Making Sense.|
What I found most interesting is how Waits sings his different voices... he actually sings in different ways, like singing out of the side of his mouth or whatever. together with his body movement it really illustrates how so many of his songs are actually just acting. He takes on different characters for different songs and the lyrics are about character exploration... now, sometimes i find that tedious (although he can do a pretty spot-on Louis Armstrong voice, when he sings like that it bugs me), but for the most part I really dig it. Especially his band and the bizarre bluesy/gypsy vibe they have going on.
I should probably go back and listen to his albums more closely at some point... I am sort of on the record as liking him but not very well versed in a lot of his actual stuff. but anyway, as far as concert films go this one is really great.