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Interview 4: Barney Hoskyns on Tom Waits

Simon Warner

Simon Warner is a lecturer, writer, broadcaster, and Visiting Research Fellow in Popular Music at the University of Leeds in the UK. He is the author of Text and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Barney Hoskyns is one of our leading rock historians, having served time as a writer and reviewer on New Musical Express in the 1980s and as US editor of Mojo during the 1990s. His biography Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits...

‘Straight from the Mind to the Voice’: Spectral Persistence in Jack Kerouac and Tom Waits

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Epigraph comes from: The Unknown Kerouac: Rare, Unpublished and Newly Translated Writings, ed. Todd Tietchen, trans. Christophe Cloutier (New York: The Library of America, 2016).. . . the realm is haunted. Man haunts the earth. Man...

Tom Waits

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Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones

David Smay

David Smay has co-edited two books on music with Kim Cooper: Lost In the Grooves: Scram’s Capricious Guide To The Music You Missed, and Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth. He’s a regular contributor to Scram, has an upcoming piece in Oxford American and has occasionally dithered about pop music on NPR, French Television and documentaries only shown at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas. But his best interview was with Ratso the punk rock puppet at Quimb’s in Chicago. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children, Emmett and Matilda. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

33 1/3 Books

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...Two entwined narratives run through the creation of Swordfishtrombones and form the backbone of this book. As the 1970s ended, Waits felt increasingly constrained and trapped by his persona and career. Bitter and desperately unhappy, he...

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Bay Area – 6,783,760 (2000); San Francisco (city and county) – 776,733; Oakland (city) – 399,484; Berkeley (city) – 102,743 The San Francisco Bay Area is located on the west coast of northern...