I picked up the new Tom Waits “Bad As Me” tonight. Avoided the week long streaming of it on his website.. tried to not listen to it but my friend left a burned copy of it wedged in my apartment door. Eventually I did give the burned copy a few spins in my crappy Ford Focus cd player.
But yes. I am now enjoying this fantastic lp in my apartment via my turntable. It sounds great. How can it not? Keith Richards, Flea and Les Claypool lend some instrumentation to the album.
In my opinion the album feels very concentrated & tight. On the song “Last Leaf” Tom sings “I’m the last leaf on the tree…” words couldn’t be so truer sang.