Tom Waits covers, A to Z. Indie bands. A zip file. ‘Nuff said.
A is for Alabama. Down in the Hole-Blind Boys of Alabama.
B is forPancho’s Lament-The Blacks.
C is for Cat Power’s-Yesterday is Here. (YSI)
E is for eels’ Jesus Gonna Be Here. (YSI)
F is for Foreign Affairs by Eleni Mandell.
G is for Goin’ Out West-Gomez.
H is for Shawn Colvin’s take on Heart of a Saturday Night. My favorite Tom Waits song, and my favorite cover it.
I is for House Where Nobody Lives-Is (live). Ah, the band named “Is” reminds of Bill Clinton. Good times.
J is for Jersey Girl by Holly Cole.
K is for another one by the Kids! I Don’t Wanna Grow Up-Cold War Kids. The second funniest Tom Waits song ever. (The funniest is Pasties and a G-String. The third funniest is “The Piano Has Been Drinking.”)
L is for Les Claypool’s Bonnaroo Super Jam, a project with Gogol Bordello, did a whole show Tom Waits covers here. Three of them were also with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett. I recommend the whole damn show.
M is for Jockey Full of Bourbon-Moxy Fruvous.
N is for N.A.S.A.’s “Spacious Thoughts Feat. Tom Waits and Kool Keith.” (YSI)
O is for Ol’ 55-Smashing Pumpkins.
P is for Picture in a Frame-Pearl Jam.
Q is for a moment of quiet, as we get to the letter R.
R is for Johnsburg, Illinois-Josh Ritter.
R is also for Rainbow Sleeve-Jane, to make up for the missing Q.
S is for Sarah Jarosz’s take on Come On Up To The House.
T is for Time-Ryan Adams. Not sure who the chick is on vocals, but she’s good.
U is for Cold Water-Railroad Earth. Just kidding. That’s got no U!
V is for Vamosbabe & Pascal Fricke doing “Bronx Lullaby.”
W is for the west. Goin’ Out West-Truckee Brothers
X is for marking this spot, i.e., this post.
Y is for you gotta love Z.
Z is for zipfile.