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Wild Years: The Music and Myth of Tom Waits

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Newly updated to include his critically acclaimed post-millennial work, this look at Tom Waits--both the reality and the myriad myths--reveals how a self-taught, drunken hipster in roach-killers and a dirty beret has influenced a generation of musicians with his sound, warmth, and willingness to take chances.
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Overview


Newly updated to include his critically acclaimed post-millennial work, this look at Tom Waits--both the reality and the myriad myths--reveals how a self-taught, drunken hipster in roach-killers and a dirty beret has influenced a generation of musicians with his sound, warmth, and willingness to take chances.
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"Jacobs' study isn't simply informative; it's a solid and entertaining read on its own." —Eric Waggoner, Phoenix New Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550227161
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,367,691
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author


Jay S. Jacobs is widely published in music magazines such as Creem, Magnet, and Rock Guide and edits the online magazine www.PopEntertainment.com. He lives in Philadelphia.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2001

    A very good biography

    I just finished reading both 'Wild Years' by Jacobs and 'Tom Waits' by Carroll (strangely that one is credited to Staunton on here). This was by far the better of the two books. It did a great job of covering Waits' music and acting and also gave you a sense that you knew the guy. I'd really recommend you read this book, if you like Waits or even if you were just curious about him.

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