Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass this night?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Waits and Deville

I've been thinking about Tom Waits, whether I'm wrong. After holding my feet to the fire, I still don't know. I do know how I am affected. No one cares but me. I have been struck by how similar Willy Deville and Waits can sound, although not so much on this one. While Deville was not so much a pure songwriter, I think I'll stick with him.

4 comments:

Jonny Hamachi said...

Gunnar Berg said...

A man of few words.

Anonymous said...

...dueling balads... ;)
(and a bonus story)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8EwYeeM5aE&feature=related


Allan Pollock

PS: thanks for introducing me to Deville's music--very good stuff.

Anonymous said...

hrmm, listening to his older stuff with Mink Deville....sounds surprisingly similar to a cross between the music that elvis costello was making around the same time and the music that the velvet underground made about ten years earlier.

Allan