The Franks Wild Years album, drawn from the show, is subtitled, "un operachi romantico in two acts," though the songs themselves do not carry the plot. Rather, this is just the third installment in Waits ' eccentric series of Island Records albums in which he seems most inspired by German art song and carnival music, presenting songs in spare, stripped-down arrangements consisting of instruments 8/ "The theatrical debut of Franks Wild Years by Kathleen Brennan and Tom Waits had its world premiere in Chicago, Illinois June 22 with Steppenwolf Theatre Company at The Briar St. Theatre in association with Jujamcyn."/5(31). referencing Franks Wild Years, LP, Album, Gat, , 7 I am in agreement that this is a gem! He seemed to fully figure out his "character" by this time.
rows · Listen free to Tom Waits – Franks Wild Years (Hang On St. Christopher, Straight To The . “Frank’s Wild Years” is the end of a thematic and stylistic trilogy of albums by Tom Waits. “Swordfishtrombones” is the first album (the albums title comes from a song on that), the. The champagne wishes and caviar dreams of two-bit drifters have been Tom Waits's stock in trade through a fourteen-year career. And this album, subbilled as Un Operachi Romantico in .
Straight To The Top (Rhumba) Blow Wind Blow Temptation Innocent When You Dream (Barroom) I'll Be Gone Yesterday Is Here Please Wake Me Up Franks Theme More Than Rain Way Down In The Hole Straight To The Top (Vegas) I'll Take New York Telephone Call From Istanbul Cold Cold Ground Train Song Frank's Wild Years is Tom Waits' own version of the Prodigal Son, a tale of a zero with a dream of making it big, living the lush life along the way. Waits' classic arsenal of Coney Island ditties, Gypsy dance and circus marches are the center point while the lyrics beautifully paint the theme of the album. Straight to the Top (Vegas) Lyrics: I'm going straight to the top, whoa / I'm going where the air is fresh and clean / I'm going straight up to the top / If you know me, you know what I mean / I.
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