Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones Island ILPS 9762 (1983)
A good album, but one I hardly ever revisit. Of course I dig stuff like “16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought-Six”. You would have to be a major asshole not to. But this album as a whole doesn’t resonate with me like some of his others. Still a fine effort and among Tom Waits’ better ones. This would be his last album for nearly twenty years to look back at all on the lounge jazz/blues that characterized much of his 1970s output.