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Small Change


Download links and information about Small Change by Tom Waits. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 49:56 minutes.

Artist: Tom Waits
Release date: 1976
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 11
Duration: 49:56
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No. Title Length
1. Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind In Copenhagen) 6:39
2. Step Right Up 5:43
3. Jitterbug Boy 3:44
4. I Wish I Was In New Orleans (In the Ninth Ward) 4:53
5. The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) 3:40
6. Invitation to the Blues 5:24
7. Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O'Clock Club) 2:32
8. Bad Liver and a Broken Heart (In Lowell) 4:50
9. The One That Got Away 4:07
10. Small Change (Got Rained On With His Own .38) 5:07
11. I Can't Wait to Get Off Work (and See My Baby On Montgomery Avenue) 3:17



Before Tom Waits twisted up his sound with pump organs, screwball horn sections, and shuffling rhythms gyrating from the center ofthe earth, he staked a definitive spot as a pre-rock era gin-soaked piano balladeer who never bothered to sober up for the session at hand. Small Change, Waits' fourth album, features songs where his performances take his lyrics to their inevitable conclusions. "Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda)" is sung as if the song's sentimental narrator will collapse at the piano stool and cut his head on a broken whiskey glass. "Jitterbug Boy" is the story of a delusional conman who won't quit once he's caught your ear. "The Piano Has Been Drinking" and "Bad Liver and a Broken Heart" continue this skid row streak, while "Step Right Up" finds our hero on the upside, energy peaking, anxious to sell you whatever you'rewilling to buy. Part drunken sailor, part beatnik dreamer, part sentimental wailer (with the schmaltzy strings to make every song sound like the end of a tragic B&W movie), Waits was a different kind of piano man than anyone else in 1976.