As of December 2020, Throughout his musical career, Tom has accumulated a net worth of $30 million. The production company, Tandem Campany Guasch, was ordered to pay compensation to Waits through his Spanish publisher. It consists of 16 studio albums, 3 live albums, 7 compilation albums, 24 singles and 2 soundtracks. On May 5, 2013, Waits joined The Rolling Stones on stage at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California to duet with Mick Jagger on the song "Little Red Rooster". Waits undertook legal action, and a Spanish court recognized that there had been a violation of Waits' moral rights in addition to the infringement of copyright. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It was recorded over the course of six sessions from July to August 1978 with producer Bones Howe. The album won a Grammy in 2000; as an indicator of how difficult it is to classify Waits's music, he was nominated simultaneously for Best Contemporary Folk Album (which he won) and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (for the song "Hold On"), both different from the genre for which he won his previous Grammy. The discography of the American rock musician Tom Waits spans five decades. I'd been traveling quite a bit, living in hotels, eating bad food, drinking a lot – too much. Kaizers Orchestra, norsk gruppe som spelar «Heavy Fusion Polka» inspirert av Waits You have to be careful when playing is no longer in the mind but in the fingers, going to happy places. His latest studio album, titled Bad as Me, was released in 2011. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding as though "it was … Template:Use mdy dates Apart from Captain Beefheart and some of Dr. John's early output, there was little precedent in popular music. His albums, which include Closing Time (his debut), Small Change , Swordfishtrombones and Bone Machine , tend to explore the seedier side of Americana, all delivered with his characteristic growl. NPR 2009, Podcast, kesto noin kaksi tuntia. Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. It was starting to wear on me, all the touring. The ceremony was held at the Waldorf-Astoria on Monday, March 14, 2011, at 8:30 pm EST. Tom Waits is a American singer/songwriter, actor and movie composer. [72] The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an award of $2.375 million in his favor (Waits v. Frito-Lay, 978 F. 2d 1093 (9th Cir. He also contributed a version of Daniel Johnston's "King Kong"[30] to the tribute album The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered, released on Gammon Records. In the same year, Waits lent his vocals to Gavin Bryars' 75-minute reworking of his 1971 classical music piece Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet; appeared in Robert Altman's film version of Raymond Carver's stories Short Cuts and Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California, a short black-and-white movie with Iggy Pop; and his third child, Sullivan, was born. Pop Culture Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Swordfishtrombones is the eighth studio album by singer and songwriter Tom Waits, released in 1983 on Island Records.It was the first album that Waits produced himself. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car. In 1975, Waits moved to the Tropicana Motel on Santa Monica Boulevard[17] and released the double album Nighthawks at the Diner, recorded in a studio with a small audience in order to capture the ambience of a live show. Brennan is regularly credited as co-author of many songs in his later albums, and Waits often cites her as a major influence on his work. The men were plainclothes officers, and Waits and his friend were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace. The song "Blue Valentines" was also unique for Waits in that it featured a desolate arrangement of solo electric guitar played by Ray Crawford, accompanied by Waits' vocal. Both albums revisit the tango, Tin Pan Alley, and spoken-word influences of Swordfishtrombones, while the lyrics are both profoundly cynical and melancholic, exemplified by "Misery is the River of the World" and "Everything Goes to Hell." 2011年に、ロックの殿堂入りを果たし … His only musical output of the year consisted of contributing his cover of Phil Phillips' "Sea of Love" to the soundtrack of the Al Pacino movie of the same name[30] and contributing vocals to The Replacements song "Date to Church", which appeared as a B-side to their single "I'll Be You". Episode – "Homer Goes to Prep School" Lloyd Tom … 2011年に、ロックの殿堂入りを果たした 。 「ローリング・ストーンの選ぶ歴史上最も偉大な100人のシンガー」において第82位 。 His albums, which include Closing Time (his debut), Small Change , Swordfishtrombones and Bone Machine , tend to explore the … He is also an investor in stock investments, with Covergirl cosmetics, he has lucrative endorsement deals. Waits taught himself how to play the piano on a neighbor's instrument. In 2002, Waits simultaneously released two albums, Alice and Blood Money. In anticipation of the book release, Waits and ANTI- printed limited edition chapbooks of the poems to raise money for Redwood Empire Food Bank, a homeless referral and family support service in Sonoma County, California. [55], It was announced on February 9, 2011, that Waits was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Neil Young. 20, respectively (as of November 2009). The following year, Waits was extremely busy working on movie soundtracks, acting, and contributing to a number of music projects by other artists. The album peaked at No. Montadon, Mac, "Timeline and Discography" in. The record exemplifies this phase of his career, including the lengthy spoken interludes between songs that punctuated his live act. His song "Hell Broke Luce (Remastered)" is featured in The Punisher episode 3 AM. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding as though "it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car". [30] The same year, Waits appeared in the superhero film spoof Mystery Men, portraying a mad scientist as part of the ensemble cast that included actors such as Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, and Geoffrey Rush. Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. [48] In his generally positive review of the opening show of the tour, The Wall Street Journal critic Jim Fusilli described Waits' music thus: –) amerikai énekes-dalszerző, zeneszerző, színész. Waits är känd för sin raspiga, hesa röst, … In Oslo, Norway, there is an annual Tom Waits pub-crawl marathon run taking place around May every year, gathering about a thousand contenders. The version of the song was recorded with Kronos Quartet, with Greg Cohen, Philip Glass, and The Dalai Lama at the benefit concert "Healing The Divide: A Concert for Peace and Reconciliation" at Avery Fisher Hall, recorded on September 21, 2003. Tom Waits (1949-) is an American songwriter, performer, composer and actor. These songs would be recorded by Waits as a studio album 10 years later on Alice. Rolling Stone called it a "triumph". je američki pjevač, tekstopisac, kompozitor i glumac.Waits ima prepoznatljiv glas, koji kritičari opisuju "kao da je namočen u burbon, ostavljen da … Tom Waits Library (fani-sivu) Tom Waits Internet Movie Databasessa (englanniksi) Glitter And Doom: Tom Waits In Concert, Waitsin konsertti USA:n kiertueelta: Atlanta 5.7.2008 (Fox Theater). On July 10, 2007, Waits released the download-only digital single "Diamond in Your Mind". Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and composer. "[34] Bone Machine was awarded a Grammy in the Best Alternative Album category. His songs are best-known through cover versions by more commercial artists: "Jersey Girl" performed by Bruce Springsteen, "Ol' '55" by the Eagles, and "Downtown Train" by Rod Stewart. It is Waits's only album to date to feature absolutely no piano on any of its tracks. The album contains the majority of songs written for the play Alice.The adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, whom Waits had previously worked with on the play The Black Rider, and originally set up at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg in 1992. From August to December 1971, Waits made a series of demo recordings for Zappa and Cohen's Bizarre/Straight label, including many songs for which he would later become known. Waits began touring and opening for such artists as Charlie Rich, Martha and the Vandellas, and Frank Zappa. Add a photo to this gallery Tom Waits' song "Sea of Love" is featured in the DC Entertainment production Constantine. I ended up telling myself to cut that shit out. Waits's song "Trampled Rose" (from Real Gone) appeared on the critically acclaimed album Raising Sand, a collaboration between Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Swordfishtrombones is the eighth studio album by singer and songwriter Tom Waits, released in 1983 on Island Records.It was the first album that Waits produced himself. Popular American punk rock group Ramones covered "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" on their final studio album, 1995's ¡Adios Amigos!. In 1987, he released Franks Wild Years (subtitled "Un Operachi Romantico in Two Acts"), which included studio versions from Waits' play of the same name. In July 1991, Screamin' Jay Hawkins released the album Black Music for White People, which features covers of two Waits compositions: "Heartattack & Vine" (which later that year was used in a European Levi's advertisement without Waits' permission, resulting in a lawsuit) and "Ice Cream Man". Waits also contributed two songs to the documentary Streetwise (1984), "Rat's Theme" and "Take Care of All My Children". [14] This cover later appeared in the 1995 compilation Step Right Up: The Songs of Tom Waits. Tomas Alanas Veitsas (Tom Waits, g. 1949 m. gruodžio 7 d.) – JAV dainininkas, dainų autorius, kompozitorius ir aktorius. Template:Quote, On May 20, 2008, Scarlett Johansson's debut album, entitled Anywhere I Lay My Head, featured covers of ten Tom Waits songs. Tom Waits: circarul, copilul, timidul, 6 ianuarie 2012, Ana-Maria Onisei, Adevărul Ultima editare a paginii a fost efectuată la 7 iulie 2016, ora 08:12. Waits's first album on his new label, Mule Variations, was issued in 1999. "[24] Waits would later describe his relationship with Brennan as a paradigm shift in his musical development. "[19] The album also included "Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen)"; it featured jazz drummer Shelly Manne and was heavily influenced by jazz, like his previous albums. In 1995, Holly Cole released Temptation, a tribute album consisting entirely of Waits covers. Orphans also continues Waits's newfound interest in politics with "Road to Peace", a song about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Rolling Stone summed up the album's myriad styles this way: "Everything from sleazy strip-show blues to cheesy waltzes to supercilious lounge lizardry is given spare, jarring arrangements using various combinations of squawking horns, bashed drums, plucked banjo, snaky double bass, carnival organ and jaunty accordion. 30. [74], Waits found himself in a situation similar to his earlier one with Frito Lay in 2000 when Audi approached him, asking to use "Innocent When You Dream" (from Franks Wild Years) for a commercial broadcast in Spain. On January 22, 2008, Waits made a rare live appearance in Los Angeles, performing at a benefit for Bet Tzedek Legal Services—The House of Justice, a nonprofit poverty law center. Written by Waits and produced by Bones Howe, the song's chorus is derived from the Australian folk song "Waltzing Matilda" and its lyrics narrate alcohol abuse, inspired by Waits' own experiences in Los … The project was based on a German folktale called Der Freischütz, with Wilson responsible for the design and direction, Burroughs for writing the book, and Waits for music and lyrics, which were heavily influenced by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. While Waits had before played either piano or guitar, he now gravitated towards less common instruments, saying, "Your hands are like dogs, going to the same places they've been. Tom Waits and the Nocturnal Emissions toured the United States and Europe extensively from October 1976 until May 1977,[20] including a performance of "The Piano Has Been Drinking" on cult BBC2 television music show The Old Grey Whistle Test in May 1976. Franks Wild Years, a musical play by Waits and Brennan, was staged as an Off-Broadway musical in 1986, directed by Gary Sinise,[26] in a successful run at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater. Contributions from guitarists Marc Ribot, Robert Quine, and Keith Richards accompanied Waits' move away from piano-based songs, in juxtaposition with an increased emphasis on instruments such as marimba, accordion, double bass, trombone, and banjo. In August 1980, Waits married Kathleen Brennan, a screenwriter, whom he had met while working on the set of the Francis Ford Coppola movie One from the Heart. [54], In early 2011, Tom Waits completed a set of 23 poems entitled Seeds on Hard Ground, which were inspired by Michael O'Brien's portraits of the homeless in his upcoming book, Hard Ground, which will include the poems alongside the portraits. Tom Waits (born Thomas Alan Waits, in Pomona, California, on December 7, 1949) is a prolific American singer, songwriter, composer, and actor.. After cutting his first soundtrack album for the Francis Ford Coppola musical film One from the Heart, Waits signed with Island Records for the 1980s. [68], On November 25, 2016, the song "Time" was used in the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, episode "Winter. The album was produced and arranged by former Lovin' Spoonful member Jerry Yester. Waits put together the touring band The Nocturnal Emissions, which featured Frank Vicari on tenor saxophone, Fitzgerald Jenkins on bass guitar, and Chip White on drums and vibraphone. He's wonderful, he's America's best lyricist since Johnny Mercer. In the same year, Waits also contributed vocals to the song "Harlem Shuffle" on The Rolling Stones' album Dirty Work.[27]. It consists of 16 studio albums, 3 live albums, 7 compilation albums, 24 singles and 2 soundtracks. In 1971, Waits moved to the Echo Park neighborhood of L.A. (at the time, also home to musicians Glenn Frey of the Eagles, J. D. Souther, Jackson Browne, and Frank Zappa) and signed with Herb Cohen at the age of 21. At this time, Waits made a return to acting after a five-year break, marked at first by the re-release of his 1993 Jim Jarmusch-directed short Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California, costarring Iggy Pop, compiled in Coffee and Cigarettes. Waits also played in the Bridge School Benefit on October 27–28, 2007 with Kronos Quartet. [50][51] Production began in December 2007 in London. The album also includes the traditional hymn "I Know I've Been Changed", performed as a duet by Hammond and Waits. The company had approached Waits to use one of his songs in an advertisement, which Waits declined. With the album, Waits asserted that he "tried to resolve a few things as far as this cocktail lounge, maudlin, crying-in-your-beer image that I have. … [46], On May 7, 2008, Waits announced the Glitter and Doom Tour starting in June 2008, touring cities in the southern United States and subsequently announced a series of dates in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. Waits' lyrics frequently present atmospheric portraits of grotesque, often seedy characters and places, although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads. Waits made a number of high-profile television and concert appearances between 2006 and 2010. [73], In 1993, Levi's used Screamin' Jay Hawkins' version of Waits' "Heartattack and Vine" in a commercial. [49], Terry Gilliam's film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was released in late 2009, with Waits in the role of Mr. [75], In 2005, Waits sued Adam Opel AG, claiming that, after having failed to sign him to sing in their Scandinavian commercials, they had hired a sound-alike singer. The same year, Waits made a foray into producing music for other artists, teaming up with his old friend Chuck E. Weiss to coproduce (with his wife, Kathleen Brennan) Extremely Cool, as well as appearing on the record as a guest vocalist and guitarist. [53], He is working on a new stage musical with director and long-time collaborator Robert Wilson and playwright Martin McDonagh. He also appeared alongside Kevin Bacon, John Malkovich, and Jamie Lee Curtis in Steve Rash's Queens Logic, and opposite Tom Berenger and Kathy Bates in Hector Babenco's film At Play in the Fields of the Lord, adapted from Peter Matthiessen's 1965 novel. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." Template:2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame In 1989, Waits appeared in his final theatrical stage role to date, appearing as Curly in Thomas Babe's Demon Wine, alongside Bill Pullman, Philip Baker Hall, Carol Kane, and Bud Cort. "[63][64] On October 27, 2013, Tom Waits performed at the 27th annual Bridge School Benefit concert in Mountain View California. Waits released Real Gone, his first nontheatrical studio album since Mule Variations, in 2004. The album was released less than a year later on Island Records. [52] Star Heath Ledger's death in January 2008 cast doubt on the film's future, but the production was salvaged with the addition of new actors playing his character in scenes he did not complete. For Coppola's film, Waits originally wanted to work with Bette Midler Template:Citation needed; she was unavailable due to prior engagements, however. In 2013, the song "Shenandoah," recorded with Keith Richards, was included on the compilation album Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys. 1992)). O seu pai era descendente de irlandeses e escoceses e a sua mãe de noruegueses. Particularly noteworthy is the long cinematic spoken-word piece, "Potter's Field", set to an orchestral score. [32] Waits also collaborated with photographer Sylvia Plachy in the same year; her book Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour includes a short Waits record to accompany the photographs and text. He is known for his distinct voice, electric instrumentation, and occasionally surreal lyrics. Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor.. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding like "it was … In 2011, Waits was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A 54-song three-disc box set of rarities, unreleased tracks, and brand-new compositions called Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards was released in November 2006. The album contains the majority of songs written for the play Alice.The adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, whom Waits … The three discs are subdivided relating to their content: "Brawlers" features Waits's more upbeat rock and blues songs; "Bawlers", his ballads and love songs; and "Bastards", songs that fit in neither category, including a number of spoken-word tracks. In 1998, after Island Records released the compilation Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years, Waits left the label for ANTI-,[36] whose president,Andy Kaulkin, said the label was "blown away that Tom would even consider us. Waits appears on most songs, playing guitar, piano, and/or offering backing vocals. In the movie, Waits appears in a dream scene as himself, singing the ballad "You Can Never Hold Back Spring"[30] and accompanying himself at the piano. Template:Use mdy dates Template:Infobox musical artist Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. And they gave me a brand-new Cadillac, of course."[37]. Male actors from the San Francisco Bay Area, Musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area, The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) (An Evening with Pete King), The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets, Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, More Oar: A Tribute to the Skip Spence Album, We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones, The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered, Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain, https://pop-culture.fandom.com/wiki/Tom_Waits?oldid=29203. For most of the 1970s he recorded for Asylum Records. [47] Waits was awarded the key to the city of El Paso, Texas during a concert on June 20, 2008. After serving with the United States Coast Guard,[12] he took his newly formed act to Monday nights at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, where musicians would line up all day for the opportunity to perform on stage that night. Waits was born at Park Avenue Hospital in Pomona, California, the son of schoolteachers Alma Fern (née Johnson) McMurray and Jesse Frank Waits. Alice is the fourteenth studio album by Tom Waits, released in 2002 on Epitaph Records (under the Anti sub-label). It's unavoidable.[18]. Jeho otec Jesse Frank Waits měl skotské a irské předky, jeho matka Alma Waits … Heartattack and Vine, Waits's last studio album for Asylum, was released in 1980, featuring a developing sound that included both ballads ("Jersey Girl") and rougher-edged rhythm and blues. On December 19, 1992 Alice, Waits's second theatrical project with Robert Wilson, premiered at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg. Script error: No such module "Unsubst". Thomas Alan Waits (Pomona, Kalifornia, 1949. december 7. Both collections had been written almost 10 years previously and were based on theatrical collaborations with Robert Wilson; the former a musical play about Lewis Carroll, and the latter an interpretation of Georg Büchner's play fragment Woyzeck. Waits also provided guest vocals on the song "Pray" by fellow ANTI- artists The Book of Knots on their album Traineater.[45]. The jury found Waits not guilty; he took the police department to court and was awarded $7,500 compensation. "[71], Waits filed his first lawsuit in this vein in 1988 against Frito-Lay. Waits made an appearance on the album The Spirit of Apollo by alternative hip hop project NASA, on the track "Spacious Thoughts. There's a lifestyle that's there before you arrive and you're introduced to it. He is known for his distinct voice, electric instrumentation, and occasionally surreal lyrics. You have to break them of their habits or you don't explore; you only play what is confident and pleasing. Waits' albums Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards and Alice are both included in metacritic.com's list of the "Top 200: Best-Reviewed Albums"[44] since 2000 at No. This was significant for his having been only the third performing guest on the show, the first being Tenacious D and the second The White Stripes. Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. I'm learning to break those habits by playing instruments I know absolutely nothing about, like a bassoon or a waterphone. In 2007, the suit was settled, and Waits gave the sum to charity. Template:Infobox musical artist. Waits's new emphasis on experimenting with various styles and instrumentation continued on 1985's Rain Dogs, a sprawling, 19-song collection that received glowing reviews. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic … On The Simpsons, he guest voiced as Lloyd in Homer Goes to Prep School. Waits would later return the favor by covering the Ramones' songs "Danny Says" and "The Return of Jackie and Judy", releasing them in his 2006 studio album. Wilonsky, Robert, "The Variations of Tom Waits", in Montandon, In his press release for the album (Montandon, p. 4), Waits outlined the album's musical influences as being, Waits returned to the show in 1977 ("Small Change" and "Tom Traubert's Blues"), '79 ("Burma Shave"), and '85 ("16 Shells from a 30.06" and "Cemetery Polka") Kids, This song would later be collected on 2006's. Rickie Lee Jones is pictured with Waits … He also contributed vocals to two songs ("Little Man" and "I'm Not Your Fool Anymore") on jazz tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards' album Mississippi Lad. He also recorded a spoken word piece, "Frank's Wild Years", influenced by Ken Nordine's "word jazz" records of the 1950s. The album is also notable for containing a number of covers of songs by other artists, including The Ramones ("The Return of Jackie and Judy" and "Danny Says"), Daniel Johnston ("King Kong"), Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht ("What Keeps Mankind Alive"), and Lead Belly ("Ain't Goin' Down to the Well" and "Goodnight Irene"), as well as renditions of works by poets and authors admired by Waits, such as Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac and a previously released duet with Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse entitled "Dog Door". In November 2006, Waits appeared on The Daily Show and performed "The Day After Tomorrow." The discography of the American rock musician Tom Waits spans five decades. Big Time is the first conventional live album by American musician Tom Waits, featuring performances from two shows on Waits' 1987 tour. In 1988, Waits performed in Big Time, a surreal concert movie and soundtrack he co-wrote with his wife. Bone Machine, Waits's first studio album in five years, was released in 1992. Waits contributed a version of "The Return of Jackie and Judy"[30] by The Ramones to the compilation album We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones, which was released in 2003 on Columbia Records. He received increasing critical acclaim and gathered a loyal cult following with his subsequent albums. Tom Waits la Internet Movie Database; Articole biografice. [59] On August 23, the title of the new album was revealed to be Bad as Me,[60] and a new single, also titled "Bad as Me," started being offered via Amazon.com and other sites. Bambarger, Bradley, "Tom Waits Joins Indie Epitaph for Mule Set", in Monanton. Template:Authority control. His work often includes elements of the blues, jazz, and musical theatre 10 and No. [61] The album was released on October 24. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart. 21 on their list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s—and in 2003, they ranked the album number 397 on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. His songwriting shifted as well, moving away from the traditional piano-and-strings ballad sound of his 1970s output towards a number of styles largely ignored in pop music, including primal blues, cabaret stylings, rhumbas, theatrical approaches in the style of Kurt Weill, tango music, early country music and European folk music as well as the Tin Pan Alley-era songs that influenced his early output. In the fall of 2015, Waits's work was featured in several songs adapted for stage performance in Chicago Shakespeare theater's production of Shakespeare's The Tempest. In 1997, Waits and Brennan wrote and performed the music for Bunny the animated short film by 20th Century Fox's Blue Sky Studios, which was awarded Best Animated Short Film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1978, Waits also appeared in his first film role, in Paradise Alley as Mumbles the pianist, and contributed the original compositions "(Meet Me in) Paradise Alley" and "Annie's Back in Town" to the film's soundtrack.[23]. The album's opening track "Ol' '55" was recorded by the Eagles in 1974 for their On the Border album.[14]. On The Simpsons, he guest voiced as Lloyd in Homer Goes to Prep School. "[37] Waits himself was full of praise for the label, saying "Epitaph is rare for being owned and operated by musicians. With that out of the way, Tom Waits is an innovative musician, generally classified as Alternative, but borrowing heavily from European and American folk music, gospel, lounge music, pop, the blues, … In 2005, Waits appeared in the Tony Scott film Domino as a soothsayer. After leaving Asylum, the label released the first Tom Waits "Best of" album in 1981, a collection called Bounced Checks, notable for including an alternate, stripped down version of "Jersey Girl" and the otherwise unreleased "Mr. Henry", as well as an alternate master of "Whistlin' Past the Graveyard" and a live performance of "The Piano Has Been Drinking". The same year, Waits contributed backing vocals to the track "Go Tell It on the Mountain" on the Grammy Award (Best Traditional Gospel Album)-winning album of the same name by The Blind Boys of Alabama. Waits developed his acting career with several supporting roles and a lead role in Jim Jarmusch's Down by Law in 1986, which also featured two of Waits's songs from Rain Dogs in the soundtrack. Waits won the lawsuit, becoming one of the first artists to successfully sue a company for using an impersonator without permission. The album was also his highest-charting album in the U.S. to date, reaching no. [7][8] His parents divorced in 1960, and he lived with his mother in Whittier, California and then moved to National City near the Mexico–United States border.[9]. [65], In June 2014, Waits' song "Come on Up to the House" was used in the Orange Is the New Black episode "40 OZ of Furlough". [70] He has filed several lawsuits against advertisers who used his material without permission, and said, "Apparently, the highest compliment our culture grants artists nowadays is to be in an ad—ideally, naked and purring on the hood of a new car...I have adamantly and repeatedly refused this dubious honor.