Tom Waits - Blood Money

Tom Waits - Blood Money
Tom Waits - Blood Money Tom Waits - Blood Money
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Anti (6629-1)
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Release Date: 2002
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Blood Money is especially grim, a bitter suite about greed and moral bankruptcy. "If there is one thing you can say/About mankind/There's nothing kind about man," Waits snaps in the bleak circus hop, "Misery Is the River of the World." In the rattling jig "God's Away on Business," the dancing is all done on suckers' graves

Based on the play Woyzeck by Georg Buchner, and written for the production directed by Robert Wilson, Blood Money finds Waits at his most theatrical, not to mention his most depressing.
From the album’s opening moments, Tom’s beating us down with lines like, “If there’s one thing you can say about mankind, there’s nothing kind about man,” and, “All the good in the world, you can put inside a thimble and still have room for you and me.”  These aren’t lyrical jabs — they’re decisive haymakers.  By the time Waits is crying, “I don’t believe you go to heaven when you’re good.  Everything goes to hell anyway,” you already want to kill yourself, and you’re not even six minutes into the record. And really, that’s the best thing about listening to a Tom Waits album. They all somehow manage to pull you right down into the gutter with them, but you’re never sorry you made the trip.  Blood Money is a glorious nightmare, the perfect soundtrack for when you’ve just been dumped, or fired, or stabbed in the back, or hey… maybe you just killed somebody.  There’s no judgment to be found here — just thieves and snakes and drunkards, and God’s away on business.

Track List (Listen the album in full)

A1 Misery Is The River Of The World
A2 Everything Goes To Hell
A3 Coney Island Baby
A4 All The World Is Green
A5 God's Away On Business
A6 Another Man's Vine
B1 Knife Chase
B2 Lullaby
B3 Starving In The Belly Of A Whale
B4 The Part You Throw Away
B5 Woe
B6 Calliope
B7 A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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