TOM WAITS - AMSTERDAM 1976

September 15, 2020 – 5:32 am

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TOM WAITS
Amsterdam 1976 [Goody Speed/Pitch-adjusted Remaster, 1CD]

Live at L’American Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; May 26, 1976. Fairly to very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to goody for sharing the show at Dime.

goody noted:

And now, I’m told this will be a holy grail of sorts by great friend ‘happyrudolf’ who provided me with all the sources I needed to complete this major upgrade of what I believe to be the complete show. I’ve corrected the speed/pitch and many other things you’ll find in the detailed lineage below. I hope I’ve done it justice. You decide. Some of the track transitions are a bit inelegant, but there wasn’t much to work with in the area of fades in the original sources. Some obnoxious feedback has been dealt with, some remains but goes by quickly. The sound engineer at L’Hotel wasn’t having his best evening at times… It managed to work itself out eventually. Mostly, your ears will be protected from the worst of it now.

He who must always be thanked, our art department extraordinaire ethiessen1, has made this thing look real purty and has stuck with it through several attempts at completion of this on my part with my requests for updates as I found them needful until the process was finally nailed.

I love, love, love this show. Listened to it many times. I can see why ‘rudolf’ is so ‘happy’… Now he’ll be completely overjoyed. You will too. The band is smokin’ and swingin’ with great blowing by Frank Vicari as he weaves in and out and all around a slick but loose rhythm section schooled on bop & the best of burlesque strip club bands, and Tom’s first trip to Amsterdam had him entertaining a great audience hanging on his every word. And there’s a lot of those. Spittin’ out his beat street poetry like fireworks and singing those tender ballads. Lines we’ve learned from his recordings are sliced, diced and recombined in every one of his shows, never the same way twice, with new additions to his mythology previously unheard by humans til the moment they left his lips each night.

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Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

Lineage:
foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (Pitch Bender - various amounts; Band Intro splice fixed; DC Bias adjusted; channels aligned and centered; levels adjusted; instances of feedback reduced where possible (track 4); tracking updated; transitions smoothed) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

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Track 01. Fumblin’ With The Blues 2:50
Track 02. Drunk On The Moon 4:19
Track 03. Virginia Avenue 3:36
Track 04. Eggs And Sausage 7:12
Track 05. Please Call Me, Baby 4:11
Track 06. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night intro 5:30
Track 07. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night 3:10
Track 08. Ghosts Of Saturday Night 6:18
Track 09. Spare Parts 1 8:27
Track 10. San Diego Serenade 3:27
Track 11. Diamonds On My Windshield - Band Introductions 7:54
Track 12. Better Off Without A Wife 4:18
Track 13. New Coat Of Paint 2:16
Track 14. Rosie 3:27
67 mins

Lineup:
Tom Waits - vocals, piano, guitar
Frank Vicari - tenor sax
Dr Fitzgerald Huntingdon Jenkins III Jr - upright bass
Chip White - drums

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  1. 38 Responses to “TOM WAITS - AMSTERDAM 1976”

  2. thanks bigO! a show from Tom is always welcome!

    By barth on Sep 15, 2020

  3. Thanks Big O. I saw Tom around the same time during the North American leg of this tour in a very small venue. It is still today one of the best concerts I ever attended. Just love hearing vintage Tom!

    By Roger S on Sep 15, 2020

  4. My favorite Waits song is “On the Nickel.”

    By Mark on Sep 15, 2020

  5. Now we’re talking - the Maestro hisself!
    Thanks Big O, haven’t had any Tom Waits for a while so this will be most welcome. Thanks for all you make available to us!
    :)

    By swappers on Sep 15, 2020

  6. Rumor has it Tom gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 15, 2020

  7. Rumor has it that I’d put it up my ass in a New York minute.

    By U L E on Sep 15, 2020

  8. Thanks for posting this. It’s too bad that these 2″ penis, rednecks are fouling up the comment section.

    By Hiram Itupyer on Sep 16, 2020

  9. Yes, another boring comment by yours truly. I guess by now everyone knows what a boring loser i am. But I’ll continue to emphasize that point each and every post because, hey, I’m a really really boring loser.

    By U L E on Sep 16, 2020

  10. Last two twernt me , more fakes

    By U L E on Sep 16, 2020

  11. All I said was rumor has it. Tom gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 16, 2020

  12. U L E , you moron . You like big ones so much , you’d freak out if you ever caught of Milty ( Uncle )

    By C Tony on Sep 16, 2020

  13. You’d feast on Milty ( Uncle’s ) 20 inch scholong .

    By C Tony on Sep 16, 2020

  14. Last one twernt me . I’m not a homo who writes posts about men’s genitalia

    By U L E on Sep 16, 2020

  15. Hi , Derrick, and David Duke , did you guys catch the nigger nba tonight? The LA Clippers blow the series against the Denver Nuggets by getting blown out by 15 points . What’s with basketball these days ? These animals are so stupid. All they do is shoot 3 pointers and dunk . What happened to team ball ? Passing, hitting the open man ? The pick and roll ? It’s all about athleticism these days and not about teamwork and skill. That’s what having almost all niggers playing does . The game is trash today .

    By Nelson on Sep 16, 2020

  16. None of these niggers can shoot from the outside unless it’s a 3 pointer. What happened to the short turn around jumper and the mid range shot ? Also no big dominating centers anymore like Shaq and Kareem.

    By Nelson on Sep 16, 2020

  17. John Stockton used to be my guy . A little white guard . He was super smart . He and Karl Malone , the mailman were fun to watch . Basketball was more about the team back then . Now it’s just niggers running and jumping around .. that black lives matter bullshit is disgusting. Politics don’t belong in sports.

    By Nelson on Sep 16, 2020

  18. Nelson, I don’t give a shit bout sports no more . Especially hate Labron and the lakers , also hate the clippers wit them coons Paul George and Kwai Leonard cause of that load management bullshit . Sittin out fuckin games , cheating the fans . I is glad they lost . Now I hope they send Monkey Labron and the lakers home too . The only reason they is playing was to get that coon another title so they can start that goat talk again . That monkey ain’t no goat . He ain’t no Jordan , Alcindor or Jerry West , Havlicek etc . Fuck the coon nba . Fuck all modern sports

    By Derrick on Sep 16, 2020

  19. Go Nuggets, beat the lakers , send monkey Lebron home packin

    By Derrick on Sep 16, 2020

  20. So if the NBA stinks these days, why are you guys watching it? Oh, yeah, I forgot- you kids don’t have lives.

    By Mark on Sep 16, 2020

  21. I watch The NBA to see the big wieners through the players pants. Big Uns, most of them.

    By U L E on Sep 16, 2020

  22. We are the same person , in case you idiots haven’t noticed

    By Nelson/Derrick on Sep 16, 2020

  23. Twernt me on last one. Nuther fake

    By U L E on Sep 16, 2020

  24. Don’t watch sports

    By U L E on Sep 16, 2020

  25. No , sorry to disappoint. I’m not derrick or anyone else Idiot. That’s the go to line for the many nigger lovers here .

    By Nelson on Sep 16, 2020

  26. Not only nigger lovers , but faggots / homos etc . Always talking about penises. What a bunch of perverts

    By Nelson on Sep 16, 2020

  27. Nelson , you’re right , many male genitalia lovers here . In other words fags . Probably the same ones who fantasize about going down on an ugly black ape with ( to quote many here ) a big one .

    By HHH on Sep 16, 2020

  28. I caught a glimpse of the nba games too . Your right , all dunks and three point shots . Basically 5 on 5 apes , playing 1 on 1 . No passing or teamwork. The players with the best fundamentals are the few white players . The euros . I can’t think of one white American player In the nigger basketball association.

    By HHH on Sep 16, 2020

  29. I do sometimes fantasize about big ones quite often though.

    By HHH on Sep 16, 2020

  30. Where have you gone Larry Bird ? Our nation cries it’s lonely eyes for you . The last American white basketball superstar.

    By HHH on Sep 16, 2020

  31. Take a good look at these modern day black apes . They are some ugly fucks , compared to the blacks of the past , like say the sixties and seventies. A lot of them look like black ape versions of those hillbillies in the movie Deliverance. With black apes unable to control their violent and Sxual urges , I’m sure there is a lot of incest going on . Many of these young black apes look deformed. That’s what happens when family values go down the toilet .

    By HHH on Sep 16, 2020

  32. Not only are young black ape males screwing multiple ape females and mudshark white sluts , making babies like rabbits. They are also screwing their moms and sisters too . You can tell by how deformed many look today .

    By HHH on Sep 16, 2020

  33. That’s the hip hop culture folks . It destroyed all the progress that MLK and the black gentlemen achieved in the sixties. They were actually making progress before hip hop and the gangsta rappers hijacked the young black youth . Intergration destabilized the black communities. In the sixties blacks didn’t want it anymore than whites . Abe Lincoln even wanted to colonize the apes after the civil war , and he was anti slavery. The slaves weren’t really that bad off . White liberals then , just like today had to interfere.

    By HHH on Sep 16, 2020

  34. We agree with everything that you say , triple h . We just wish that things could go back to the way they were .

    By Nelson/Derrick on Sep 16, 2020

  35. Last comments not us . More fakes .

    By Nelson/Derrick on Sep 16, 2020

  36. These middle school morons ain’t foolin nobody

    By HHH/Derrick on Sep 16, 2020

  37. Hey, anyone seen that French guy on here lately? (The one who reckoned every man on hete is gay or bi). I could use me some Euro action.

    By Mark on Sep 17, 2020

  38. Yes

    By thank you on Sep 21, 2020

  39. THANK YOU BIG O!

    More Tom Waits, please!

    By Eric (The Other Eric) on Sep 22, 2020

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