Tom Waits

'80s Flashback FUV Boat: Downtown Train

by Darren DeVivo

In 1985, I turned 20. As I came of age, I discovered Tom Waits. Tom’s music quickly became my soundtrack. Those lonely, sometimes rainy, bourbon soaked nights were accompanied by the songs of Tom Waits. I could relate to this video. Anyway…ain’t nothin’ lonely and soggy ‘bout the “’FUV Boat”! All aboard September 7 for some ‘80s dancin’ (and, perhaps, bourbon soaked) fun!

Tom Waits - Words and Music - 2006

by Vin Scelsa
Photo by Jesse Dylan
Proving he's as prolific as ever, Tom Waits' latest release -- 'Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards' -- is a 3-disc collection of songs. But today we head deep into the archives to 1976 when the album 'Small Change' was new, and Tom joined WFUV's Vin Scelsa for a one on one conversation and performance.