Wednesday, November 9, 2011

VIDEO: Tom Waits gets Satisfied with Keith Richards

Tom Waits has issued a new video from his new “Bad As Me” album.

“Satisfied” features Tom dancing around the backyard, it’s stark black and white imagery well-suited to the Waits mystique (“Down By Law” anyone?).

The video was directed by Jesse Dylan, the eldest son of Bob Dylan, and Rolling Stone Keith Richards plays guitar on the track.

“There’s nobody in the world like him,” Tom told NPR recently. “We wrote songs together for a while and that was fun. I had never really written with anybody besides my wife, so it was unique and a little scary at first. He doesn’t really remember anything or write anything down. So you play for an hour and he would yell across the room, ‘Scribe!’ And I looked around. ‘Scribe? Who’s the scribe?’ And he’d say it again, now pointing at me. I was supposed to have written down everything we said and dreamt of and played. And I realized we needed an adult in the room. I’ve never been the one that one would consider the adult. It was an interesting dynamic.”

“Bad As Me” debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #6, making this the highest debut and the fastest selling (63K+) of Tom's long and storied career — not only in the US, but around the globe, where it is Top 10 in many countries.

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Tom Waits – Satisfied

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