Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Ellroy versus Cave. Split decision goes to Cave

From: Cristoforo (
Date: 04 Feb 2002

 Tom Waits (who's an even bigger musical hero of mine) is
> similar in that respect. Tom also has strong associations with noir in
> his music, going back even earlier in his career - even rare-birds who
> don't like rock music should listen to his early classic track (which
> isn't rock at all, anyway; Tom rasps out a sort of hardboiled beatnik
> poem over a cool noiry jazz sax) - "Small Change" a track that reminds
> me of an old Damon Runyan short, title forgotten, that I read long ago
> about a dying gangster

The first line of that song goes "Small Change got rained on with his own
.38" Sounds pretty noir to me.


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