The piano has been drinking
November 29, 2006 6:47 AM Subscribe
Please explain to me the appeal of Tom Waits.
posted by DieHipsterDie to media & arts (70 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I like the guy and wanna like his music, but I can't get past his singing voice. It's just so awful. Recently on the Daily Show he sounded a lot like Scooby Doo during his performance. My wife couldn't help but laugh.
Same thing with Dylan but to a lesser extent. I have no problem with less than perfect singing voices but Waits takes it to a whole different level. His lyrics seemed ruined by the delivery.
Please don't take this as a question meant to antagonize or insult anyone. I'm genuinely interested.