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Nighthawks At The Diner

Nighthawks At The Diner by Tom Waits
Released: Oct 1975
Label: Rhino/Elektra
Named for the Edward Hopper painting, Nighthawks is a peculiar live effort, recorded in 1975 with a small in-studio audience that whoops and claps along to corny jokes and a sentimental set of originals. Waits' meticulous persona is remarkable as he puts on the hat of the inebriated night-club impresario of the fictional "Raphael's Silver Cloud Lounge" and hams it up. But seriously, beery tear jerkers like "Emotional Weather Report" and "Putnam County" are loaded with scene-setting lyrical details that are nearly evocative enough to sober up the occasionally schlocky set.
Nate Cavalieri
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