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Rain Dogs is the 9th album by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits, released in September 1985 on Island Records. A loose concept album about "the urban dispossessed" of New York City, Rain Dogs is generally considered the middle album of a trilogy that includes Swordfishtrombones and Franks Wild Years.

The album, which includes appearances by guitarists Keith Richards and Marc Ribot, is noted for its broad spectrum of musical styles and genres, described by Rolling Stone as merging "Kurt Weill, pre-rock… read more



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  • It's clearly obvious that words don't do this album justice.
  • rating 9.5/10
  • Masterpiece.
  • I remember when I first heard this album, shortly after it was released. A friend had it. I said something like, "What the hell is this?" It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I bought it soon after and kept playing it and playing it. At the time it was like nothing I'd ever heard before.
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  • "The album cover always reminds me of bitch tits Bob from Fight Club." CANNOT BE UNSEEN [3]
  • V or Elvis Presley's self-titled debut for that matter !
  • The cover is probably supposed to be a nod to The Clash's London Calling.
  • I don't know why but I love the cover
  • I don't know why but I hate the cover

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