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Mule Variations


Download links and information about Mule Variations by Tom Waits. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:10:32 minutes.

Artist: Tom Waits
Release date: 1999
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:10:32
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No. Title Length
1. Big In Japan 4:05
2. Lowside of the Road 2:59
3. Hold On 5:33
4. Get Behind the Mule 6:52
5. House Where Nobody Lives 4:14
6. Cold Water 5:23
7. Pony 4:32
8. What's He Building In There 3:20
9. Black Market Baby 5:02
10. Eyeball Kid 4:25
11. Picture In a Frame 3:39
12. Chocolate Jesus 3:55
13. Georgia Lee 4:24
14. Filipino Box Spring Hog 3:09
15. Take It With Me 4:24
16. Come On Up to the House 4:36



"Southern Gothic mystery meets Rust Belt romance on Tom Waits' Mule Variations. This 1999 release unveils a surreal panorama of battered vagabonds, cracked-up lovers, and assorted oddballs, lashed together by a clattering sound soaked in gutbucket rock and deep-fried in Delta blues. Waits' unmistakable voice — a gravel-seasoned growl capable of achingly tender moments — crackles with back-alley eloquence and delight. From the junkyard rattle of ""Big In Japan"" through the sing-along wail of ""Cold Water"" and the field holler ferocity of ""Filipino Box Spring Hog,"" he fully embodies the ragtag desperation of his characters. The softer tracks, especially the starkly lovely ""Take It With Me,"" are equally riveting, and Waits' finely bent humor fills ""What's He Building?"" with nervous laughter. With blues veterans Charlie Musselwhite and John Hammond adding a sonic authenticity to the sessions, Mule Variations is a truly wild ride into the heart of Waits' dark American dreams."