The darkness ofTom Waits' lyrics is accentuated by the rumble and rasp of his voice, which sounded old even when he was young. On Bad Like Me, Waits reflects on loneliness, life, death and heartbreak. Here, he talks to Terry Gross about performing, being a father and writing his haunting melodies.
In the late 1960s and early '70s, a handful of active-duty service members formed their own pop bands, which toured and recorded with the military's official backing. Those records were long considered lost, before a few resurfaced in the past decade.
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