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RAIN DOG strikes again! | by Luciano Giandomenico
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RAIN DOG strikes again!

PLEASE, VIEW MY PREVIOUS PHOTO ABOUT RAIN DOG, TOO.

   

The rum pours strong and thin, beat out the dustman

with the rain dogs

Aboard a shipwreck train, give my umbrella to the rain dogs

For i am a rain dog, too

 

Oh, how we danced with the rose of tralee

Her long hair black as a raven

Oh, how we danced and you whispered to me

You'll never be going back home

(Tom Waits)

  

Rain Dogs is an album by Tom Waits, released in August of 1985 (see 1985 in music).

Like all of Waits's albums, Rain Dogs was not a major financial success, but again, like many of his albums, Rain Dogs received mostly positive reviews. Conceived partially as a follow-up to Swordfishtrombones, the album is a mishmash of different styles, united only by Waits's hoarse voice, bizarre lyrics and musical flourishes.

Rain Dogs peaked at #188 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart. In 2003, the album was ranked number 397 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 1989, the same magazine rated it #21 on their list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s.

"Rain dogs" are dogs which become lost because the rain has washed away their scent. Tom Waits compares these dogs to homeless people, drunks, etc.

 

Taken from Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia.

  

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