A blog about Bloomsbury Academic's 33 1/3 series, our other books about music, and the world of sound in general.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

BOOK REVIEW: Swordfishtrombones

David Smay's Tom Waits entry in the series is thoughtfully reviewed by Eric Whelchel on Blogcritics today:

"In many ways Smay’s book is actually a better study of Waits’ music and life than the few recent (and much longer) biographies. The major elements of Waits’ music, and how many of those elements originated with Swordfishtrombones, are all addressed with a mixture of well-researched information and hilarious anecdotes and interpretations."

You can read the entire review here.


محمد said...


Hayden Childs said...

That's a great review. Smay's book is brilliant and fun to read, and I'm glad it's getting some recognition.