Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780767927093

Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits

Hoskyns, Barney

3.58 avg rating
( 571 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
Image Not Available

With his trademark growl, carnival-madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters alive today. After beginning his career on the margins of the 1970s Los Angeles rock scene, Waits has spent the last thirty years carving out a place for himself among such greats as Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Like them, he is a chameleonic survivor who has achieved long-term success while retaining cult credibility and outsider mystique. But although his songs can seem deeply personal and somewhat autobiographical, fans still know very little about the man himself. Notoriously private, Waits has consistently and deliberately blurred the line between fact and fiction, public and private personas, until it has become impossible to delineate between truth and self-fabricated legend.

Lowside of the Road is the first serious biography to cut through the myths and make sense of the life and career of this beloved icon. Barney Hoskyns has gained unprecedented access to Waits’s inner circle and also draws on interviews he has done with Waits over the years. Spanning his extraordinary forty-year career from Closing Time to Orphans, from his perilous “jazzbo” years in 1970s LA to such shape-shifting albums as Swordfishtrombones and Rain Dogs to the Grammy Award winners of recent years, this definitive biography charts Waits’s life and art step by step, album by album.

Barney Hoskyns has written a rock biography—much like the subject himself—unlike any other. It is a unique take on one of rock’s great enigmas.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Barney Hoskyns is cofounder and editorial director of the online rock-journalism library Rock’s Backpages ( www.rocksbackpages.com), and author of several books including Across the Great Divide: The Band and America (1993), Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons (2005), and the newly reissued Waiting for the Sun: A Rock and Roll History of Los Angeles. A former U.S. correspondent for Mojo, Hoskyns writes for Uncut, the Observer Music Monthly, and other U.K. publications, and has contributed to Vogue, Rolling Stone, and GQ. He lives in southwest London.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 12.45

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hoskyns, Barney Author
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0767927095 ISBN 13: 9780767927093
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0767927095

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hoskyns, Barney Author
Published by Random House Inc (2010)
ISBN 10: 0767927095 ISBN 13: 9780767927093
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Inc, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KB-9780767927093

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hoskyns, Barney Author
Published by BROADWAY BOOKS (2010)
ISBN 10: 0767927095 ISBN 13: 9780767927093
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
PBShop.co.uk Ltd
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BROADWAY BOOKS, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780767927093

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hoskyns, Barney Author
Published by BROADWAY BOOKS, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0767927095 ISBN 13: 9780767927093
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BROADWAY BOOKS, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 204 x 134 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. With his trademark growl, carnival-madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters alive today. After beginning his career on the margins of the 1970s Los Angeles rock scene, Waits has spent the last thirty years carving out a place for himself among such greats as Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Like them, he is a chameleonic survivor who has achieved long-term success while retaining cult credibility and outsider mystique. But although his songs can seem deeply personal and somewhat autobiographical, fans still know very little about the man himself. Notoriously private, Waits has consistently and deliberately blurred the line between fact and fiction, public and private personas, until it has become impossible to delineate between truth and self-fabricated legend. Lowside of the Road is the first serious biography to cut through the myths and make sense of the life and career of this beloved icon. Barney Hoskyns has gained unprecedented access to Waits s inner circle and also draws on interviews he has done with Waits over the years. Spanning his extraordinary forty-year career from Closing Time to Orphans, from his perilous jazzbo years in 1970s LA to such shape-shifting albums as Swordfishtrombones and Rain Dogs to the Grammy Award winners of recent years, this definitive biography charts Waits s life and art step by step, album by album. Barney Hoskyns has written a rock biography--much like the subject himself--unlike any other. It is a unique take on one of rock s great enigmas. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780767927093

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Hoskyns, Barney Author
Published by BROADWAY BOOKS, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0767927095 ISBN 13: 9780767927093
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BROADWAY BOOKS, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 204 x 134 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. With his trademark growl, carnival-madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters alive today. After beginning his career on the margins of the 1970s Los Angeles rock scene, Waits has spent the last thirty years carving out a place for himself among such greats as Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Like them, he is a chameleonic survivor who has achieved long-term success while retaining cult credibility and outsider mystique. But although his songs can seem deeply personal and somewhat autobiographical, fans still know very little about the man himself. Notoriously private, Waits has consistently and deliberately blurred the line between fact and fiction, public and private personas, until it has become impossible to delineate between truth and self-fabricated legend. Lowside of the Road is the first serious biography to cut through the myths and make sense of the life and career of this beloved icon. Barney Hoskyns has gained unprecedented access to Waits s inner circle and also draws on interviews he has done with Waits over the years. Spanning his extraordinary forty-year career from Closing Time to Orphans, from his perilous jazzbo years in 1970s LA to such shape-shifting albums as Swordfishtrombones and Rain Dogs to the Grammy Award winners of recent years, this definitive biography charts Waits s life and art step by step, album by album. Barney Hoskyns has written a rock biography--much like the subject himself--unlike any other. It is a unique take on one of rock s great enigmas. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780767927093

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Hoskyns, Barney Author
Published by Three Rivers Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0767927095 ISBN 13: 9780767927093
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Three Rivers Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0767927095

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 0.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hoskyns, Barney Author
Published by Three Rivers Press
ISBN 10: 0767927095 ISBN 13: 9780767927093
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Three Rivers Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 640 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.3in. x 1.6in.With his trademark growl, carnival-madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters alive today. After beginning his career on the margins of the 1970s Los Angeles rock scene, Waits has spent the last thirty years carving out a place for himself among such greats as Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Like them, he is a chameleonic survivor who has achieved long-term success while retaining cult credibility and outsider mystique. But although his songs can seem deeply personal and somewhat autobiographical, fans still know very little about the man himself. Notoriously private, Waits has consistently and deliberately blurred the line between fact and fiction, public and private personas, until it has become impossible to delineate between truth and self-fabricated legend. Lowside of the Road is the first serious biography to cut through the myths and make sense of the life and career of this beloved icon. Barney Hoskyns has gained unprecedented access to Waitss inner circle and also draws on interviews he has done with Waits over the years. Spanning his extraordinary forty-year career from Closing Time to Orphans, from his perilous jazzbo years in 1970s LA to such shape-shifting albums as Swordfishtrombones and Rain Dogs to the Grammy Award winners of recent years, this definitive biography charts Waitss life and art step by step, album by album. Barney Hoskyns has written a rock biographymuch like the subject himselfunlike any other. It is a unique take on one of rocks great enigmas. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780767927093

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Hoskyns, Barney Author
Published by Three Rivers Press
ISBN 10: 0767927095 ISBN 13: 9780767927093
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Three Rivers Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0767927095 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 6390981

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Hoskyns, Barney Author
ISBN 10: 0767927095 ISBN 13: 9780767927093
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 132mm x 36mm x 201mm. Paperback. With his trademark growl, carnival-madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters alive today. A.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 609 pages. 0.476. Bookseller Inventory # 9780767927093

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Hoskyns, Barney Author
Published by Broadway Books 2010-05-11 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0767927095 ISBN 13: 9780767927093
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadway Books 2010-05-11, 2010. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BNT-00521938

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.59
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book