Tom Waits

August 24, 1987

Tom Waits joins Deirdre for a wide-ranging conversation and performance on the occasion of his 1987 album and stage play, “Frank’s Wild Years.”

In addition to performing and guest DJing, Waits discusses the differences between the play and the album; the use of bullhorn in his vocal style; the graphic design of his ‘80s albums; and so much more.

Tom Waits
Photo by David Corio/Redferns.


Tom Waits (Piano, Vocals)


Engineer: Geoff Sykes
Host: Deirdre O’Donoghue