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November 17, 2013 4:35 PM   Subscribe

Israeli musicians present the music of Tom Waits. [Via]
posted by Rykey (21 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is relevant to my interests.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 4:46 PM on November 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


The concept is genius on a par with Dylan Hears A Who.
posted by JHarris at 4:49 PM on November 17, 2013


A+ for the post title, btw.
posted by Aznable at 4:54 PM on November 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


The first track is "Clap Hands" (head-to-head comparison: Tom Waits version). Their instrumentation and vocals are slightly stranger than the original and that's really saying something.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 5:05 PM on November 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


Brilliant. Now I want to hear Tom Waits sing Kol Nidre.
posted by gwint at 5:15 PM on November 17, 2013 [4 favorites]


...wow. Hebrew really lends itself to Tom Waits.

Thank you for this.
posted by dogheart at 5:34 PM on November 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Now I want to hear Tom Waits sing Kol Nidre.

Will you accept this scene from MYSTERY MEN where he says "Zei gazunt"?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:42 PM on November 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


Wow, the eighth track, a wistfully crooned version of "Rain Dogs" backed up by...marimba? Talk about hearing the song in a new light!
posted by Bromius at 6:12 PM on November 17, 2013


A spooky version of "God's Away on Business" for 18, yeah?
posted by dismas at 8:07 PM on November 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


An additional headfuck for me on the "Clap Hands" rendition is that "ka pai" is a common local Maori phrase meaning "it's good", pronounced almost identically to כפיים.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 8:18 PM on November 17, 2013


Really love Rain Dogs and I Don't Want To Grow Up.
posted by mannequito at 8:22 PM on November 17, 2013


The literal translations are weird, and then you get even weirder ones where they replaced a word to fit in with the rhyme or scansion. For instance, Mr Waits is now big in Greece (Yavan, as in "Ιόνια") rather than Japan. It just doesn't have the right connotations.
posted by Joe in Australia at 8:45 PM on November 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is great.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:09 PM on November 17, 2013


This is so well done, all hats off to those creative people involved.
What a wonderful job!
posted by quazichimp at 1:52 AM on November 18, 2013


A friend of mine who is constantly combing Bandcamp and Spotify for interesting music sent this to me a few months ago.

"This is relevant to your interests," he said, because he knows stuff.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:37 AM on November 18, 2013


Friends, I BOUGHT IT. With some dollars!
posted by louche mustachio at 6:38 AM on November 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Can someone translate the titles for this goy fan?
posted by IAmBroom at 9:51 AM on November 18, 2013


Looks like they added English track titles below the streaming track list.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:35 PM on November 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Very nice.
posted by homunculus at 6:26 PM on November 19, 2013


Looks like they added English track titles below the streaming track list.

Those definitely weren't there when I posted this, because I was having fun seeing how long it took me to recognize each track. Glad to see them up, though.
posted by Rykey at 9:45 AM on November 20, 2013


I really wish I liked this more.
posted by Theta States at 3:45 PM on November 20, 2013


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