Tango Till They're Sore
Label: Island Records
Rain Dogs is the middle chapter in Waits' dark, Kurt Weill-styled triumvirate of ornate storytelling. But this album features Marc Ribot, whose distinct, pointed guitar work adds an element of scratchy chaos to the murky beauty found on tracks like "Clap Hands." "Anywhere I Lay My Head" is one of Waits' best moments.