Bone Machine
Tom Waits
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Label: Island
Duration: 53:17
Genre: Jazz

Bone Machine is a critically acclaimed and award-winning album by Tom Waits, released in 1992 on Island Records. It won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, and features guest appearances by Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, Primus' Les Claypool, and The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards.

Bone Machine marked a return to studio material for Waits, coming a full five years after his previous studio album, Franks Wild Years (1987). The album is often noted for its dark lyrical themes of death and murder, and for its rough, stripped-down, percussion-heavy blues rock style.

Bone Machine was included on many Best Albums of the 1990s lists, including Pitchfork Media where it was number 46, and Rolling Stone where it was number 53.

Bone Machine was recorded and produced entirely at the Prairie Sun Recording studios in Cotati, California in a room of Studio C known as "the Waits Room," in the old cement hatchery rooms of the cellar of the buildings.

Mark "Mooka" Rennick, Prairie Sun studio chief said:

[Waits] gravitated toward these "echo" rooms and created the Bone Machine aural landscape. [...] What we like about Tom is that he is a musicologist. And he has a tremendous ear.

Earth Died Screaming3:36
Dirt In The Ground4:07
Such A Scream2:08
All Stripped Down3:03
Who Are You3:53
The Ocean1:49
Jesus Gonna Be Here3:18
A Little Rain2:58
In The Colosseum4:50
Goin' Out West3:20
Murder In The Red Barn4:28
Black Wings4:35
Whistle Down The Wind4:35
I Don't Wanna Grow Up2:31
Let Me Down Up On It0:53
That Feel3:13
Original Release: 1992-03-08
Composer: Tom Waits
Producer: Tom Waits
UPC: 731451258022, 602448898456