Rain Dogs is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Tom Waits, released in September 1985 on Island Records. A loose concept album about "the urban dispossessed" of New York City, Rain Dogs is generally considered the middle album of a trilogy that includes Swordfishtrombones and Franks Wild Years.
The album, which includes appearances by guitarists Keith Richards and Marc Ribot, is noted for its broad spectrum of musical styles and genres, described by Rolling Stone as merging "Kurt Weill, pre-rock integrity from old dirty blues, and the elegiac melancholy of New Orleans funeral brass, into a singularly idiosyncratic American style."
The album peaked at #29 on the UK chartsand #188 on the US Billboard Top 200. In 1989, it was ranked #21 on the Rolling Stone list of the "100 greatest albums of the 1980s." In 2003, the album was ranked number 397 on the magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
- 2.Clap Hands03:47
- 3.Cemetery Polka01:51
- 4.Jockey Full Of Bourbon02:45
- 5.Tango Till They're Sore02:49
- 6.Big Black Mariah02:44
- 7.Diamonds & Gold02:31
- 8.Hang Down Your Head02:32
- 10.Rain Dogs02:56
- 11.Midtown (Instrumental)01:00
- 12.9th & Hennepin01:58
- 13.Gun Street Girl04:37
- 14.Union Square02:24
- 15.Blind Love04:18
- 16.Walking Spanish03:05
- 17.Downtown Train03:53
- 18.Bride Of Rain Dog (Instrumental)01:07
- 19.Anywhere I Lay My Head02:48