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on Tom Waits' "God's Away On Business"

Postby David Richoux » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:08 pm

Best seen here :D

Turns out it was multi-instrumentalist and composer Nik Phelps.
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Re: on Tom Waits' "God's Away On Business"

Postby sousaphone68 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:10 am

That was trippy put a smile on my face as I sit here in the rain again
Cant carry a tune but I can carry a tuba.
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Re: on Tom Waits' "God's Away On Business"

Postby hrender » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:21 pm

Awesome. Tom Waits for no man.
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Re: on Tom Waits' "God's Away On Business"

Postby Bob Kolada » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:44 pm

I don't hear any tuba in that song, just a low reed and a trombone (baritone?). :?:
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Re: on Tom Waits' "God's Away On Business"

Postby David Richoux » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:48 pm

Bob Kolada wrote:I don't hear any tuba in that song, just a low reed and a trombone (baritone?). :?:


The original album notes say Nik Phelps on tuba - other sources say "tenor tuba" or "Baby tuba" so you may be correct on baritone. The "official video" only shows Tom (and some Emus.)
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Re: on Tom Waits' "God's Away On Business"

Postby Bob Kolada » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:23 am

Of mild curiousity to me is that "business, business" sounds like it's being accompanied by a lean pedal tone WITH the low reed at the same pitch. Bb with a low C bass clarinet, lower with a contralto/bass clarinet,...? That's getting a bit complex.
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