Tom Waits
"Surfin' Minneapolis"
ASI Studios
Broadcast on KQRS-FM
Minneapolis, MN
December 12, 1975

It's nice to have this almost perfect sounding tape 
sourced from a pre-FM broadcast studio recording.  
Tom performs solo for the entire performance, many 
of the songs not even with any instruments but rather 
his signature beat poetry style that he was using at 
this point in his career.  The song selection is quite 
similar to the Nighthawks album, but the arrangements 
are much simpler.  I really enjoy listening to this CD 
because there are very few bootlegs available from around 
this time, but I honestly enjoy the full band arrangements 
and the performances on the official Nighthawks album more.  
Tom is, of course, very funny and chooses a fantastic 
selection of songs in this recording, and this boot 
should in the collection of any serious Waits fan.  
The passive admirer of Tom's music (if there can 
possibly be such a thing), however, could pass on 
this one without much regret.
-Stephen Pickett,

There is a flaw in the master tape at 2:15 in Putnam county.

1. Introduction
2. Emotional Weather Report
3. Eggs and Sausage Intro
4. Eggs and Sausage
5. Better Off Without a Wife
6. Semi Suite
7. Spare Parts / Diamonds on my Windsheild
8. The Ghosts of Saturday Night / The Heart of Saturday Night
9. New Coat of Paint
10. Warm Beer And Cold Women
11. Virginia Avenue
12. San Diego Serenade
13. Putnam County
14. Ol' 55