Bounced Checks

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Bounced Checks
Compilation album by Tom Waits
Released 1981
Recorded 1974-1980
Genre Rock
Length 45:46
Label Asylum
Producer Bones Howe

Bounced Checks is the first compilation of Tom Waits recordings, including album, live and alternate versions of songs from six of his seven albums for Asylum Records, excepting his debut, Closing Time.

The collection includes several previously unreleased tracks. "Mr. Henry" is an outtake from Heartattack and Vine, "The Piano Has Been Drinking" is a live rendition of the track from Small Change, and "Jersey Girl" and "Whistlin' Past the Graveyard" are alternate takes from Heartattack and Vine and Blue Valentine.

Track listing[edit]

Songs written by Tom Waits.

  1. "Heartattack and Vine" – 4:42
  2. "Jersey Girl" (alternate master) – 4:35
  3. "Eggs and Sausage (In a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)" – 4:14
  4. "I Never Talk to Strangers" (Duet with Bette Midler) – 3:36
  5. "The Piano Has Been Drinking" (recorded live - Dublin, Ireland, March 1981) – 6:04
  6. "Whistlin' Past the Graveyard" (alternate master) – 3:00
  7. "Mr. Henry" (previously unreleased) – 3:33
  8. "Diamonds on My Windshield" – 3:13
  9. "Burma Shave" – 6:28
  10. "Tom Traubert's Blues" – 6:21