Did Applebee's pay Tom Waits for this ad?

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  1. DrSax

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    They sure should have if not:

     
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    Unless that's very much the same as a Tom Waits song I haven't heard, I really can't see the point of the thread.

    It seems like a mash up trying to relate to the style of Waits, The Black Keys and probably a bunch of other fuzzy, minimal artists out there.

    I'd actually be disappointed if I heard that on a Tom Waits record! ;)
     
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    Not a song ripoff, no. I guess it just sounds to me like an impersonation. I guess it's been done before. Never mind......
     
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    I appologize...my post probably came off sounding kind of ******.

    I do hear what you heard and I'm sure that there was an ad guy that said, "Hey, I need a song that sound like this ________."

    I guess it sounded more like a mashup of a couple of different current styles rather than a straight Wait's rip to me.

    They're definitely going for something that we know.
     
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    No worries rhinocaster!

    Funny, though, I just read Waits' wiki page, and apparently he has sued and won against commercials using similar songs/style before. I'm not familiar with those so I'm not saying it's the same situation.
     
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    I can hear some waits in there, but like rhino said it's a mix. If they had used a guttural growly voice it would have been too close and I would guess the Armstrong family would have to be notified too. ha. but I do hear a strong waits' presence there like you
     
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    It does sound like it could have fit on Bone Machine and Wait's has previously successfully sued companies for ripping of his "sound image" so payment and/or a lawsuit is not out of the question. Although in some of those previous cases the company tried to hire Waits first and that may have given him more legal traction.
     
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    I hear Howlin' Wolf is suing Tom for stealing his schtick.

    :p
     
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    Same with Louis Armstrong.
     
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    In that particular instance, the company had approached Tom Waits about using his music and he declined. That made the lawsuit pretty much a slam dunk.

    IOW, what HalloGallo said.
     
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    Sounds nothing like Waits to me...
     

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