Make fun of Tom Jones’ panty-throwing appeal all you want, but the man has an ear for a cover. We still spin his brilliant “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” on the regular (why did that never get a studio version?), and now he’s back with a Tom Waits tune: “Bad As Me,” the title track to Waits’ 2011 LP.
For someone who sometimes presents himself as the new Dean Martin, Jones really sinks his teeth into the on-the-edge sexual aggression behind the song. It’s off his upcoming album Spirit in the Room, which also includes a cover of Leonard Cohen‘s “Tower of Song.” Watch the video for that as well below.
Tom Jones – Tower of Song (Leonard Cohen cover)
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