Marc Ribot is best known for contributing a singular guitar racket to several Eighties-era Tom Waits albums put out by a major label, Island Records. In the years since, though, the record industry has grown so conservative that it's now something of a surprise when a Goliath firm signs anyone other than a sixteen-year-old former Mouseketeer. As a result many artists with creativity on their minds have been dropped by majors or have fled to independent imprints: Waits, for instance, allowed the punky upstarts at Epitaph Records to issue his... More >>>