Though Richards and Waits go back to Tom's 1985 album Rain Dogs
, Waits told Pitchfork
that meeting up with the Rolling Stone again felt "a little weird." "I was really nervous, he admitted. "He came with about 600 guitars in a semi-truck. And a butler. We were in these huge studios in New York, like The Poseidon Adventure
. Huge, high ceilings in these rooms like football fields. They'd fill these things up with orchestras and we were in there with five guys. It felt a little weird. He killed me. I was really knocked out that he played on all those things."