Category Archives: Tom Waits

Tom Waits – Heartattack and Vine

Heartattack and Vine was released 40 years ago, in September 1980 by Asylum Records. It was Waits’ final studio album for the label and last with long-term producer Bones Howe before a still-remarkable musical reinvention on Island Records with Swordfishtrombones … Continue reading

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#6: Tom Waits – Heartattack and Vine (1980)

By 1980 Tom Waits had come a long way from the nightclub ballads of his initial recordings Closing Time (1973) and The Heart of Saturday Night (1974). Having backed himself into a hobo-hipster corner from the derelict poet-saint jazz of … Continue reading

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