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Waits, Tom ‎– Heartattack And Vine

Waits, Tom ‎– Heartattack And Vine

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Asylum AS 52252 made in Europe.

Vinyl VG+. Cover VG+.

Heartattack and Vine is Tom Waits' seventh and final album for Asylum. As such, it's transitional. As demonstrated by its immediate predecessors, 1978's excellent Blue Valentine and 1977's Foreign Affairs, he was already messing with off-kilter rhythms even in the most conventionally structured blues and jazz songs, with nastier-sounding guitars -- he plays a particularly gnarly style of rhythm on this entire album. Five of these nine tracks are rooted in gutbucket blues with rock edges and primal R&B beats. By this time, his singing voice had deteriorated to a gasping-for-breath whiskey-and-cigarettes growl that could make words indecipherable from one another, but his jazzman-inspired phrasing more than compensated.


A1 Heartattack And Vine 4:42
A2 In Shades 4:04
A3 Saving All My Love For You 3:39
A4 Downtown 4:43
A5 Jersey Girl 5:09
B1 'Til The Money Runs Out 4:20
B2 On The Nickel 6:17
B3 Mr. Siegal 5:13
B4 Ruby's Arms 5:35


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