TOM WAITS : HEARTATTACK AND VINE

Asylum

 

  1. Heartattack and Vine
  2. In Shades
  3. Saving All My Love for You
  4. Downtown
  5. Jersey Girl
  6. 'Til the Money Runs Out
  7. On the Nickel
  8. Mr. Siegal
  9. Ruby's Arms

Label : Asylum

Release Year : 1980

Length : 43:42

Review from AllMusic : Heartattack and Vine, Tom Waits' first album in two years and his last of seven for Asylum Records, is a transitional album, with tracks like the rhythm-heavy title song and "'Til the Money Runs Out" foreshadowing the sonic experiments of the Island albums, while piano-with-orchestra tracks like "Saving All My Love for You" and "On the Nickel" (written as a motion-picture title tune) hark back to Waits' Randy Newman-influenced early days. It is just as well that Waits never entirely gave up on the ballad material; "Jersey Girl," a Drifters-style song, is a winner, and it was appropriated by Bruce Springsteen on his 1981 tour. Also, at least at this point, the rougher tunes all tended to sound the same.