Heartattack and Vine

Heartattack and Vine

by Tom Waits


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Heartattack and Vine

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/1990
Label: Imports
UPC: 0075596054720
catalogNumber: 1050187

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Waits   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Victor Feldman   Percussion,Chimes,Keyboards
Plas Johnson   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ronnie Barron   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Roland Bautista   Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Larry Taylor   Bass
Bob Alcivar   Conductor
Dave "Clem" Clempson   Guitar
Greg Cohen   Bass,Drums
Jim Hughart   Bass
Michael Lang   Piano
Big John Thomassie   Drums
Jerry Yester   Conductor

Technical Credits

Bob Alcivar   String Arrangements
Tony Hatch   Composer
Bones Howe   Producer,Engineer
Jerry Yester   Arranger
Norm Ung   Art Direction
Ron Coro   Art Direction

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