Heartattack and Vine
Tom Waits

Label: Asylum Records
Duration: 43:42
Genre: Rock

Tom Waits's hipster persona began to evaporate at the beginning of the '80s, but not before he released the transitional but eminently worthwhile Heartattack and Vine, which contained "On the Nickel," a Dickensian tale of street life, and "Jersey Girl," a song Bruce Springsteen gave a far wider airing to on his Live 1975-1985 box set. You can hear hints of Waits's style growing more trenchant on songs like "Downtown" and the stark, bluesy title track, which contains the immortal line "Don't you know there ain't no devil / That's just God when he's drunk." Indeed. --Daniel Durchholz - - - - - - - - - -

Heartattack And Vine4:42
In Shades4:04
Saving All My Love For You3:39
Jersey Girl5:09
'Til The Money Runs Out4:20
On The Nickel6:17
Mr. Siegal5:13
Ruby's Arms5:35
Original Release: 1980-01-01
Composer: Tom Waits
Producer: Bones Howe
UPC: 8714092757118