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Heartattack And Vine

9 July 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 9 July 2008
  • Release Date: 9 July 2008
  • Label: Rhino/Elektra
  • Copyright: 1980 Asylum Records
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  • Total Length: 44:26
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  • ASIN: B001F1DR3K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,076 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Cuban Heel VINE VOICE on 1 Sep 2007
Format: Audio CD
You might remember, some years ago now, a bizarre Levi's advert with a funeral procession in it and a strange blues track that begins 'Liar Liar, your pants on fire'. That was a Screaming Jay Hawkins cover of the Tom waits track 'Heart Attack and Vine'. An absolutely fantastic white trash blues ramble that pretty much sums up this album.

If 'The Heart of Saturday Night' is the sound of a down-and-out pulling it all together for a late night performance in a jazz club, this is the sound of the morning after. The art work on the cd features Tom Waits' face on a yellowing newspaper and the music sounds like that of someone who has just woken up on a park bench wrapped in this newspaper. It's downbeat blues with the vocals of someone really trying to shake off their hangover.

'Heart Attack and Vine' is superb - so original. 'Downtown' is sleazy blues, 'Til the Money Runs Out' is edgy and paranoid, 'Mr. Siegal' is a drunken brawl waiting to happen. 'On the Nickel' and 'Ruby's Arms' sound like ballads from a Gershwin musical, if Gershwin had ever written anything about tramps in Times Square.

This album bridges the gap between Waits' earlier work and his later experimental output. If you haven't heard much Waits, the closest thing I can think of is the slower, more sentimental, tracks by The Pogues - think 'Fairytale of New York' only spread out across the year rather than just a Christmas song. It's as far from the sanitised output of your average record label as you can get and should be worth a listen on that basis alone...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Andy on 29 Oct 2002
Format: Audio CD
One day I borrowed a cassette from a colleague. .... But when the tape ended and it auto-turned over to other side ... I was astounded and drawn into a dark, beautifuly tragic musical landscape! ...the likes I haven't heard before.
It was Heart attack and Vine.
The first listen was magic. After that I was a Waits convert.
I loved this album, I love this man.....
I played it to friends late one night after the pub, and its still great to see peoples expressions when hearing the first track for the first time. Brilliant! Drive to it! Sleep to it! Just buy it and enjoy.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "chris7sharp" on 21 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
i am a huge fan but if you have never heard any Tom Waits ..this is as good an introduction as any. What an underated artist. I have heard/got all of his stuff and as a social/commentary,pertinent observer on alinenation/vignette wizzard/humorist/ wit/
needless to say..do yourself a favour ..just hear a c.d. and hopefully you will agree.
Modern day Oscar Wilde crossed with Jean Genet?
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mo Smith on 11 Oct 2000
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THis is a must-have for all Waitsheads. "Ruby's Arms" is one of the saddest, most amazing heart-break songs ever written by Tom or anyone I can think of. "Jersey Girl" is an anthem to all those big-haired boardwalkers. This is a great CD for driving, and Tom still rocks, especially on "Heartattack..." and "Downtown". "What becomes of all the little boys who never comb their hair?" Hopefully they grow up to be Tom.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Dec 2002
Format: Audio CD
This was the place I discovered the magic of Tom Waits. I appreciate his flowing ballads more than his talking blues style, and this album has plenty of both. Saving All My Love For You is a magnificent example of the former, and so is Jersey Girl, later covered by Bruce Springsteen. The words are sheer poetry. On The Nickel is another gem, with intricate arrangement and beautiful instrumentation, while Mr Siegel is a raucous mixture of both styles, and a brilliant achievement at that. This excellent album concludes with Ruby's Arms, a tender, moving ballad.
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By Sebastian Palmer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Oct 2013
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A bit of a bi-polar, Janus-faced album this, the last on Herb Cohen's Asylum label from the genius that is Tom Waits.

After a run of classic albums largely made with a steady team of collaborators (put together on the whole by producer 'Bones' Howe, who's still manning the mixing-desk here), Waits had released the more gritty, urban, electric, and r'n'b based Blue Valentine in 1978. Two years later he entered the studio again for an even grittier set of sessions, but with a more cohesive line up, featuring Harold Bautista on guitar, Ronnie Barron on keys, Larry Taylor on bass, and 'Big John' Thomassie on drums. Some of these guys were also touring with Waits around this period: Barron and Thomassie were natives of New Orleans, Taylor famously played with Canned heat, and Bautista with Earth Wind and Fire. Howe, bassist Jim Hughart, and arrangers Jerry Yester and Bob Alcivar all survive from previous scenarios, providing an element of continuity in personnel as well as musical flavours. This album is also the first time bassist Greg Cohen appears on record with Waits. He would be a frequent collaborator over the next decade or two

The music is roughly divided between the gritty urban-sounding electric blues material, and some heart-achingly beautiful ballads. The former consist of Heart Attack & Vine, the slightly unusual bar-band instrumental In Shades, Downtown, 'Til The Money Runs Out, and Mr Siegal. And all, save In Shades, are soused in tales of sex, drugs, and criminal low-life, with a real whiff of
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