was Heartattack and Vine Tom Waits' last album on the Asylum label, released in September 1980.
Bruce Springsteen has performed " Jersey Girl" as part of his live shows since the early 1980s, including it in his live retrospective " Live/1975–85". For the only time to date, Waits joined him onstage to sing it in August 24, 1981.
"On the Nickel" was recorded for the Ralph Waite film of the same name. "
Heartattack and Vine" was covered by Screamin' Jay Hawkins. In 1993 this version was used without Waits' permission in a Levi's commercial, for which Waits took legal action and won a settlement. [5 ] Jean-Luc Godard used "Ruby's Arms" in his 1983 film . First Name: Carmen
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by Tom Waits.
"'Til the Money Runs Out"
"On the Nickel"
Personnel [ edit ]
Bob Alcivar - string arrangement, orchestral arrangement, conductor
Ronnie Barron - hammond organ, Piano
Roland Bautista - electric guitar, twelve-string guitar
Greg Cohen - bass
Victor Feldman - percussion, chimes, glockenspiel Jim Hughart - bass
Plas Johnson - tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone Michael Lang - piano
Larry Taylor - bass "Big John" Thomassie - drums
Tom Waits - vocals, electric guitar, piano
Jerry Yester - orchestral arrangement, conductor
Chart information [ edit ]
This album was Tom Waits' first album to crack the Australian Top 40, reaching 30.
Heartattack and Vine was Waits' best-selling album in the US until , spending three months on the Mule Variations Billboard Hot 200 and peaking at #96. [6 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Ruhlmann, William. "Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine". Allmusic . Retrieved November 12, 2013.
^ "Tom Waits". robertchristgau.com . Retrieved November 12, 2013.
^ Holden, Stephen (February 5, 1981). "Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine". Rolling Stone . Retrieved November 12, 2013.
^ Scaruffi, Piero (1999). "Tom Waits". pieroscaruffi.com . Retrieved September 10, 2013.
^ "Tom Waits's Levis Copyright case". Tom Waits Library . Retrieved 23 November 2007.
^ Whitburn, Joel; Joel Whitburn’s top pop albums, 1955–1996; published c. 1996 by Record Research Inc. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, ISBN 0-89820-117-9
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