Heartattack and Vine
|Heartattack and Vine|
|Studio album by Tom Waits|
|Recorded||June 16-July 15, 1980
Filmways/Heider Studio B, Hollywood, California
|Tom Waits chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
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 on 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. Jean-Luc Godard used "Ruby's Arms" in his 1983 film First Name: Carmen.
All songs written by Tom Waits.
|1.||"Heartattack and Vine"||4:50|
|2.||"In Shades" (Instrumental)||4:25|
|3.||"Saving All My Love for You"||3:41|
|1.||"'Til the Money Runs Out"||4:25|
|2.||"On the Nickel"||6:19|
- 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
- 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 Mule Variations, spending three months on the Billboard Hot 200 and peaking at #96.
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- Holden, Stephen (February 5, 1981). "Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
- "Tom Waits: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 19, 2011.
- "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