Tom Waits Shows The Beginning Of The End In “Heartattack and Vine”…

Sticks And Stones Will Break My Bones…

You’ll never recognize yourself at Heartattack and Vine…” Just like the opening verse implies, Tom Waits was in the midst of a major transformation in his career. Burnt out from his wino crooner image that he portrayed through most of his career, 1980’s Heartattack and Vine showed Waits struggling between letting go of the past and embracing his uncertain future. Continue reading

Tom Waits Shows A Film Noir Flair For ‘Foreign Affairs’

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One…

Foreign Affairs seems to be glanced over when it comes to Tom Waits discography and it’s hard to understand why! Although it may not be as infamous as its older brother Small Change, the album gives as an interesting look at the end of Waits balladeering piano soaked performance. Continue reading