The Heart Of Saturday Night

The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
Released: Jan 1974
Label: Rhino/Elektra
The first triumvirate of Waits' records defined his early, most immediately accessible period, but none with more style than Heart of Saturday Night, where Waits' grifters, pool sharks and long-haul drivers steal smokes and fall for waitresses in the wee hours of capital "A" American nights. Backed with a band that sounds plucked from a flyover-state Holiday Inn, "New Coat of Paint" and "Diamonds on My Windshield" draw from the fast-and-loose poetics of the Beats, where downcast wanderers like "Semi Suite" and "(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night" are early masterpieces.
Nate Cavalieri
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