In September 1980.

In September 1980, “Asylum” label released “Heartattack and Vine” , the sixth Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded June – July 1980, at “Filmways/Heider Studio B” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bones Howe.


  • Tom Waits – vocals, electric guitar, piano
  • Roland Bautista– electric guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Ronnie Barron– Hammond organ, piano
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • Greg Cohen– bass
  • Larry Taylor– bass
  • “Big John” Thomassie – drums
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, chimes, glockenspiel
  • Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Bob Alcivar– string arrangement, orchestral arrangement, conductor
  • Jerry Yester– orchestral arrangement, conductor
  • Geoff Howe – second engineer
  • Terry Dunavan – mastering
  • Norm Ung – art direction
  • Ron Coro – art direction
  • Greg Gorman – photography

Track listing:

  1. Heartattack and Vine
  2. In Shades
  3. Saving All My Love for You
  4. Downtown
  5. Jersey Girl
  6. ‘Til the Money Runs Out
  7. On the Nickel
  8. Siegal
  9. Ruby’s Arms

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