The Heart Of Saturday Night is Tom Waits's 2nd full-length, originally released in 1974. The singer-songwriter's more recent releases may veer toward the experimental, but this early-career record displays Waits in his signature form, pushing a smoky, boozy composition of jazz & blues with sophisticated, poetry-like lyrics laying out a provocative picture of his surroundings. Check out the title track, "Drunk On The Moon," "San Diego Serenade," and "New Coat Of Paint." It's surprising how mature an artist only on his sophomore project can sound…
- yellow opaque vinyl
- music label: Anti 1974 / 2018
reviewed by rei kwondo 05/18
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