Tom Waits, ‘The Heart of Saturday Night’ (Elektra/Asylum, 1974) | Requisite

Before he started beating bus lockers with two-by-fours and working with avant guitarist Marc Ribot, Tom Waits was a Beat-inspired songwriter with a jazzy bent. On 1974’s Heart of Saturday Night, his second album, Waits inhabits an eternal nocturnal milieu where neon signs buzz, pool balls roll and some poor schlemiel at the bar worries

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