I’ve been a fan of Tom Waits since age four. It began when, on odd occasions, my father would return home from work with a few close friends. Whether inebriated or not, at some point they would proceed to crank out ‘Heartattack and Vine’ at full tilt and in it’s entirety.
The album cover alone scared the sh*t out of me, but there was something about the sonic force of the voice that stayed with me.
‘Big Time’ was released a few years later and I’ve been making this little visual adaptation of ‘Cold Cold Ground’, originally from ‘Franks Wild Years’, as a labour of love for a number of years now.
Original footage and performance from BIG TIME by Tom Waits.