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The album was listed at nr. #339 in Magazine/RollingStone's ''Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime''.


''The Heart Of Saturday Night'' is the second album by Music/TomWaits, released by the label ''Asylum'' in 1974. It's best known for the audience favorites "Diamonds On My Windshield", "(Looking for) The Heart Of Saturday Night" and "The Ghost Of Saturday Night".

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''The Heart Of of Saturday Night'' is the second album by Music/TomWaits, released by the label ''Asylum'' in 1974. It's best known for the audience favorites "Diamonds On My Windshield", "(Looking for) The Heart Of Saturday Night" and "The Ghost Of Saturday Night".



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'''The Heart Of Saturday Night''' is the second album by Music/TomWaits, released by the label ''Asylum'' in 1974. It's best known for the audience favorites "Diamonds On My Windshield", "(Looking for) The Heart Of Saturday Night" and "The Ghost Of Saturday Night".

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'''The ''The Heart Of Saturday Night''' Night'' is the second album by Music/TomWaits, released by the label ''Asylum'' in 1974. It's best known for the audience favorites "Diamonds On My Windshield", "(Looking for) The Heart Of Saturday Night" and "The Ghost Of Saturday Night".



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The album was listed at nr. #339 in Magazine/RollingStone's ''Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime''.

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* CarSong: "Diamonds On My Windshield".

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* CarSong: "Diamonds On My Windshield". Windshield", where Waits describes all the things he sees while he is driving around in his car.



* DrunkenSong: "Drunk On The Moon".

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* DrunkenSong: "Drunk On The Moon".Moon", where Waits sings about someone who is wandering around drunk at night, while the moon is out.



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* SlapSlapKiss: "Please Call Me Baby".

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* SlapSlapKiss: "Please Call Me Baby". Me, Baby".
--> ''And we're always at each other's throats''
--> ''You know it drives me up the wall''
--> ''But most of the time I'm just blowing off steam''
--> ''And I wish to God you'd leave me''
--> ''Baby I wish to God you'd stay''
--> ''Life's so different than it is in your dreams''

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* FaceOnTheCover: Tom Waits shown in close-up, in a nightlife street scene.

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[[caption-width-right:350: Found the heart of Saturday Night yet, Tom?]]

'''The Heart Of Saturday Night''' is the second album by Music/TomWaits, released by the label ''Asylum'' in 1974. It's best known for the audience favorites "Diamonds On My Windshield", "(Looking for) The Heart Of Saturday Night" and "The Ghost Of Saturday Night".

'''Tracklist'''
# "New Coat Of Paint" (3:23)
# "San Diego Serenade" (3:30)
# "Semi Suite" (3:29)
# "Shiver Me Timbers" (4:26)
# "Diamonds On My Windshield" (3:12)
# "(Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night" (3:53)
# "Fumblin' with the Blues" (3:02)
# "Please Call Me, Baby" (4:25)
# "Drunk on the Moon" (5:06)
# "The Ghost of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone's Pizza House)" (3:16)

'''Personnel'''
* Music/TomWaits: vocals, piano, guitar
* Jim Hughart: double bass
* Pete Christlieb: tenor saxophone
* Jim Gordon: drums
* Bob Alcivar: arranger

!! Looking For The Tropes Of Saturday Night...
* AlliterativeName: '''C'''igar '''C'''hewing '''C'''harlie in "Drunk On The Moon".
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''S'''emi '''S'''uite".
* AlbumTitleDrop: "The Heart Of Saturday Night"
--> ''Looking for the heart of saturday night''.
* AlwaysNight: All tracks have a midnight atmosphere.
* ArcWords: The word "I never..." in "San Diego Serenade".
* BreakUpSong: "San Diego Serenade"
--> ''I never saw your heart until someone tried to steal it, tried to steal it away''
--> ''I never saw your tears until they rolled down your face''
* CarSong: "Diamonds On My Windshield".
* CatchYourDeathOfCold: "Please Call Me, Baby"
-->''Wherever you are''
-->''It's too cold to be out walking in the streets''
-->''We do crazy things when we're wounded''
-->''Everyone's a bit insane''
-->''I don't want you catching your death of cold''
-->''Out walking in the rain''
-->''So please call me, baby''
* ConceptAlbum: The songs are all about the bar life on a Saturday night. The first track is about the anticipations of a swell time, the final track is about how Sunday morning cracks dawn and Saturday effectively becomes "a ghost".
* ContinuityNod: The final song "The Ghosts of Saturday Night" already anticipates Waits' next album ''Music/SmallChange'':
--> ''And a solitary sailor''
--> ''Who spends the facts of his life like '''small change''' on strangers''
--> ''Paws his inside P-coat pocket for a welcome twenty-five cents''
* CradleOfLoneliness: Loneliness is a major theme. Especially in "Fumblin' With The Blues".
--> ''You know, the ladies I've been seeing off and on''
--> ''Well they spend your love and then they're gone''
--> ''You can't be lovin' someone who is savage and cruel''
--> ''Take your love and then they leave on out of town, no they do''
* CountingToThree: Waits counts off to four at the start of "Semi Suite".
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The album cover, under art direction of Cal Schenkel, but made by Lyn Lascaro shows Waits in a stylized evening scene, paying tribute to Music/FrankSinatra's album cover for ''Music/InTheWeeSmallHours''.
* DrunkenSong: "Drunk On The Moon".
* IfIHadANickel: "Semi Suite"
--> ''You wish you had a dollar''
--> ''For every time he hollered that he's leavin' ''
--> ''And he's never comin' back''
* {{Lampshading}}: "San Diego Serenade"
--> ''I never heard the melody until I needed the song.''
* LonelyPianoPiece: Pretty much every track.
* TheMasochismTango: "Semi Suite" and "Call Me Baby" are both about relationships were the couples argue a lot, but just keep coming back to each other.
* MelancholyMoon: "Drunk On The Moon", where a man walks around drunk in the street and watches the moon.
* OdeToSobriety: The protagonist in many of the songs is habitually wasted.
* OverlyLongTitle: "The Ghost of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone's Pizza House)"
* PepTalkSong: "New Coat Of Paint"
--> ''All our scribbled love dreams, lost or thrown away''
--> ''Here amidst the shuffle of an overflowin' day''
--> ''Our love needs a transfusion, so let's shoot it full of wine''
--> ''Fishin' for a good time starts with throwin' in your line''
* ProductPlacement:
** "The Ghosts Of Saturday Night"
--> ''And the last bent butt from a package of "Kents"''
* ShoutOut:
** The album cover is a {{Homage}} to the album cover of Music/FrankSinatra's ''Music/InTheWeeSmallHours''. The title is a tribute to writer Creator/JackKerouac.
** "Shiver Me Timbers" namedrops Captain Ahab from ''Literature/MobyDick''.
--> ''Ol' Captain Ahab, he got nothing on me''.
* SiameseTwinSongs: "Diamonds On My Windshield" and "The Heart Of Saturday Night" which [[FadingIntoTheNextSong fade into each other]] and are about the same topic. "The Ghost Of Saturday Night" also ties in with "The Heart Of Saturday Night".
* SlapSlapKiss: "Please Call Me Baby".
* SmokingIsCool: Waits on the album cover. Also during "Diamonds On My Windshield".
--> ''And you remember the fumble, as you stumble for a cigarette''
* SomethingBlues: "Fumblin' with the Blues".
* StockSoundEffects: Car traffic can be heard at the start of "The Heart Of Saturday Night."
* TalkLikeAPirate: "Shiver Me Timbers", in which Waits decides to sail away and start a new life at sea.
* WalkTheEarth: Or better said ''sail'' the Earth in "Shiver Me Timbers".
* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: "Fumblin' With The Blues"
--> ''You know the bartenders, all know my name.''
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