Avant-garde musician Tom Waits has released a video for “Hell Broke Luce”, which comes from his 2011 album Bad As Me. The video features some very eerie and horror-inspired images, from women singing in body bags to shark submarines and more. The video was directed by Matt Mahurin and can be seen below.
Waits states, “Matt Mahurin has created an apocalyptic war dream to accompany the song “Hell Broke Luce.” Kathleen [Brennan] and I envisioned it as an enlightened drill sergeant yelling the hard truths of war to a brand new batch of recruits. The video grew from the gnawing image of a soldier pulling his home, through a battlefield, at the end of a rope.” [source]
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Let’s journey back to 1985, shall we? Reagen kicked off the year by being sworn in for his second term. We Are The World is recorded. The first Wrestlemania kicks off at Madison Square Garden. Back To The Future becomes the highest grossing film of the year. Tetris is released. And as for classic horror films? How about 1985 seeing these films come out: Re-Animator. Nightmare On Elm St. 2. Return Of The Living Dead. Fright Night. Day Of The Dead. Friday The 13th Part V. Vampire Hunter D (a personal favorite). Overall, I’d say a pretty awesome year!
1985 also saw the release of Tom Waits‘ ninth studio album Rain Dogs. The second in a trilogy (surrounded by Swordfishtrombones and Franks Wild Years), Rain Dogs is a loose concept album about the life of the “less-fortunate” of New York City. Musically resembling something out of a 30′s carnival, this is an album that garnered much acclaim over the years. However, does it still hold up? Check after the jump.