Tom Waits has been keeping us all in suspense with the various images and clues coming from his website. It certainly kept us guessing, so what the hell was it all about, was it a tour? was it an album? What is he building in there?
Only Tom could get aways with such suspense. It’s a video for “Hell Broke Luce” from his ‘Bad As Me’ album…so no new album or tour or song! But it is an incredible video directed by Matt Mahurin.
In a recent interview Waits said this about the video’s origin:
“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.”