Watch: Tom Waits – Hell Broke Luce

Last week TST contributor James Brightman ignited our imaginations by showing a pirate-themed teaser photo from the gravelly Tom Waits. While our speculations pointed towards a potential tour, the truth has been unveiled and, unfortunately, is not a pirate ship full of Tom Waits fans.

Tom Waits has released an official video for “Hell Broke Luce,” quite possibly the most abrasive off his most recent record, Bad As Me. Gas masks, shark submarines and Waits pulling a house through a wasteland are the highlights of this video. Check out Waits’ official statement and video below:

“As most of you guessed, it’s a tour…a tour de force!

“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.

“I think you will agree, it’s uplifting and fun.”

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