Hangin' Around the Observatory
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||Maybe Baby, Say You Do||John Hiatt||2:35||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Whistles In My Ears||John Hiatt||3:23||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Sure As I'm Sittin' Here||John Hiatt||3:18||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Rose||John Hiatt||3:04||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Hangin' Around the Observatory||John Hiatt||3:00||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Full Moon||John Hiatt||5:16||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Wild-Eyed Gypsies||John Hiatt||4:43||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||It's Alright With Me||John Hiatt||3:46||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Little Blue Song for You||John Hiatt||3:12||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Ocean||John Hiatt||5:24||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
John Hiatt mixed pop, folk, rock, R&B, country, and gospel on his debut album, immediately becoming an uncategorizable (and thus uncommercial) entity. Although this album was cut in Nashville, it owes more to Van Morrison than it does to Conway Twitty, and like the Belfast bluesman, Indianian Hiatt came to his influences somewhat secondhand, however sincerely he evoked them. What he really was, of course, was a singer/songwriter, albeit not in a style easily recognizable in 1974. The title indicates his position: Hiatt's songs show him an acute observer. But the performances require him to dig in, and although he does so with alacrity, the result is too diffuse. Nevertheless, Hiatt earned critical kudos for this album, and Three Dog Night (who knew good songwriting when they heard it) covered "Sure As I'm Sittin' Here," getting a Top 40 single out of it.
Born: 1952 in Indianapolis, IN
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s