||You Used to Kiss the Girls||John Hiatt||2:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Negroes Were Dancing||John Hiatt||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Slug Line||John Hiatt||3:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Madonna Road||John Hiatt||4:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||(No More) Dancin' in the Street||John Hiatt||2:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Long Night||John Hiatt||5:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Night That Kenny Died||John Hiatt||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Radio Girl||John Hiatt||2:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You're My Love Interest||John Hiatt||3:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Take Off Your Uniform||John Hiatt||4:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sharon's Got a Drugstore||John Hiatt||2:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Washable Ink||John Hiatt||3:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Conventional wisdom at the time was that MCA Records had signed John Hiatt (who had languished without a record contract for four years) with the idea that he would be their Elvis Costello — a singer/songwriter in the fashionable punk/new wave style. Certainly, Hiatt has stripped down and roughed up from his Epic records here, fronting a straight-ahead guitar rock band (that was capable, of course, of playing the obligatory reggae number), eschewing the stylistic diversity he reveled in before, and throwing out snappy, aphoristic lyrics in a highly processed voice. None of this quite turns him into Elvis Costello, although the mean streak he reveals would serve him well later.
there's good stuff here...
I think "Slug Line" is the most compliled, but my favorites are "Radio Girl" and "The Negroes Were Dancing" - two great uptempo numbers.
Born: 1952 in Indianapolis, IN
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s