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John Hiatt: Bottom Line, New York

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, The Times, August 1990

A SKINNY troubadour with a throaty, abrasive growl of a voice, John Hiatt slides in to the American rock dream somewhere between Ry Cooder at ...

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John Hiatt and the Sub-American Shoe Polish

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 15 September 1979

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, at four in the afternoon; sultry, but no rush hour. A street strewn with soggy cheeseburgers, watery Coke (registered trade mark) in giant ...

John Hiatt: Two Bit Monsters (MCA 5123)

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, August 1980

LAST YEAR'S most exciting newcomer returns with his fourth album, hoping to become an overnight sensation after ten years. Forgetting an early pair of weak ...

John Hiatt: Rock 'n' Roll Or Else

Interview by Bill Bentley, L.A. Weekly, 29 August 1980

HE'S OUT there, in his old white Volvo, trying to come in from the cold. It's not an easy job, and the odds of ever ...

John Hiatt: All Of A Sudden

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, June 1982

JOHN HIATT'S career has been hampered by unfortunate business liaisons ever since lift-off. ...

John Hiatt Opens Up

Interview by Todd Everett, Trouser Press, July 1982

ONE FREQUENTLY repeated cliche of the rock press has it that John Hiatt is the "American Elvis Costello." ...

John Hiatt: Riding With The King

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 1983

SOMETIMES I think nuthin iz new in this old rock music, and every time it seems I have to turn to John Hiatt to shake ...

John Hiatt: Half Moon, Putney, London

Live Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 17 September 1983

FOR THE SECOND time in a matter of weeks this body-choked backroom played host to a mislaid American master. In John Hiatt’s territory he has ...

Culture shock as Bob Dylan is outshone by the Boy Wonder

Review by Max Bell, The Times, 5 November 1983

Culture Club: Colour By Numbers (Virgin V2285); Bob Dylan: Infidels (CBS 25538); John Hiatt: Riding With The King (Geffen GHS4017 Import); The Doors: Alive, She ...

John Hiatt: Riding with the King (Geffen GHS 4017)

Review by Steven X Rea, High Fidelity, January 1984

A PARADE of rock critics have tagged John Hiatt "the American Elvis Costello." If that's the case, then Riding with the King is not only ...

John Hiatt: Riding With The King (Geffen)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 14 January 1984


John Hiatt: Warming Up To the Ice Age (Geffen)

Review by Glenn O'Brien, Spin, May 1985

HIATT HAS natural brown hair in a normal-citizen style and he's white and wears a regular black suit and a regular white shirt and he ...

John Hiatt : Have A Little Faith

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, October 1987

JOHN HIATT IS onstage at the Roxy in L.A.; just him and a piano. It's part of this international convention A&M Records is holding to ...

John Hiatt: Return of the Demon Conqueror

Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 9 October 1987

Singer-songwriter John Hiatt is back — at his best — from the drugs-and-booze brink. Adam Sweeting reports ...

John Hiatt's southern drive

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Musician, December 1988

"IT'S KIND of a body, these last two albums," John Hiatt says. He's explaining why his recent concerts include only material from Slow Turning and ...

John Hiatt

Interview by Ken Hunt, Omaha Rainbow, Spring 1988

What's your date and place of birth? August 20th 1952, Indianapolis, Indiana. I'm a Hoosier. ...

John Hiatt: Stolen Moments

Review by Mat Snow, Q, July 1990

YOU DO NOT listen to John Hiatt for easy-going likeability. ...

The Fugitive: Slow Talking with John Hiatt

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), April 1991

  JOHN HIATT can't seem to relax. He's in his Auckland hotel room — at the Hyatt, naturally — getting his photo taken. His worn, buttoned-up ...

John Hiatt: Speak No Evil?

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, December 1993

BH: Looking back, John, was the Little Village experience – you, Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, Jim Keltner – as much of an anti-climax for you ...

John Hiatt: Little Head

Review by Andy Gill, MOJO, July 1997

CONTINUING THE HIGH STANDARDS of Perfectly Good Guitar and Walk On, but with a lighter heart and a jauntier spring to its step, Little Head ...

John Hiatt & Starsailor: Making Classic Rock Sound Good

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, 16 February 2002

A couple of years ago the singer/songwriter/guitarist John Hiatt recorded Crossing Muddy Waters, an acoustic album for the revived Vanguard label. ...

Lyle Lovett/Joe Ely/Guy Clark/John Hiatt: State Theatre, Cleveland

Live Review by Holly Gleason, No Depression, 30 April 2007

YOU HAVE TO start at the end – where they paid respects to Townes Van Zandt, the songwriter/compadre who captured the essence of life after ...

John Hiatt: Bring The Family

Review by Adam Sweeting, Uncut, February 2008

Harrowing '87 confessional enhanced by Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner. ...

Tune-up: John Hiatt

Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, November 2008

JOHN HIATT WAS a complete fuck-up. The year was 1984 and his addiction to booze and cocaine induced what he referred to as "a semi-blackout ...

John Hiatt: The Open Road

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, April 2010

Nashville-based veteran rips through the gears. ...

Hello Goodbye: John Hiatt and Little Village

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, June 2010

WE CONVENED at Ry [Cooder]'s house in Santa Monica. Set up some amps in a ground-floor room which opened out on to his garden. ...

John Hiatt: Terms of My Surrender

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 15 July 2014

"SOMETIMES LOVE CAN BE SO WRONG/ Like a fat man in a thong/ It walks shamelessly away," John Hiatt intones over the sauntering acoustic blues ...

John Hiatt: Terms Of My Surrender

Review and Interview by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, August 2014

FOR WRITER/ARTISTS of a certain age, the sands of time can be like quicksand, sucking them under as they grasp at their past achievements. John ...

see also Ry Cooder

see also Little Village


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