Damn good music

Further evidence that Radio Paradise is my kind of station:

John Hiatt – Alone In The Dark

Some of you might recognize that tune as the one Jamie Lee Curtis stripped to in True Lies.

Damn, y’know, I know John Hiatt approaches “country”… hell, he dances all over the edge of it… but damned if he doesn’t hit the nail on the head almost every time.

4 thoughts on “Damn good music

  1. Amen brother! John Hiatt has been producing the best country music in Nashville for over twenty years. It’s a shame his stuff only gets played when it’s covered by others and turned into watered down pulp. Country music isn’t bad music, it’s what passes as country music nowadays that is bad music! Now, if you’ll excuse me I have to go listen to “The Tiki Bar is Open”

  2. Amen brother! John Hiatt has been producing the best country music in Nashville for over twenty years. It’s a shame his stuff only gets played when it’s covered by others and turned into watered down pulp. Country music isn’t bad music, it’s what passes as country music nowadays that is bad music! Now, if you’ll excuse me I have to go listen to “The Tiki Bar is Open”

  3. I can’t remember what exact song it was that I first heard John Hiatt do, but I remember first thinking he was doing a cover version of it. Then I checked my sources and discovered he was the original composer of said tune.

    It then dawned on me why he seemed to be doing so much better with it in spite of having less range to his voice.

    Then I began to realize that the best music is the stuff done with the most genuine emotion to it, and thus the original composers are usually the ones who perform their music best.

    This realization lead to my current theory on why so many bands’ first albums are their best despite the fact that subsequent albums are often better engineered.

    Concrete Blonde was like that. Their first album is still their best, despite how entertaining their subsequent albums were. When Johnette went off and did Pretty & Twisted it felt a lot more like a good “first album” again. At least it seemed that way for me.

  4. I can’t remember what exact song it was that I first heard John Hiatt do, but I remember first thinking he was doing a cover version of it. Then I checked my sources and discovered he was the original composer of said tune.

    It then dawned on me why he seemed to be doing so much better with it in spite of having less range to his voice.

    Then I began to realize that the best music is the stuff done with the most genuine emotion to it, and thus the original composers are usually the ones who perform their music best.

    This realization lead to my current theory on why so many bands’ first albums are their best despite the fact that subsequent albums are often better engineered.

    Concrete Blonde was like that. Their first album is still their best, despite how entertaining their subsequent albums were. When Johnette went off and did Pretty & Twisted it felt a lot more like a good “first album” again. At least it seemed that way for me.

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