Monday, February 11, 2013

John Hiatt: Slow Turning

I can't wait to add this to my "H" bin.  The H's are my favorite letter in my collection.   Sammy Hagar.  Hamilton Joe Frank, & Reynolds, Chris Hillman, Patrick Hernandez.  And Richie Havens, Tim Hardin, and Jimi all played at Woodstock!.  Head East, Humble Pie, Human League, and Hot Tuna.  Heart is going into the RNR HOF this year.  Heatwave and others.  But the biggest H I am missing would be a record by the Keef Hartley Band - they too played at Woodstock.

   This record, Slow Turning was singer-songwriter John Hiatt's ninth album, released in 1988. It provided Hiatt's only significant radio hit with the title track, which features the memorable line "I'm yelling at the kids in the back, 'cause they're banging like Charlie Watts". The single "Slow Turning" was also featured in the 2002 motion picture drama the "The Rookie" which starred Dennis Quaid.  And "Feels Like Rain" would later be covered by Buddy Guy on an album of the same name and was featured in the 2004 Kate Hudson movie "Raising Helen".  (NOTE: This blogger thought that Buddy wrote Feels Like Rain.)  "Drive South" would become a country hit for Suzy Bogguss in the early 1990s.  Though not credited on the album cover, Hiatt is backed by The Goners.

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