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    John Hiatt - The Tiki Bar is Open

    This, and Perfectly Good Guitar have to be his best albums, er, cds. He sure can write a damn love song. The lyrics alone don't do this one justice, but I couldn't find it on youtube. The dude has some soul for a white boy.

    Hangin' Around Here

    If i could go back to love's first blush
    Oh my lordy it would be a big rush
    But i know you can't go back
    You gotta keep moving that's a natural fact

    So here we are still in love
    I swear to you honey by the stars above
    It's an old man's dreams that a young man fears
    Well i learned that honey just hangin' round here

    I'm proud of my mistakes
    And all the love and the trouble that i ever did make
    I never mean to hurt no one
    And when i did it wasn't any fun

    But all the roads lead me straight to you
    It's all good every little thing that you do
    It gets me going just to have you near
    Well i learned that honey just hangin' around here

    Round here a man has to stand up tall
    Round here a man has gotta learn to crawl
    Got to go to the bottom to see the top
    It's a one way ticket and it never does stop

    If i could go back I'd be alone
    Cause there's nothing back there just dust and bones
    I guess it's you and me
    Stumbling to the twenty-first century

    My mind's half gone but i don't care
    Ain't thinking ahead I'm just getting there
    And if you want you can help me steer

    Well i learned that honey just hangin' round here

    Well i learned that baby just hangin' round here

    Well i learned that honey just hangin' round here
    "If you ever want to find me, I can still be found. Taking the long way around."

    The Chicks

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    John Hiatt is one of the most under rated song writers EVER. I have seen him 4 times and will see him again in a heartbeat. I have 12 of his albums and will buy the next one when he releases it.
    IMO none is better than any other.

    It is surprising how many people know the words to his songs but never heard of him!
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    Agreed! It astounds me that he's not more popular than he is. Actually, no it doesn't. He's popular with the crowds who like singer/songwriters as opposed to "artists" who toss out song after song based on a popular formula.
    "If you ever want to find me, I can still be found. Taking the long way around."

    The Chicks

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    Have you ever seen him?.....he is a phenomenal guitarist as well....he hangs with a good crowd too...Sonny Landreth, Bonnie Rait...........

    I have seen him solo on stage, with a full band and with the Goners..
    He LOVES Madison WI
    AMAZING how many people think Jeff Healy wrote Angel Eyes (or know the song and have never heard of Jeff Healy either)
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    btw:

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    Dictated but not read.

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    Tiki Bar was his 15th or 16th album he is up to 19 0r 20 now.
    Master of Disaster is incredible as it Same old Man (his latest 2)

    I think if I could only own one, it might have to be Hiatt Alive (at Budokahn)
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    Saw him open for Robert Cray in about 1988. Should have been the other way around. Cray's good, but Hiatt brought down the house.
    "jazz gives you large testicles"--aliensporebomb

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    I was sitting on a trash can at Taste of Madison, one Labor Day weekend, watching The Blue Rodeo show, talking to a guy...nice guy....waiting for Sonny Landreth to come on another stage....I found out later it was Robert Cray
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    John Hiatt rocks, if you'll listen.......


    Two favorites....This was a mainstream favorite.



    OK, this is gonna turn into 3 tunes, wish I could say I was sorry. not. Edgy Hiatt.


    Perfectly good guitar....again, more mainstream.


    I think I deserve extra credit for not poasting "When His Penis Came Between Us".










    Aww, what he he11. Here it is.




    Mod's I''ll take my 24 starting now...no, wait, ....now. No, how about NOW.



    God I love this place. NOW!!
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    And who the hell is the punk rock skater lookin doode playing guitar with the band? He rocks. Even if he looks evil. He knows his way around a guitar.
    "Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege."

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    double poast, nothing to see hear, moove along. etc, etc, etc,
    Last edited by BIGBOB; 05-19-2009 at 11:12 PM.
    "Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege."

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    John Hiatt is a national treasure. I have never had the opportunity to see him in concert, but hope to some day in the not too distance future.

    I have so many favorites, but the end of Seven Little Indians always gets me:

    I wish I had those mukluks, those sealskin gloves
    And that coat with the beads around the collar

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    sample of the album http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/r...gSuffix=dp_img
    i love his "have a little faith in me".

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    Nothing like Hiatt and coffee for breakfast at 5:30....

    Thanks guys....

    I am SO glad to see Mr Hiatt get some appreciation here, every time i have ever brought him up....I got nuthin!

    He seriously makes up 25% of my music listening time.
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    Maybe you have to post some lyrics. ;-)
    "If you ever want to find me, I can still be found. Taking the long way around."

    The Chicks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgy
    John Hiatt is a national treasure. I have never had the opportunity to see him in concert, but hope to some day in the not too distance future.

    I have so many favorites, but the end of Seven Little Indians always gets me:

    I wish I had those mukluks, those sealskin gloves
    And that coat with the beads around the collar

    "dancing 'round the the TV like some kind of campfire..."

    That is a great album too.....
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    Anybody who can work "po-po platter" into a song gets my admiration.

    I just discovered his music last year when Same Old Man came out. I've totally been missing out. Bought a "best of" (usually bad advice) for a quick primer, and kicking myself for not going to his last show in Madison at the Barrymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray
    Tiki Bar was his 15th or 16th album he is up to 19 0r 20 now.
    Master of Disaster is incredible as it Same old Man (his latest 2)

    I think if I could only own one, it might have to be Hiatt Alive (at Budokahn)
    I was in the crowd for three of the songs that made Budokahn.

    Still think his best two albums are Bring The Family and Slow Turning.

    had a chance to see him in a tiny, renovated barn last summer, holds maybe 200 people, but procrastinated on tickets until they were sold out. $100 a pop though, was a little pricey. But then passed on a free outdoor show the next week as well.

    I think I should have gone.
    Eff the King's Guard. Eff the city. Eff the King.

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    Little Village lives on my iPod.

    Hiatt came to town right after releasing Bring the Family.
    The week before he played in Chicago with Ry Cooder, Russel Kunkel & Dave Edmonds.
    In Milwaukee he had a whole different band.
    But he was still great.
    Pass me now and avoid the rush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGBOB
    And who the hell is the punk rock skater lookin doode playing guitar with the band? He rocks. Even if he looks evil. He knows his way around a guitar.
    The bald guy? That's Michael Ward, who played with School of Fish and then later The Wallflowers. An avid cyclist as well, he wrote Phil Ligget's favorite kid's book, Mike and the Bike.
    Eff the King's Guard. Eff the city. Eff the King.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kykr13
    Anybody who can work "po-po platter" into a song gets my admiration.

    I just discovered his music last year when Same Old Man came out. I've totally been missing out. Bought a "best of" (usually bad advice) for a quick primer, and kicking myself for not going to his last show in Madison at the Barrymore.
    I actually missed that show too, but the Barrymore is a GREAT place to see him, (lemme see.....seen him there 4 times now?...)

    My guess is he will be back this summer sometime. Didn't he do Summerfest last year?

    The Best of...would be the Hiatt Alive......I have been known to set all 12 of the albums I have on my mp3, on random and ride all day long listening to Mr Hiatt
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    Like Jimmie Buffet and Jerry Jeff, Hiatt was a Summerfest staple for a while.
    Seen him there twice.

    He was at the Pabst this last winter with Lyle Lovett.
    Saw the ad in the paper a couple of days before the show.
    The wife almost popped a cork because we weren't going.
    Pass me now and avoid the rush.

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    This is great...I've forgotten JH altogether for like a decade and now I'm SO jumping back in. Thank you thank you thank you.

    Sometimes the internet isn't a complete waste of time after all...

    ...amongst guitar-oriented, non-John-Denver-sounding unhippie singer-songwriter types, he was right there with Richard Thompson for me back then. Why did I forget about one and not the other?? I'm gonna guilt-buy everything he's done since then when I get back to the US in July.
    C'est dommage que je sois un ignorant, car je vous citerais une foule de choses ; mais je ne sais rien.

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    great to see JH on Treme, looking good!

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