Slug Line

Slug Line

by John Hiatt


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
ew 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/2002
Label: Mca Special Products
UPC: 0076743135828
catalogNumber: 31358

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Hiatt   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Todd Cochran   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Gerry Conway   Drums
Bruce Gary   Drums
Veyler Hildebrand   Bass
Etan McElroy   Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Thom Mooney   Drums
John Paris   Bass,Guitar
Jon Paris   Bass,Guitar
B.J. Wilson   Drums
Doug Yankus   Guitar
Jerry Conway   Drums

Technical Credits

Denny Bruce   Producer
Russ Gary   Engineer
Michael Carnevale   Engineer
John Van Hamersveld   Art Direction
Jim Wismar   Composer

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