Y'All Caught? The Ones That Got Away 1979-1985

Y'All Caught? The Ones That Got Away 1979-1985

by John Hiatt



Bypassing 1974's Hanging Around the Observatory and 1975's Overcoats, Y'All Caught? is still an enjoyable collection of John Hiatt's early-'80s material, taking some of the best tracks from albums such as Slug Line, Two Bit Monsters, and Warming Up to the Ice Age. Hiatt's blues-based guitar playing and down-home songwriting wonderfully rises to the surface throughout these 13 songs, spotlighting his material before he took on a more commercial rock & roll sound. The rustic simplicity of songs such as "Love Like Blood" and "Pink Bedroom," the latter covered by Roseanne Cash, is helped along by Hiatt's countrified vocal yammering and the looseness of his guitar strumming. 1979's Slug Line is represented by the title track, as well as "Radio Girl" and the solemn-sounding "Washable Ink," eventually covered by the Neville Brothers. Slightly more poetic and intricate than Hiatt's usual work, these tracks signify a change in his style, with catchier hooks and a slant toward a more modern rock feel. 1983's Riding With the King spawned both the title track and "Love Like Blood," both with the help of musician/producer Nick Lowe. "Riding With the King" was redone superbly almost 17 years later by the tandem of B.B. King and Eric Clapton on their collaborated album. Hiatt's more radio-friendly persona begins to take shape on tunes like "She Said the Same Things to Me" and "The Crush" from Warming Up to the Ice Age, as his guitar playing and lyrical makeup tends to grow flashier, busier, and less laid-back than the material that made up most of his career to that point. In 1987, Hiatt released Bring the Family, one of his best albums, which was where he united blues and rock to perfection, thus starting the second part of his career with a string of successful albums. As far as compilations go, Y'all Caught is a friendly romp through Hiatt's early days and is good to have in the collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/1996
Label: Geffen Gold Line Sp.
UPC: 0720642424728
catalogNumber: 224247

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Hiatt   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Paul Carrack   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bobby King   Vocals
Martin Belmont   Guitar
Jesse Boyce   Bass,Guitar
Shane Keister   Keyboards
Chuck Findley   Trombone
Gary Grant   Trumpet
William "Bill" Greene   Bass,Vocals
Jesse Harms   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Veyler Hildebrand   Bass
Kim Hutchcroft   Saxophone
Bobby Irwin   Drums
Nick Lowe   Bass,Background Vocals
Scott Mathews   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Saxophone,Background Vocals
Randy McCormick   Keyboards
Etan McElroy   Piano,Background Vocals
Thom Mooney   Drums
Jon Paris   Bass
James Rolleston   Bass,Background Vocals
Darrell Verdusco   Drums,Background Vocals
B.J. Wilson   Drums
Doug Yankus   Guitar
Larrie Londin   Drums
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Frieda Woody   Vocals
Larry Williams   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Ron Nagle   Producer
Larry Alexander   Engineer
Denny Bruce   Producer
Russ Gary   Engineer
Scott Mathews   Producer
Norbert Putnam   Producer,Engineer
Tony Visconti   Producer
Michael Carnevale   Engineer
Glenn Parsons   Art Direction

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