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Tune-up: John Hiatt

David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, November 2008

JOHN HIATT WAS a complete fuck-up. The year was 1984 and his addiction to booze and cocaine induced what he referred to as "a semi-blackout state" on stage in Belgium as he played a mere twenty-three minutes of a planned hour-long set.

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