Two Bit Monsters

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Two Bit Monsters
Studio album by John Hiatt
Released 1980
Genre Rock
Length 34:43
Label MCA
Producer Denny Bruce, John Hiatt
John Hiatt chronology
Slug Line
(1979)
Two Bit Monsters
(1980)
All of a Sudden
(1982)
Alternative cover
Album cover from Slug Line/Two Bit Monsters combo CD
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (B) [2]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [3]

Two Bit Monsters was singer-songwriter John Hiatt's fourth album, released in 1980. It was his second of two albums with MCA Records. It failed to chart, and MCA dropped Hiatt. "It Hasn't Happened Yet" would later be a minor country hit for Rosanne Cash off her album Somewhere in the Stars. Cash also covered "Pink Bedroom" on her next release, Rhythm & Romance.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Hiatt, except where noted

  1. "Back To Normal" – 3:18
  2. "Down In Front" – 3:22
  3. "I Spy (For The F.B.I.)" – 2:41 (Richard "Popcorn" Wylie, Herman Kelley)
  4. "Pink Bedroom" – 2:53
  5. "Good Girl, Bad World" – 3:14
  6. "Face The Nation" – 3:07
  7. "Cop Party" – 2:54
  8. "Back To The War" – 3:28
  9. "It Hasn't Happened Yet" – 3:22
  10. "String Pull Job" – 3:22
  11. "New Numbers" – 3:02

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Two Bit Monsters at AllMusic. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  2. ^ "Consumer Guide, John Hiatt reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Carson, Tom (October 2, 1980). "John Hiatt: Two Bit Monsters: Music review". Rolling Stone (RS 327). Archived from the original on March 10, 2009. Retrieved August 12, 2011.