Freedy Johnston: “Bad Reputation”
Nowadays, Johnston splits his time between New York and Austin. And though his sound is most often compared to new wavers Elvis Costello and XTC, Johnston recently released a covers album called My Favorite Waste of Time, featuring selections from Tom Petty and Paul McCartney.
He dropped by KUT a few weeks ago to record some tunes. This one, called “Bad Reputation” was Johnston’s biggest hit, reaching #54 on the Billboard charts in 1994.