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Re: OT: John "Cougar" Mellencamp --- why does his stuff pull my heart strings?
Posted by: gmanp ()
Date: September 10, 2007 15:45

I don't have any of his records, but do like a lot of the early stuff already mentioned.
If he writes his own songs, I think he does a pretty good job.

Re: OT: John "Cougar" Mellencamp --- why does his stuff pull my heart strings?
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: September 12, 2007 17:09

Baboon Bro Wrote:
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> Very general idea, that country-honest-one.
> But most often those country-rockers live in huge
> cities
> (read: "John Fogerty"). And look on that country
> boy,
> the Zimmerman-character: didnt he nick records all
> over?
>
> ...What about the Band - are they really country
> boys?
>
> I'm still seeking for THE JCM-song and t h e
> JCM-album;
> maybe you, nikki, can recommend it to me?


If I'm not mistaken, John Fogerty and family moved somewhere near the midwest around the Blue Moon Swamp tour, closer to his wife's family. I'm thinking he might be in Indiana too now (not exactly Midwest, but close).

Re: OT: John "Cougar" Mellencamp
Posted by: soundcheck ()
Date: September 13, 2007 06:30

..his televised ''aint even done with the night'' way back was mesmerizing, that got him recognition and out of the south and spread out thru the states,,

i read something wayyy back that he put a bunch of 'writers' in a room until they came up with something as good as 'brown sugar',, that 'tumbling walls' was the result.. but remember, i dont believe everything i read, especially here,,,
in fact, i dont even believe the stuff i write........

Re: OT: John "Cougar" Mellencamp
Posted by: FrankM ()
Date: September 13, 2007 07:14

soundcheck Wrote:
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> ..his televised ''aint even done with the night''
> way back was mesmerizing, that got him recognition
> and out of the south and spread out thru the
> states,,

IMHO one of his best songs. Certainly better than anything from American Fool onwards.

Re: OT: John "Cougar" Mellencamp
Posted by: Niklas ()
Date: September 13, 2007 10:56

I saw him in MSG in 87 and it was jsut fantastic! Pink Houses, Jack and Diane, Hurts so good, Cherry bomb and so on, Lots of great songs. Yeah, I love the guy!

Re: OT: John "Cougar" Mellencamp
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: September 13, 2007 19:34

I'm a big Mellencamp fan. Think his stuff speaks to a lot of Americans - of course I did grow up in a country town. To me, his best album is Human Wheels. I play that one constantly.

Re: OT: John "Cougar" Mellencamp
Posted by: Rockfield81 ()
Date: September 15, 2007 08:10

I saw Mellencamp and band play a free, unplugged, lunchtime set at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago sometime in late 90's I think...place was packed, "stage" was about 9 inches off the ground...no real sound system, couldn't see nuthin...HOWEVER...his 6 song set opened with Street Fighting Man!!! and also included The Spider and the Fly!!! How cool is that????

Re: OT: John "Cougar" Mellencamp
Posted by: soundcheck ()
Date: September 15, 2007 08:13

... thats a good one!

Re: OT: John "Cougar" Mellencamp
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: September 15, 2007 15:31

I saw one of those free shows too - the one in Atlanta. Just John, Mike, and a fiddler girl (not Lisa Germano though). He also did "Chevrolet" as well as a few hits like "Pink Houses". Really cool. John got a little irritated with a bozo who kept yelling "Cougar"!

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: OT: John "Cougar" Mellencamp
Posted by: martingo ()
Date: September 15, 2007 17:18

"Get a leg up"rocks

Re: OT: John "Cougar" Mellencamp
Date: September 15, 2007 19:16

John should get off the political soapbox and cut out the cigs. His voice is getting worse by the month.

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