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The program aired on December 11, and also featured an in-depth documentary tracing Mellencamp's roots. They thought I was going to turn into the next Neil Diamond.
Mellencamp took part in two Woody Guthrie tribute concerts in as part of a year-long celebration surrounding the year anniversary of the folk icon's birth.
Mellencamp recorded the album using a Ampex portable recording machine and only one microphone, requiring all the musicians to gather together around the mic. I'd listen to this record, that record.
John Mellencamp's Greatest Hitswhich contained 35 of his radio singles including all 22 of his Top 40 hits along with two new tunes, " Walk Tall " and "Thank You" — both produced by Babyface but written by Mellencamp. I want to do that.
I was hit by lightning by that concert. It's different, because I've never really sat down and tried to write duets. Me and the guys in the band thought we were finished, anyway. InMellencamp toured with Donovan and John Fogerty.
Hell, as long as you sell a few records and the record company isn't putting a lot of money into promotion, you're making money for 'em and that's all they care about.
Trouble No More spent several weeks at No. InRolling Stone magazine called this version of Mellencamp's band "one of the most powerful and versatile live bands ever assembled.
If it's not fun, I'm not going to do it. But we had a very clear idea of what we wanted it to sound like, even before it was written, right through to the day it was mastered.
T Bone Burnett is going to come out to Indiana sometime in early January and we're gonna go into the studio for however long it takes to make a new album. I went to New York and everybody said, 'You sound like a hillbilly.
It's been quite a wonderful ride.
Mellencamp was unaware of the surgery as well as the life-threatening condition of his infancy until at the age of 12, when a classmate asked him about the scar on the back of his neck.
Never has Mellencamp sounded so artful. I think we're onto something really interesting, but I won't give the surprise away.