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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 05:49 PM
I like johns music alot, but this new record [freedom road] which has a single playing in a truck commercial, long before its release, and a huge promotional push, really sounds like a piece of sh!t!!, any opinions???
 
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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 05:57 PM
I have lived here in Indiana all of my life and I could take or leave him. I don't think his music is bad by any means, not all of it is my cup of tea. The stuff I really like of his is some of his later releases from the 90's. He kinda started to branch out a little from the his familar sound and style at that time. I think some people here from Indiana feel like they have to be into him, because he is from their home state and all.
I have not heard the new one yet. I was at Meijer and saw it and just looked at the track listing and that was about it. I am sure I will hear it sooner or later. The classic rock station here in Indy , Q95 beat him,Skynyrd,Floyd and others to death around here.

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 05:58 PM
sounds more like something John Cougar might do...

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 06:06 PM
I liked most of his stuff pre 1990. Some of his later stuff is OK. He's still in my top 10 all timers, though.

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 06:10 PM
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I agree with BDOB, I prefer his earlier stuff...

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 07:23 PM
THIS IS OURRRRRRRRRRR COUNTRY



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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 07:42 PM
I like John Mellencamp but haven't heard his latest (not even the commercial). Have seen him live and he put's on a hellofa show - great band, lot's of energy! He seems so quintessentially American to me - kind of a mom-apple-pie thing.

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 07:55 PM
wonder who's taller, John or Van...

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 07:56 PM
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wonder who's taller, John or Van...
LOL - believe they're both equally short.

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 07:58 PM
I like his cd Human Wheels,think it has some fine songs on it

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 08:42 PM
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wonder who's taller, John or Van...
LOL - believe they're both equally short.



they both look down on Tom Cruise...

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 08:49 PM
My wife likes to call him "John Barfing-Stinking-Puke".

He's got some songs I like and I think he rocks. I've never seen the him play but I've heard his shows are fun.

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 08:53 PM
I have been a fan of John's since his 'Johnny Cougar" days, but I am not really impressed with the new CD.

Not to mention I was already sick of 'Our Country" waaay before thei came out

Most of the songs seem 'forced"

Disappointing

I am looking forward to a tour though.

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 09:12 PM
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My wife likes to call him "John Barfing-Stinking-Puke".
LOL!! So I'm guessing this is a 'no' for the wife on the do-you-like-john-mellencamp question?

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 09:41 PM
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I like John Mellencamp but haven't heard his latest (not even the commercial). Have seen him live and he put's on a hellofa show - great band, lot's of energy! He seems so quintessentially American to me - kind of a mom-apple-pie thing.


I agree here...saw him at FarmAid in South Carolina (don't remember the year) but his set was non stop hits...the type of set that even if you don't like him or whatever, you've heard the songs, everyone has...and it translated very good live.

I've got a few of the discs, like them but I'm not out there buying everything he puts out.

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 09:42 PM
JM lives about an hour from me. Not all Hoosiers have to love him. But I think his music is great. I've seen him live 3 or 4 times. Never disappoints. His newer albums are certainly quite different than some of the early stuff. But all his albums have at least 2 or 3 cuts that are outstanding.

I'm tired of the commercial, too. He did that with a commercial or intro to or for the Indy Racing League a few years back.

The one thing I really don't understand is why he have never released a live CD or DVD. If you get a chance to see him on tour, you should!

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 09:54 PM
His best album is his self-titled, "John Mellencamp" album from the late-90's. "Eden is Burning," "Miss Missy" and "Chance Meeting at the Tarantula" are great tracks.

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 10:14 PM
Scarecrow is an excellent album. Most of his other stuff I could take or leave.

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 10:48 PM
Put me down for "Uh-Huh" as my favorite Mellencamp album. I read a review in People this week and it said that the country band "Little Big Town" play and sing back up on most of the songs on his new album??????
 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 11:13 PM
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My wife likes to call him "John Barfing-Stinking-Puke".





LMAO ! Tell your wife I agree with her !

 

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 11:13 PM
I think this is our country is a really bad example of how artists try to jump on the societal band wagon and maybe writing a nostalgic this land is your land sequel is a good career move for him its still not as bad or as solicitus as Freedom by paul mccartney
 

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  posted on 1/26/2007 at 01:22 AM
I was never a big fan initially. I guess I just heard it on the radio enough. Then a friend took me to a show and he was great. Lots of energy and a good band.

Those were the pop years I guess. His first bunch of albums. Then what I really like about him is that he stopped trying to write for the radio. Starting from the album Big Daddy on he started writing differently. More of a 'bluegrass" sort of feel. Human Wheels, Dance Naked and a few others are great. they don't sell anywhere near what his 'pop" albums sold. But i don't think he cares.

Then I went to see him again a few years ago. What a show. The band was even better than before. Played just under three hours. And after the show we could name about 10-15 songs that were big hits that didn't get played. Whether you like him or not, you can still sing along to so many songs. This guy could pump out hits like CCR did in their time. and everybody knows the damn words.

My wife got some greatest hits package from the library. 3 discs with about 15 songs or more on each. Two new songs and the rest were all songs that he had success with. Pretty impressive.

 

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  posted on 1/26/2007 at 01:39 AM
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I agree here...saw him at FarmAid in South Carolina (don't remember the year) but his set was non stop hits...the type of set that even if you don't like him or whatever, you've heard the songs, everyone has...and it translated very good live.

I've got a few of the discs, like them but I'm not out there buying everything he puts out.


I saw him this past Farm Aid I was impressed by his performance. He is very high energy and sounded great. His material was mostly the hits and a few songs as I didn't know. Maybe they were some of the new ones? They were good though. I'd give him a listen again.

 

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  posted on 1/26/2007 at 06:58 AM
Our guitarist discoverd an album from John Mellencamp with only blues/bluestraditionals!!

We decided to cover 'John the revelator'. His version of it (with two female singers who's names are to me unkown: somebody help me?!) is superb!!!

I immediately started to find out the history of this song and it lead me to Son House an Blind Willie Johnson. Thank you wikipedia!!!!

Other work of John Mellencamp is unknown to me.




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  posted on 1/26/2007 at 07:15 AM
Suckin' on a chili-dog???

Anyway, wasn't he born with a tail or something?

I view him as benign - don't crave to hear his music, but it doesn't cause a reaction like something by Barry Manilow.

 
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