John Mellencamp - Scarecrow 180g Vinyl LP
John Mellencamp Scarecrow 180g Vinyl LP
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter
From the hit-making collection celebrating albums from 1982-1989
180-gram LPs, all albums cut from the original analog tapes
1985's Scarecrow found John Mellencamp truly coming into his own in terms of his songwriting and the definitive version of his blue-collar sound. An ode to small-town America and specifically the plight of the American farmer, Scarecrow peaked at #2 and produced three Top 10 hits with the anthemic "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.," and the heartland homages "Lonely Ol' Night" and "Small Town."
Scarecrow occupies that rarified air in music of balancing commercial appeal with a strong universal message. Featuring some of the most reflective storytelling of Mellencamp's career, the loose concept album also includes such powerfully evocative classics as "Rumbleseat" and "Rain on the Scarecrow."
Most importantly, the album would help bring the singer/songwriter together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young in launching Farm Aid which remains into effect to this day.
John Mellencamp Scarecrow Track Listing:
1. Rain On The Scarecrow
2. Grandma's Theme
3. Small Town
4. Minutes To Memories
5. Lonely Ol' Night
6. The Face Of The Nation
7. Justice And Independence '85
8. Between A Laugh And A Tear
10. You've Got To Stand For Something'
11. R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. (A Salute To 60's Rock)
12. The Kind Of Fella I Am
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