I started this one out using a record executive’s buzzword, just for fun.
We are up to John’s 1985 LP Scarecrow, a classic American rock album.
That year was also the start of Farm Aid, and I remember the hours & hours long telecast.
Farm Aid continues to this day, and while I do not doubt John’s concerned sincerity, it also marked the beginning of his opening his mouth other than to sing.
Singers sing, actors act- just don’t freakin’ preach to me!
You know who I am talking about…the list is endless.
If I need a celebrity to make a decision for me, I am a bigger asshole than they are!
Overall, I am not the least bit impressed with the intellectual capacity of celebrities, politicians or even doctors. I’d wipe ‘em out on any given night of Jeopardy!
Rant aside, I like Mellencamp’s music a lot, and he forced his band to learn vintage rock, r&b and soul songs.
One of the great joys in life is hearing a song you forgot existed.
Even after looking at the list on an album or CD, you don’t recognize the title- and it is not until you actually hear the song that you realize how much you loved the old bugger!
That happened a few times with these shows, and I’ll point them out to you in case you had forgotten their existence too.
Gonna end this one by setting off a Cherry Bomb.
I’m back to my aforementioned rebel, cantankerous, mischievous streak, lol!
One more Mellen to go.
Here's the link to more good old Rock & Roll, at WLSO.FM: