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Scarecrow (1985)

Artist: John Mellencamp
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Format: CD
Sku: 63979711
UPC: 602498812396
UPC 14: 00602498812396
Release Date: 5/24/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Rain On The Scarecrow ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
2. Grandma's Theme ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
3. Small Town ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
4. Minutes To Memories ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
5. Lonely Ol' Night ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
6. Face Of The Nation, The ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
7. Justice And Independence '85 ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
8. Between a Laugh and a Tear ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
9. Rumbleseat ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
10. You've Got To Stand For Somethin' ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
11. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to '60s Rock) ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
12. Kind Of Fella I Am, The ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp
13. Small Town - (acoustic version, bonus track) ~ John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: John Cougar Mellencamp, Rickie Lee Jones (vocals); Larry Crane, Mike Wanchic (guitar); A. Jack Wilkins (saxophone); Richard Fanning (trumpet); John Cascella (keyboards); Kenny Aronoff (vibraphone, drums, tambourine); Toby Myers (bass); Sarah Flint, Mimi Mapes (background vocals).
Muze PNote Recorded in 1985.
Muze PNote Recorded in 1985.
Muze PNote Personnel: Larry Crane (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Mike Wanchic (vocals, electric guitar, background vocals); Kenny Aronoff (vocals, vibraphone, drums, tambourine, background vocals); Toby Myers (vocals, electric bass, bass guitar, background vocals); Sarah Flint, Mimi Mapes (vocals, background vocals); John Cougar Mellencamp (vocals); Rickie Lee Jones, Laura Mellencamp (vocals); Ry Cooder (slide guitar); A. Jack Wilkins (saxophone); Richard Fanning (trumpet); John Cascella (keyboards).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Don Gehman; George Tutko; Greg Edward.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: G.M.G.
Muze PNote Recording information: Belmont Mall Studio, Belmont, IN (03/20/1985-04/29/1985).
Muze PNote Author: J.C.M.
Muze PNote Photographer: Marc Hauser.
Muze PNote When John Cougar Mellencamp released 1985's SCARECROW, American farmers were taking a major hit from bank foreclosures and soaring interest rates that were destroying their way of life. For Mellencamp, this issue hit close to home since his great-grandfather's family farm had been sold after his sudden death. Looking to his Midwest upbringing for inspiration, the Indiana native composed 11 rootsy songs, featuring fully realized characters that drew from his experiences growing up as a rebel then escaping from small-town life, before he re-embraced his roots.
Muze PNote Among the many highlights of this breakthrough album were the tribute to '60s AM Top 40 radio "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute To 60's Rock)," and the jangly funk of "Justice and Independence '85." The latter was inspired by the healthy birth of his daughter, who was in danger of deformity due to her mom's chicken pox. Elsewhere, Mellencamp mixed in commercially successful populist anthems like "Rain on the Scarecrow," and "Small Town." With SCARECROW's success, John Cougar Mellencamp became the public face of heartland rock and found himself joining forces with Willie Nelson and Neil Young to create the benefit organization Farm Aid.

Producer: Don Gehman; Little Bastard; Don Gehman

Engineer: Don Gehman; Ross Alexander; Greg Edward

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Rickie Lee Jones
Muze Guest Artist Ry Cooder

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-Conce
Muze Music Compilations Perfect Storm
Muze Music Compilations Super Hits:travis Tritt
Muze Music Compilations Folkways:vision Shared
Muze Music Compilations Live At Shea Stadium
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Rock Roll Hall Of Fame Plus
Muze Music Compilations Woody Guthrie At 100 Live At The Kenn
Muze Music Compilations Footloose (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/02/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1985
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : AAB000451202
Music Label Name Label : Island (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00602498812396

Professional Reviews

Spin (p.88)
- "[With] Kenny Aronoff's drums booming as hard as anybody's in rock's past three decades."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Mellencamp,John
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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