Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Scarecrow Vinyl by John Mellencamp 1Record
By

Rating
Album: Scarecrow Vinyl by John Mellencamp 1Record
# Song Title   Time
1)    Rain on the Scarecrow
2)    Grandma's Theme
3)    Small Town
4)    Minutes to Memories
5)    Lonely Ol' Night
6)    Face of the Nation, The
7)    Justice and Independence '85
8)    Between a Laugh and a Tear
9)    Rumbleseat
10)    Got to Stand for Something'
11)    R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to '60s Rock)
12)    Kind of Fella I Am, The
 
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • 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).
  • Recorded in 1985.
  • Recorded in 1985.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.88) - "[With] Kenny Aronoff's drums booming as hard as anybody's in rock's past three decades."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Hard Rock
Home » Music » Vinyl
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Scarecrow Vinyl by John Mellencamp 1Record on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top