John Mellencamp- Small Town- 10-1-91 Dallas

When John Mellencamp performed a live acoustic version of “Small Town” on my Q102 Dallas radio show in October 1991, he had already become ambivalent about the effect that the 1985 ginormous hit was having on his career long-term. Mellencamp told me that day that he felt that too many people who discovered him through that song maintained a one-dimensional view of him through a limited perspective, not his. With guitarist Mike Wanchic and world’s greatest percussionist Kenny Aronoff. –Redbeard