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John Mellencamp- The Lonesome Jubilee 35th anniversary

He had already influenced the sound of Pop music earlier in the Eighties by moving drummer Kenny Aronoff up front in the mix on the #1 hit "Jack and Diane" and "Hurt So Good", and with his ninth album "The Lonesome Jubilee" in August 1987, John Mellencamp not only influenced Pop and Rock but infiltrated the citadel sound of Nashville as well. Almost instantly, acts as diverse as Paul Simon and The Talking Heads took notice. John Mellencamp is my guest In the Studio.

John Mellencamp- Paper in Fire- 12-91 rehearsal

What a great band, live off the garage floor- literally- no overdubs, samples, tricks. This is the way you do it, folks, recorded at rehearsal in John Mellencamp's garage in the snow-covered hills of Central Indiana just before Christmas 1991…

John Mellencamp- The Lonesome Jubilee 35th anniversary 8-8

But when a unique sound, like the fiddle and accordion arrangements paired with a crackling backbeat, met the songs of John Mellencamp, such as "Paper in Fire","Check It Out","The Real Life", and "Cherry Bomb"in August 1987, the rock, pop, and country music worlds were changed indelibly. John Mellencamp is my guest In the Studio  the week of August 8th with one of the most important albums of the Eighties.

John Mellencamp- Whenever We Wanted

By the time John Mellencamp released October 1991's "Whenever We Wanted" , containing the hits "Get a Leg Up" and "Again Tonight", his record-making not only made him one of the Eighties' most popular singer/ songwriters, he had already influenced the sound of his peers...twice. John Mellencamp is my guest In the Studio.

John Mellencamp- Big Daddy

John Mellencamp interview "In the Studio" with Redbeard about 1989's "Big Daddy".