In The U. All songs written by John Mellencamp , except where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Cougar Mellencamp. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved Robert Christgau.
Vinyl "Please retry". Check out our turntable store for a great selection of turntables, needles, accessories, and more. Register a free business account. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Like the previous two singles, it was a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot chart, entering the Top 40 on February 15, and peaking at 2, behind Falco 's " Rock Me Amadeus ".
A music video for the single was released in The video was directed by Mellencamp and Faye Cummings, and it was filmed using a kinescope camera. It featured an African American -vocal group and a Caucasian -instrumental group with the two groups playing together at the end of the video. During George W. Bush's first presidential campaign , "R.
While Mellencamp had denied the request of President Ronald Reagan to use " Pink Houses " as a campaign song in , he expressed reluctance to object to Bush's use of "R. It's entertainment. It's a song. Joe McCandless knows what really happened; he saw it all. The question is whether or not he can bring himself to tell the truth in time to save his own troubled sons, and whether the ghosts left behind by an act of violence will help him — or tear the McCandless family apart forever.
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County received mixed reviews upon its initial run in Atlanta. The musical toured 20 U. In , the show was further developed in London, although King and Mellencamp are no longer as actively involved: "Steve and I are taking a step back In October , it was announced that Broadway Licensing have redeveloped Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and made it available for worldwide licensing beginning in Mellencamp wrote the score for the Meg Ryan movie Ithaca , which premiered on October 23, at the Middleburg Film Festival in Virginia and was released in theaters and on-demand by Momentum Pictures on September 9, He did everything," said Ryan, Mellencamp's on-again, off-again girlfriend.
John Mellencamp wrote every note — everything — the tiny little needle drops you hear in the back. He wrote about half of it after I read him the script, and then the next half after he saw the movie.
He's just incredible. Meanwhile, the piano-heavy "Seeing You Around" has the sound of a s standard the movie takes place during World War II and is made all the more authentically '40s-sounding by Redbone's gruff, baritone vocals. Mellencamp's band provided the backing on both tracks and performed all the music that is in the movie.
Said Carter in "The way John Mellencamp and I met was he invited me to come and sing this song he had written for the movie that Meg Ryan has coming out called Ithaca. That was when we became friends, when I went to Indiana and recorded with him and the guys this really cool song called 'Sugar Hill Mountain' that's in the movie. And the movie is wonderful. We got to see a rough cut of it and I was very impressed.
Country music star Keith Urban has consistently cited Mellencamp's influence on his music. It originated when Mellencamp's Lonesome Jubilee tour went to Australia in - Urban was in attendance at one of the concerts and described the experience as an "epiphany.
Urban told the Vancouver Sun in I played so many of those songs in my cover bands. But for me, The Lonesome Jubilee was the defining record and tour. I've since gotten to know John a little bit and it was one of the greatest opportunities I've ever had to meet a hero and tell him about a concert you went to when you were a nobody and how much of an effect that concert had on me. I just remember that moment: Here's that full-on rock section, with Kenny Aronoff on drums and Larry Crane a rock guitarist with swagger.
But there was also Lisa Germano on fiddle, they had an accordion player, there was an acoustic guitarist. I was hit by lightning by that concert. I said to John, 'I didn't walk away thinking: I want to do that. I walked away feeling: I get it — just put all the things you love into what you do. Urban went into more detail on the impact Mellencamp's Lonesome Jubilee Tour concert had on him when CMT asked him about the concert that most influenced him:. The most impactful one for me was probably John Mellencamp in '88 or '89 on the Lonesome Jubilee Tour.
It was singularly the most epiphany experience I'd ever had at a concert. Prior to that, from the age of 6 or 7, I was somewhere in between Top 40, country and, 'Who the hell am I and what do I do? But when I went to see him live, his band was so phenomenally good. Great, great band. And I remember watching the concert—and the light went off. There's a rock rhythm section, but there's acoustic guitar, electric guitar.
This fiddle, this accordion. He's singing these rural lyrics, but he's got swagger and attitude for days. It was like everything came together. I got to talk to John years later, and I said to him how much that concert changed my life. I didn't leave that concert thinking 'I want to be Mellencamp.
In , Urban and Mellencamp performed "Pink Houses" together twice during nationally televised events. Urban's hit single " John Cougar, John Deere, John " further illustrated Mellencamp's influence on his music. Mellencamp was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 14, On July 30, in San Jose, CA, Mellencamp was bestowed with the John Steinbeck Award, given to those individuals who exemplify the spirit of "Steinbeck's empathy, commitment to democratic values, and belief in the dignity of the common man.
A national treasure, he's also one of the truly great music creators that can make us care, move, clap and sing along. In June , WhyHunger bestowed Mellencamp with the ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award, which shines a spotlight on artists who have proven their commitment to striving for social justice and creating real change in combating hunger worldwide.
The induction ceremony took place in New York City on March 10, , and Mellencamp was inducted by his good friend Billy Joel , who asked Mellencamp to induct him into the Rock Hall back in Mellencamp had to opt out because of another commitment, so Ray Charles inducted Joel.
During his induction speech for Mellencamp, Joel said: . Don't let this club membership change you, John. Stay ornery, stay mean. We need you to be pissed off, and restless because no matter what they tell us—we know this country is going to hell in a handcart. This country's been hijacked. You know it, and I know it. People are worried. People are scared, and people are angry.
People need to hear a voice like yours that's out there to echo the discontent that's out there in the heartland. They need to hear stories about it. They need to hear stories about frustration, alienation and desperation.
They need to know that somewhere out there somebody feels the way that they do in the small towns and in the big cities. They need to hear it. And it doesn't matter if they hear it on a jukebox, in the local gin mill, or in a goddamn truck commercial because they ain't gonna hear it on the radio any more. They don't care how they hear it as long as they hear it good and loud and clear the way you've always been saying it all along. You're right, John, this is still our country. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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