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John Cougar & The Fooling Of America

J. Kordosh, Creem, September 1982

I'D NEVER listened to any of John Cougar's records before American Fool, although I saw him open for the Kinks a couple of years back. I remember thinking (a thing I'm not addicted to, by the way) at the end of his set: "Hey, this guy should get an encore." The audience was applauding my thinking, too. He didn't do one, though. Why not? Thank your lucky Kinks that everyone's in Business, if you know what I mean.

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