Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

John Mellencamp: McCaw Hall at Seattle Center

Charles Bermant, Rock's Backpages, 25 April 2011

SEATTLE—John Mellencamp played only one song from when he was known only as "Cougar", and even that was only to fulfill an obligation to people who'd feel cheated if they didn't hear 'Jack and Diane'. He switched it around some, turning it into a gentle country-swing selection, instead of the fist-pumping anthem to working class Americana that first put him on the charts.

Total word count of piece: 713

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.