Scarecrow [LP]

Scarecrow [LP]

by John Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp
Scarecrow [LP]

Scarecrow [LP]

by John Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)



Uh-Huh found John Mellencamp coming into his own, but he perfected his heartland rock with Scarecrow. A loose concept album about lost innocence and the crumbling of small-town America, Scarecrow says as much with its tough rock and gentle folk-rock as it does with its lyrics, which remain a weak point for Mellencamp. Nevertheless, his writing has never been more powerful: "Rain on the Scarecrow" and "Small Town" capture the hopes and fears of Middle America, while "Lonely Ol' Night" and "Rumbleseat" effortlessly convey the desperate loneliness of being stuck in a dead-end life. Those four songs form the core of the album, and while the rest of the album isn't quite as strong, that's only a relative term, since it's filled with lean hooks and powerful, economical playing that make Scarecrow one of the definitive blue-collar rock albums of the mid-'80s. [Scarecrow was re-released on LP in 2016.]

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Release Date: 06/10/2016
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0602547843227
catalogNumber: 002479801
Rank: 32516


  1. Rain on the Scarecrow
  2. Grandma's Theme
  3. Small Town
  4. Minutes to Memories
  5. Lonely Ol' Night
  6. The Face of the Nation
  7. Justice and Independence '85
  8. Between a Laugh and a Tear
  9. Rumbleseat
  10. Got to Stand for Something'
  11. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to '60s Rock)
  12. The Kind of Fella I Am

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