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16  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Tour Talk / Re: Atlanta Show on: March 19, 2015, 01:37:22 pm
Great that the neutral 4 raved about Mellencamp. I like both artists but if I had to pick between the two, it has to be John. I relate to his work much more. Saw his show on this tour and it was simply AMAZING. Bought tickets to 2 more shows this tour, couldn't pass up the opportunity.  Smiley
17  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Re: Mellencamp Newsletter - Second Leg of Plain Spoken Tour Kicks Off Today! on: March 05, 2015, 09:24:02 am
John puts on an amazing show. Seeing him 2 more times this tour!!!
18  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Tour Talk / Re: Illinois Entertainer: Stage Buzz Live Review: John Mellencamp on: February 19, 2015, 07:45:29 pm
I thought the concert was absolutely FANTASTIC! John and band never disappoint. I loved hearing the new songs and the over all atmosphere of concert was thrilling. Even in the balcony, the view was decent (minus the 4 drunks in front of us who blocked John out of view for about 85% of the show). John sounded really good as well, sorry to hear that he's still affected by the cold from MN. It didn't take away anything from his performance--it was one of the best concerts I've seen in a long time and was filled with many happy memories.

A large portion of the audience started singing the chorus of Jack and Diane at the wrong time, which was a little amusing. Nothing beats hearing the Authority Song live.

Fantastic time. Looking forward to our next Mellencamp concert!!

19  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Re: John On The New NPT Series "Speakeasy" January 18th on: February 08, 2015, 09:15:13 pm
Finally saw this interview on PBS a few days ago. Fantastic. I love hearing John's perspective on success, fame, music, and anything in between. I especially appreciate how real he is. Sad it was only an hour, but so much got covered.
20  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Tour Talk / Re: Questions about Set List. on: February 06, 2015, 07:36:07 pm
As a hardcore Mellenhead, I'd love to hear his rarities, but I have CDs for that. Most importantly, he needs to please himself with the songs he chooses. You have to accommodate and I think his set list does just that. Like I said, not everybody going to see him this tour has seen him before. They want to hear the old favorites, and so do I. Nothing beats the classic songs. I for one am thrilled to see The Authority Song on the set list.
21  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / The Band / Re: Female singer in Paper and Fire on: February 06, 2015, 12:47:36 pm
I think her name is Crystal Taliefero
22  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Articles / Re: Five-Star Cleveland Concert Review on: February 04, 2015, 11:13:24 pm
Haven't read a bad review yet! Can't wait to see his show. We're going twice!  Smiley
23  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Articles / Re: Cleveland Concert Preview and Setlist Wishes From Each JM Album on: January 28, 2015, 02:43:15 pm
Chestnut Street Incident. 1976. Oh Pretty Woman.

A Biography. 1978. Taxi Dancer.

John Cougar. 1979. I Need A Lover.

Nothin' Matters and What If It Did?. 1980. Hot Night In A Cold Town.

American Fool. 1982. Hand To Hold On To.

The Kid Inside. 1983. The Man Who Sold The World.

Uh-Huh. 1983. The Authority Song.

Scarecrow. 1985. Rain on The Scarecrow.

The Lonesome Jubilee. 1987. Cherry Bomb.

Big Daddy. 1989. Jackie Brown.

Whenever We Wanted. 1991. Get A Leg Up.

Human Wheels. 1993. Case 795 (The Family).

Dance Naked. 1994.  Dance Naked.

Mr. Happy Go Lucky. 1996. Life Is Hard.

John Mellencamp. 1998. Your Life Is Now.

Rough Harvest. 1999. Human Wheels.

Cuttin' Heads. 2001. Peaceful World.

Trouble No More. 2003. To Washington.

Freedom's Road. 2007. Our Country.

Life, Death, Love, Freedom. 2008. My Sweet Love.

No Better Than This. 2010. Easter Eve.

Plain Spoken. 2014. Blue Charlotte.
24  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Tour Talk / Re: Questions about Set List. on: January 28, 2015, 02:15:20 pm
I'm pretty much happy with whatever he chooses to play. Maybe he's played a lot of these same songs before but we still enjoy hearing them live. Besides, for the people who haven't seen him before, it's special to hear the old favorites.
25  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Re: JM: Mellencamp Newsletter - John's 2015 Plain Spoken Tour Has Begun on: January 28, 2015, 02:10:50 pm
Agreed, those 3 albums are some of his finest.
From what I've seen, the set list for this tour is great. Nice mix of the classic Mellencamp songs we know and love along with some new ones and 2 from Ghost Brothers that I'm sure many of us haven't heard.
26  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Tour Talk / Re: South Bend Fan Review on: January 27, 2015, 04:42:46 pm
Fantastic Review.

Extremely well written as well. Makes the reader feel as if they were there. I appreciate reading such enthusiasm with a great amount of attention to detail.

27  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Sometimes There's God video on: January 21, 2015, 03:56:05 pm
I'm a big fan of the Troubled Man video. Probably my favorite on the new album, next to Blue Charlotte, though I do enjoy Sometimes There's God. They're all gems. I know we want to hear some hits when he performs in concert, but I'd love to hear him sing the whole album live. A true Mellencamp masterpiece.
28  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Mellenmoments / Sk8ingMellenhead's Mellenmoments on: January 21, 2015, 03:45:48 pm
Your stories about how John and his music have intersected with your life:

I've loved John's music since I first heard R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. and The Authority Song.
His music speaks to me in a way few other artists can. He speaks about the real issues and has made me feel through his music that he "gets it". I appreciate an artist who is in tune with the social issues. John's music gives me hope and inspires me to do better in this world and try to alleviate the suffering.

29  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Are any of the songs from ''Plain Spoken'' getting radio airplay. on: January 21, 2015, 03:33:41 pm
I've heard it on sirius but nothing on conventional radio, which is a shame. I love Troubled Man and Blue charlotte. The entire album is a masterpiece in my opinion, one of his best.
30  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ticket & Tour Questions / Re: Watch for your download email - THEN DOWNLOAD! on: January 19, 2015, 05:20:09 pm
Downloaded and sent to my sister who can't make it to John's tour. Fantastic CD, classic Mellencamp with those lyrics that dance in your head making you think and rethink. One of his best records.
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