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91  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask Mellencamp.com / Re: heavy drum version of jack and diane on: July 22, 2012, 05:30:23 pm
I wish there was a great quality Cuttin' Heads tour boot out there...I once had a boot of the Red Rocks show, and there were fantastic versions of Gimme shelter, The Full Catastrophe and Paper in Fire, amongst others.

If anyone has any cool download links to shows (or the Jack and Diane soundstage version mentioned above, which I've never heard), I'd be really, really grateful.
92  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ask Mellencamp.com / Re: It's About You On Blu-ray June 5th 2012 on: July 22, 2012, 05:24:05 pm
Tony, any plans for a euro-region blu ray release for the movie?

It's only available region A via amazon import at the moment (which won't play on my PS3).

Greetings from Scotland
93  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Mellencamp.com Blog / Re: Jack and Diane Live Garage Tape 1991 on: December 29, 2011, 01:18:19 pm
This exact version was on the Now More than Ever single from '92...there's a bootleg CD with 13 or 14 songs from the rehearsal as well...

It was more of this kind of stuff I'd really hoped for with regards to the box set. Oh well.
94  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Orginial Painting of John's on Ebay on: November 16, 2011, 11:01:16 am
As soon as I read Paintings and Reflections I just knew this was Tommy Mottola and Mariah Carey.
95  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Recommend watching movie "Falling From Grace" on: November 16, 2011, 10:58:02 am
You can spot Toby Myers at the "Riding the Cage" scene...
96  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Happy B'Day on: October 07, 2011, 04:15:42 am
Happy birthday JM.
97  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Was he considered for the Superbowl Halftime show? on: October 07, 2011, 04:15:12 am
What is it with the Super Bowl?  They are finally picking amazing artists, but 2 to 3 decades too late.  Petty, Springsteen, Madonna, the Stones, the Who, Prince.  Those are all awesome choices, but all deserved to be selected back in the 80s (or in Springsteen, the Who, and the Stones case, the 70s or 60s).

Perhaps some of you missed the 80s.  Madonna and MJ ruled it.

John would obviously be an awesome choice too.

God, I miss the 80s!

Please..Springsteen is still selling out 80,000 seater stadiums..a relic of the 70's he ain't.
98  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Was he considered for the Superbowl Halftime show? on: October 07, 2011, 04:14:10 am
Super Bowel.

LOL

99  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Suggestions / Re: Who is not impressed by new website? on: July 16, 2011, 06:07:27 am
You know, I really think there are just way too many subforums here.

A more general JM forum would probably be best for everyone...and topics would get more views/replies for sure.

100  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Meg and John Cuddle & Kiss In Romantic Rome on: July 16, 2011, 05:32:31 am
All this stuff must be driving JM crazy. Or maybe he's enjoying it?
101  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: Long-awaited UK tour last ever? on: July 06, 2011, 07:27:26 pm
Yeah I know; I sounded a bit negative.

I'm sorry.

I just got a sense of "what could've been" ; as in, if he'd been playing here throughout the years, tour after tour.

We (the UK/Europe) missed a lot of great shows, remember.

102  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Long-awaited UK tour last ever? on: July 06, 2011, 05:03:29 pm
Hate to be pessimistic, but...

So is that it for the UK? Forever? What with the ticket sales and all, I don't reckon JM will have been too impressed. The merch stalls looked to be doing good business, so I just hope that JM takes it as a matter of course that he comes back here with that shit-hot band every tour from here on in.

The Glasgow show was awesome. Just awesome. Only misfire for me was the re-vamped "Walk Tall".

I felt bad for JM in that he didn't sell out, but he only has himself to blame. Even in '88 he was saying that he only just "broke even" on the two shows at Hammersmith Apollo that year and was surprised at how much more he had to actually work during those shows in that, in the States, people just yelled and went crazy because of the whole MTV hits thing we didn't really have in the UK.

Just poor management, really. I dunno. He was used to playing Enormo-Domes in the USA and couldn't or wouldn't lower himself to do decent tours over here. The NEC and Wembley Arena were wrong in '92, too. Me and my buddies were 16 years old then and traveled down to see JM and we couldn't help but wonder why he was playing such a huge place. If he'd had a few smaller shows up and down the country through the years it would've been a different story over here I reckon. I mean, one of the most resonant feelings I took away from Sunday night was, "What if he'd played here at the Barrowlands Ballroom a few times over the years?" Cause you got a real glimpse of it the other night, the damage that could've been done 20 years or so ago. I can't imagine what it might have been like to see them back when Kenny -A- was in the band. Although Dane Clark was just f*ckin' magnificent the other night; his work on "Death Letter" was worth the price of admission alone. Great, great drummer.

From what I heard, though, JM had a really torrid time of it supporting some other band (Mott the Hoople maybe?) in the UK in the mid to late 70's (being booed off and stuff after one song in Glasgow, according to more than one taxi driver I've talked to - seriously - I don't know why that particular show attracted so many taxi drivers, though).

JM shoulda been here tour in, tour out, like Steve Earle did '86-present. I think JM maybe got too used to playing to 20,000 seater arenas in the States.

I just hope he comes back and, next time, plays the Barrowlands here in Glasgow.

Anyway...
103  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Tour Talk / Re: Glasgow Review on: July 06, 2011, 04:47:55 pm
So is that it for the UK? Forever? What with the ticket sales and all, I don't reckon JM will have been too impressed.

The Glasgow show was awesome. Just awesome. I felt bad for JM in that he didn't sell out, but he only has himself to blame. Even in '88 he was saying that he only just "broke even" on the two shows at Hammersmith Apollo that year and was surprised at how much more he had to actually work during those shows in that, in the States, people just yelled and went crazy because of the whole MTV hits thing we didn't really have in the UK . Wrong attitude.

Just poor management, really. I dunno. He was used to playing Enormo-Domes in the USA and couldn't or wouldn't lower himself to do decent tours over here. The NEC and Wembley Arena were wrong in '92, too. If he'd had a few smaller shows up and down the country through the years it would've been a different story over here I reckon. I mean, one of the most resonant feelings I took away from Sunday night was, "What if he'd played here at the Barrowlands Ballroom a few times over the years?" Cause you got a real glimpse of it the other night, the damage that could've been done 20 years or so ago. I can't imagine what it might have been like to see them back when Kenny -A- was in the band. Although Dane Clark was just f*ckin' magnificent the other night; his work on "Death Letter" was worth the price of admission alone. Great, great drummer.

From what I heard, though, JM had a really torrid time of it supporting some other band (Mott the Hoople?) in the UK in the mid to late 70's (being booed off and stuff after one song in Glasgow, according to more than one taxi driver I've talked to - seriously - I don't know why that particular show attracted so many taxi drivers, though).

JM shoulda been here tour in, tour out, like Steve Earle did '86-present. I think JM maybe got too used to playing to 20,000 seater arenas in the States.

I just hope he comes back and, next time, plays the Barrowlands here in Glasgow.

Anyway...
104  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Announcements & Updates / Re: Glasgow Scotland Show Added to the European Tour Dates! on: June 28, 2011, 02:04:02 pm
Yep, can't wait.
105  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / No Better Than This Tour Talk / Re: Bon voyage! on: June 22, 2011, 04:13:34 am
Let's rock.

It's been a long wait.......
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