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121  NON-JOHN DISCUSSION / The Melting Pot / Ainīt that America? on: November 03, 2010, 06:13:03 pm
the mid-term elections made me think a lot. living in germany, I am way too far away to judge on anything happening in the US, but I would like to ask you whatīs happening in your/ with your country at the moment?
the world knows America as an ever optimistic, forward thinking country that not only feels as the leader but also as the motor of the world.
what we now hear is a lot frustration, even hatred towards each other. when you voted for Obama as president in 2008, the whole world hoped this enthusiasm would start a new era.
only 2 years later, itīs all wrong? something else must be wrong, not the president of whom you should be proud I think, compared to other leaders in the world.
Johnīs music always has adressed political things. I would really be interested in how his US fans think about this current situation.
122  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Mellencamp.com Blog / Re: No Better Than This Tour Kick Off Recap - Setlist - SPOILERS INCLUDED!!! on: November 01, 2010, 01:24:59 pm
I donīt understand the critisism about his so-called new style. what is so new about him playing roots-orientated songs? influences of folk, country, blues can be found on any album. early rock albums like Uh-huh were heavily influenced by the Rolling Stones, who themselves were influenced by blues. he has always written honest, true felt songs, this never changed and probably will never change. the feeling and melodies in his songs cannot be changed, the "Mellencamp factor" is always there, may it be a country, blues or rock song.
i envy everybody who was there and wish he brings his NEW songs to europe as well!
123  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Ticket & Tour Questions / Re: Europe TOUR on: October 30, 2010, 04:15:15 pm
any date, any time in any city...just wish he would bring his music and band to europe. if this news is true, it means as much to me as the first show for anyone who had the chance to be in bloomington!
124  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / Re: No Better than this on: October 23, 2010, 02:56:29 pm
best songs on an overall great album for me are "The West End" and "No Better Than This".
125  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / All About John / NBTT Vinyl on: October 23, 2010, 02:50:03 pm
2 months after the official release of the album, I today received my vinyl version of the album. as i always buy first vinyl, then cd, i had to wait 2 months for the album. thanks to this website i could listen to it whenever i wanted. my local record dealer still waits for the import, i finally ordered it on amazon. it cost double than the cd version. but its worth the waiting and every cent.
the album sounds great, the package is wonderful. the cover looks really great on the lp format, the whole thing is special.
unfortunately it came out to be a double album, the first john mellencamp double album. 13 songs on 4 sides. 4 songs on side a, each 3 on side 2-4.
all of the record, starting from the cover, the paper, the design, to the music, the way it was recorded in even mono..itīs all supposed to be antique, back to the roots of real music made by real musicians.
why is it so hard for fans who love this music to hear it in a real, antique, analog way, like we used to do? i know itīs a business thing, not an artistīs decision. progress here probably ainīt that good either.
126  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Video & Audio / Re: The West End Live at The Beacon Speaking Clock Revue on: October 23, 2010, 02:30:46 pm
This is fantastic! by the time i first heard this song, it straight went into my top10 JM songs. seems to me like a 2010 logical consequence song of "Pink Houses".
his voice in this performance sounds even rawer than on the record, didnt think this would have been possible. a great, powerful performance!
thanks a lot for this link!
127  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Mellencamp.com Blog / Re: Postcard From The Road on: October 11, 2010, 01:00:06 pm
these postcards photos really look great! fantastic job done by Mr. Sandler. hopefully at the end of the tour (incl. the european leg that MUST follow the third US leg) he will publish them in some way, itīs worth definitely.
128  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Polls / Re: Best Album Closer Song on: September 20, 2010, 12:00:07 pm
JMīs Question...what kind of world do we live in?
129  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Polls / Re: Best Album Opener Song on: September 20, 2010, 11:52:25 am
i agree, Paper In Fire...the first song of the album that brought the violin/accordion sound. but not just the violin, the song is full of energy, great!
130  MELLENCAMP.COM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Mellencamp.com Blog / Re: Postcard From The Road: Missoula, MT on: September 11, 2010, 04:43:25 am
softball???
131  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / The Band / Re: Larry Crane on: September 10, 2010, 04:24:39 am
very interesting article, itīs from june...good to read that larry crane is still around.
john is thinking about playing with his old band again? i am sceptical about this, i prefer going forward rather than looking back.
but the idea of a rockīnīroll album is attractive anyway. i like "rodeo clown" a lot, this stones-stylish song. every time i listen to it, i think of a whole album like this. but new songs, not the old tired ones, no comeback thing please!
but Miriam Sturm needs to be part of any old/new band!
132  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Polls / Re: How are your seats?? on: September 09, 2010, 09:01:27 am
got fantastic seats...here at home in my living room, waiting for John to come to europe!
133  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / Introduce Yourself / Re: Welcome and hello! on: September 09, 2010, 08:54:57 am
hi to everyone from germany. I listen to Mellencampīs music since Scarecrow and was a member of minutes to memories fanclub in the 90s, but somehow this got boring which is why i did not join the cherry club bomb net. the new website is different and great, feels more connected to the music and the artist.
hope John will come to europe once again...
134  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / The Band / Larry Crane on: September 09, 2010, 08:29:14 am
what is Larry Crane doing now? does anyone know about him?
135  MELLENCAMP DISCUSSION / The Band / Re: Kenny Aronoff on: September 09, 2010, 08:24:26 am
this interview is great, thanks for this! kenny aronoffīs story about jack&diane is funny to read, though it surely was not funny for him back then.
fantastic born in the usa cover by john, better than the original and even perhaps better than springsteenīs alternate versions.
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