John Mellencamp – “On the Rural Route 7609” (2010)

June 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm (John Mellencamp, Music, Reviews & Articles)

A review by Adam Sheets from No Depression, May 20, 2010, of the upcoming box set by John Mellencamp. Somehow, I didn’t even know this box set was coming out until reading about it in the new issue of Rolling Stone today…

If they wanted to call me Rumpelstilskin, I would have done it to have the opportunity to make records. Johnny Cougar indeed. –– John Mellencamp

I have previously written on this site about John Mellencamp and his place in the Americana community and with On the Rural Route 7609, a box set which will be released on June 15, the music speaks for itself. Over the course of the set’s four discs, many different sides of Mellencamp and his music are revealed and since the box focuses on album tracks and outtakes as opposed to hits, there are many songs here that will be new to even die-hard fans. Read the rest of this entry »

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