John Mellencamp revisits ‘Scarecrow’, his game-changing tweak | NASCAR and Racing News

NEW YORK (Associated Press) — The urgency of the tinkling guitar and thunderous drums that opened the 1985 album “Scarecrow” was the first hint that this was something different for the artist then calling it John “Cougar” Mellencamp.

The disc, which is being re-released this week, is a rare reputation-altering feat. She elevated Mellencamp from generic rocker to a serious artist who has something to say, helping launch Farm Aid, a movement that is still alive.

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