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The first album recorded under his new name John Cougar Mellencamp was 1983's Uh-Huh, a Top-10 album that spawned the Top 10 singles "Pink Houses" and "Crumblin' Down" as well as the No. Take an old Rascals song for example – there's everything from marching band beats to soul music to country sounds in one song.14 hit "Authority Song", which he said is "our version of "I Fought the Law'." During the recording of Uh-Huh, Mellencamp's backing band settled on the lineup it retained for the next several albums: Kenny Aronoff on drums and percussion, Larry Crane and Mike Wanchic on guitars, Toby Myers on bass and John Cascella on keyboards. Learning those opened the band's vision to try new things on my songs.Mellencamp rose to fame in the 1980s while "honing an almost startlingly plainspoken writing style” that, starting in 1982, yielded a string of Top 10 singles, including "Hurts So Good," "Jack & Diane," "Crumblin' Down," "Pink Houses," "Lonely Ol' Night," "Small Town," "R. Mellencamp is also one of the founding members of Farm Aid, an organization that began in 1985 with a concert in Champaign, Illinois, to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. In addition, he holds the record for the most tracks by a solo artist to hit number one on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, with seven."To be real honest, there's three good songs on that record, and the rest is just sort of filler," Mellencamp told Creem Magazine of American Fool in 1984."It was too labored over, too thought about, and it wasn't organic enough. According to the February 1986 edition of Creem Magazine, Mellencamp wanted to incorporate the sound of classic '60s rock into Scarecrow, and he gave his band close to a hundred old singles to learn "almost mathematically verbatim" prior to recording the album.Mellencamp confessed in a 2005 interview: "That [name] was put on me by some manager.
The record wasn't released in the United States, but it yielded a No. The worst thing was that I could have gone on making records like that for hundreds of years.At this time, Mellencamp, who had given up drugs and alcohol before graduating from college, decided to pursue a career in music and traveled to New York City in an attempt to land a record contract.After about 18 months of traveling between Indiana and New York City in 19, Mellencamp finally found someone receptive to his music and image in Tony De Fries of Main Man Management.His daughter, Michelle, later became a mother at age 18, making Mellencamp a grandfather at 37.Mellencamp attended Vincennes University, a two-year college in Vincennes, Indiana, starting in 1972.
but I thought the name was pretty silly." Mellencamp recorded The Kid Inside, the follow-up to Chestnut Street Incident, in 1977, but De Fries eventually decided against releasing the album and Mellencamp was dropped from MCA records (De Fries finally released The Kid Inside in early 1983, after Mellencamp achieved stardom).