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Scarecrow is the eighth album by John Mellencamp. Released in November of 1985, it peaked at #2 on the U.S. charts. The remastered version was released May 24, 2005 on Mercury/Island/UMe and includes one bonus track.
This album contained three Top 10 hits, a record for a Mellencamp album. They were “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” which peaked at #2 in the U.S., “Lonely Ol’ Night,” which peaked at #6, and “Small Town,” which also peaked at #6. “Lonely Ol’ Night” also peaked at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, his second chart-topping single on this chart.
In 1989, it was ranked #95 on Rolling Stone magazine‘s list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s, saying: “Scarecrow consolidated the band’s rugged, roots-rock thrash and the ongoing maturation of Mellencamp’s lyrics.” Rolling Stone also reported that band spent a month in rehearsals, playing a hundred rock and roll songs from the Sixties before going into the studio. According to the record’s producer, Don Gehman, the idea was to “learn all these devices from the past and use them in a new way with John’s arrangements”. The overall theme of the album is the fading of the American dream in the face of corporate greed. Songs such as “Face the Nation,” “Minutes to Memories” and “Small Town” have a “bittersweet, reflective tone,” said Rolling Stone -Wikipedia
All songs written by John Mellencamp, except where noted.
“Rain on the Scarecrow” (Mellencamp, George M. Green) – 3:46
“Grandma’s Theme” (traditional) – 0:56
“Small Town” – 3:41
“Minutes to Memories” (Mellencamp, Green) – 4:11
“Lonely Ol’ Night” – 3:45
“The Face of the Nation” – 3:13
“Justice and Independence ’85” – 3:32
“Between a Laugh and a Tear” – 4:32
“Rumbleseat” – 2:58
“You’ve Got to Stand for Somethin'” – 4:32
“R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to 60’s Rock)” – 2:54
“The Kind of Fella I Am” (cassette and CD only)^ – 2:55
Stephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums. She was deemed “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” and one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone, and, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. As a solo artist, she has garnered eight Grammy Award nominations and, with Fleetwood Mac, a further five.
Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 along with her romantic partner Lindsey Buckingham. Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, Rumours, released in 1977, was the best-selling album of the year of its release and, to date, made sales of 40 million copies worldwide, which makes it the sixth biggest selling studio album of all time. The album remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks and reached the top spot in various countries worldwide. The album won Album of the Year in 1978 and produced four U.S. Top 10 singles, with Nicks’ “Dreams” being the band’s first and only U.S. number one hit.
Nicks began her solo career in 1981 with the album Bella Donna, which reached Platinum status less than three months after its release, and has since been certified quadruple-platinum. She has released a total of eight solo studio albums to date, with her most recent titled 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, released in October 2014. Nicks is known for her distinctive voice, mystical visual style, and symbolic lyrics. In Nicks’ solo career she has sold 56 million albums world wide. * Wikipedia
We feature her singles from 1976 – 2015