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John Mellencamp

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John Mellencamp In His Own Time

John Mellencamp In His Own Time John Mellencamp has a new low key album called Plain Spoken. The guy who churned out hits all over your radio in the 80s like “Jack and Dianne,” “Small Town” and “Pink Houses” has mellowed a bit. He's not particularly chasing anything anymore except perhaps his own satisfaction. His new album is part of his lifetime deal with Republic Records that allows him to create when he wants to, not on anybody else's schedule. We'll talk and hear the songs from Plain Spoken. The album was released last month.

Session Setlist
Troubled Man
Sometimes There’s God
The Isolation Of Mister
Lawless Times

Recent Release: Plain Spoken
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Label: Motown / Universal