R.O.C.K. In The USA - Happy 4th Of July  

Playtime24x7 45M
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7/3/2017 3:56 pm
R.O.C.K. In The USA - Happy 4th Of July

They come from the cities
And they come from the smaller towns
Beat up cars with guitars and drummers
Goin crack boom bam

[Chorus:]
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A., Yeah, Yeah!
Rockin' in the U.S.A.

Said goodbye to their families
Said goodbye to their friends
With pipe dreams in their heads
And very little money in their hands
Some are black and some are white
Ain't to proud to sleep on the floor tonight
With the blind faith of Jesus you know that they just might, be
Rockin' in the U.S.A.
Hey!

Voices from nowhere
And voices from the larger towns
Filled our head full of dreams
Turned the world upside down

There was Frankie Lyman-Bobby Fuller-Mitch Ryder
(They were Rockin'
Jackie Wilson-Shangra-las-Young Rascals
(They were Rockin'
Spotlight on Martha Reeves
Let's don't forget James Brown
Rockin' in the U.S.A.
Rockin' in the U.S.A.
Hey!

[Chorus]

CREDITS: John Cougar Mellencamp

Scarecrow is the eighth studio album by John Mellencamp. Released in September 1985, it peaked at #2 on the U.S. chart behind Heart's comeback album, Heart. 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: "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, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Scarecrow #95 on its 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. Rolling Stone wrote that songs such as "Face of the Nation," "Minutes to Memories" and "Small Town" have a "bittersweet, reflective tone."

In his 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit, Mellencamp said: "With Scarecrow, I was finally starting to find my feet as a songwriter. Finally, for the first time, I realized what I thought I wanted to say in song. ...I wanted it to be more akin to Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck, Faulkner, as opposed to the Rolling Stones or Bob Dylan."



Mike aka Playtime24x7


Playtime24x7 45M

7/4/2017 4:47 am

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    I love his songs, my favorite by far is "Cherry Bomb".
Hey RRR Happy 4th of July . Yea Mellencamp Rules!!

Mike aka Playtime24x7


redrockrascal 60M
20302 posts
7/3/2017 5:08 pm

I love his songs, my favorite by far is "Cherry Bomb".

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


Playtime24x7 45M

7/3/2017 3:58 pm

All American Homeboy!! The One and Only John Cougar Mellencamp!! Hell Yea!!

Mike aka Playtime24x7


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