Label: Hear Music - none • Format: CDr Album, Promo • Country: France • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock
After making much of his artistic integrity and opposition to corporate interference for most of his career, John Mellencamp prefaced his previous album, 's Freedom's Roadby licensing one of its songs, "Our Country," for use in a television commercial for a truck. The broad exposure for the brief excerpt from the song helped give him his first singles chart entry in eight years, a one-week appearance on the Billboard Hot at number 88; it's not clear how many trucks it may have helped sell.
There don't seem to be any songs on Mellencamp 's 23rd album, Life Death Love and Freedomthat Troubled Land - John Mellencamp* - Life Death Love And Freedom be used to sell products. The choruses of songs like "Longest Days" "Life is short, even in its longest days" and "John Cockers" "I ain't got no friends" just don't seem to lend themselves to association with shopping of any kind.
And maybe that's the point. Musically, Mellencamp seems to have been listening closely to the first five Bob Dylan albums, paying more attention to the first of them, the largely traditional, folk-blues-styled Bob Dylanthan the last, the folk-rock Bringing It All Back Home.
But unlike the young Dylanwho probably sang such songs without any direct consciousness of his own mortality, the Time - Shaker Shake Mellencampwho has survived one heart attack already, brings real conviction to his reflections on death.
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