Friday, January 1, 1982

John Mellencamp - American Fool

John Mellencamp ("John Cougar")
American Fool
Compact Disc
Riva 814-993-2 M-1

1. Hurts So Good
2. Jack & Diane
3. Hand to Hold on To
4. Danger List
5. Can You Take It
6. Thundering Hearts
7. China Girl
8. Close Enough
9. Weakest Moments

Curiously felt like digging this out recently. This album seems to kind of run out of creative juice after a while, but there's good hard rock on this album, from the hits "Hurts So Good" and "Jack & Diane" to the lesser-known "Thundering Hearts," which is best played in the Camaro on a warm summer day with the top down, cruising around. (Especially with those lyrics.)