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Matt Damsker


  • Mr. Happy Go Lucky

    The anxious fiddle overture alerts us to the serious fun ahead. Mr. Happy Go Lucky — John Mellencamp's 14th album — is anything but happy, an exploration of mortality from Mellencamp's mordant, post-heart-attack perspective. The record is long on atmospherics, a dark-carnival collage of mad laughter and distant whispers (including the resigned voices of old […]

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