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John Mellencamp, 'No Better Than This'

12. John Mellencamp, 'No Better Than This'


Folk-blues idealism — recorded on a mono tape machine, in places like a Georgia church and Sun Studios — with a very modern anger at the world after the crash. When Mellencamp sings "A Graceful Fall," he channels a pride and rage as fresh as last night's business reports.

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Video: Mellencamp Performs "Save Some Time to Dream" On Letterman

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