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John Cougar Mellencamp: Working Class Hero In The Rumbleseat

Bill Holdship, Creem, February 1986

BELMONT MALL, John Cougar Mellencamp's beautiful new recording studio, is located in a pastoral farm area not far from John's home in Bloomington, Indiana. It's just down the road from the country church John recently used in his 'Rain On The Scarecrow' video, and only minutes from the porch where he sat and played guitar for his 'Lonely Ol' Night' video. If you drive towards town, you'll see the old rural stores, steakhouses and other images of pure Midwest Americana that some believe went out with the 1950s.

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