September 28, 2008 – 5:32 am

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Farm Aid 2008 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Comcast Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, September 20, 2008. Ex digital broadcast stereo.

Doesn’t he still sound a bit like Bruce Springsteen? Mellencamp left his Johnny Cougar persona behind when glam was on its last legs to do Americana. Thankfully he had the chops. This brief eight-song set has all his best small town America songs - Pink Houses, Small Town, Rain On The Scarecrow and the excellent The Authority Song.

As Mellencamp says by way of introducing The Authority Song, the Farm Aid supporters all thought in 1985 that one Farm Aid concert was enough to bring succor to America’s farmers. They were wrong. Farm Aid is 23 years old and no where near achieving its goal.

By the way, only US$38 million has been raised since the benefits started in 1985. That’s worth thinking about when you consider Hank Paulson and the banksters want US$700 BILLION.


Thanks to edtyre again for sharing Farm Aid 2008.

- The Little Chicken

These tracks are no longer available for sharing. 1. Pink Houses
2. Check It Out
3. Minutes to Memories
4. Small Town
5. Rain On The Scarecrow
6. Troubled Land
7. If I Die Sudden
8. The Authority Song

Scarecrow from 1985 is John Mellencamp’s most outspoken album. You can’t go wrong with this collection of Americana songs that rock hard. Buy it here.

  1. 5 Responses to “JOHN MELLENCAMP - FARM AID 2008”

  2. Thanks for ALL the Farm Aid shows, but most especially THIS one!

    By Hulkzilla on Sep 28, 2008

  3. Thanks.

    By srcstcbstrd on Sep 28, 2008

  4. Thank you, muchly appreciated!

    By Tom on Sep 28, 2008

  5. thanks for sharing, all thumbs-ups and feet-up. Great great great…

    By mascojoey on Sep 29, 2008

  6. I wrote this song years ago called “N0 Collection”
    It’s about a farmers struggle and the sad,sad consequences of destroying a families pride and heritage.
    I would Like to get it to Mr.Mellencamp.
    Has anyone got any ideas how I could do this.

    By Joe on Aug 27, 2010

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