Saturday, December 26, 2015

Musical Interlude: Ain't Even Done With The Night (1980)

Before rebooting himself as a Midwestern Springsteen, with a touch of Dylan, John Cougar Mellencamp was making inroads on the charts, and peaked at #17 with 1980's "Ain't Even Done With The Night", off "Nothing Matters and What if it Did?".

The video includes a sneaky little homage to James Brown at the end. You'll see what I mean.

It would take two more years before Mellencamp would crack the top of the pop charts with "Hurts So Good" & "Jack & Diane", off "American Fool", the last album to use the Cougar pseudonym.

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