Label HOBO
Catalog HB002
Format CD
Discs 1
Category ROCK/POPS
Street Date 2017-11-03
[From An FM Broadcast Recorded Live At Belmont Mall Studio IN 10th July 1987]
In 1985 Mellencamp released Scarecrow which peaked at No. 2 and spawned five Top 40 singles; it was the first album he recorded at his own recording studio jokingly dubbed Belmont Mall located in Belmont Indiana and built in 1984. Mellencamps next LP 1987s The Lonesome Jubilee was also recorded at Belmont and in the wake of the recording came the fascinating studio session contained on this CD. The performance was recorded in the very same studio on 10th July 1987 just after work on the album concluded but a month prior to its general release and broadcast on the nationally syndicated radio show ‘Timothy West’s Rockstars Radio.’ Interspersed with the songs are a number of fascinating interview clips with the host quizzing Mellencamp on the album’s recording process and its imminent release and to cap it all a number of JCM favorites are performed in unusual and varied arrangements making this promotional occasion a joyous and unique event with the small studio audience clearly in raptures - and presumably the wider radio audience in similar mood.
1. Intro
2. Paper In Fire
3. Hard Times For An Honest Man
4. Cherry Bomb
5. Shama Lama Ding Dong
6. Interview
7. Small Town (Acoustic)
8. In The Baggage Coach Ahead
9. Meet The Band
10. Empty Hands
11. Down And Out In Paradise
12. Rooty Toot Toot
13. Pink Houses
14. R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.
15. Happy Birthday
16. Walk Dont Run - Credits