John Mellencamp, No Better Than This–USA Today
“I’m not selling anything anymore,” says the iconic Hoosier. “I see my records as calling cards now. If people can discover my songs without having them shoved down their throats, it makes me feel good. And what’s the point of being in the rat race if it’s not fun anymore?”
At 58, Mellencamp has downsized his commercial ambitions and promotional zeal but not the creative standards and heartland vision that shaped such classics as Pink Houses and Small Town.