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1988 Countdown #62: John Cougar Mellencamp, “Check It Out”

(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) Two concert videos in a row! This one begins with the sound of a cheering crowd, a lonely lighter being held up, and an onscreen graphic reading “MARKET SQUARE ARENA / INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA / DECEMBER 11, 1987.” This is unusual–concert videos usually opt for an everytown approach, giving […]

posted 19 November 2009 in 1988. 5 comments

1988 Countdown #86: Henry Lee Summer, “I Wish I Had a Girl”

More snark from Kevin Seal, who waves his hands insincerely to connote his great excitement with the countdown. Seal talks about Henry Lee Summer denying that he sounds like John Cougar Mellencamp: “He’s a very modest fellow, especially when it comes to the women who fall all over him in this video,” says Seal. Cut […]

posted 29 July 2008 in 1988. 6 comments

Not That Type of Cougar

John (Cougar) Mellencamp has a new album out next week, called Life Death Love and Freedom (a title in the tradition of the BoDeans’ Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams and the Godfathers’ Birth, School, Work, Death). So the latest addition to the archives is a profile I wrote of him back in 2004, […]

posted 9 July 2008 in Archives, Articles. 4 comments