Top positive review
11 people found this helpful
on 1 March 2002
This greatest hits compilation features John belting out the highlights of his career. His husky voice blends and duels with the rhythm guitars and percussion. John blends American folk rock with a raspy world weariness in 'Check It Out', he's rebellious in 'Authority Song', a teenage ditty in 'Jack and Diane', a reflective rural boy in 'Small Town'. If you like depth in lyrics without going into U2 type of imagery, with boppy rockabilly guitar, bang bang percussions and straight from the raspy gut style of passionate-reflective singing, you'll like this album.
If you have AMERICAN FOOL , this is another album to add to your Mellancamp tally! Check out the record sleeve write up. It gives a good story of the John Mellencamp family history and all of John's ancestors with the same name, 'John'.