InTheStudio: Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Uh-Huh

In The Studio with Redbeard, a nationally syndicated radio program, celebrates Uh-Huh as part of their series "The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands." The special which includes music from the album along with a 1983 interview from the time of the albums release, will be airing on radio stations nationwide beginning this week (find your local station) or you can stream the interview portion of the program online HERE, it includes a rare live acoustic version of "Pink Houses".

North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands travels to small town America to visit with singer- songwriter John Mellencamp about his 1983 mega-hit album Uh-Huh on its 30th anniversary. “Johnny Cougar”, as he was originally promoted, had started his career with a minor hit “I Need A Lover” off his second album only to find himself struggling commercially. It wasn’t until 1982’s American Fool album that John would see his first real success with the ditties “Jack And Diane” and “Hurt So Good”. Armed with a # 1 single under his belt, John incorporated his real name Mellencamp into his professional identity and launched himself into Rock superstardom with Uh-Huh and the Top 10 hits “Pink Houses”, “Crumblin’ Down” and “The Authority Song”. John tells InTheStudio host Redbeard that the album was an important turning point for him creatively.

“I think Uh-Huh was a lot better record than American Fool, simply because it was the beginning of me becoming focused on what I think I now do. That was really the beginning of me as a songwriter. All the rest of the records were me trying to figure out what the hell was going on. It took me a long time didn’t it? (chuckles). Took like five albums.”

John Mellencamp Uh-Huh interview program is available now to stream HERE