USA Today: No Better Than This Review

USA Today By Brian Mansfield

Before 1985's Scarecrow, John Mellencamp had his band learn dozens of '60s rock classics note for note. Twenty-five years later, he and producer T Bone Burnett traveled to historic spaces — including locations where Robert Johnson and Elvis Presley recorded their first sides — to cut rockabilly and country-blues period pieces. "It's not my nature to be nostalgic at all," Mellencamp sings on Thinking About You. These songs speak from an awareness of the past, not a desire to relive it.

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