This is a fansite.... and why not? There should be many
more sites dedicated to him. He's a great musician, often
imitated, but never quite duplicated. He's responsible for
some of the greatest folk inspired rock songs of our times.
Personal Testimonial: How I got hooked
Previously, I'd been listening to some mainstream Bruce
Springsteen classics, like "Born to Run" and "Dancing in the
Dark". These types of songs get a lot of radio
airplay. One day, while adjusting my radio dial, I
heard a beautiful song in that familiar soothing
gruffy voice. IT WAS AMAZING. The lyrics were fantastic. It
was political. It was deep... and it had a little old
guitar twang to it.
When I tried to look at The Boss's song discography, I
couldn't find it no matter how many search engines I
used. Due to the futility of it all, I gave up never to
think more about this matter, except to wonder occasionally
why these new songs lacked the usual Bruce harmonica. It
wasn't until months later that a friend pointed out to me that
the songs I loved, which I had been steadfastly attributing to
The Boss were really the work of John Cougar
**Shock upon shock!** When they tried to persuade me,
I whole-heartedly disagreed with them: "Wild Nights" and
"Pink Houses" were definitely The Boss. To say
naught would be like taking away a great quality from an
old friend. I couldn't believe someone whom I had never
heard of (having been born in the 80s), this "John
fellow" could be as good as Bruce!
Alas, while it took me a while to turn around, I've been a
fan ever since. So, the next logical step is for me to
make up with a dear friend: John Mellencamp this
site is for you.