A Conversation for Blur - the Band

John Mellencamp????

Post 1

Number Six

Great and comprehensive article on blur, but I have to say the John Mellencamp reference to lo-fi confused me. I admit i've never heard anything by him, but others have used his name as a byword for American Corporate Rock - I think he used to be known as John Cougar Mellencamp.

Surely bands like Sebadoh (particularly singer Lou Barlow) and Pavement are far more associated with lo-fi? The 'blur' album was certainly heavily Pavement-influenced.

All the best,
Number Six


John Mellencamp????

Post 2

Mu Beta

John Mellencamp, way back when he started singing, was a heavy influence on both Dinosaur Jr. (Lou Barlow's original band) and Pavement. Whether he was a direct influence on Graham Coxon is admittedly debatable. Before he started doing nasty Springsteen-esque stuff, he pioneered the lo-fi sound on albums such as 'Uh-Huh' and 'American Fool'. Not until 'Lonesome Jubilee' did he really cross over into the mainstream.

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John Mellencamp????

Post 3

Number Six

I stand (well, sit) corrected, enlightened and impressed!


John Mellencamp????

Post 4

Mu Beta

I wasn't necessarily out to impress (it's my job to write about this sort of stuffsmiley - winkeye), but thanks anyway.smiley - ok

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