Mellencamp releases his 8th studio album on August 19, 1985.

In his RRHOF exhibit you’ll see this quote:

With Scarecrow, I was finally starting to find my feet as a songwriter. Finally, for the first time, I realized what I thought I wanted to say in song. …I wanted it to be more akin to Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck, Faulkner, as opposed to The Rolling Stones or Bob Dylan.”

John Mellencamp

You can see Mellencamp at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on September 21 …