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Old 09-03-2017, 05:20 PM
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An 80's Classic!

We have John Cougar Melloncamp's Scarecrow. Actually this record came at the tail end of my original active music buying/listening phase. In any event the hits from it are still well known and the tracks I liked still echo favorably. It's was on the turntable a little while ago and it was like hearing it for the first time. A very strong heart felt record of that kind of true grit middle America.

Interesting is as disappointing as the recent Freewheelin' was this record is that good. It has been said the 80's were a bad time for vinyl. But 24 and 48 analogue multitracking was at it's zenith and as such records from this era are smooth and this one at least is quiet. All in all my memory of it being a good record is stirred to it being a better record than I remembered.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:24 AM
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Sometimes I run ahead of myself and realize that I didn't quite mean what I wrote or how I wrote it.
When I was speaking of mid- and late 80s LPs being bad, I probably meant pressings of older LPs from the seventies - the matrices for these may have been worn out and no one cared to replace them with new ones.
New LPs, recorded in the 1980s could/ may have been very good. I don't have very many of those because in the 1980s I was mainly interested in older music, so in those years I was buying many older albums.
The albums recorded in that time - some were indeed very good (Marillion "Fugazi", Kate Bush "Hounds of Love" , Dire Straits "Love Over Gold" come to mind).

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