John Mellencamp – No Better Than This
John Mellencamp – “No Better Than This”
Mellencamp decided to take his music back to the roots of American folk on his latest record No Better Than This, produced by Fort Worth’s seemingly ubiquitous T-Bone Burnett. While on tour with Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, he recorded at historic spots like Sun Studios, where Elvis and Johnny Cash laid down some of their classic singles, and the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, where Robert Johnson recorded “Sweet Home Chicago” and “Cross Road Blues”. Staying true to form, Mellencamp recorded the album in mono, giving songs like this title track a more immediate feel.