Facts about John Mellencamp

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John Mellencamp is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is 68 years old and still alive, born October 7, 1951.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by John.

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Famous quotes by John Mellencamp (32)


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"People in Indiana have known me for 25 years. They've known George Bush four"
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"I couldn't have recorded this record 15 years ago. My voice didn't have the depth to pull these songs off"
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"What is there to be afraid of? The worst thing that can happen is you fail. So what? I failed at a lot of things. My first record was horrible"
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"Wait a minute, guys, I have always been on your side. I have always spoken for you, always tried to put on a good face for the state of Indiana. All of a sudden, some of you people think I'm a bad guy?"
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"Natalie from the Dixie Chicks could have said what she said before 9-11 and no one would have cared"
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"I'm using my art to comment on what I see. You don't have to agree with it"
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"I want to sell to people my own age, because that's the way I write songs"
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"When people are afraid, they make emotional decisions"
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"This is about black people selling out other black people"
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"I'm your average Joe guy. I don't really care for politicians"
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"Do I think it's OK to fight authority as long as you're only talking about the high school teacher? No"
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"A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs. He would rework the melody and lyrics, and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song"
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"What's the difference? One guy's the same as the other"
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"My thought was I should try to stick with names that people may recognize like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Hoagy Carmichael, so if somebody cared to research, they would find a wealth of material"
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"In so many musicals today, the story is moved forward by a song. I don't think we're gonna try to do that"
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"I'm wide open and will entertain anything anybody has to say, but if it's MTV and radio, well, they're great things, but can't be the only thing. I don't know that it would work even for the Beatles"
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"I thought I knew a lot about music. Then you start digging and the deeper you go, the more there is"
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"I think it's ridiculous to try to sell records to teenagers, because teenagers don't buy my records. And there ain't that many teenagers out there in the marketplace"
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"I don't have to worry about any pop sensibility. I can write adult songs, and I don't have to worry about choruses and hook lines"
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"Bob Dylan's first couple of records in the 60's weren't considered cover records, but he only wrote one or two original songs on each album"
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"This is not a rock opera. This is not Tommy. I can write songs that emote, and that's it"
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"It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news"
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"I've just been fortunate to havehad a lot of hit records, though Human Wheels doesn't qualify as a hit record-but it's really the best single I've ever had"
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"I don't want to be a politician. I don't like politics. It's petty; it fights dirty"
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"People have the right to say what they want to"
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"If fans are going to turn on me because of this, they weren't my fans anyway. I couldn't betray a whole 25 years of record making and not do this. I had to"
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"I would never say John Kerry would be a great president. I will say that George Bush has divided us; he has filled this country with hatred"
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"You cannot expect the guy who drove the car into the ditch to navigate it out of the ditch. You have to put a new driver in the seat. I'm not saying the new driver is going to be any better, but we need a new driver. Kerry is the only choice"
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"We could walk 3 minutes and be on the beach. I think the music kind of suffered because of it. It kind of smelled like Jimmy Buffett, which is a bad thing"
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"Unemployment is sky-rocketing; deflation is in our future for the first time since the Great Depression. I don't care whose fault it is, it's the truth"
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"I'm the guy who wrote The Authority Song. Did they think I was kidding? Did they think it was only a song to entertain?"
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"A lot of record company people, even though they're our age, want to be perceived as young hip guys, and they're hurting the business"


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