John Cougar Mellencamp Releases Demo Of “Small Town”!
John Cougar Mellencamp will be releasing the deluxe version of his 1985 album “Scarecrow”. Due out November 4th, you can pre-order it here. This album will get the usual treatment with demos, remasters and unreleased material. Ahead of it’s release is “Small Town (Writer’s Demo)”. I don’t think you can get any purer than this. Mellencamp singing over an acoustic guitar. Listening to this version you would never think it would be as we know it. This was more of a solemn tale in this town as opposed to the more uptempo version that became the single. I really like this take, it makes you appreciate how the track evolves into what it becomes. Was it him, the producer, or just the actual intent? Things I ponder when I hear these things. We don’t have a video but just a stream of the song. But that will satisfy me. Check it out below.