John 'Cougar' MellencampScarecrow
After his break- through in 1982 with American Fool and the follow up Uh-Huh, he released Scarecrow in 1985 to critical acclaim.
On Scarecrow he displays a social consciousness, singing about life in rural United States on songs like "Rain On The Scarecrow" and "Small Town".
The album also yielded some other hits: "Lonely Nightm"" and the classic "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A." which solidified his stature as a songwriter.
Fans of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen will totally dig John Mellencamp! Bonus track : "The Kind Of Fella I A