John Cougar Mellencamp, Uh-Huh, Riva RVL-7504, 1983
It’s great to find 80s albums that you always wanted to buy when they were new, but never quite had the money at the time. John Cougar Mellencamp was always one of those artists who was everyone’s second or third choice to listen to. Not anything that you’d ever turn off if it came on, but not necessarily something you needed to have.
At the time though, Trhiller was out, The Police released Synchronicity, and then Prince issued Purple Rain. This record always seemed a less valuable addition to my teenaged collection then those gems. But now, to find a mint copy, priced right at $2, it isn’t something to think twice about adding to my stack.
While it’s not American Fool, it does have some of Johnny Cougar’s best songs. In fact, my favorite song of his, Pink Houses is here. And the rest is all good to finally hear 33 years after I bought Michael Jackson’s opus. I guess the best analogy would be on a plane, and the movie is something classic you missed seeing at the time but now you just can.
Cost: $2, $705 Remaining