Big Daddy

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Continuing with the folk inclinations of The Lonesome Jubilee, John Mellencamp recorded his most ambitious and serious-minded album with Big Daddy. Mellencamp produced the record himself, giving the album a concise and stripped-down sound, which help give his songs the appearance of being gritty statements of truth. Unfortunately, Mellencamp isn't saying nearly as much as he believes he is, since his lyrics tend to be clichéd and half-baked, making much of the album feel pompous and self-serving. This is only reinforced by the lack of rockers on Big Daddy, since he saves the most carefree moment -- a ripping cover of the Hombres' "Let It Out Let It All Hang Out"...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Continuing with the folk inclinations of The Lonesome Jubilee, John Mellencamp recorded his most ambitious and serious-minded album with Big Daddy. Mellencamp produced the record himself, giving the album a concise and stripped-down sound, which help give his songs the appearance of being gritty statements of truth. Unfortunately, Mellencamp isn't saying nearly as much as he believes he is, since his lyrics tend to be clichéd and half-baked, making much of the album feel pompous and self-serving. This is only reinforced by the lack of rockers on Big Daddy, since he saves the most carefree moment -- a ripping cover of the Hombres' "Let It Out Let It All Hang Out" -- for an unlisted bonus track. Still, when he does hit his target, like on the gentle "Jackie Brown," the stuttering, fiddle-driven "Sometimes a Great Notion," and even the self-pitying "Pop Singer," Mellencamp proves that his talents haven't abandoned him.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 042283822023
  • Catalog Number: 838220

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Mellencamp Primary Artist
Lisa Germano Violin
Kenny Aronoff Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
John Cascella Accordion, Keyboards
Larry Crane Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
David Grissom Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Georgia Jones Background Vocals
Toby Myers Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Pat Peterson Background Vocals
Crystal Taliefero Percussion, Background Vocals
Mike Wanchic Bass, Dobro, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Willie Weeks Bass Guitar
Nancy Arnold Oboe
Technical Credits
Lisa Germano Contributor
John Hunter Composer
Kenny Aronoff Contributor
John Cascella Contributor
Larry Crane Contributor
B.B. Cunningham Jr. Composer
Ross Hogarth Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Jerry Masters Composer
John Mellencamp Producer
Toby Myers Contributor
Crystal Taliefero Contributor
Mike Wanchic Contributor
George Corsillo Artwork
Gary McEwen Composer
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