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John Mellencamp Working On Album Of Folk & Blues Covers
John Mellencamp might not have a label deal, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t making new music. Mellencamp is holed up in his Bloomington, Indiana, studio working on what’s said to be an album of traditional folk and blues songs by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Howlin’ Wolf, and Robert Johnson.
The New York Times reports that Mellencamp has updated the lyrics to Guthrie’s “Baltimore To Washington” to reference President George W. Bush and the current conflict with Iraq.
According to The Times, the revised lyrics read, “He wants to fight with many/And he says it’s not for oil/He sent out the National Guard/To police the world.”
Mellencamp plans to make the song available soon on his website, and the full album, which is not yet titled, should be out before the end of the year.