"There are special places on this earth. Places of origin. The Mississippi Delta is one of those places."
These guys transport you into another galaxy. They're Rocky and Bullwinkle when it comes to turning rock culture into one huge fractured fairy tale and their Jimi Hendrix collision with a Minnie Pearl dress code breaks the rule of cool that most hot rocks cling to.
'Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James' does an incredible job of paying homage to songs that are at least 50 years old.
Yet, here are the Rolling Stones, telling us "School is in session, and here is how it's done." Not with malice. Not with a sense of being smug, or full of themselves. No: It is done with a sense of knowing.
'Sad Clowns & Hillbillies' is without question a contemporary masterpiece. This is some of the best writing and music that Mellencamp has ever been kind enough to share with us.