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Johnny Cougar - A Biography FLAC album

Performer: Johnny Cougar
Genre: Rock
Title: A Biography
Country: UK
Released: 1978
Style: Alternative Rock, Soft Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1898 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1330 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1172 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 493

John Cougar is the third studio album by John Mellencamp. This was the first album with his new record company Riva Records and under the name "John Cougar. Released in 1979, following the Australian success of "I Need a Lover" from the previous year's A Biography (which did not receive a . release), the album included the aforementioned track for . audiences, as well as a re-working of A Biography's "Taxi Dancer.

Recorded in London, it was released in the . and Australia by Riva Records on March 6, 1978. Due to poor sales of Mellencamp's debut album, Chestnut Street Incident, A Biography did not receive a . release upon its 1978 debut.

That album was a complete flop partly due to the fact that the record label wanted to mold John into something he was not (a pretty boy ala James Dean) and the fact that the album mostly consisted of cover songs. It was also the label's idea to release the album under the name Johnny Cougar which Mellencamp did not approve of. It wasn't until the release of American Fool, released this time under the moniker John Cougar, which featured his most well-known hit to date, "Jack & Diane" that he really made it big; the album stayed at on the charts for nine weeks.

Essentially, John Cougar is sonically similar to A Biography, but apart from the tacked-on "I Need a Lover," none of the songs hit the mark.

Since neither Chestnut Street Incident nor The Kid Inside generated much attention, Johnny Cougar's third album, A Biography, wasn't released in America. Ironically, it was his best effort yet, featuring a harder and genuinely rocking backbeat and, in the silly but catchy "I Need a Lover," his first good song.

1. Johnny Cougar - Born Reckless. 2. Johnny Cougar - Factory. 3. Johnny Cougar - Night Slumming. 4. Johnny Cougar - Taxi Dancer. 5. Johnny Cougar - I Need A Lover. 6. Johnny Cougar - Alley Of The Angels. 7. Johnny Cougar - High C Cherrie. 8. Johnny Cougar - Where The Sidewalk Ends. 9. Johnny Cougar - Let Them Run Your Lives. 10. Johnny Cougar - Goodnight. 11. 1978 - A Biography (remastered)/ - . 0. 1978 - A Biography (remastered)/08. Where The Sidewalk Ends.

The best album by Johnny Cougar is A Biography which is ranked number 64,086 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 3. Johnny Cougar is ranked number 24,342 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4. Product Details. ADVERT 15X12" JOHNNY COUGAR : I NEED A LOVER Condition: Good. Time left: 7h 24m 28s. Ships to: Worldwide. ADVERT 15X12" JOHNNY COUGAR : A BIOGRAPHY ALBUM/TOUR Condition: Good. Time left: 7h 43m 6s. Listen to Johnny Cougar on YouTube. Johnny Cougar best albums.

Album · 1978 · 11 Songs. A Biography (Remastered) Johnny Cougar. Due to poor sales of Mellencamp’s previous album, A Biography did not receive a US release upon its 1978 debut. Two of its tracks, Taxi Dancer and the single I Need a Lover, were on his 1979 album John Cougar which was released in the US. In Australia, however, I Need a Lover became a huge hit, with the result that Mellencamp’s career got its first start.

Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741

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A1 Born Reckless 4:35
A2 Factory 3:02
A3 Night Slumming
Chorus [Stension] – Aly Griggs, Blue Knowles, Bob Davis , Brian Bec Var, Cheryl Davis, Cil Mellencamp, Ferd , Gail Williams, Irean Frostie, Johnny Cougar*, Ken Griggs, Larry Crane, Marilyn Hill, Michelle Mellencamp, Nancy Kellog, Steve Prestage, Susi Ronson, Susie Boobs, Susie Elston, Tom Knowles
A4 Taxi Dancer
Arranged By [Strings] – Ann O'Dell*
A5 I Need A Lover 5:37
B1 Ally Of The Angels 3:58
B2 High C Cherrie 4:58
B3 Where The Sidewalk Ends 3:56
B4 Let Them Run Your Lives 5:55
B5 Goodnight 2:05


  • Backing Vocals – Streethart
  • Bass – Ferd
  • Drums – Tom Knowles
  • Engineer [Assistant Overdubs] – Greg Cobb
  • Engineer [Assistant Tracks] – Dave Bellotti
  • Engineer [Assistant Vocals, Mixing] – Steve Churchyard
  • Engineer, Producer – John Punter
  • Guitar – Larry Crane
  • Keyboards – Brian Bec Var
  • Saxophone – Andy MacKay
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Johnny Cougar*
  • Written-By – Cougar*


Distributed by WEA Records Ltd., A Warner Communications Company.
Sleeve printed and made in England by Gothic Print Finishers Ltd., London SE9 2EQ

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RVLP 6 Johnny Cougar* A Biography ‎(LP, Album) Riva RVLP 6 UK 1978
26.025 Johnny Cougar* A Biography ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 26.025 Brazil 1978
P-10780W John Cougar Mellencamp A Biography ‎(12", Album) Riva P-10780W Japan 1978
P-10780W Johnny Cougar* A Biography ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records P-10780W Japan 1978
UICY-94792 Johnny Cougar* A Biography ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, SHM) Mercury UICY-94792 Japan 2012