Tom Lanham
September 06, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Rough Harvest

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
John Mellencamp
Producers
Def Jam, Island, Mercury Records

We gave it a B-

For those who could take or leave this Hoosier’s catalog of vest-pocket Springsteenisms, ”Rough Harvest,” a scratchy odds-‘n’-sods anthology from his ex-label, might rank down there with root canal.

Diehard boosters, however, will find some chewable grains of wheat-field whimsy here, in a roadhouse revamp of ”Rain on the Scarecrow,” a folk-fiddled take on ”Human Wheels,” and surprisingly passionate readings of rock standards ”Wild Night” and ”Under the Boardwalk.” It ain’t Bruce. But it ain’t half bad. B-

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