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Legacy: John Mellencamp

From Little Bastard to cranky old man to footnote?

After you’re gone, what sort of legacy will you have left?

The notion that anybody is going to care about who John Mellencamp was is folly. When you’re a young guy the whole idea is that you’re playing for your legacy. Then you get to be older and realise that there is no fucking legacy. Here’s what they’re going to remember: there was a band called The Beatles, a band called the Stones and this guy named Bob Dylan. That’s it. As big a statement as we all thought The Clash were making? Get in line, guys, you’re just a footnote like the rest of us.

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