American Fool is the fifth album released by John Mellencamp, released under the stage name John Cougar in 1982. The album was his commercial breakthrough, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart in 1982 and becoming the best-selling album of that year.
Rock'n'roll was born in the United States - and 1958 was the year it was exported to the rest of the world. Buddy Holly, who kicks off our first disc with 'Rave On', hit British shores in March with the force of a musical hurricane. Following closely behind him were the like of The Chordettes, Bobby Day, The Everly Brothers and Connie Francis, all included here on this 2 disc compilation.
All songs are "Clean for In-Store Play" versions. This disc was issued in a cardboard slipcase cover. A must have for any FZ fan. Released as the “Clean American Version,” this sanitized fz sampler was sent to record stores/cd shops so they could play Zappa’s music in the store without the fear of some angry Mommy complaining that the music would curve her baby’s spine. A great compilation (even if the songs have been bastardized).