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Walmart Rant About 1996 John Mellencamp Album Cover for Mr. Happy Go Lucky

2 August 2010 2 Comments

By: Andrew

Walmart. Walmart. Walmart.

Walmart. Walmart. Walmart.

Walmart Found This Offensive

I was looking for a CD to listen to while working on the site when I saw John Mellencamp’s 1996 release, Mr. Happy Go Lucky. I don’t recall how it came into my possession, but I remember the lead single, “Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First),” being all over the radio. I figured I’d pop it in and give it a spin. This is the point where some of you go, “What is he doing listening to this crap?” And in turn, it’s where I go, “So, what do the girlfriends of guys that listen to Black Dahlia Murder look like?”

I noticed the cover art was kind of cool. It has the devil. It has Jesus. It has a baby who is apparently sleeping. After doing some research, I learned Walmart would not stock this release unless the album cover was scrapped. Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. Mellencamp apparently agreed to change the cover art, using the excuse that he didn’t create it, so as long as the song content wasn’t changed, it doesn’t matter. Please. And this is back in 1996. Look, this is what happens when there are monopolies, and Walmart is the most evil of them. Again, ridiculous.

This album cover is so harmless it’s not even funny. Walmart apparently thought the baby looked dead. I am sick and tired of this company being allowed to determine what’s right and what’s wrong.

Keep this in the back of your minds when you buy from that place. And if any of you work there, you should be ashamed of yourselves. Oh, wait. My apologies. In some towns, that’s the only place you can work. Our government likes it that way.


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  • 888 said:

    I love it! Hahahahahaha!

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  • Dissonance said:

    If they did this for Johnny Cougar, what are they doing to heavier artists?

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