R.O.C.K. in the DFW: Mellencamp's Looking to Record in Downtown Dallas This Summer
But as we all know by now, Johnson didn't record at the Statler; rather, his sessions took place at nearby 508 Park Avenue. Mellencamp and his folks know it too. How do I know they know this? Trust me. I know they know. The heads-up continues:
John hopes to refocus attention on it and other such buildings within quick travel distance during his summer tour (another is the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, where Johnson recorded "Sweet Home Chicago" and "Crossroad Blues"), bringing along 1950s recording equipment to get a vintage sound to go with the setting. Additionally, the sessions will be filmed by acclaimed photographer Kurt Marcus; background footage of the surrounding areas will also be shot and mixed in with material about the music and the summer tour itself. If things go according to plan, a Sundance-quality documentary will result.Update: The official word from the Mellencamp camp is that the official Web site's announcement was "unofficial." In other words: He'd like to record at 508 Park Avenue, but nothing's been scheduled yet.
Update to the Update: Mellencamp's Web site has replaced the Statler Hilton Hotel with 508 Park Avenue as the would-be site of his planned recording session this summer.