Hurts So Good

by John Cougar

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"Hurts So Good" as recorded by John Cougar

Drum sheet music transcribed by James Morton. Immediate PDF download.

4 page chart - $4.99

Difficulty Level: Advanced Genre: Classic Rock

“Hurts So Good” was John Mellencamp’s first Top Ten hit (it went to #2 for 4 weeks in 1982). Mellencamp was then known as just John Cougar, and had hit the charts three times previously, but never in the Top Ten. This recording set off a strong career which is still going strrong. This recording features the drumming of Kenny Aronoff, who achieves an interesting sound by switching hands (LH on HH).

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All the drum sheet music found on this page and throughout the site are full, note-for-note transcriptions transcribed by James Morton--long-time professional drummer, author of over a dozen books with Mel Bay Publications, and creator of the "Rock Charts" column formerly found in Modern Drummer--over the course of his 40+ year career.

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