Personnel includes: John Cougar (vocals, guitar); Tom Knowles, Robert Frank, Mike Wanchic, Larry Crane, Brian Bec Var, Joe Lala, Paul Harris, Blue Weaver, Mike Lewis, RCR, Kitty, Jimmy Horowitz, John Stith.
Producers: Ron Albert, Howard Albert, John Punter.
Personnel: John Cougar (vocals); Larry Crane (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Paul Harris (keyboards); Robert Frank (bass guitar); Mike Wanchic (guitar, background vocals); Tom Knowles (drums); Jimmy Horowitz, Joe Lala, Mike Lewis , Blue Weaver, Kitty, John Smith, Brian BecVar.
Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Recording information: Air Studios, London, England (1979); Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (1979).
Photographer: Norman Seeff.
Once "I Need a Lover" became an Australian hit, Riva in America decided to release John Cougar's eponymous fourth album, adding the song to the record as well. Essentially, John Cougar is sonically similar to A Biography, apart from the tacked-on "I Need a Lover." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine