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Creedence Clearwater Revival

Post by tom_cas1 » 05 Apr 2015, 16:11

One of my favourite bands, their music was and continues to be breathtaking. Very "simple" in comparison to other bands from San Francisco at the time but the basics are spot on and John Fogerty's songwriting is some of the best ever. A great run of albums too:

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bayou Country
Green River
Willy And The Poor Boys
Cosmo's Factory
Pendulum
Mardi Gras


Their first album is the most 60's sounding with vocal reverb and other techniques you'd expect from a West Coast 60's band, but from Bayou Country onwards they had their own sound, a sound that never fails to give me goosebumps! I personally think that their run of 4 albums (Bayou Country, Green River, Willy And The Poor Boys & Cosmo's Factory) are one of the best run of albums by any band ever. The fact that those four were all released within a year and a half is even more mind blowing. The quality in music and songwriting is superb too. I'm not a huge fan of their last two albums although Pendulum does feature some excellent songs in Pagan Baby, Have You Ever Seen The Rain?. Margris Gras though, their last album is trash in comparison. I don't mean any disrespect to the other guys in the band but John Fogerty was and should have remained the songwriter.

Are there any other fans here? :D
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Post by mr_spenalzo » 05 Apr 2015, 16:18

I don't know them that well, but "Up Around The Bend" is one of the first songs I recall hearing. My dad had Cosmo's Factory (don't remember any other song on it) and the single... and played both of them to death.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 06 Apr 2015, 03:27

Absolutely a huge fan of theirs....MrMagPie and I discussed them before in-depth under another thread. Just unfortunate the band couldn't reconcile their differences before Tom Fogerty's death and it appears John will never make amends with the surviving other two....Oh well!
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Post by MrMagpie » 06 Apr 2015, 12:05

You know I'm a huge fan ;) 8-)
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Re: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Post by dparrott » 06 Apr 2015, 23:25

Got into them way late, but good stuff.

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Re: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 13 Apr 2015, 06:53

I love their version of 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'.

As tom_cas1 mentions, a phenomenal run of albums, released in a short time frame. Though this work-rate was not so unusual at the time.

....funny thing, 6Music have just started to play 'Bad Moon Rising' :)
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 14 Apr 2015, 07:43

Mallard No. 22 wrote:I love their version of 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'.

As tom_cas1 mentions, a phenomenal run of albums, released in a short time frame. Though this work-rate was not so unusual at the time.

....funny thing, 6Music have just started to play 'Bad Moon Rising' :)

Especially the extended version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine".. my dad is also absolutely in love w/that one! They could have potentially been the best band from the 70s if John managed to keep his ego in check...oh well!
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Post by MrMagpie » 14 Apr 2015, 13:41

That version of "...Grapevine" is *THE* version of the song as far as I am concerned.
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Re: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 17 Apr 2015, 09:35

MrMagpie wrote:That version of "...Grapevine" is *THE* version of the song as far as I am concerned.

Agreed... just like how the extended version of Tommy James & the Shondells "Crimson & Clover" is THE version of that song as well!
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 19 Apr 2015, 07:36

Yes, I am inclined to agree. :D
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 20 Apr 2015, 03:04

Mallard No. 22 wrote:Yes, I am inclined to agree. :D

Yes...absolutely..... Although...my absolute fave CCR song in recent months has become "Run Through the Jungle"? How does everyone else feel about that particular song?
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Re: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 22 Apr 2015, 06:29

That one will have to grow on me :D
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Re: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 23 Apr 2015, 01:13

Mallard No. 22 wrote:That one will have to grow on me :D

I take it that it's not among your faves! :lol: I must admit it took awhile for it to finally grow on me....But that song offers a different dimension of them that never quite existed before.....
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Re: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 27 Apr 2015, 06:01

I haven't got their original albums, only a 'best of'. I will have to dig it out again.
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Re: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 28 Apr 2015, 05:54

Mallard No. 22 wrote:I haven't got their original albums, only a 'best of'. I will have to dig it out again.

Here's a link to it on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbI0cMyyw_M" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


In fact, Tom Forgety before his death deemed it his fave CCR song.... Very progressive sounding for them! BTW, John was sued by the other three since he ripped off the riff on "Old Man Down the Road"......
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