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Was reading the Creedence Clearwater Revival Book, "Up Around The Bend" this morning.

It seems John Fogerty was upset that the "San Francisco Sound" of the 60's  was defined as Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Moby Grape,  & Quicksilver Messenger Service, when it should have been defined as, Peter Wheat and the  Breadmen, We Five and Santana!

I am very humbled that John mentioned my group from back then, (Peter Wheat).

 

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'UP BEND AROUND THE Hue oral history of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL THRISTRO Craig Werner'

May be an image of book

May be an image of text

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very cool indeed....a little immortality can't hurt!![biggrin]

I was fortunate enough to see their only UK performance at the Albert Hall - had a seat at the side of the stage about 6ft from Tom Fogerty.  Wow.   I was 15 or 16.

They were a GREAT band; I still have "Bayou Country" on vinyl and the rest of it on CD.   Original copies of their LPs are being advertised for very high prices by some online dealers.

John Fogerty has one of the greatest, instantly-recognizable rock voices. [thumbup]

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19 hours ago, jdgm said:

 

John Fogerty has one of the greatest, instantly-recognizable rock voices. [thumbup]

Indeed.  I remember back then that CREEM mag writer Dave Marsh tagged him as the "Male Janis Joplin".  [cool]  Because it was a strong voice and pretty much unique.  Sure, there were many unique sounding voices back then(unlike the '80's hair and spandex "metal" bands that to me, were more plastic than anything.  Well, musically,IMHO, most '80's music was plastic "cookie cutter" tripe).  But john's did kinda stand out more.

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That looks like a great read. 

I was only listening to JF's Blue Moon Stomp album recently, and 'Quiero Creedence' (Latin covers) not long before that. 

My favourite CCR song was always Green River. Its a perfect rock song.

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58 minutes ago, merciful-evans said:

 

My favourite CCR song was always Green River. Its a perfect rock song.

Perfect "swamp rock" song.

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46 minutes ago, Dub-T-123 said:

I’m a big CCR fan too. How cool that your band was mentioned. Love that 12 string on one of your songs on YouTube. 

Thank you....a CCR song I do?  (I think I only do one).

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22 hours ago, merciful-evans said:

That looks like a great read. 

I was only listening to JF's Blue Moon Stomp album recently, and 'Quiero Creedence' (Latin covers) not long before that. 

My favourite CCR song was always Green River. Its a perfect rock song.

Seemed everyone back in "the day" liked at least ONE Creedence tune.  Me?

My particular favorites are:

PROUD MARY

FORTUNATE SON

WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS

LOOKING OUT MY BACK DOOR.

But not at the negligence of several others.  [wink]

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3 minutes ago, Whitefang said:

Seemed everyone back in "the day" liked at least ONE Creedence tune.  Me?

My particular favorites are:

PROUD MARY

FORTUNATE SON

WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS

LOOKING OUT MY BACK DOOR.

But not at the negligence of several others.  [wink]

Whitefang

I may have to add some of these songs to my repertoire...but right now I only do "Who Will Stop The Rain".

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I've always considered CCR to be the ultimate garage band. I don't mean that in a negative way at all, not trying to say they're amateurs in any way. What I mean is, their songs are mechanically simple... no Beatles chords, elaborate backup, years in the studio and settling for an engineer's mashup of takes 114 and 210. They are songs that three people in the garage HAVE A SNOWBALL'S CHANCE of replicating with Silvertones and 10 watt solid state Ampegs. And there's a good feeling that goes with that.

The day I figured out the opening riff to Green River, I walked on air a little.  The Moody Blues couldn't do that for me.

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There's that.  And especially in my band's case, since we were already doing  Dale Hawkins' "Suzy Q"  as part of our "oldies" mix.  Just needed to add an extra note here and there for CCR's version.  [wink]

In an interview with Mary Gross on NPR's "Fresh Air" 'bout a dozen years ago, First thing she asked John Fogerty to say the words, "turn"  and "burn".  [biggrin]  John chuckled, knowing what she was up to and answered;

"You know, when I SAY "turn" and "burn"  they sound like that.  But for some reason, when I SING them they come out "toin"  and "boin".  [laugh]

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The first side of "Bayou Country" packs a mighty punch with "Born On The Bayou", "Bootleg" and "Graveyard Train".

NO British singer can do that, or write songs like that.   Just 100% American rock music.

 

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17 hours ago, JWH said:

i always liked playing  "looking out my back door" along with half a doven other great songs from CCR

How many IS that, exactly?  [wink]

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