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Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Postby Andrew L. on Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:02 pm

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Postby Trey on Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:39 pm

That wasn't Fogerty's brother playing with Creedence revisited. He's dead.
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Postby KeithV on Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:46 am

Anyone who voted crap in this thread is a dolt.

NOT CRAP is the only answer.

I hate to state the painfully obvious, YET AGAIN.
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Postby kerble on Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:20 am

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Please note: I LIKE that they pretended they weren't from El Cerrito.


their last concert ever was @ El Cerrito High School.
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby Heliotropic on Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:11 pm

I can't stomach their music anymore. In high school I thought that they were good almost out of obligation because of their unassuming presentation, but I now see it as nothing more than colloquial simple-man pap.
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby jimmy spako on Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:15 pm

Heliotropic wrote:colloquial simple-man pap.



haha, that's a fine one for "should be a genre name, but isn't yet".



but surely not for ccr!

i'm sure someone has already written it, but NNOT CCRAP!!!


also, somehow for years i succeeded in tricking myself into believing that "sweet hitchhiker" was called "swedish heike".
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby SecondEdition on Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:31 pm

John Fogerty's the best advertisement for Kustom amps there ever was. (Unless what I heard about Leo Nocentelli using them was true.) That tone is all vintage Kustom. Fogerty was using a modified Rickenbacker 325 (Gibson bridge humbucker, Bigsby vibrato) and a Les Paul Custom that was converted to 3/4 size for all of the Creedence songs.

Many of their albums aren't perfect, but often at least half the songs are so gobsmackingly excellent that you wonder how in hell Fogerty came up with them. During the years 1969 and 1970, Fogerty easily ranked with or above any American songwriter you could care to name.

Cosmo's Factory is the best album the band ever did. I would say it is a perfect record. Willy and the Poor Boys and Bayou Country are close for second.

Chronicle is the best starting point, though. In all my years of listening to rock and roll, I have never ever had a moment like the one where I first listened to Chronicle, and, on song after song after song, kept on saying "Oh my god they did THIS SONG?!!"

Not fucking crap. At their finest, their songs are pure pleasure.
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Postby JC23by5 on Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:52 am

Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:
HOUSTON_M wrote:I agree with Brad on "Lodi" (which is basically a country song).

In its construction, "Lodi" really reminds me of a church hymn (i.e., four verses of four lines with the last line repeated, no chorus).

Who knows?


Yep. I wonder how many people have noticed that? Great song though....hits me in the gut. I always feel for the guy when that song plays......it hits close to home. Anyhow, CCR is absolutely N/C. They made good, solid, honest music. What else can you ask for?
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby Red Square on Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:56 pm

like has been stated before, they're from el cerrito, CA and i remember reading somewhere a long time ago that when they wrote these songs not a one of them had ever been to the bayou over here but yet they captured the feeling of this place so accurately that i thought that they were from this area for the longest time...

a hearty not crap...
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby joime on Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:14 pm

i think they rock ass...but one thing i had that i hate is a cd i had of their's that skipped
and now i just live with out them for awhile
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby goatlord on Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:07 am

I love this band, and I especially love that they are what I call a "Low key" band. Those are bands like Can, The Fall, The Cows... wich could have excelent musicians, or even virtuous players (CCR had really long solos and an incredible singer and every single musician in The cows and Can was great) but you don't think that the players were showing off.

They had an style of music, that just moved from one point to another, without fanfare. You really have to pay atention in order to squeeze all the greatness and little surprises out of it. And considering that this was a 70's AOR Rock Band, that's a compliment!
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby numberthirty on Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:36 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQXoYBHo-FI

My skull could barely contain my mind blowing when I saw this.

Creedence are obviously not crap.

Edit: Still hoping High On Fire will cover "Pagan Baby" at some point.
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby Blue of Noon on Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:22 am

Not crap.

Also, I remember the Circle Jerks' cover of "Fortunate Son" being pretty good.
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby Bonham lives! on Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:14 pm

so NOT CRAP.

they were also bad-ass live:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJV5mmIqfNM
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby jimmy two hands on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:13 pm

Anyone who would vote crap on this band does not deserve to listen to rock music.
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby tallchris on Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:31 pm

jimmy two hands wrote:Anyone who would vote crap on this band does not deserve to listen to rock music.


This.

Pure, simple, amazing music. Those dudes had it goin' on for quite a while there.
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby Thanasis on Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:29 am

I can see how one might get sick of them after repeated listens but they are always so good to come back to after a hiatus. Unprentetious given the era in which they were most popular, great sound and so many great songs. Their cover of "Good Golly Miss Molly" gets them over the C/NC dividing-line but so many other songs just push them further and further away from Crap status. Not Crap when I first heard them and Not Crap now.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:55 pm

tmidgett wrote:
the rhythm section of ccr is pretty underrated. they were a bit like ac/dc in that sense--the singing/lead guitar got most of the attention even though the rhythm gtr/bass/drums did most of the heavy lifting.


Doug Clifford's drumming just might be my favorite thing about Creedence. Longer workouts like "Suzy-Q" and "I Heard It through the Grapevine" are like clinics on soulful rock drumming.
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Postby Trey on Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:10 pm

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:
tmidgett wrote:
the rhythm section of ccr is pretty underrated. they were a bit like ac/dc in that sense--the singing/lead guitar got most of the attention even though the rhythm gtr/bass/drums did most of the heavy lifting.


Doug Clifford's drumming just might be my favorite thing about Creedence. Longer workouts like "Suzy-Q" and "I Heard It through the Grapevine" are like clinics on soulful rock drumming.

Praise the lord, yes. The drums on Pagan Baby, those little well placed hops that aren't really even fills. So good.
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Re: Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby Ranxerox on Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:49 pm

I can't stand CCR.

Maybe it's because I never had a chance to come to it myself prior to being absolutely bombarded by their greatest hits. It might also be because I wince at the idea of aspiring to backwater cultural status. I don't know. I have never enjoyed them. The good news is that, after 30+ years of being subjected to CCR's popular catalogue, when their stuff comes on I no longer even hear it. It's like the most popular songs from the Eagles.

Pack them in with Neil Young as producers of music loved by millions, music which does nothing for me whatsoever.

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