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Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Postby jupiter on Fri Dec 26, 2003 10:33 am

Creedence?
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Postby blake on Fri Dec 26, 2003 11:44 am

Before my time, but I've heard them many a time. It never struck me as crap.
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Postby Bradley R. Weissenberger on Fri Dec 26, 2003 3:26 pm

A tough, beautiful band. Timeless.

A resounding Not Crap.
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Postby gcbv on Fri Dec 26, 2003 7:17 pm

CCR, as we on the inside call them, kick an amazing amount of ass.

I'm still finding songs by them that blow me away.
But I digress. Please continue with the squirrel circuit semantic debate.
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Postby Seaside Lounge on Fri Dec 26, 2003 7:50 pm

Fortunate Son still gives me chills and I've heard it about 500 times.
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Postby Dylan on Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:33 pm

Even though I could never hear "Down On The Corner" again and be real happy, NOT CRAP.
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Postby Andrew L. on Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:45 pm

Maybe the first band that I really thought of as mine. Loved this shit. Most of their covers and perhaps all their ballads are not so pretty good, but Fogerty defin[i]tely kicked ass back in the days before I was born.
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Postby kerble on Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:41 am

Love 'em.

1)Old friend wanted to design a "Fogerty" Pedal that made your guitar sound like John Fogerty's voice. When I hear him wail I now think of Ill Tone.

2)Speaking of Ill Tone, he had a guitar made out of a baseball bat.

3)I had a dream once where my old Art Ed prof was John Fogerty for the intents and purposes of the dream. He was playing in a venue that was basically an indoor little league baseball field with bleacher style seating.

Before the show, he was hamming it up with the audience and explaining that the reason he was doing a comeback tour was because he had managed to recapture the soul of the old Creedence material and he'd be damned if he was going to let some suits get in the way of his rock'n'roll.

Also the opening act was two long-hairs on an oriental rug. One had a set of bongos and the other had a "flying-V." In hindsight, it seems that Fogertygot me into T-Rex years before I'd given Electric Warrior a spin.

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Postby newcopcar on Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:15 am

Especially not crap when reminded that all of their recorded output was released over only four years' time.
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Postby Severance Package on Thu Jul 29, 2004 5:42 am

These guys created truly great music. Their songs are powerful and honest, and I could never tire listening to them.

Not crap.
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:12 am

Dylan wrote:Even though I could never hear "Down On The Corner" again and be real happy, NOT CRAP.



"Down on the Corner" was actually the first song I ever sought out, on 7" back when stores like a Music Warehouse would actually sell vinyl and 45's.

I can appreciate Dr. Dylan's sentiments though. Once or twice a year is enough for me.

My pop had all of the CCR records, and they were in my pre-school+ rotation, so they just existed to me like the Carpenters, Led Zeppelin, Jim Croce, Trini Lopez, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Charles.

It wasn't until I heard the Minutemen's version of "Green River" on a much dubbed frosh-circulated mix-tape that I began to understand.
Also, the first time I understood the concept of "blistering" as applied to music performance.
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Postby run joe, run on Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:39 pm

John Fogerty has one of the best voices in the world methinks. Is Lodi a place?
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Postby Bradley R. Weissenberger on Sat Jul 31, 2004 10:27 pm

run joe, run wrote:Is Lodi a place?

Yes. Lodi CA.

But that's not important. Lodi is simply any conservative backwater town in which a person finds himself trapped, whether literally or figuratively. At least that's what I hear in that song. Seems pretty straightforward.

God, I love this band.
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Postby the Classical on Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:36 pm

I was eating a sandwich a resturant earlier this afternoon and "Lodi" was playing. What a great song. Great band as well. If you haven't listened to them outside the context of classic rock radio you owe it to yrself.
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Postby run joe, run on Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:35 pm

I did realise that the song was referring to any generic nowheresville kinda place, but I just wondered if Lodi itself was a real one. And now I know. Thanks.

How fucking great is the riff in 'Up Around The Bend' by the way?
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Postby tmidgett on Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:34 am

solid gold at their best

fogerty was/is very very calculating about his music. no less than the stones on that front. he was really conscious of putting in enough of a narrative to interest the listener (with enough 'poetry' to be 'artistic'), structuring the song so that the best parts would get beat into one's skull, and never making it longer than radio length, unless it was fashionable to do so. it goes beyond songcraft and into marketing. again, not unlike the stones at times.

none of that affects how much i like the music

yeah, you have to dig into the records to appreciate how good they were. _cosmo's factory_, _ green river_, _willy and the poor boys_ are my favorite three. i dunno, i guess _chronicle_ and that are good, but for a 'singles band,' they were really at their peak on those three albums as entire albums.

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.
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Postby Redline on Mon Aug 02, 2004 10:17 am

Camco drums + Les Paul Customs = kick ass rawk. Even his newer songs take you to a special place.
I wore out Cosmo's Factory, I think that was one of the first lp's I bought with my own money (Let It Be was a dollar more, crap. Only had $5.00)
I played the hell out of that record. Whether the lp was mastered or pressed poorly I don't know, but it was great to buy the SACD, what a difference.

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Postby fargokamikaze on Mon Aug 02, 2004 10:39 am

I so glad that there are so many people who love Creedence here. Best driving music, by far. It seems like everyone I know in person hates on them all the time.

I've always been a fan of "Born on a Bayou", and the cover of "Put a Spell on You"
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Postby the Classical on Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:18 am

fargokamikaze wrote: It seems like everyone I know in person hates on them all the time.



everyone you know is a total asshat
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Postby mattw on Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:50 pm

I love CCR

There is a certain genius in how Fogerty arranged those songs...I remember reading that he wanted both guitars tuned down a few steps to get that fat bass sound.

The production on the songs were always top notch- (Fogerty had a hand in producing most of the recs, right?) the drums were recorded well (Susie Q, in particular, comes to mind), guitar tones were enormous and I second the rhythym section. Very underrated.
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