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Postby run joe, run on Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:53 am

Back off man, I'm a scientist.
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Postby HOUSTON_M on Thu May 11, 2006 3:25 pm

I agree with Brad on "Lodi" (which is basically a country song), John Fogerty could make simple truths resonate, as in "Someday Never Comes", it's true in many peoples' experience that even as you "grow up", some things are just never understood.

"Up Around The Bend" has urgency, grit and and a boyish charm (Stephen Still's Buffalo Springfield work also had a youthful charm.)A great intro too.

A lot of the music has a toughness and a felicity which makes it a joy to hear.

I still get a frisson when I hear the intro to "Green River", which is one of my favourite songs.

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Postby Bradley R. Weissenberger on Thu May 11, 2006 3:38 pm

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).

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Postby Gramsci on Thu May 11, 2006 3:41 pm

Not crap, Bad Moon Rising is one of my favourite songs.
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Postby HOUSTON_M on Thu May 11, 2006 4:14 pm

Brad,

It also has a churchy feel in the lilt of the tune; John Fogerty seems to have assimilated gospel and country along with other American "roots" music and combined them with simplicity and craft.

I also like stuff such as "Hey Tonight" which starts with another cutting guitar intro.

"Sweet Hitch-Hiker" moves along with panache, though it's innocent appeal might seem more equivocal after the "career" of a Ted Bundy.

I agree with Tim Midgett that it's worth listening to their actual studio albums; you can get to stuff like "Sinister Purpose".

They weren't just a crafty and reliable singles band. And they weren't just John Fogerty either.
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Postby Christopher_Dragon on Thu May 11, 2006 4:26 pm

Dear HOUSTON_M,

His name is spelled Fogerty.

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Postby .eater on Thu May 11, 2006 4:33 pm

Definitely not crap by a long shot. I grew up on this band, and some of my fondest memories were soundtracked by these guys. It's funny that their sound often reinforces most peoples' assumption that they were a southern group, but they were from California.
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Postby HOUSTON_M on Thu May 11, 2006 4:54 pm

Thanks Chris_Dragon,

That's a bad lapse on my part, though not entirely uncharacteristic and not quite as embarrassing as a school essay in which I continuously misspelled Charles Dickens's surname as "Dickins" and the examiner corrected it each time.

I'll edit my previous post to spell the man's name correctly out of deference to both the facts and the man himself.
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Postby Lemuel Gulliver on Thu May 11, 2006 5:10 pm

Not Crap.

If it wasn't for "Born on the Bayou" I'd never have given classic rock a chance. At the time, I was in high school listening to lots of jangly 4AD stuff.

Everytime I hear "Someday Never Comes" I think of the first time I saw Bedhead. They'd do a marvelous cover of this song.
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Postby lamont sanford on Thu May 11, 2006 5:11 pm

Fogerty the individual can suck my balls. but collectively with CCR, I'd suck HIS balls. Not Crap.
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Postby Schadenfreude on Thu May 11, 2006 5:20 pm

I remember when I was 15, Guitar Player magazine had the notes to "Born on a Bayou" and I was obsessed with learning and playing it.
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Postby Christopher_Dragon on Thu May 11, 2006 5:32 pm

HOUSTON_M wrote:Thanks Chris_Dragon,

That's a bad lapse on my part, though not entirely uncharacteristic and not quite as embarrassing as a school essay in which I continuously mispelled Charles Dickens's surname as "Dickins" and the examiner corrected it each time.


It would been awesome if you spelled his name as Dickends because his writing is about as good as I would imagine a dick end's to be.
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Postby night_tools on Tue May 30, 2006 3:31 pm

Nico Adie wrote:A truly excellent band. My Mum's favourite, so I've been listening to them all my life.


Me too! 'Cosmo's Factory' is one of the first records I remember listening to. Much later a 3 disc CCR 'best of' was the soundtrack to much of my journey around Australia. Sadly those CDs stayed in Oz with the ex, but it has given me the excuse to buy all the individual albums.

Note for UK peeps: The Fopp chain of record shops is currently selling all the CCR albums on CD for a fiver each. Go buy them!

I love 'Willy And The Poor Boys' - it doesn't get a whole lot of airplay on this side of the water.

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Postby Heliotropic on Sat Jul 22, 2006 12:55 pm

Not crap at all.
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Postby andyman on Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:22 am

Any starter album suggestions?
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Postby Limmo on Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:04 am

andyman wrote:Any starter album suggestions?


Cosmo's Factory
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Postby tallchris on Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:13 pm

Such a great band.

I've recently gotten old copies "Willy and the Poor Boys", "Green River", and "Cosmo's Factory", and there isn't a wasted note. John Fogerty wrote an amazing amount of great songs in a really short period of time.

Extra NOT CRAP for the members looking like my dad and uncle from the same period.

Has anyone else ever seen the French film "Cold Water"? There is a great scene at a party were "Up Around The Bend" is playing and half way through the song, you hear the needle pulled off the record to play the awesome opening guitar part. It wasn't until I had seen that movie that realized how awesome that part is.
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Postby kenoki on Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:28 pm

i saw creedance clearwater REVISITED! with my dad at milwaukee summerfest 96. they along with blood sweat and tears rocked our asses off, then we all sat around for a drum circle. ccr was still good even without young man fogerty, i think his brother was singing. it actually did rock. i love ccr. i think i also saw poe and something else really shitty that year.
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Postby Angus Jung on Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:54 pm

Fogerty is touring right now and playing CCR classix.
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Postby Christopher_Dragon on Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:58 pm

Angus Jung wrote:Fogerty is touring right now and playing CCR classix.


But I think he's doing Creedence Crapwater Revival songs.
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