Creedence Clearwater Revival: C or D?

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Come on, rockists! The most consistently great American band of the 20th century? Righteous roots-rock populists or preachy flannel-wearing poseurs? I say indisputably classic - four fabulously gritty albums in less than 12 months, packed with great singles and an undercurrent of "everyman" despair. Searched ILM and found no CCR-specific thread, so here it is...

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 17:10 (eighteen years ago) link

Fogerty was out of his mind in terms of writing great 3 minute singles those couple of years-an incredibly gifted and prolific songwriter at the time. After Creedence I don't really pay attention but definitely classic during late 60s early 70s. The more I think about it though, they aren't the sort of band I ever actually put on. But if I hear them on the radio I usually crank it

Colin O, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 17:23 (eighteen years ago) link

Who will answer the ringing clarion call to the rockist standard?

Roger Fascist (Roger Fascist), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 17:25 (eighteen years ago) link

This rockist says classic, big time.

I'd say the first 5 albums are great, 'Cosmo's Factory' is no dud. Long 'Grapevine' guitar solo and all.

They are the bollocks. Rocked as hard as the Stones at their best. 'Green River' and 'Willie and the poor boys' can stand happily alongside the likes of 'Let it bleed' or 'Beggar's Banquet'.

And you're right about the great singles. I came across them through 'Chronicle' which is as good an introduction as any.

James Ball (James Ball), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 17:29 (eighteen years ago) link

everyone go put on Bayou Country NOW!! "CCR as sacred cow" - no qualms with that

were they the last time a southern accent was 'cool' in rock?

the Creedence Cavalry (tracerhand), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 17:32 (eighteen years ago) link

btw: "Dub Metal" !!!!!!!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 17:35 (eighteen years ago) link

I love the way that when the rest of the band got shirty about their lack of royalties, just 'cos they didn't write any songs, JOhn Fogarty let them wrote the next incredibly shit album. Talk about giving them enough rope.

tigerclawskank, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 17:36 (eighteen years ago) link

John Fogerty confirmed his greatness in my eyes when I saw him a few years ago. He had a new album he was pushing (a decent one too), but when he hit the stage, he reeled off 7 or 8 Creedence classics bang bang bang bang before he did any new material. And he sounded like he still loved the songs, whether he owns them or not. The audience was his after that; he could've spent the next hour and a half playing show tunes and we still would have loved him. But of course, he didn't. It was a terrific show. Classic in all the right ways.

Jesse Fox (Jesse Fox), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 17:43 (eighteen years ago) link

Fuckin' classic. Sporters of the flannel way prior to anyone in Seattle. "Fortunate Son," "Born on the Bayou," "Run Through the Jungle,"....? C'mon, they farkin' rocked!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 17:45 (eighteen years ago) link

I especially love how the rather non-patriotic Fortunate Son is routinely used/referenced as a flag-waiving ode to Thomas "B" Jefferson...

christoff (christoff), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 18:24 (eighteen years ago) link

Yes, yes, yes, indeed. The best American group of the 60's,
IMO, and a truly righteous band that deserves homage for it's
achievements. CCR was one of my first bands, actually, and
as I delved into music I realized how much they owed to
their influences. But funny thing is, they're still 100%
original, because NO one sings or picks like John C. Fogerty.
He plays mean sax & organ, too.

Squirlplise, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Their radio singles are awesome. Some also have the bonus of being easy to play on the guitar. Certain songs in my life turn into a Mad Libs template for phrasing: I want to know, have you ever seen my keys? To come up with such a song, they are super!

Fivvy, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:05 (eighteen years ago) link

C! could this be the elusive ILM unanimity we've searched so long and hard for?

Al (sitcom), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:07 (eighteen years ago) link

classic! fogerty rules the school. that voice! wow. ccr was my fave band as a kid. i thought they totally rocked, and still do. "lodi" was one of the first songs that ever touched me. it's tacky, but true.

cecilia, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:10 (eighteen years ago) link

"C! could this be the elusive ILM unanimity we've searched so long and hard for? "

Wouldn't that be great? Part of me suspects that something about CCR doesn't translate well for the British ILMers tho... someone prove me wrong!

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:21 (eighteen years ago) link

Sporters of the flannel way prior to anyone in Seattle.

Along with half of Canada.

Still CCR are klassik, rockist or not.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:29 (eighteen years ago) link

I'll certainly give 'em a classic. The thing is, though normally thought of as a singles band, they had so many great and enduring singles (and album tracks in heavy rotation on rock radio) that you might as well buy all their albums. Not really any bum tracks to be heard up until Mardi Gras.

I'm still dreaming of some to-be-discovered bootleg recording of like a 20 minute live freakout jam on "Keep On Chooglin'"....

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:29 (eighteen years ago) link

Their albums are a bit light. All very short. Don't really have the depth past the singles.

Ben Williams, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:36 (eighteen years ago) link

Yes, but the point is they've got so many damn good songs, you end up with about 6 or 7 songs that you know and one or two that you don't. I wouldn't live without the albums, and without tracks like "Ramble Tamble", "Porterville", "Effigy" and "Keep On Chooglin'" ... Jesus Christ, just reading that list ... depth?! Whatever, I guess I'm just an unreconstructed rockist.

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:41 (eighteen years ago) link

I want to hate them on principle but, really, they sound OK when the radio plays them. I used to think they were boring but I don't mind them now. I'm not about to buy a CD or anything but they seem all right.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:42 (eighteen years ago) link

I want to hate them on principle

On principle of what, disliking good music?

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:43 (eighteen years ago) link

Total classic. Great songs (often a real and worthy antidote/counterweight to the more soft-headed bourgie impulses of '60s pop/rock), a great singer, and one of the best--and definitely most undersung--rhythm sections in all of rock music. Just cause it sounds simple doesn't mean it's easy.

Lee G (Lee G), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:49 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm not saying they're bad albums, I love Creedence too... but you know, comparing to Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed... I don't think so...

Take Willy and the Poor Boys--Poorboy Shuffle and Side O' the Road are throwaways.

Green River--same goes for Cross Tie Walker, Sinister Purpose, Night Time is the Right Time.

I just remember really really loving the greatest hits when I was a kid. And then buying all the albums, and liking them, but being slightly disappointed that there weren't any real amazing finds beyond the singles.

Ben Williams, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:52 (eighteen years ago) link

I have the singles comp and I like it. Rock was pretty good in the 60s.

Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:56 (eighteen years ago) link

"Green River--same goes for Cross Tie Walker, Sinister Purpose, Night Time is the Right Time."

No way, I think all those songs are great, just as strong as the singles. The harmonies on "Night Time" are this really strong, deep thing. "Sinister Purpose" is totally creepy, it's like a prelude to a murder down by the river or something.

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 19:59 (eighteen years ago) link

Not much more to say than classic.

hstencil, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 20:04 (eighteen years ago) link

Sinister Purpose I don't remember too well, to be honest. The good ones stick in my head ;) For me, Night Time was just too trad, dad. Actually, that's probably my problem with the album stuff in general--they seemed to just be doing straight knock-offs of older forms there in order to prove some kind of country authenticity, whereas the singles were like proper rock 'n' roll and although they had the old time flavor, they were also something different. A fusion, rather than a pastiche... or something.

Ben Williams, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 20:05 (eighteen years ago) link

Take Willy and the Poor Boys--Poorboy Shuffle and Side O' the Road are throwaways

you could say the same of "Factory Girl" and "Dear Doctor," too, though I agree that CCR's albums aren't as good as the Stones'. oh, and the answer is TOTAL CLASSIC.

M Matos (M Matos), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 20:06 (eighteen years ago) link

No, you couldn't say the same!

Ben Williams, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 20:07 (eighteen years ago) link

(Actually you have an easier case with Beggars anyway... try knocking anything off Let It Bleed... now if only they'd put the single version of Honky Tonk Women on there instead of Country Honk)

Ben Williams, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 20:07 (eighteen years ago) link

Classic. Their best cuts: "Lodi," "Wrote a Song for Everyone," "Fortunate Son," "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" and "Effigy."

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 20:11 (eighteen years ago) link

I hear your point Ben, and I'd agree that there are a couple filler type tracks in the catalog (but not awful ones, i.e. not ones to make you hit the skip button). I just think that the album cuts that are strong, argue for reconsidering them as more of an album band rather than a singles band.

And I was going to make the point about the Stones, but Matos made it for me. Except that I would have mentioned "Country Honk", and that he is TOTALLY wrong about "Factory Girl". That is one of the high points of that lp! It was great when they dug it up for the Steel Wheels tour...

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 20:26 (eighteen years ago) link

Agreed, it's not like I don't like the albums, I just like arguing...

(Also, the thing that makes songs like Dear Doctor et al more interesting to me is that they are not done straight--Jagger always has a distance from the material, and the lyrics themselves are somewhat ambiguous/parodistic, which makes the songs a bit more interesting since you don't know how seriously to take them)

Ben Williams, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 20:38 (eighteen years ago) link

here's an argument: CCR kicks the Stones six ways from Saturday because they took mountain and country music as their stepping-off point AS WELL as Chicago blues - I am Southern and raised on a diet of Hazel Dickens and etc so this goes a long way with me - CCR annealed it all into a singular, totally unmistakable, champion sound. agreed that Jagger was surely one of the most mythological characters in all rock - CCR never had that mystique, if that's the kind of thing you go for - but i mean seriously, the Stones sound like copyists next to them (Brian Jones: "no other group is as close to the Negro sound as us"). particularly good and interesting copyists, sure, "it's what the Stones got WRONG just as much as what they got RIGHT" etc but with CCR it's totally about what they got right, full stop.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 20:47 (eighteen years ago) link

I used to think they were the most boring 60's band ever. Then something changed and now I think they're not bad... who knows why. I like "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" a lot.

Vinnie (vprabhu), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 20:52 (eighteen years ago) link

good points Tracer.

christoff (christoff), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 20:59 (eighteen years ago) link

I dunno man, I just hear it the other way 'round. I think Fogarty is just as much a copyist as the Stones are--difference is, he's playing one role, country boy, whereas for Jagger that's one mask among others (an approach which admittedly over the course of far too long has gotten really tiresome, but paid serious dividends back in the day). I'm not from the South, but I sure can't take Fogerty seriously when he's howling in that affected voice about riding the ol' riverboat queen, or posing on album covers busking with Willy and the Poor Boys on the side of the street. So I don't find Creedence any more authentic than the Stones, really--difference is that the Stones are honest about their lack of authenticity, and they make use of that as an aesthetic strategy (also, they drew on plenty more sources than just Chicago blues).

Ben Williams, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:03 (eighteen years ago) link

Well Brian Jones can make such a declaration as he could supposedly play slide on "Dust My Broom" as well as Elmore James could.

As to yr main point -- I agree that the influx of country and mountain music is more important and successful with CCR than it is the Stones (although the Stones' double country whammy of "Dead Flowers" and "Sweet Virginia" kicks all of CCR's ass halfway to Modesto), but CCR's blues infusion feels kinda weak to me. I'm thinking of the middle bits of Willy & the Poor Boys here, and while Johnny can do a fair sharecropper impression with that yelp of his, it falls flat. It just seems that the Stones wanted to get the Negro strut down more than anything (which Mick still works at but Keith was born with), to get the style and the feel, while CCR went for the sound, but not the emotion. Maybe this is why CCR is so commonly identified as a very "white" band? (I'm thinking of the Big Lebowski and White Men Can't Jump (Snipes hassles Woody for them, doesn't he?) in particular)

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:06 (eighteen years ago) link

(I was going to say, kind of speaking to the same thing, Mick had a great guitarist and drummer behind him... Fogarty is kind of a one-man band, unfortunately.)

Ben Williams, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:08 (eighteen years ago) link

On principle of what, disliking good music?

On principle of not relating to rootsy Americana trad-rock boredom, which then gets shoved in your face as real authentic 'good' music. The whole rough-and-ready meat-and-potatoes-ness of it all. Of hating country music like any well-adjusted person. Like I said, though, they don't actually sound that bad. It's all pettiness.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:26 (eighteen years ago) link

They don't do it for me; sorry to break up the consensus. Fogerty's earnest growl grates, and the backing music is dull dull dull. I mean, if you're going to have a backing band that sounds like session hacks, you might as well have 'em play something interesting. There's something else, too. I even like a few of their singles pretty okay, but there's something about the aura that surrounds them that turns me off big-time.

Clarke B., Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:27 (eighteen years ago) link

Like, I relate to what Vinnie said except I still don't have any specific song I can point to and say that I love it. But they're all not that bad now.

Clarke just butted in but I know what he means about the aura.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:28 (eighteen years ago) link

Oh jesus christ, why even ask. Fucking classic.

mosurock (mosurock), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:29 (eighteen years ago) link

I like the songs I singled out, too, as well as the Willy ones Ben pointed out. I just think that each pair filled the same function on each album.

Tracer roxor as always, even if I do think the Stones were ultimately a...not "better" but greater band, if you see what I mean--wider ranging (counts for a lot w/me, Prince was my formative listening) and more chance-taking. CCR's more perfect but the Stones had greater outreach. love 'em both about equally in that way

M Matos (M Matos), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:34 (eighteen years ago) link

It's all pettiness

You can't say something like "I dislike them on principle", on this board of all places, and not expect to be called out on the meaninglessness of the statement unless you define your terms.

Of hating country music like any well-adjusted person

Color me ill-adjusted.

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:34 (eighteen years ago) link

I meant that my reasons are petty. I said that I want to dislike them not that I actually do.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:37 (eighteen years ago) link

For the purposes of the authenticity debate, I gotta say that CCR is definitely more "authentic" than the Stones. That can be a positive or negative thing depending on what side of the fence you're on, but I don't think there can be any argument that the Stones were actors, pure and simple (very good ones at their peak) - whereas Fogerty and Co. really *were* blue-collar nobodies from the sticks. I can tell you exactly where the market on the Willie and the Poorboys cover is (it's right next to their warehouse studio). California from San Francisco to the Oregon border *does* have a lot of green rivers, even a swamp or two, and country music, etc. The Stones couldn't have been farther removed from American country/black r&b (had Jagger and Richards even *been* to America when they started up their schtick?), whereas Fogerty grew up with it in the Central California Valley. That shit is THERE, it was something they soaked up playing up and down the state for 10 years prior to "making it".

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:39 (eighteen years ago) link

I hate all the authenticity talk that goes on about them too.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:43 (eighteen years ago) link

Was it in Stanley Booth's Stones book that he says that the photos of war-ravaged British children from WW2 could easily have been McCartney or Lennon or Jagger or Richards and this is why they identified so strongly with U.S. blues music?

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:45 (eighteen years ago) link

CCR much more of a SINGLES act than the Stones (or rather, the Stones became much better at making full, complete albs around the same time that CCR first started releasing albs themselves) - their 'Best Of' (or whatever) CD is a pretty flawless nugget of country-pop-rock, but it's prob. all you really 'need' for everyday listening purposes. I can never make up my mind if the long versh of 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' is godawful or not. I KNOW their versh of 'Suzy Q' isn't a patch on the orig. I like their ballads as much as their rockers, but am notso into their swamp rock side ('Run Through The Jungle', the done-to-death 'Proud Mary'.)

Andrew L (Andrew L), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 21:45 (eighteen years ago) link

Yeah--"Call It Pretending" is really good, and totally atypical. It's got a little bit of "Out of Time" in it.

clemenza, Sunday, 30 January 2011 23:12 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, "Out of Time"s a good comparison; for "Porterville" it's like a Dead song circa 66, out of time indeed.

The debut's really pretty light (in a good way!) compared to where they'd go next, into swampy doom. And it's interesting how Chronicle recontextualizes the songs from the debut ("Suzy Q" & "I Put A Spell On You"): they fit well there, more swampy doom. But the debut is overall more of a mishmash, more bluesy than the later records; which makes sense given its provenance from pre-CCR bands (Golliwogs mostly).

Euler, Sunday, 30 January 2011 23:27 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

heard creedence everywhere i went yesterday. there literally is no music more omnipresent than CCR. ~science~

tylerw, Monday, 23 May 2011 21:36 (ten years ago) link

ten months pass...

For John Fogerty’s next album, due this fall, the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman will revisit his old band’s deep catalog of hits in new collaborations with rock, pop and country duet partners including the Foo Fighters, Miranda Lambert, My Morning Jacket, Bob Seger, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley.

“Wrote a Song For Everyone” also is slated to include new Fogerty songs, set alongside Creedence touchstones such as “Fortunate Son” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain” from the band's most successful period in the late '60s and early '70s.

The new project shows Fogerty fully embracing his artistic legacy; for many years after Creedence disbanded in 1972, he refused to perform the group’s songs because of legal issues with his former record company. He famously refused to play with former band mates Doug Clifford and Stu Cook when Creedence was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. The fourth original band member, guitarist Tom Fogerty, John's older brother, died in 1990.

Fogerty eventually began performing Creedence material again during his live shows, and last September in New York played Creedence’s albums “Green River” and “Cosmo’s Factory” in their entirety over the course of a two-night stand.

The new album, which also will include duets with Alan Jackson, Dawes and other artists still to be confirmed, draws its title from Fogerty’s song that originally appeared on “Green River” in 1969.

Most recently Fogerty made his acting debut portraying himself in an episode of the Fox TV series "The Finder," for which he wrote and sang the theme song "Swamp Water," at the invitation of the show's creator, Hart Hanson, a longtime Fogerty/Creedence fan.

buzza, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 22:45 (nine years ago) link

The new project shows Fogerty fully embracing taking a fat dump on his artistic legacy

the penultimate prophets (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 23:28 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...


Broney, Pt. 1 (Pillbox), Saturday, 29 September 2012 04:04 (eight years ago) link

eight months pass...

A few hours later Fogerty had a Rude Awakening #2, if you catch my drift...

Mr. Mojo Readin' (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 27 June 2013 22:47 (eight years ago) link

five months pass...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 16 December 2013 17:32 (seven years ago) link


tylerw, Monday, 16 December 2013 17:36 (seven years ago) link

ten months pass...

Learned yesterday that you cannot use "choogle" playing Scrabble. (Not against a computer, anyway--you could try to bluff a real player with it, and hope s/he's a CCR fan.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:54 (six years ago) link

I protest!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:59 (six years ago) link

is teh owner of that game Saul Z?

Thus We Frustrate Kid Charlemagne (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:03 (six years ago) link

choogle is totally a word fuck that computer

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:06 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

CCR is blowing my mind right now, I know I'm wrong but tonight their 4 records from the 60s sound better to me than anything the beatles, stones or doors did in that decade.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 2 September 2016 07:44 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Having a revisit to Willy & The Poor Boys this week! I think "It Came Out Of The Sky" could be one of the best rock songs of the sixties.

ian, Thursday, 1 February 2018 15:48 (three years ago) link

great record! maybe their most fun. almost every tune is one of the best rock songs of the sixties

marcos, Thursday, 1 February 2018 15:57 (three years ago) link

midnight special is prob my favorite

marcos, Thursday, 1 February 2018 15:57 (three years ago) link

five months pass...

Put a candle in the window

calstars, Friday, 27 July 2018 23:47 (three years ago) link

five months pass...

Just saw Lorraine, she says hi

calstars, Sunday, 30 December 2018 19:21 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Probably synced after the fact, but I've never seen this:

clemenza, Thursday, 20 February 2020 17:44 (one year ago) link

What happy fellows. Born on the bayou with leather trousers on.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 February 2020 17:48 (one year ago) link

Love this band. "Willy the Poor Boys" is still my favorite, but it especially gets a lot of play around election time thanks to "It Came Out of the Sky," "Don't Look Now," "Fortunate Son" and "Effigy." Fogerty wrote some the sharpest political commentary in rock, maybe the best before the punk era.

birdistheword, Thursday, 20 February 2020 23:17 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Someone in the official Tom Fogerty FB group shared this photo of the band from October 1980, at Tom’s wedding. They played a few songs that night, first CCR performance since 1972. First quartet performance since 1970, and the last ever.

— John Lingan (@johnlingan) May 24, 2020

You stare at this photo and ask yourself, “Could John Fogerty possibly improve upon this look? Could he more effectively convey that it’s 1980?” And the clouds part and a beam of heavenly light delivers you this.

— John Lingan (@johnlingan) May 24, 2020

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 24 May 2020 16:40 (one year ago) link

OMG. Feel like I am related to several people in that picture.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 May 2020 16:42 (one year ago) link

i want to live inside that photo

budo jeru, Sunday, 24 May 2020 16:47 (one year ago) link

I am flashing back to when I did live in it.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 May 2020 16:49 (one year ago) link

I can smell the Salems on that leather jacket.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 24 May 2020 16:54 (one year ago) link

lol. I remember that moment when being a kid when I was old enough to borrow books from the adult section of the library and noticed that some of the more popular blockbusters in the 7-Days Only section had a strong smell to them which it took me quite a long time to identify as cigarette odor.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:07 (one year ago) link

Forgerty playing an Explorer!

Afterwards he had it cut down into a baseball bat.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:29 (one year ago) link


Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:38 (one year ago) link

revive delivers

sleeve, Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:40 (one year ago) link

Other guitar player in the amber-tinted glasses totally looks like my uncle who was smoking up his branch's copies of those Martin Caidin el al protectively-covered hardbacks whose daughter became a librarian.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:44 (one year ago) link

insane to me that i didn't have this thread bookmarked.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:02 (one year ago) link

Too cool for a suit eh
And yeah I can totally smell that jacket. And hear it.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:30 (one year ago) link

Get out the good ashtrays, guests are coming!

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:31 (one year ago) link

JF looks like he can't wait to bail in both pics

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:33 (one year ago) link

he looks like a character from a cop show of the era

sleeve, Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:33 (one year ago) link

Evokes the decade about as well as this tune does the previous

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:33 (one year ago) link

cool shit!

calstars, Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:05 (one year ago) link

There’s an official Tom Fogerty FB page...

Sam Weller, Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:14 (one year ago) link

Er, group. I mean, I’m just trying to process that one exists. Great pics, obv.

Sam Weller, Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:15 (one year ago) link

WTF? Tom Fogerty made FIVE solo albums between '72 & '81!

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:22 (one year ago) link

"shipped gold, returned platinum"

sleeve, Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:46 (one year ago) link

I just had a brief flick through some Tom solo tracks, 'harmless' is what I take away from his post-Creedence career.

while the city bleeps (Matt #2), Sunday, 24 May 2020 20:01 (one year ago) link

i like-a way you woak
i like-a way you toak

mookieproof, Friday, 29 May 2020 22:44 (one year ago) link

John Fogerty, 75 years young yesterday!

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Friday, 29 May 2020 23:04 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

keep returning to the woodstock set, its so so SO GOOD

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Monday, 19 July 2021 18:09 (two weeks ago) link

it really is

Tracer Hand, Monday, 19 July 2021 20:04 (two weeks ago) link

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