If you actively dislike Creedence Clearwater Revival, then I can never respect anything you have to say about anything.

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
I believe this with my entire soul.

electro-acoustic lycanthrope (orion), Friday, 2 June 2006 04:16 (sixteen years ago) link

seconded.

Marmotdeth (marmotwolof), Friday, 2 June 2006 04:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Idiots.

ESTEBAN BUTTEZ is a GE Money Genie (ESTEBAN BUTTEZ~!!!), Friday, 2 June 2006 04:23 (sixteen years ago) link

does anyone really actively hate them??? ive never heard of this

karri miback (cruisy), Friday, 2 June 2006 04:23 (sixteen years ago) link

i haven't yet. this is a hypothetical creature, as far as my actual experience is concerned.

electro-acoustic lycanthrope (orion), Friday, 2 June 2006 04:28 (sixteen years ago) link

do i have to repost that Other Music Howlin' Rain review?

jäxøñ (jaxon), Friday, 2 June 2006 05:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Howlin' Rain record release this saturday at the hemlock (i'm outta town).

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Friday, 2 June 2006 05:05 (sixteen years ago) link

does other music not like CCR?

electro-acoustic lycanthrope (orion), Friday, 2 June 2006 05:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Drawing heavily from a much vilified era of American rock, circa 1969-1974, Howlin Rain reek of early Grateful Dead, Allman Bros, CCR, Crazy Horse...

Marmotdeth (marmotwolof), Friday, 2 June 2006 05:18 (sixteen years ago) link

banned =

New (Old) Warehouse Decree: EVERY FRIDAY is CREEDENCE FRIDAY

Stormy Davis (diamond), Friday, 2 June 2006 05:21 (sixteen years ago) link

Howlin' Rain record release this saturday at the hemlock (i'm outta town).

stevie, you wouldn't per chance be in LA this weekend? because i will be.

jäxøñ (jaxon), Friday, 2 June 2006 05:58 (sixteen years ago) link

also, Marmotdeth, are you a noize dude in sheeps clothing.

jäxøñ (jaxon), Friday, 2 June 2006 05:59 (sixteen years ago) link

what if, like me, you love creedence clearwater revival but generally has little or no use for the roots-rock/alt-country that they inspired?!?

Eisbär (llamasfur), Friday, 2 June 2006 06:12 (sixteen years ago) link

i saw fogerty play about 8 years ago or whenever that album came out (the album was ok, so-so). and we were all wondering, you know, would he do much creedence, or just a little, would he be pushing the new stuff hard or whatever...and he came out and just bam-bam-bam-bam-bam-bam, did like 7 straight solid gold-platinum creedence numbers in a row, and sounded GREAT, and then we were just his to do with as he pleased. but even then he just threw in a new song or two and then bam-bam-bam-bam-bam, more more more. one of the greatest shows i've ever seen.

xpost: why's it matter what he inspired? and anyway didn't he inspire, like, bob seger and john cougar more than he inspired the derailers?

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Friday, 2 June 2006 06:16 (sixteen years ago) link

I am a marmot in deth's clothing.
xx-post

Marmotdeth (marmotwolof), Friday, 2 June 2006 06:20 (sixteen years ago) link

it doesn't really matter THAT much to me -- it was a question for the thread creator.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Friday, 2 June 2006 06:21 (sixteen years ago) link

Or I am deth in marmot's clothing, tke your pick. Eisbar what bands in particular do you mean? Alt-country always makes me think Uncle Tupelo and I never got into them and their ilk.

Marmotdeth (marmotwolof), Friday, 2 June 2006 06:31 (sixteen years ago) link

ok

Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen (arnart1802), Friday, 2 June 2006 09:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Actively?

They aren't in existance, so how?

I got a 'greatest hits' in a bootsale, was all 'ah lovely' got it home, thought "This is boring".

Is that active enough for yez?

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 2 June 2006 09:49 (sixteen years ago) link

I can understand why some people don't like his voice

Oh No, It's Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 2 June 2006 09:51 (sixteen years ago) link

I agree 100% with this thread. I've always thought the same about Chuck Berry.

Jim M (jmcgaw), Friday, 2 June 2006 11:43 (sixteen years ago) link

OTM re: Chuck Berry.. and bo diddley too, but maybe even moreso.

electro-acoustic lycanthrope (orion), Friday, 2 June 2006 13:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Does John Fogerty pee on girls in bathtubs?

NickB (NickB), Friday, 2 June 2006 13:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Found one: my girlfriend abolutely hates CCR and refuses to listen to them. She will leave the room if they are on. I forget where this confusingly intense hatred comes from, but I think there was a story attached.

Eppy (Eppy), Friday, 2 June 2006 13:48 (sixteen years ago) link

Thread went backwards for 2 posts there...

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 2 June 2006 13:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Haha, oops.

Eppy (Eppy), Friday, 2 June 2006 13:52 (sixteen years ago) link

CCR and Al Green may be the only artists discussed on ILM enjoyed by everyone.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Friday, 2 June 2006 13:55 (sixteen years ago) link

When we got to CCR on the "bands everyone likes" thread it was going well for a bit but alas there were finally some dissenters.

TRG (TRG), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I dissent. I can stand some of the big hits - Up Around The Bend and Bad Moon Rising are fine, but the rest just sounds like a third rate bar band fronted by a singing goat.

Dr.C (Dr.C), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:10 (sixteen years ago) link

I love CCR but I can certainly understand why people wouldn't like them: Fogerty's voice, samey arragements, tendency to jam aimlessly

Oh No, It's Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:12 (sixteen years ago) link

britishes people don't "get" ccr

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:36 (sixteen years ago) link

Balls

Oh No, It's Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:37 (sixteen years ago) link

be happy to be an exception.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Um, I think they had about 10 top 40 hits in Britain.

NickB (NickB), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:46 (sixteen years ago) link

i had a friend who only knew about ccr through an ad constantly running on tv for a compilation. it was one of those "sessions presents!" kinda things, selling ccr the same way they'd sell a k-tel comp. my friend wrote them off as a joke based on that. years later she realized the error of her ways.

and anyone seen the ccr woodstock footage? they're like fuckin' merzbow up there.

Lawrence the Looter (Lawrence the Looter), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:48 (sixteen years ago) link

CCR rules. My dad like CCR and brought me up right. No dissent should be tolerated. Martial choogle law will be enforced by the Natl Guard if necessary.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:49 (sixteen years ago) link

CCR rules. My dad liked CCR and brought me up right. No dissent should be tolerated. Martial choogle law will be enforced by the Natl Guard if necessary.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:49 (sixteen years ago) link

I think my girlfriend doesn't like CCR :(

Tripmaker (SDWitzm), Friday, 2 June 2006 14:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Parents listened to a lot of CCR and, well, classic rock in general. Listening to CCR greatest hits now and can definitely say I dislike this and never want to hear it again. Aside from a few hits it's really intolerable.

larssen (larssen), Friday, 2 June 2006 15:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Please report to your local re-education center.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 2 June 2006 15:14 (sixteen years ago) link

CCR and Al Green may be the only artists discussed on ILM enjoyed by everyone.
-- Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (soto.alfre...), June 2nd, 2006 10:55 AM.

WRONG. I would be perfectly happy to never hear another note performed by John Fogerty ever, ever again.

I love CCR but I can certainly understand why people wouldn't like them: Fogerty's voice, samey arrangements, tendency to jam aimlessly
-- Oh No, It's Dadaismus (dadaismu...), June 2nd, 2006 11:12 AM.

You got it.

Thomas Inskeep (submeat), Friday, 2 June 2006 16:15 (sixteen years ago) link

"and anyone seen the ccr woodstock footage? they're like fuckin' merzbow up there."

where can this be seen? (Youtube it...?) its not in the movie.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 2 June 2006 16:22 (sixteen years ago) link

i've always liked creedence! they fucking bring it, man.

gear (gear), Friday, 2 June 2006 16:25 (sixteen years ago) link

< / delong >

gear (gear), Friday, 2 June 2006 16:27 (sixteen years ago) link

okay, i'll raise my hand. ban me from the noize board now

jergins (jergins), Friday, 2 June 2006 16:33 (sixteen years ago) link

anyone who hates CCR has no choogle in their blood and therefore suxx (not really, but c'mon, get with the program!)

I am ready to kill myself and eat my dog (teenagequiet), Friday, 2 June 2006 16:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Whatever.

Thomas Inskeep (submeat), Friday, 2 June 2006 16:48 (sixteen years ago) link

Thomas has choogle but no voodoo.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Friday, 2 June 2006 16:50 (sixteen years ago) link

we will ramble tamble over the bones of our enemies.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 2 June 2006 17:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Anyone who hates CCR should be raped until they die.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Friday, 2 June 2006 17:35 (sixteen years ago) link

The best Creedence covers are by the Minutemen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07x3W3F9e44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwtC3jouxjk

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 2 October 2022 17:35 (three days ago) link

this has probably been done before but what are the best CCR covers?

Ike & Tina showed that the best (only?) way to successfully cover a Creedence song is to completely rearrange it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzQnPz6TpGc

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 2 October 2022 17:56 (three days ago) link

I was actually wondering this morning, has any movie or TV show or whatever done a slow moody cover of a CCR song? is it even possible?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 2 October 2022 17:59 (three days ago) link

Like some kind of Al Green cover of something maybe? Oh, forgot about that one! ^

Misirlou Sunset (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 October 2022 18:03 (three days ago) link

Don't know if it actually means anything but I was struck by a comment in the doc about how driven Fogerty was after getting discharged for Creedence to make it big fast; and how fast and intensely they tore through their hits when performing live. It's also unheard of these days for a band to have such a burst of brilliance in basically a 3-year period. They were emblematic of how fast music itself was evolving at that time. And all in the relatively brief window where you could be a guy from California singing about the bayou and the south and not have too many people raise an eyebrow.

Chris L, Sunday, 2 October 2022 18:51 (three days ago) link

*discharged from the army; not sure what happened to that sentence.

Chris L, Sunday, 2 October 2022 18:51 (three days ago) link

Someone (probably not me) needs to make a Keep On Chooglin' megamix a la John Oswald's "Grayfolded", where he patchworked together multiple versions of "Dark Star" into a 2-hour Dead album even the Wire would review.

*wonders what he's got himself into* (Matt #2), Sunday, 2 October 2022 18:52 (three days ago) link

an 8-hour mega-choogle could be fun to play at a workplace, every single day. "it's one of those things that only makes sense on the third or fourth listen"

Karl Malone, Sunday, 2 October 2022 18:57 (three days ago) link

unrelated: when my sister was in Grade 1 her teacher was a well-known local guitarist who later quit teaching to run a music shop.

For the school concert he got his class of 6-year olds to sing “Lookin Out My Back Door” while he backed them on guitar & it was the cutest, funniest, greatest (and weirdest) thing i’ve ever seen. It wasnt until many years later that my sister & i realizrd they’d performed a song about dropping acid (allegedly) <3

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 2 October 2022 19:14 (three days ago) link

this has probably been done before but what are the best CCR covers?

Not exactly groundbreaking, but I've always liked this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQRuTJzEMsI

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 2 October 2022 19:58 (three days ago) link

I like Pavemwnt's "Lodi."

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 2 October 2022 20:07 (three days ago) link

Ah the Welsh tribute group (in before correction)

Mark G, Sunday, 2 October 2022 20:10 (three days ago) link

Lyrics heavily changed and there are several live versions of this by different line ups
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Heo6DcbG3wY

Stevolende, Sunday, 2 October 2022 20:18 (three days ago) link

What I like about their "middle" albums is that even when playing roots-based music, there was usually a psychedelic vibe underneath the surface that gave everything a very effective tension. Sometimes it would erupt when the song called for it (like the beginning of "Run Through the Jungle") but elsewhere it could give their music a menace or foreboding that was pretty unique to them. The instrumental "Side O' the Road" and "Effigy" (both of which close out Willy and the Poor Boys) come to mind.

birdistheword, Sunday, 2 October 2022 21:03 (three days ago) link

Dunno if Hanoi Rocks' CCR cover is truly that great, but they certainly get The Man rockin' in the promo. Also they wear more eyeliner than Creedence ever did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZQjRfQ5BPw

*wonders what he's got himself into* (Matt #2), Sunday, 2 October 2022 22:30 (three days ago) link

Sleater-Kinney's "Fortunate Son" is nice n punky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgIhnVJeKck

Crowded House, of all bands, sometimes did a great "Born on the Bayou" (with the guitarist at the time singing).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUCpCOx3zBk

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 2 October 2022 22:48 (three days ago) link

Where can I listen to Pavement’s cover ?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 3 October 2022 00:15 (two days ago) link

Bob Seger is full-on stadium rock in this righteous live cover of "Fortunate Son" that was a b-side in 1983.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mog7Kts3kVQ

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 3 October 2022 01:11 (two days ago) link

I heart Dave Alvin's version of "Don't Look Now"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G1ETLNRXEs

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 3 October 2022 01:14 (two days ago) link

xxp I don’t know about “Lodi,” but the final track of the expanded Terror Twilight reissue is a live cover of “Sinister Purpose” (looks like YouTube has some live takes, as well).

certified platinum by the British Pornographic Industry (morrisp), Monday, 3 October 2022 01:50 (two days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvbyGSFX3c8

Dig how at the climax all of her guitar players go up to the lip of the stage, BÖC-style.

I downloaded that Pavement cover of "Lodi" off of Napster, and haven't ever seen it anywhere else.

pplains, Monday, 3 October 2022 02:55 (two days ago) link

From an Indian battle of the bands competition Simla Beat in 1970 (which Shadoks reissued in the 2000s), this garagey version of “Sinister Purpose” by Dinosaurs is a fave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts3E2Y4VSdk

city worker, Monday, 3 October 2022 03:05 (two days ago) link

“Sinister Purpose” is such a great title in itself

calstars, Monday, 3 October 2022 03:10 (two days ago) link

I think my favorite performance in the concert is “night time is the right time” just so joyous and fun

calstars, Monday, 3 October 2022 03:22 (two days ago) link

So few ccr songs are about “Romance” so that one stands out a bit as well

calstars, Monday, 3 October 2022 03:24 (two days ago) link

“Sinister Purpose” is such a great title in itself

True, better than the original title: "Deadly Dolphin".

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 3 October 2022 03:47 (two days ago) link

Let us now praise Thea Gilmore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J4mPbSBtHQ

the floor is guava (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 3 October 2022 04:15 (two days ago) link

Note, that is specifically for Josh in Chicago.

I was actually wondering this morning, has any movie or TV show or whatever done a slow moody cover of a CCR song? is it even possible?

Thea Gilmore's cover was used in I think a zombie heist movie not so long ago?

There is a Rasputina version out there but personally I think it inferior to Gilmore's.

the floor is guava (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 3 October 2022 04:24 (two days ago) link

i'm imagining the ukulele cover of lodi set to a volkswagen commercial

♪♪just about a year ago, i set out on the road ♪♪

Karl Malone, Monday, 3 October 2022 04:28 (two days ago) link

"dad, i have to tell you something"
"what is it, honey? you can tell me anything"
"i flunked all my college classes. and you're paying for it all"
"it's ok -- i love you no matter what, and i love this vehicle"

♪♪Things got bad and things got worse I guess you will know the tune♪♪

Karl Malone, Monday, 3 October 2022 04:30 (two days ago) link

(Army of Thieves was the movie I was thinking of, btw. Anyways it is an exquisitely sparse and tender cover; I urge you to listen to it thoughtfully. If you do not find it moving, you are made of an inert substance and I pity you.)

the floor is guava (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 3 October 2022 04:35 (two days ago) link

that crowded house cover is excruciating -- wow

Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 19:08 (yesterday) link

kinda… inverse-meta(?) for pavement to cover “Lodi” (it’s adjacent to the city of Stockton)

brimstead, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 19:50 (yesterday) link

If one is to chastise Creedence for not aCkchuAlLy having been born on (or anywhere near) a Louisiana bayou, what should one say about New Zealanders and Australians doing that song?

Though my punning heart really enjoys the coinage "CCRowded House."

the floor is guava (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 20:51 (yesterday) link

I wonder if CCR ever covered Bo Diddley live. I don't think they did on record. That's a perfect match. "Tombstone hand and a graveyard mind/Just 22 and I don't mind dyin'"--I can hear that in Fogerty's voice. "Tombstone Shadow" could have been inspired by Dylan's "Tombstone Blues," or both could have been inspired by Diddley.

clemenza, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 20:58 (yesterday) link

Diddley and the Poor Boys

the floor is guava (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 21:01 (yesterday) link

seriously can someone give me an overview of what bonus tracks are out there, on which reissues? I need them.

sleeve, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 21:06 (yesterday) link

CCR covered "Before You Accuse Me" on Cosmo's Factory.

... I was about to say.

Fronted by a bearded Phil Collins (Tom D.), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 21:24 (yesterday) link

Geez, I know that well...but never knew it was Bo Diddley.

clemenza, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 21:35 (yesterday) link

Tbf, it's not the most characteristic Bo Diddley song.

Tangentially, I find it interesting that "Midnight Special" was already old when Lead Belly got to it.

the floor is guava (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 22:09 (yesterday) link

(xpost) Was thinking the same thing: doesn't have the Diddley beat, not on Bo Diddley's Golden Decade, Bo Diddley's 16 All-Time Greatest Hits, or even The Chess Box. I always thought it was an old blues song.

clemenza, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 22:11 (yesterday) link

Wow, that's weird. It's on Got My Own Bag of Tricks (sort of his 'Great 24') and his Chess 50th comp, in addition to featuring on his first album.

Bo Diddley's Golden Decade is the one I've had for a long time; Bo Diddley's 16 All-Time Greatest Hits was his first compilation, I think. I notice Got My Own Bag of Tricks came out in '72--maybe including "Before You Accuse Me" was something of a selling point so close to Cosmo's Factory.

clemenza, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 22:46 (yesterday) link

seriously can someone give me an overview of what bonus tracks are out there, on which reissues? I need them.


They’re the 2008 reissues, usually have three bonus tracks per disc. Some b-sides, alternate takes, and live versions. I don’t think they are too essential. These versions are on streaming services too.

sweating like Cathy *aaaack* (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 23:55 (yesterday) link

thank you!

sleeve, Wednesday, 5 October 2022 00:40 (twenty-one hours ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.