Recently enjoyed. Previously owned by my stepmother. Before I even put the needle down I started getting excited and even almost moved to tears just reading the track list for this one. So many amazing songs packed into this one.
I mean really:
1. “Green River”
3. “Tombstone Shadow”
4. “Wrote a Song for Everyone”
1. “Bad Moon Rising”
3. “Cross-Tie Walker”
4. “Sinister Purpose” 5. “The Night Time Is the Right Time
Wrote A Song For Everyone is a tear jerker to listen to too. Tombstone Shadow is awesome and has a sweet one-note solo. And Lodi may be my favorite CCR song of all. In fact, after singing my 2 year old to sleep with it as a lullaby for the last few months I decided I finally needed to listen to it, which is why I pulled it out.
I would like to add that Credence seem to be highly underrated to me. They had a huge string of hits and are still ubiquitous on the radio, yet I seldom hear them mentioned in the beloved echelons of the “classic” “best band of all time” ranks of the 60s. The Who, The Beatles, The. Stones, Zep, Beach Boys, etc.. Personally, I’d wedge them in over The Stones and Zeppelin, at least. The Stones had more albums (even if you cut them off after Goats Head Soup (which I do)) and Zep had Bonham, but Creedence had string of albums where every song is good, and Doug Clifford is an awesome drummer in his own, perfect, simple way. Oh, and Fogerty can sing circles around Jagger and Plant. They weren’t as diverse or as expansive, but they were consistent and earnest and their cultural legacy stands shoulder to shoulder with those other bands (except the Beatles). Why don’t more people talk about CCR?
P.S. John Frusciante pops up when I type “John F” to tag John Fogerty!if that’s not a messed up priority, I don’t know what is.