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Who has heard of Creedence Clearwater Revival
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The Beatles bassist
Norway
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18 May 2012 - 12.22am

When The Beatles disbanded in 1970, we had a new top band in the world. This group concisted of four members, John Fogerty (lead guitar, lead vocals, harmonica) his elder brother Tom Fogerty (R.I.P.) on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Stu Cook (bass, backing vocals) and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford (drums, percussion). They are my favorite band next to The Beatles and Queen and have inspired me to play music). They most well-known songs have to be "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?", "Fortunate Son", "Proud Mary", "Bad Moon Rising", "Down on the Corner" and "Susie Q" to mention some. The group is probably the real inventor of Swamp Rock though the band are from El Cerrito, California.
Top 10 Creedence songs:
10) Born to Move
9) Commotion
8) Proud Mary
7) Born on the Bayou
6) Fortunate Son
5) Someday Never Comes
4) Long As I Can See the Light
3) Travelin' Band
2) Wrote a Song for Everyone
1) Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

Greatest bass work by Stu Cook:
"Born to Move", "The Working Man", "Take It Like a Friend", "Gloomy", "Commotion", "Travelin' Band", "Walk on the Water", "Door to Door", "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?", "Call It Pretending", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"...

Favorite guitar songs:
"Susie Q", "Pagan Baby", "I Put a Spell on You", "Up Around the Bend", "I Heard It Through thd Bathroom Window", "Fortunate Son", "Born on the Bayou", "Bad Moon Rising"...

Best vocal performances by J.C. Fogerty:
"Long As I Can See the Light", "Travelin' Band", "Fortunate Son", "Ninety-Nine and a Half", "Feelin' Blue", "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" too mention a few.

Discography (studio albums):
Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968) - best song: I Put a Spell on You
Bayou Country (1969) - best song: Born on the Bayou
Green River (1969) - best song: Wrote a Song for Everyone
Willy and the Poor Boys (1969) - best song: Fortunate Son
Cosmo's Factory (1970) - best song: Travelin' Band
Pendulum (1970) - best song: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Mardi Gras (1972) - Someday Never Comes

"Real music is made by real people playing real instruments using own creativity and skills."

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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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18 May 2012 - 1.14am

Beatles Bassist, seriously?

No band has ever had so many hits in such a short period of time - except maybe the Beatles.

They were simply unbelievable.

You left out "Green River" "Look Out My Back Door"

 

(personally not crazy about "Born to Move" or "Wrote a Song for Everyone")

 

I take it for granted that everyone's familiar with their songs - but your post suggests otherwise.

But yes, I agree, for those not familiar with CCR, get thee to iTunes asap!

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

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meanmistermustard

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18 May 2012 - 2.05am

The name is familiar but i know nothing of their work at all.

 

(ITSWD may have to be revived with some smelling salts.)

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

Ben Ramon
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18 May 2012 - 2.10am

I like CCR but I disagree that they were the inventors of "swamp rock."

SHUT UP - Paulie's talkin'

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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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18 May 2012 - 3.14am

meanmistermustard, you're right; yikes!

Got to check 'em out, you won't regret it.

"Proud Mary" was their biggest hit.

(P.S. Beatles Bassist, it's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" not "window" - an understandable lapse for a Beatle fan)

 

Beatles Bassist, check out this week's Rolling Stone Magazine, page 24:

"John Fogerty ...recording new versions of CCR classics with an all-star cast including Foo Fighters,  Bob Seger and My Morning Jacket + .... .The remakes will be released this fall on Fogerty's 18th disc, Wrote a Song for Everyone."

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

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LennonCloset
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18 May 2012 - 3.57am

I love me some CCR!!

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minime
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18 May 2012 - 12.16pm

a-hard-days-night-paul-6 of course I have heard of them, but as with most bands, my knowledge of them is pretty poor. Those songs that I have heard of, I like, and also, the band's name is beautiful

The Beatles bassist
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18 May 2012 - 2.15pm

Yeah, I made this non-Beatles topic late at night I was a bit tired and also had "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" on my mind, therefore I made the mistake with the Grapevine.

"Real music is made by real people playing real instruments using own creativity and skills."

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DoctorRobert
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18 May 2012 - 8.22pm

I'm always reminded of that scene from the Big Lebowski when the Dude gets his Creedence tapes back, tapping the offbeats on the car roof to Looking Out My Backdoor.

JUST GOT HOME FROM ILLINOIS, LOCK THE FRONT DOOR OH BOY

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.

The Beatles bassist
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19 May 2012 - 12.18am

The thing that makes CCR special is not only their "bayou/swamp" sound, but it's also the only band I can listen to all the time - I never have to be in the mood for them!

"Real music is made by real people playing real instruments using own creativity and skills."

The Beatles bassist
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19 May 2012 - 12.27am

Personally, I think Green River, Cosmo's Factory and Pendulum are their best studio albums and also deserves a spot in the 100 greatest albums of all time. Pendulum however is more dominated by organ than guitar, and a couple saxophone numbers included. Especially notably on the interlude to "Born to Move" (it builds up during Stu's amazing bass solo). Pendulum is like their "Rubber Soul".

"Real music is made by real people playing real instruments using own creativity and skills."

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...ontherun
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25 May 2012 - 3.16am

Who here has heard of Abe Lincoln?

 

I kid you Beatles Bassist... but of course we know CCR!  Great band.

A square is not a square when the sides are less than four...

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...ontherun
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25 May 2012 - 3.22am

...ontherun said
Who here has heard of Abe Lincoln?

 

I kid you Beatles Bassist... but of course we know CCR!  Great band.

Hope I didn't sound to snarky there...

A square is not a square when the sides are less than four...

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vonbontee
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25 May 2012 - 4.39pm

Great, great band. Managed to record and release five classic albums in 1969-70 alone, something which even the Beatles never achieved. Probably my 5th or 6th favourite American group ever.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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mithveaen
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26 May 2012 - 4.12am

This is one of my favorite songs ever.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....z4aNwlNrsg

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

tulane
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10 February 2014 - 7.47am

They were unbelievably prolific - at one point they put out 3 classic albums in the space of a year and John Fogerty wrote nearly every song himself!

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Necko
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10 February 2014 - 8.16am

I like CCR.

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

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Funny Paper
America
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10 February 2014 - 9.36am

John Fogerty has one of the top 5 voices in rock & roll.

My favorite CCR songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....4BxGPxQbF0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....lJb4zx0o1o

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...

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Necko
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10 February 2014 - 11.32am

This is my favorite record of theirs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....odmkj1j5Gk

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

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fabfouremily
Sitting in an English garden
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10 February 2014 - 2.52pm

They're quite good judging by what I've heard. Their songs seem to be played on 60s radio stations quite a bit.

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

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