John Fogerty

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  1. Skub

    Skub Friend of Leo's

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    CCR LPs were the first I owned,I learned guitar from those albums and in my mind at least the music has never aged and still remains relevant.

    I look forward to the new collection.
     
  2. bingy

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    No... John Fogerty is the Stephen Foster of Rock!
     
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    Love John Fogerty. Cosmos Factory was one of my first albums and still one of my favorites. My wife and I saw him on the Premonition tour some years back and he was fantastic. We still talk about that show.

    There's only one Beatles, but +1 on John Fogerty being one of the most important American artists.....ever.
     
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    LOVE me some CCR!!!! Not sure how I feel about the new album. Dont see the point really. Ill check it out tho. I dont know much of his solo stuff but I could do without the song centerfield. The baseball bat guitar is kinda funny.
     
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    Bruce Springsteen call him the Hank Williams of his generation.

    I think that's the quote.
     
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    THE outstanding American songwriter of his time. Great musician, one of my heroes.
     
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    One of my guitar hero's. Thought he had a Tele in the water with him on Blue Moon Swamp. CCR and his solo stuff are one of the reasons for me attempting to play.
     
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    I dig Fogerty! Thanks for the youtube link!
     
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    Precisely. His style of folk/rock/blues is amazing.
     
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    I hate to confess this, but there was a time that I didn't appreciate him or CCR. I was at a point during my younger gigging days that if I had to play Proud Mary one more time, I was going to go bonkers.

    After a long break, I went back to listening with a fresh ear. I found that most of his deceptively simple sounding stuff is easy to play wrong but not easy to play correctly. I gained new appreciation. I guess with maturity comes taste.
     
  11. Frodebro

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    Biggest douche there is. Imagine if he would have left Fogerty alone back in the seventies, so that he could continue to write while he was still young and coming off of the CCR winning streak. I think we lost out on a ton of great music.
     
  12. vjf1968

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    Sony didn't, Saul Zantz did.
     
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    Well the 70's break was cause by the Castle Bank (in the Bahama's) deal gone bad where He and the rest of Creedence Members Stu, Doug, and Tom all lost there royalties

    The 80's to the 90's was Saul Zaentz suing John Fogerty for sounding like himself and John admit in later interview it had a profound effect on him as a Songwriter until you finally got past when he was writing Deja Vu All Over Again. I mean yes granted he did write Blue Moon Swamp which was really great album and won John a Grammy for Best Album, but it took him a long time write and record that album.
     
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    Nope that was a Stratocaster he had his 1962 Telecaster Custom on the back cover of Blue Moon Swamp.

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    Fogerty is the man! I was playing guitar when the CCR records came out. I would sit there with my guitar figuring out his songs. He definitely influenced my guitar/harmonica playing and my future songwriting.
    One of my favorites to play was Born on the Bayou. I'd do a C7 on the fifth fret and play all the lead in that general area. After a few decades I was able to go see him *(second row seats!) and he proceeded to play E7 in the first position and kept all the lead down in the first 3 frets. Hmmmm, I went home and learned it all that way.
    A few months later he's on TV and plays it all the way I originally did.

    *He tried to throw a pick to my wife 3 times and some tall guy behind her reached over and caught each one. John stopped playing, walked down and handed a pick to her.... What a guy!
     
  16. guitarbuilder

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    I saw Fogerty last year in a fairly small venue reserved for the philharmonic. Best show I've seen in about 10 years. He looks great and still plays great.
    The music was top notch. Had a great bunch of guys with him playing too. If you get a chance to see him...do it! Oh...and he played " all the hits", there was no opening act.
     
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    I was up front in the pit at the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd. to see him on the "Blue Moon Swamp" tour.
     
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    People tend to forget he possibly had one of the most creative spells in songwriting history over a 2-3 period........

    Proud Mary
    Bad Moon Rising
    Lodi
    Green River
    Down on the Corner
    Fortunate Son
    Travelin' Band
    Who'll Stop the Rain
    Up Around the Bend
    Run Through the Jungle
    Lookin' Out My Back Door
    Long As I Can See the Light
    Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
    Hey Tonight
    Sweet Hitchiker
    Someday Never Comes

    And some choice covers thrown in notably I Heard It Through the Grapevine which to these ears easily ranks with the original.

    These CCR songs 68 - 70. Legend.
     
  19. Skully

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    Check out these album release dates (I've posted these before):

    July 5, 1968: "Creedence Clearwater Revival"

    January 1969: "Bayou Country"

    August 5, 1969: "Green River"

    November 1969: "Willie and the Poor Boys"

    July 1970: "Cosmo's Factory"

    December 15, 1970: "Pendulum"
     
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    Fortunate Son is one of the best pop songs ever written.

    Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
    Ooo, they’re red, white and blue.
    And when the band plays hail to the chief,
    Ooo, they point the cannon at you, y’all!

    It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no senator’s son, Son.
    It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one. No.

    Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
    Lord, don’t they help themselves, y’all!
    But when the taxman comes to the door,
    Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale.

    It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no millionaire’s son. No, no.
    It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one. No.

    Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
    Ooo, they send you down to war, y’all.
    And when you ask them, how much should we give?
    Ooo, they only answer more! More! More! Y’all.

    It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no military son, Son.
    It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one, one.

    It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no fortunate one. No, no, no.
    It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no fortunate son. No, no, no.
     
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