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27th Apr '16 10:44:59 PM Lullaby22
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* LyricalDissonance: "Bad Moon Rising" is a catchy little tune...with lyrics about the end of the world.

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"Bad Moon Rising" is a catchy little tune...with lyrics about the end of the world.world.
** Similarly, "Lodi" is pretty catchy for a song about a dirt-poor musician who has to resort to playing bars in a small town just for the hope of getting enough money to catch a train back home.
14th Mar '16 5:41:36 PM MeatWisdom
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In 2015, John Fogerty released his long awaited autobiography, ''Fortunate Son.'' It goes into detail about what really happened with Creedence, Saul Zaentz, and John's years of musical inactivity.
14th Mar '16 5:33:10 PM MeatWisdom
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Saul Zaentz. The sheer amount of hell he put John Fogerty through for decades is mind boggling.


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** John Fogerty states in his autobiography that the opposite was actually the case. Stu and Doug were insistent that they get songs to write and sing, and John relented after getting tired of them constantly complaining it. When the songs and album were unsurprisingly panned, Cook and Clifford blamed everything on John, and what you got was the story in the above paragraph.


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** According to John's book, the death knell for his relationship with Stu and Doug occurred in 1988 when they sold their voting rights in CCR to Saul Zaentz for a quick buck behind John's back (up until then his relationship with them was distant and strained, but he still considered them his bandmates). He also states that he told Stu, Doug, and the Hall Of Fame in advance that he wasn't going to play with them, and that their outraged reactions after the performance were fake (well, ''theirs'' were anyway. Their family's reactions were real).
9th Mar '16 6:14:32 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"Some folks are born, made to wave the flag\\

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->''"Some folks are born, born made to wave the flag\\
9th Mar '16 6:10:56 AM Mdumas43073
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Creedence Clearwater Revival, usually abbreviated as CCR, was a very popular rock band of the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies '70s]]. Like LynyrdSkynyrd and Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand, CCR helped define the SouthernRock genre of the era -- this despite the band actually hailing from the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco San Francisco Bay Area]].

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Creedence Clearwater Revival, usually abbreviated as CCR, was a very popular rock band of the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies '70s]]. Like LynyrdSkynyrd and Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand, CCR helped define the SouthernRock genre of the era -- this despite in spite of the band actually hailing from the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco San Francisco Bay Area]].
9th Mar '16 6:10:24 AM Mdumas43073
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Creedence Clearwater Revival, usually abbreviated as CCR, was a very popular rock band of the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies '70s]]. Like LynyrdSkynyrd and Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand, CCR helped define the SouthernRock genre of the era -- this despite the band starting in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival, usually abbreviated as CCR, was a very popular rock band of the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies '70s]]. Like LynyrdSkynyrd and Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand, CCR helped define the SouthernRock genre of the era -- this despite the band starting in actually hailing from the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco San Francisco Bay Area.Area]].
9th Mar '16 6:09:26 AM Mdumas43073
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Creedence Clearwater Revival, usually abbreviated as CCR, was a rock band of the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies '70s]]. Like LynyrdSkynyrd and Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand, CCR helped define the SouthernRock genre of the era -- this despite the band starting in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band members met in high school, first played together as The Blue Velvets in 1959, and signed to the jazz-based Fantasy Records label in 1964, initially as a singles-oriented garage rock act called The Golliwogs.

In early 1968 they changed their name to Creedence Clearwater Revival and released their eponymous debut album. (The legend goes that they had a friend named Credence, and added an extra "e" to that; the "Clearwater" portion came from a beer ad.) Their [[CoverVersion cover]] of "Suzie Q" received lots of air play and became their first in a string of Top 40 hits. Other notable songs from their career include "Proud Mary", "Bad Moon Rising", "Green River", "Down on the Corner", "Fortunate Son", "Run Through The Jungle", "Travelin' Band", "Lookin' Out My Back Door", and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?".

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Creedence Clearwater Revival, usually abbreviated as CCR, was a very popular rock band of the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies '70s]]. Like LynyrdSkynyrd and Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand, CCR helped define the SouthernRock genre of the era -- this despite the band starting in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band members met in high school, first played together as The Blue Velvets in 1959, and signed to the jazz-based Fantasy Records label in 1964, initially as a singles-oriented garage rock act called The Golliwogs.

The band members met in high school, first played together as The Blue Velvets in 1959, and signed to the jazz-based Fantasy Records label in 1964, initially as a singles-oriented garage rock act called The Golliwogs. In early 1968 they changed their name to Creedence Clearwater Revival and released their eponymous debut album. (The legend goes that they had a friend named Credence, and added an extra "e" to that; the "Clearwater" portion came from a beer ad.) Their [[CoverVersion cover]] of "Suzie Q" received lots of air play and became their first in a string of Top 40 hits. Other notable songs from their career include "Proud Mary", "Bad Moon Rising", "Green River", "Down on the Corner", "Fortunate Son", "Run Through The Jungle", "Travelin' Band", "Lookin' Out My Back Door", and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?".
9th Mar '16 6:08:48 AM Mdumas43073
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'''Creedence Clearwater Revival''', usually abbreviated to CCR, was a rock band of the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Like LynyrdSkynyrd and Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand, CCR helped define the SouthernRock genre of the era -- this despite the band starting in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band members met in high school, first played together as The Blue Velvets in 1959, and signed to the jazz-based Fantasy Records label in 1964, initially as a singles-oriented garage rock act called The Golliwogs.

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'''Creedence Creedence Clearwater Revival''', Revival, usually abbreviated to as CCR, was a rock band of the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies 1970s]].'70s]]. Like LynyrdSkynyrd and Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand, CCR helped define the SouthernRock genre of the era -- this despite the band starting in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band members met in high school, first played together as The Blue Velvets in 1959, and signed to the jazz-based Fantasy Records label in 1964, initially as a singles-oriented garage rock act called The Golliwogs.
18th Jan '16 6:28:35 AM 3rdStringPG
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* WeUsedToBeFriends: CCR's breakup was one of the most acrimonious in rock history. Tom Fogerty still hadn't patched things up with his bandmates at the time of his AIDS-related death in 1990, and three years later John Fogerty refused to perform with Cook and Clifford at the group's [=RnR=] HOF induction ceremony; John actually assembled a completely different band (including Music/BruceSpringsteen and [[Music/TheBand Robbie Robertson]]) for the performance without telling anyone, and when Stu, Doug and their families found out, they all stormed out in anger. Evidently the rift between John and Stu/Doug still exists to this day.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: CCR's breakup was one of the most acrimonious in rock history. Tom Fogerty still hadn't patched things up with his bandmates at the time of his AIDS-related death in 1990, and three years later John Fogerty refused to perform with Cook and Clifford at the group's [=RnR=] HOF induction ceremony; John actually assembled a completely different band (including Music/BruceSpringsteen and [[Music/TheBand Robbie Robertson]]) for the performance without telling anyone, and when Stu, Doug and their families found out, they all stormed out in anger. Even John's own relatives -- the family of his late brother Tom Fogerty -- were pissed off by the move. Evidently the rift between John and Stu/Doug still exists to this day.
18th Jan '16 6:11:53 AM 3rdStringPG
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** This was subverted when CCR recorded 1972's ''Mardi Gras," as John Fogerty wanted each of the three remaining members to contribute equally to the album. In reality, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook were both reluctant to contribute much more than they usually would, and only relented to the idea when Fogerty threatened to quit. This move was largely seen as an attempt on Fogerty's part to make Clifford and Cook look like inferior musicians, and to reinforce this point, he didn't contribute to any of their songs on the album.

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** This was subverted when CCR recorded 1972's ''Mardi Gras," Gras'', as John Fogerty wanted each of the three remaining members to contribute equally to the album. In reality, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook were both reluctant to contribute much more than they usually would, and only relented to the idea when Fogerty threatened to quit. This move was largely seen as an attempt on Fogerty's part to make Clifford and Cook look like inferior musicians, and to reinforce this point, he didn't contribute to any of their songs on the album.
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