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Music / Pendulum (Creedence Clearwater Revival album)

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"I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain/Comin' down on a sunny day?"

"Pagan Baby, won't you walk with me?
Pagan Baby, Come on home with me,
Pagan baby, Take me for a ride,
Roll me, baby, Roll your big, brown eyes."
"Pagan Baby"

Pendulum is the sixth album by Creedence Clearwater Revival, released on December 7, 1970 through Fantasy Records. It was the final album in which John Fogerty was the sole producer for the band, and was the only one in their discography to not feature a single cover song. It was also the final album to feature his brother Tom, who quit the band shortly afterward owing to longstanding tensions within the band. As a matter of fact, said tensions were the subject matter of their supporting single "Have You Ever Seen the Rain", which peaked at #8 in the US Billboard Charts.

Not to be confused with the 21st-century Australian-British band Pendulum.


Side one
  1. "Pagan Baby" (6:25)
  2. "Sailor's Lament" (3:47)
  3. "Chameleon" (3:05)
  4. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" (2:39)
  5. "(Wish I Could) Hideaway" (3:53)

Side two

  1. "Born to Move" (5:39)
  2. "Hey Tonight" (2:43)
  3. "It's Just a Thought" (3:45)
  4. "Molina" (2:41)
  5. "Rude Awakening #2" (6:19)

Principal members

  • Doug Clifford: drums, percussion
  • Stu Cook: bass guitar, double bass, piano, kalimba, percussion
  • John Fogerty: vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, saxophone, percussion
  • Tom Fogerty: rhythm guitar, percussion

Don't you know I'm tropin' tonight, tonight:

  • Epic Rocking: The album is bookended with two six and a half minute songs: "Pagan Baby" and "Rude Awakening #2"
  • Grief Song: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?".
  • Instrumentals: "Rude Awakening #2", which closes out the album.
  • Questioning Title?: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
  • A Storm Is Coming: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?", where said rain represents the tensions threatening to overshadow the success they've had for the past two and a half years.