Creedence Clearwater Revival


Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Label: Fantasy
Year: 1968
Genre: Southern Rock
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Title Artist Length
I Put a Spell on You Creedence Clearwater Revival 4:25::Creedence Clearwater Revival
Working Man, The Creedence Clearwater Revival 3:02::Creedence Clearwater Revival
Suzie Q Creedence Clearwater Revival 8:34::Creedence Clearwater Revival
Ninety‐Nine and a Half (Won’t Do) Creedence Clearwater Revival 3:35::Creedence Clearwater Revival
Get Down Woman Creedence Clearwater Revival 3:02::Creedence Clearwater Revival
Porterville Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:13::Creedence Clearwater Revival
Gloomy Creedence Clearwater Revival 3:48::Creedence Clearwater Revival
Walk on the Water Creedence Clearwater Revival 4:16::Creedence Clearwater Revival


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Purchase Date: 11/12/2017
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Geen binnenhoes Creedence Clearwater Revival is the debut studio album by the American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1968. While "Suzie Q" proved to be a hit, the band had played for years as the Golliwogs in the early 1960s, releasing numerous singles before achieving success in the pop world. In 1967, Saul Zaentz bought Fantasy Records and offered the band a chance to record a full-length album on the condition that they change their name. Having never liked 'the Golliwogs', in part because of the racial charge of the name, the four readily agreed, coming up with Creedence Clearwater Revival. In Hank Bordowitz's book Bad Moon Rising: The Unauthorized History of Creedence Clearwater Revival, bassist Stu Cook is quoted, "Fogerty, Cook, Clifford and Fogerty signed a publishing agreement with one of Fantasy's companies that gave up rights to copyright ownership...Lennon and McCartney never owned the copyrights to their compositions, either. When you're on the bottom, you make the best deal you can."[3] John Fogerty took charge of the group artistically, writing all of the band's fourteen hit records and assuming the roles of singer, guitarist, producer and arranger of nearly everything that appeared on Creedence's seven studio albums. Creedence Clearwater Revival is best remembered for the band's first hit single "Susie Q", which had been a hit for Dale Hawkins in 1957. It was released as a single version split into two parts, with the jam session during the coda on the A-side fading out with the guitar solo right before the coda which fades in part two on the B-side. Fogerty stated in a 1993 interview with Rolling Stone magazine that his purpose in recording "Susie Q" was to get the song played on KMPX, a funky progressive-rock radio station in San Francisco, which is why the song was extended to eight minutes in length. "'Suzie Q' was designed to fit right in," he explained. "The eight-minute opus. Feedback. Like [the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's] "East-West". And especially the little effect, the little telephone-box [vocal] in the middle, which is the only part I regret now. It's just funny sounding. But, lo and behold, it worked!" Fogerty elaborated to Larry King in 1999, "We recorded an old Dale Hawkins song but I psychedelicized it to get it played on the local San Francisco underground radio station." The guitarist on the original Hawkins version, James Burton, would also exert a major influence on Fogerty, with the singer telling Lynne Margolis of American Songwriter, "James Burton was a huge influence on me going back to when I was a child, when I bought that record, 'Suzie-Q,' and that was James Burton playing that guitar — which I didn’t know at the time, of course." Drummer Doug Clifford concurs to Jeb Wright on the Classic Rock Revisited website that he too tried to experiment with the tune, recalling "'Susie Q' was a rockabilly song that sounded like all of the other rockabilly songs. I came up with a quarter note idea and it made it harder edged and it gave it space and a totally different feel..." The Creedence version would reach #11 in the charts. In 2012 David Cavanagh of Uncut wrote, "For all his scepticism about long solos, Fogerty stretched out penetratingly on guitar while Creedence's rhythm trio laid down a sublime slow boogie." In 1998, Fogerty stated to Harold Steinblatt of Guitar World that the recording of "Susie Q" was "very pivotal" in another respect: ...it established how we would work for the next few years. After we finished recording our parts, the other guys hung around while I mixed. The problem was they were making all these comments like, "Well, that won't work. This won't work." You know, they were having a great time laughing...And that was the very last time I ever allowed them to be around when I mixed a record...Basically, we'd go in, we'd record the band, and then I'd throw them out of the studio. I just couldn't have them around while I was doing overdubs or when I was mixing, because they weren't very constructive. The album's other notable cover, the Screamin' Jay Hawkins classic "I Put a Spell on You", was a natural for Fogerty, whose own manic vocal delivery had much in common with Hawkins' powerful singing style. Released as a follow up to "Susie Q" in October 1968 with "Walk on the Water" as the B-side, it peaked on the U.S. charts at #58.