Creedence Country [Bonus Tracks]

Creedence Country [Bonus Tracks]

by Creedence Clearwater Revival
     
 
It could be argued that Creedence Clearwater Revival were the greatest American rock & roll band, and one convincing argument would be that no other of their peers had such a commanding grasp on a variety of American music and could synthesize them in such a bracingly original fashion. It's that synthesis that makes a genre-specific compilation like

Overview

It could be argued that Creedence Clearwater Revival were the greatest American rock & roll band, and one convincing argument would be that no other of their peers had such a commanding grasp on a variety of American music and could synthesize them in such a bracingly original fashion. It's that synthesis that makes a genre-specific compilation like Creedence Country so difficult to pull off -- it's hard to single out one strand from that mix, particularly since CCR didn't so much perform country as absorb its influence. In fact, only a handful of songs could be appropriately classified as "country" -- the slow-crawling opener "Lookin' for a Reason," the peerless lament "Lodi," the similarly heartbroken "Wrote a Song for Everyone," maybe the bouncy "Lookin' Out My Back Door," which can sound like the streets of Bakersfield, and perhaps their driving cover of Leadbelly's "Cotton Fields," which winds up as rock & roll. The rest of it is either flat-out rockabilly, whether it's a cover of "My Baby Left Me" or John Fogerty's "Don't Look Now," or flat-out rock & roll like "Cross-Tie Walker" -- and it's hard to believe that anybody could call the elongated, menacing jam of "Ramble Tamble" country. That said, it's a thoroughly enjoyable listen, since nearly all the music is excellent, but it doesn't really present any insight into the band -- it's just a good mixtape.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
Label:
Fantasy
UPC:
0025218450928
catalogNumber:
4509
Rank:
148114

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Creedence Clearwater Revival   Primary Artist
John Fogerty   Guitar,Vocals
Doug Clifford   Bass,Drums
Tom Fogerty   Rhythm Guitar
Stu Cook   Bass,Drums

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Hoyt Axton   Liner Notes
John Fogerty   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Gene Pitney   Composer
Doug Clifford   Composer
Bo Diddley   Composer
Stu Cook   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Cayet Mangiaracina   Composer
Dick Penner   Composer
Wade Moore   Composer
Jim Marshall   Cover Photo
Alan Penner   Composer
Wayde Lee Moore   Composer

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