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A Simple But Compelling Sound: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Greg Shaw, Fusion, 15 October 1971

WHO'D HAVE THOUGHT it would be an old-fashioned rock 'n' roll band to pull us out of the doldrums of 1968's acid comedown/methedrine blues nightmare? But that's the way it happened and the band was Creedence Clearwater Revival and they shot straight to the top, breaking taboos everywhere and sur-prising almost everyone.

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