Creedence Clearwater Revival: Pendulum
Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, February 1971
DON'T LET 'EM fool you. Pendulum is as distinctly Creedence as 'Proud Mary' or 'Lodi'. And that, I think, is good; Creedence music is one of the few things we can count on; it's like the seasons in its inevitability. And superficial changes such as the addition of keyboards or sax or the predominance of three-minute-plus tracks, don't greatly alter the fabric — in fact, the changes are hardly noticeable in relation to that automatic and intrinsic statement contained in each track: "THIS IS A CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL SONG." It's strongly reassuring that, even when they try really hard to sound different, it comes out just the same.
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