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Creedence Clearwater Revival


Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo's Factory

Review by Greg Shaw, Who Put The Bomp!, October 1970

WELL, THEY'VE finally done it. Creedence Clearwater has produced an entire album without a single poor song. And what's more, they don't all sound alike. ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Review by Jon Savage, MOJO, December 2001

FOR A FEW SEASONS as the '60s turned into the '70s, Creedence Clearwater Revival were the biggest band in the world, with their incredible US ...


Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, March 1969

Californians Play Refreshing Rock At Fillmore East ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bayou Country (Liberty)

Review by Mark Williams, International Times, July 1969

HOORAY FOR this bopping, rhythm muslc! What more can a groover of a leaper ask for than to be socked endlessly by the compulsive unpretentious ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Creedence Perkins Fans

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, July 1969

CREEDENCE Clearwater Revival are at the top of America's pop group list. They are No. 12 this week in the NME charts with 'Proud Mary', ...

The Band, Sly & The Family Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin: Woodstock Music & Art Fair, Bethel, NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, August 1969

Rock Audience Moves to Dusk-to-Dawn Rhythms ...


Report by Miller Francis Jr., Great Speckled Bird, The, September 1969

"Man, what done got into them ofays?" one asked. "It ain't nothing. They just trying to get back, that's all" "Get back?" said the ...

What's In A Name? Creedence Clearwater Revival

Interview by uncredited writer, ZigZag, October 1969

The Blue Velvets (1958-1963) became the Golliwogs (1963-1967), who became Creedence Clearwater Revival (1967-?) – a name which, according to Time magazine, was contrived to ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: John, Tom, Stu And Doug

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, January 1970

HP: What kind of music did you hear as a kid? ...

John Fogerty: An 80 Buck Bummer Made Us Start Learning

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, March 1970

"THEY SAY that true love travels on a gravel road... that one cannot understand joy without having felt sorrow... that one does not know sweet ...

John Fogerty (continued): I Gave Up Note-making a Year Ago

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, March 1970

The second part of Ann Moses' long rap with John Fogerty, lead singing star of Creedence Clearwater Revival, takes the form of a frank Ask-In ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, May 1970

Garden Audience Dances and Sings To Creedence Rock ...

Wilbert Harrison & Creedence Clearwater Revival

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, July 1970

WHEN CREEDENCE Clearwater Revival made their first whistle-stop tour of Europe recently, they invited Wilbert Harrison to join them. ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo's Factory (Liberty)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1970

The flaw in Creedence's brilliance ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Swamp Rock That Wasn't

Interview by Royston Eldridge, Sounds, October 1970

The SOUNDS Talk-in — JOHN FOGERTY of Creedence Clearwater Revival: an exclusive interview by Royston Eldridge ...

Pendulum: Creedence Got a New Kind of Bag

Report and Interview by Joel Selvin, Rolling Stone, December 1970

BERKELEY — Creedence Clearwater Revival is rolling again, and in several directions, with their upcoming new album, Pendulum. ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Pendulum

Review by 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 ...

Bo Diddley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tower of Power: Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, July 1971

Bo Diddley Returns on Guitar At Forest Hills Rock Concert ...

Creedence Revival Is On Again

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, August 1971

Martin Hayman talks to Stu Cook ...

A Simple But Compelling Sound: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Overview by Greg Shaw, Fusion, 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? ...

Tom Fogerty: "Creedence Clearwater? I've Never Known Such A Bunch Of Egotistical Maniacs"

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, January 1972

IT'S ALWAYS sad when a group splits up amidst much bad feeling. It's even worse when one member leaves amidst equal bad feelings, and then ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Mardi Gras (Fantasy)

Review by Gene Sculatti, Phonograph Record, May 1972

CREEDENCE AGAIN. Their sixth or seventh LP, the first minus Tom Fogerty on rhythm, the first with Stu Cook and Doug Clifford contributing songs and ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Profile by John Pidgeon, Let It Rock, June 1973

FOR A 'SINGLES' band Creedence Clearwater Revival made a lot of albums: six in two years (1969 – 70), then one as a trio in ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live In Europe (Fantasy)

Review by Lester Bangs, Let It Rock, April 1974

I MEAN REALLY, who cares about Creedence anyway? They're dead now, I'd already forgot about 'em till this thing came out. ...

The Golliwogs: Pre-Creedence

Review by Tom Nolan, Phonograph Record, April 1975

BLUESY ROCKIN' quartet from El Cerrito makes debut with this derivative but infectious disc of baker's-dozen-plus-one tunes. Opener, ‘Don't Tell Me No Lies’, will appeal ...

Where Has John Fogerty Gone?

Essay by Dave Marsh, Musician, April 1981

As apocalyptic anxiety at nameless dread descend on the body politic, how relevant the work of Creedence Clearwater now seems. ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bayou Country/Green River/Willy and the Poorboys/Cosmo's Factory and more

Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, October 1984

ANCIENT BEAT journalist and hippie doyen Ralph J. Gleason, who could be a daft old coot at the best of times, got it completely wrong ...

John Fogerty: Rock Now, Pay Later

Interview by Bill Prince, Q, July 1997

Life's a bitch when you lose a few million in a big banking scam, get sued for plagiarising yourself and haven't released a record in ...

John Fogerty

Interview by Craig Werner, Goldmine, July 1997

THE HISTORY of rock'n'roll bears witness to the power of the unmistakably individual voice bubbling up from subterranean reservoirs of the blues, gospel, and country ...

“I Was the Leader Already": Creedence's Beginnings

Book Excerpt by Hank Bordowitz, Schirmer Books, 1998

IN 1958 ROCK music had passed its infancy -- it was more like a toddler -- but it still was not reputable. Not many high ...

Rock 100: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Book Excerpt by Lenny Kaye, David Dalton, Cooper Square Books (reissue), 1999

PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC WAS PEAKING AND rock was undergoing a period of exhaustion in 1968 when Creedence Clearwater Revival arrived out of nowhere with their "lean, ...

John Fogerty: The Long Road Home

Interview by Gene Sculatti, ICE, October 2005

IT'S NOT HARD TO UNDERSTAND how a popular artist might tire of singing the words to his biggest hits after decades of doing so. Year ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Reissues

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, October 2008

40th Anniversary editions of the first six platters by John Fogerty's Bay Area swamp-billies, complete with bonus tracks and authoritative liners. ...

see also John Fogerty

see also Tom Fogerty

see also Golliwogs, The

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