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Crazy Horse: Crazy Horse

John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 29 April 1971

FROM THE VERY start, friends, I've always wished I could enjoy Creedence Clearwater as much as I admire them for their unremitting tunefulness and refreshing simplicity, but only on very rare occasions (‘Lodi’, ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Up Around The Bend’) have the affected harshness of John Fogerty's voice and the slightly mechanical feel to the band's playing failed to make it real difficult for me to muster more than an academic gratitude for their presence in a world constipated with tuneless heaviness, bland postured Sensitivity, and jazz-classical-blues-country-Latin-folk-rock with a boogaloo beat.

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