Spicebush Swallowtail" , written during Fogerty's time in the Army Reserve. The former would eventually become the group's most-covered song, with some versions by other artists to date, including the No. John cites this song as being the result of high spirits on gaining his discharge from the Army Reserve. Their set was not included in the Woodstock film or soundtrack because John felt the band's performance was subpar.
Four tracks from the event out of a total of eleven were eventually included in the commemorative box set Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music.
Cook, however, held an opposing view, saying, "The performances are classic CCR and I'm still amazed by the number of people who don't even know we were one of the headliners at Woodstock ' Creedence Clearwater Revival, which disbanded in , were progressive and anachronistic at the same time.
An unapologetic throwback to the golden era of rock and roll, they broke ranks with their peers on the progressive, psychedelic San Francisco scene. Their approach was basic and uncompromising, holding true to the band members' working-class origins.
The term "roots rock" had not yet been invented when Creedence came along, but in essence, they defined it, drawing inspiration from the likes of Little Richard , Hank Williams , Elvis Presley , Chuck Berry , and the artisans of soul at Motown and Stax. In so doing, Creedence Clearwater Revival became the standard bearers and foremost celebrants of homegrown American music.
The year had been a remarkable chart year for the band: three Top Ten albums, four hit singles charting at No. The speedy "Travelin' Band", with a strong Little Richard sound, however, bore enough similarities to "Good Golly, Miss Molly" to warrant a lawsuit by the song's publisher; it was eventually settled out of court. The band also recorded its January 31, , live performance at the Oakland Coliseum Arena , which would later be marketed as a live album and television special.
Cosmo's Factory was released in July , along with the band's fifth and final No. Although they topped some international charts and local radio countdowns, CCR have the distinction of having had five No. Other cuts on the Cosmo's Factory album included an minute jam of the Marvin Gaye " I Heard It Through the Grapevine " a minor hit when an edited version was released as a single in , and a nearly note-for-note homage to Roy Orbison 's "Ooby Dooby".
The album was their biggest seller and went to No. The single's flip side, "Hey Tonight", was also a hit. Tom Fogerty decided he had enough and resigned from CCR in early after the recording of Pendulum ; his departure was made public the following February.
At first, the remaining members considered replacing him but ultimately continued as a trio. In the spring of , John Fogerty did an about-face and informed Cook and Clifford that CCR would continue only by adopting a "democratic" approach: each member would now write and perform his own material. Cook and Clifford, who had wanted more input in CCR's artistic and business decisions, resisted this arrangement.
Fogerty insisted they accept it or he would quit the band. Despite the dissension, the trio put its new work ethic to the test in the studio, releasing the Top 10 single " Sweet Hitch-Hiker " in July , backed with Cook's "Door To Door".
The band toured both the U. In spite of their continuing commercial success, however, relations among the three had become increasingly strained. Each member sang lead vocal on the songs written by that member. The album was a critical failure, considered by critics to be of inconsistent quality and lacking in cohesion. Rolling Stone reviewer Jon Landau deemed it "the worst album I have ever heard from a major rock band".
Top By this point, Fogerty was not only at direct odds with his bandmates, but he had also come to see the group's relationship with Fantasy Records as onerous, feeling that Zaentz had reneged on his promise to give the band a better contract. Cook—who held a degree in business—claimed that because of poor judgment on Fogerty's part, CCR had to abide by the worst record deal of any major U. Despite the relatively poor reception of Mardi Gras and deteriorated relationships among the remaining band members, CCR embarked upon a two-month, date U.
However, on October 16, —less than six months after the tour ended—Fantasy Records and the band officially announced its disbanding. I was alone when I made that [CCR] music. I was alone when I made the arrangements, I was alone when I added background vocals, guitars and some other stuff. I was alone when I produced and mixed the albums. The other guys showed up only for rehearsals and the days we made the actual recordings.
For me Creedence was like sitting on a time bomb. We'd had decent successes with our cover of "Susie Q" and with the first album , when we went into the studio to cut "Proud Mary.
The other guys in the band insisted on writing songs for the new album, they had opinions on the arrangements, they wanted to sing. They went as far as adding background vocals to "Proud Mary," and it sounded awful. They used tambourines , and it sounded no better. That's when I understood I had a choice to make.
At that point in time we were just a one hit wonder, and "Susie Q" hadn't really been that big a hit. Either this [the new album] would be a success, something really big, or we might as well start working at the car wash again. There was a big row. We went to an Italian restaurant and I remember that I very clearly told the others that I for one didn't want to go back to the car wash again.
Now we had to make the best possible album and it wasn't important who did what, as long as the result was the very best we could achieve. And of course I was the one who should do it.
I don't think the others really understood what I meant, but at least I could manage the situation the way I wanted. The result was eight million-selling double-sided singles in a row and six albums, who all went platinum. And Melody Maker had us as the best band in the world.
That was after the Beatles split , but still. And I was the one who had created all this. Despite that, I don't think they understood what I was talking about. They were obsessed with the idea of more control and more influence. So finally the bomb exploded and we never worked together again. Wenner ed. Rolling Stone. United States : Jann S. Retrieved January 24, Lodi News-Sentinel.
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It remains unreleased. Country band Alabama recorded a cover version of the song that appears on their album Mountain Music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Single by Creedence Clearwater Revival. This article is about the song by Creedence Clearwater Revival. For other songs with the same title, see Green River disambiguation.
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