Creedence Clearwater Revival - S/T
Record is VG++ few light scuffs.
Cover VG+ VG++ has only slight ringwear and cornerwear.
Includes inner sleeve with pics of previous releaeses and with psychedelic artwork. VG++
1. I Put A Spell On You
2. The Working Man
3. Suzie Q
4. Ninety-Nine And A Half
5. Get Down Woman
8. Walk On The Water
John Fogerty has a voice that's unique: powerful, raw, almost scary, and unforgettable. He'd been making records since 1959 with his band The Blue Velvets--which had its name changed against their will by the record company to The Golliwogs.
But several years and singles without success later, they realized something needed to be done. John took over singing lead from his brother Tom and, in the spirit of the times, renamed themselves CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL. For a band with a "psychedelic era"-style moniker, they sure sounded more bluesy than most of their contemporaries. CCR opens with a downright spooky version of Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On You," and the aura, style & mood of the album continued from there!
Other highlights include "Suzie Q," "Ninety-Nine And A Half," (the similarity of the opening bit to The Blues Brothers' "Groove Me" no doubt due to it being co-written by Steve Cropper-- I'm also reminded of some early Steve Miller tunes); "Get Down Woman" (see early Fleetwood Mac for more in this style); "Porterville" (really bouncy, this had earlier been a single before the band's name-change); "Gloomy" (starts out slow but builds to a tremendous guitar-jam); and "Walk On The Water" (a spooky march-like song, the only one in CCR's 7 albums co-written by Tom Fogerty). CCR didn't go over big on first release-- but these guys, especially John, were just warming up! Like some others, I started out with a "hits" collection, but decided I needed more. This album is the perfect place to start!
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