Fogerty was the next evolution of Chuck Berry. The Beatles wrote more complicated music, but not as repeatedly listenable as Fogerty. CCR never gets old, Beatles do for me.
John Fogerty did more with 3 chords than anyone in history, even the vaunted Hank Williams, or Merle Haggard.
Aaronoff is the "killerest" of drummers for CCR type music, it's his gear that doesnt cut it. CCR's sound was that of a HUGE highhat. It was what, like 18 or 21 inches?? Plus he tunes his stuff too tight I think.
I love me some JCF, but lost a LOT of respect for him when he was a douchebag supreme at the RRHOF. He refused to let Clifford and Cook take the stage with him.. that was ******** and childish.
Letterman is a douchebag, cant stand him.. but I love the band. Paul Schaffer is probably the ultimate human jukebox.... AND he's been a part of some of the best albums and music projects of the last 35 years... people dont realize he was a huge part of the Blues Brothers.
I enjoyed their set but kept zeroing in on the neck collar thingy. I'm hoping it was a medical brace of some kind and not a fashion statement.
This. CCR is on the cover of MOJO this month. It appears that Mr Fogarty carries a lot of anger.
While responsible for some classic tunes, John has always come off in the end as petulant and arrogant, which is sad because in some of the interviews I've seen, he seems like he might be a decent guy if he could just grow up. A lot of guys in this business have been cornholed over the years, and yet they move on as best as they can and don't penalize their former bandmates or in Fogerty's case, family as well.
That being said, I love CCR, and caught JF and band on Sessions at West 54th about 10 or so years ago, and they were tight....gave the CCR material a more muscular edge. Great show.
Exactly. John gets a pass in my book.Damn, your hammering a guy who was bent over and screwed up the a.s by his record company (Fantasy). For years he was not allowed to even play his own songs. you would cop an attitude too. The rift between the others (including his brother) was the fact that they didn't mind giving up the royalties to the songs, because they didn't write them.
+ 1 more!!!! John is one of my favorite artists period!!!Exactly. John gets a pass in my book.
I wish Mr Fogerty would quit butchering his own songs.
I ain't no fortunatAH, I ain't no fortunatAH, I ain't no fortunatAH.. what the hell did he do , take vocal lessons from pentacostle preachers ?
I am a big CCR fan, but the dude really has become a parody of himself.
And, Kenny Arnoff is a great drummer. He just isn't the right choice for CCR type of music, he sounds like what CCR would have sounded like with a drum machine.
I am thinking it is time for Mr Fogerty to start on the Vegas circuit. He could open for Englebert Dinkerhump.
CCRv rocks. JCF and a generic backup band... not so much.
The owner of Fantasy records even sued him when he released Old Man Down The Road because it sounded vaguely like Green River.
I read an interview by Doug Clifford somewhere recently where he said that John had made some comments about a reunion but that he and Stu were not going to do it. What a shame, one of the most commercially successful bands of the 60's and early 70's.
Personally I think CCR should've fulfilled their commitment to Fantasy instead of giving up everything so they wouldn't have to make any more albums together. Not that they asked me what i thought at the time.
Ive seen Fogerty twice post CCR and very recently I might add and you simply do not know what you are talking about. Im sorry but there is simply no way anyone who is a CCR fan who has gone and seen Fogerty live could utter such nonsense. This is just made up nonsense from a disgruntled fan.
I agree with the post about Aranoff not being the right drummer for this band. CCR's music rocked and rolled (to take an idea from Keef's playbook). While Aranoff is a great drummer, he plays on or ahead of the beat most of the time and kills the swampy groove of the tunes when compared to the originals. This is all IMHO, of course, but it may be what John wants to hear in his music. I've seen the band twice and they are as tight as possible, playing classic after classic song.