Tuesday, August 7, 2012

John Fogerty- Revival

Fogerty goes back to basics & sounds incredibly fresh and relevant. Irma Thomas recorded "River Is Waiting" on her Simply Grand CD. The track perched at #1 in my personal top ten this year. Four of John's tracks are my very favorites. The opener "Don't You Wish It Was True" has an infectious beat and spins a smile with its good time feeling, "An angel took my hand, said you don't have to hurry, got all the time in the world, don't worry." "Creedence Song" boogies to a swamp groove, "Daddy had a band, played him a little guitar, traveled in a band, living that rock & roll, night after night, people coming up to the bandstand saying you can't go wrong if you play a little bit of that Creedence Song." "Broken Down Cowboy" is a sweet slower song with Fogerty's classic vocals, half snarl, half heartache, "You never can trust your luck, he's bad news in a pickup truck." The under two-minute "It Ain't Right" bursts like old time Chuck Berry. There are no weak songs on the disc. While the minute-and-a-half political eruption "I Can't Take It No More" doesn't bother me, it's so brief that it flies by. "Revival" highlights John Fogerty at the top of his game. This is a must-have CD! Enjoy!

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