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Pill Sized Reviews 15 October 2007

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Up until now I only reviewed an album if I thought it deserved attention and didn’t get enough of it. I realized this leaves out a lot of interesting music albums that did get quite a bit of attention, but are still worth considering; in other words, albums that do get a lot of attention but deserve even more.

As a compromise I’m going to experiment with shorter reviews for records that had their brush with fame but I still feel they are worth noticing. I’m not going to blather on and on like I do in the full sized reviews, but hopefully will keep it short and to the point.

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Green River (CCR, 1969) 8 October 2007

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Green River

Green River was third album for CCR here, and the second the band released in 1969, after Bayou Country and before Willy And The Poor Boys. 1969 was the annus mirabilis for Creedence, or rather, for John Fogerty, whose songwriting skills grew, developed and matured. This second album is an important milestone, and even if it’s not the best CCR released, it shows the group’s promise, and it’s certainly enjoyable on its own right.

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Bayou Country (CCR, 1969) 26 September 2007

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Time to introduce a new group! And I picked Creedence Clearwater Revival, to the delight of a mate of mine; as famous and renowned as they are, in my opinion they don’t get the fame and credit they deserve, thus matching my criterion for reviews. The album I will review this time is their second, Bayou Country. Right from the start, even from the album title, they establish their fictional image of a bunch of poor artists from the Deep South of the USA. Well, they’re not. They’re from California, but the Deep South is the inspiration of much of their musical choices, that can’t be denied. And nobody like CCR was going to be able to take the best of the American South and distill it in poppy, friendly albums. (more…)