John Fogerty's Revival


John Fogerty

On October 2nd, justifiably legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival mastermind John Fogerty will release his first album of new material on CCR's original label, Fantasy Records, in 35 years. Simply entitled Revival, the new album finds the American rock 'n' roll godfather in rejuvenated form.

"It just seemed like all the records I have made since Creedence Clearwater Revival have all been sort of pushed off center," Fogerty says. "I felt like I was dancing around the outskirts of what is my true center. With this album, I really wanted to stay on the mark, right in the middle, right where rock 'n' roll is. I wanted this one to be easier, a lot more fun than some of the past records have been."

Revival emerges after a 30-year battle, often in courts, with Fantasy over control of the Creedence catalog. The first sign of a reconciliation was 2005's Fogerty/CCR career retrospective, The Long Road Home. Fogerty calls seeing the Fantasy logo on his new record nothing short of "surreal."

The man Rolling Stone named one of the greatest guitarists of all time and who was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 leads a crack band on Revival featuring fable session drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), guitarist Hunter Perrin, bassist David Santos and guest keyboardist Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). Like the original Creedence albums, the basic tracks were cut in just 12 days. "A lot of times on prior (solo) albums, there are those moments where you're in the studio or rehearsing and you're going through this agony, you're very unsettled or anxious because you're not completely sure it's going to work. Even in rehearsal this time, I knew it was all going to work," says Fogerty.

[Published on: 8/3/07]

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phishr82 Fri 8/3/2007 08:28AM
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But does the Dude abide?

Deadphishbiscuits Fri 8/3/2007 09:39AM
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go fogerty

kaiserbun star Fri 8/3/2007 11:02AM
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phish0 Fri 8/3/2007 12:19PM
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His band members controled his songs for a few decades and he wasnt even allowed to play the stuff that he wrote for over twenty years! Also, his brother is dead.

bbcfm Fri 8/3/2007 10:48PM
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The dude got sued by Fantasy for plagerizing himself...
Fogerty kicks ass.

ARZJR starstarstarstarstar Sat 8/4/2007 06:39AM
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John Fogerty, in short, is perhaps the finest rock and roll songwriter of his generation. We all can sing along with dozens of his tunes. I will be buying this one asap.

Check out Blue Ridge Rangers for some great post-creedence Fogerty!

redhed starstarstarstarstar Sat 8/4/2007 08:42AM
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i'm sure the dude abides, as long as it's not the fuckin eagles. I hate the fuckin eagles

JakeCinningerisgod Sat 8/4/2007 08:55AM
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is hating the eagles even possible? thats a new one on me, thats like saying u hate the beatles, u just dont do it

aquariumdrunk Sat 8/4/2007 11:26AM
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"is hating the eagles even possible? thats a new one on me, thats like saying u hate the beatles, u just dont do it"


DBang Sat 8/4/2007 01:33PM
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I don't like the Beatles or the Eagles. If I had to pick a band named after an animal to jam out to, it would have to be the Black Crowes...

hellyeah Sat 8/4/2007 02:45PM
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yes hating the eagles is possible and actually quite easy for me. just listen to life in the fast lane or hotel california a couple more times and you may agree with me, and putting them up with the beatles should be considered sacrilege by everyone on this forum.

Johnnycobba Sun 8/5/2007 10:39AM
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the spanish version of hotel california is where its at ...and putting them up against the beatles is pure nonsense beatles paved the way for so many things in rock and or roll....Fogerty solo mehh?? i'll still give it a listen

cocheese Mon 8/6/2007 06:22AM
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i seen him at Starwood last year, and i have to say he rocked the house. good sing-a-long stuff. he was all over that stage, pretty entertaining.

Treetophigh Mon 8/6/2007 07:04AM
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to talk about the beatles and the eagles

give me a break the eagles

saw fogerty with willie last year
always loved the radio songs for fogerty
n didnt expect much

but it was a blast
if anyone can go to the fogerty show and not have fun
something is wrong with them

hopefully he'll tour for this one
prolly wont buy the album though

guitardave starstarstarstar Mon 8/6/2007 10:56AM
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Fogerty is rock and roll genius. He took a group with bar band (at best) chops and made them legends. Watch Big Lebowski for all of those upset by the Eagles diss. Its a hilarious line.

sunnbear Mon 8/6/2007 12:02PM
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I saw Fogerty at the Bill Graham memorial in Golden Gate Park with The Grateful Dead as his backup band. It was the first time he was allowed to play any of the Creedence songs and let me tell was completely mind blowing. I'm sure you can download it somewhere. Check it out if you can.

roberto767 Mon 8/6/2007 01:02PM
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The Eagles are fucking awful. They can lick my left nut.

tekla Mon 8/6/2007 01:16PM
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It was the Eagles that were 100% responsible for boosting the price of live tickets. What were $20 shows became $65 shows, and not for new music, but for some old stuff, greatest hits - ain't there a country fair they could play?

enjoimusic4202 Mon 8/6/2007 02:39PM
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Fogerty Rocks & the Eagles fuckin suck dick

redhed starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/7/2007 08:49AM
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this aggression will not stand man. Jake don't compare the beatles to the eagles.