Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Green River
Feelgood downer music. John Fogerty can sing "Everywhere you look, there's a frown" on "Commotion," but it doesn't make the song any less fun. Likewise, "Wrote a Song for Everyone" puts the singer through the ringer, but one can't help but feel a load off after listening to the song.
Clocking at just under five minutes, "Wrote a Song for Everyone" is the longest song on Green River. This album is less jammy and less laid back than its predecessor, Bayou Country, but it's a little more cohesive. I'd put them at a dead heat, quality wise. Both are a good time, and not all of Green River's tracks have melancholy undertones. Even when they do, though, the songs are still a blast. "Bad Moon Rising," about earthquakes, lightning, hurricanes, flooding, rage AND ruin more than proves my point.
1. Green River 2:36
2. Commotion 2:44
3. Tombstone Shadow 3:39
4. Wrote a Song for Everyone 4:57
5. Bad Moon Rising 2:21
6. Lodi 3:13
7. Cross-Tie Walker 3:20
8. Sinister Purpose 3:22
9. The Night Time Is the Right Time 3:08