Creedence Clearwater Revival Bayou Country on 180g LP
Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Records!
Unquestionably one of the greatest American rock bands of all time, Creedence Clearwater Revival will best be remembered for their unique bayou sound popularized in songs like "Proud Mary" and "Green River." Their golden era of hit singles (fall of 1968 through spring of 1972) rivals that of any band in rock 'n' roll history. Although their music evoked the raw, gospel-tinged sound of the rural South, John and Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook actually hailed from El Cerrito, California, a small town near Berkeley.
Nowadays superstar bands release an album no more frequently than once a year, or in many cases once every two or three years. But in 1969, there was simply no stopping Creedence Clearwater Revival. 1969 proved to be an epic year in the band's too-short history. In that year alone they released three Top Ten albums, had four hit singles with three additional charting B-sides. They even found time to record a fourth chart-topping album released the following year.
It was in January 1969 that Creedence released the first of its three LPs that year, Bayou Country. The product of frontman/songwriter John Fogerty's fascination with Louisiana swamp-rock and R&B, Bayou Country is chock full of classics including “Proud Mary,” “Born on the Bayou,” the Little Richard cover “Good Golly Miss Molly,” the eight-minute plus “Graveyard Train” and the seven-minute plus “Keep on Choogling.” By the start of the subsequent decade, CCR had undeniably become the number one American rock and roll attraction.
Creedence Clearwater Revival Bayou Country Track Listing:
1. Born On The Bayou
3. Graveyard Train
4. Good Golly Miss Molly
5. Penthouse Pauper
6. Proud Mary
7. Keep On Chooglin’