Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River on LP
Creedence Clearwater Revival is arguably the definitive American rock band. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area and borrowing heavily from the musical traditions of the Deep South, the gritty and powerful foursome served up a potent stew that appealed to a broad audience not just in the States but around the world. Their creative arc was relatively brief yet highly influential, and some four decades after their heyday, their straightahead raw energy continues to echo in the rock and pop sounds of the modern day.
By the summer of 1969, CCR was firmly ensconced as the American dance band, continuing to churn out hugely-successful hit singles, four of which are on this 1969 release. The title cut "Green River," along with "Commotion," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Lodi," were Top Ten singles in the classic rockabilly/R&B tradition and together made Green River the group's first #1 album on the Billboard charts. As a result of the band's unrivaled penchant for developing tight, carefully crafted material before even entering the studio, CCR recorded Green River in an astounding two-and-a-half days, after which it remained on the charts for 88 weeks, earning the group its second platinum album.
Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River Track Listing:
1. Green River
3. Tombstone Shadow
4. Wrote A Song for Everyone
5. Bad Moon Rising
7. Cross-Tie Walker
8. Sinister Purpose
9. The Night Time Is the Right Time