Creedence Clearwater Revival
Ever since my iPod player broke in my car, I have been listening to the Classic Vinyl station on XM radio, and it might be the greatest thing since sliced bread. I get to listen to all the classic oldies from the Rolling Stones to Elton John. However, one band has really impressed me and in fact, made me realize that I have a new favorite band. Creedence Clearwater Revival, in my opinion, is the greatest band to have ever come out of North America. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother and rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford. Their musical style encompassed country rock and swamp rock genres. Despite their San Francisco Bay Area origins, they positioned themselves as Southern rock stylists, singing about bayous, the Mississippi River, catfish, and other popular elements of Southern iconography. I really hope more younger people take a liking to such amazing classics. Without the interest of a younger generation, great bands could be lost forever. I am now making it my mission to make sure this doesn’t happen to CCR.