Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Before we sharpen our knives to begin splitting hairs as we consider the merits of Bayou Country against the qualities of Willie and the Poor Boys, let’s take a step back to appreciate the magnificence that is the entire Creedence Clearwater Revival catalog. There were conflicts behind-the-scenes which is why we’re putting the spotlight on these 10 timeless tracks that showed the band’s musical brilliance. Travelin' Band‡4. But with 2009’s The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again coming just two years after its predecessor Revival – and followed in 2013 by Wrote a Song for Everyone – it seems that Fogerty is making up for lost time. The musicianship is really good. List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release. They played in a Southern rock style, despite their San Francisco Bay Area origin, with lyrics about bayous, catfish, the Mississippi River, and other popular elements of Southern United States iconography, as well as political and socially conscious lyrics about topics including the Vietnam War. Not only was The Blue Ridge Rangers a country album – a bold move in an era when country music was widely considered passé – it was comprised solely of old standards, one of the foremost songwriters of his generation relaunching his career with an album on which he hadn’t written a note. The sixth Creedence album was their last with Tom Fogerty, and the last great work of the band’s all too brief career. That sound would become one of the most powerful in American music. Twenty-six years later, Fogerty recorded a follow-up The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again.View Deal. Visit our corporate site. Longshot rocked like AC/DC, and I Can’t Take It No More was, of all things, a punk rock rant: proof that the old rocker still had fire in his belly. But the band would never be this good again. But in the following year, with the band’s second album Bayou Country, he truly found his voiceView Deal. On the group’s debut album, John Fogerty was still learning his craft. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Creedence Clearwater Revival album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. The hits “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” and “Hey Tonight” are here as is the great “Molina.” I particularly like the song “Pagan Baby” which to me is an underrated song by CCR. I love Poorboy Shuffle as well. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Creedence Clearwater Revival albums, with the help of your votes. Penthouse Pauper6. Their succeeding records only proved that they were a force to be reckoned with as their albums spawned a string of classic hits that would stand the test of time. Born on the Bayou2. After Creedence’s messy demise, Fogerty made a clean break from his past with a solo debut that defied all logic. There are a variety of different sounds, a couple hits, a couple of very meaningful songs, a traditional blues form song, and some other songs that are just fun. Lodi7. The lyrics may be a bit odd but it’s catchy and whimsical. Ooby Dooby5. This list of popular Creedence Clearwater Revival CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Thank you for signing up to Classic Rock. Their self-titled debut album allowed them to break into mainstream although critics weren't exactly impressed with them. This disc includes three bonus tracks two of which are songs which are also a little trippy. The third album did in fact nearly 16 million EAS in total, a tremendous figure for 1969 standards. It's also the CCR album I tend to listen to most. The songs are jumbled up on their listing on the back of the CD case, but in correct order in the insert, small amount of confusion. Although it’s been covered several times, CCR’s version became the most popular and it even cracked the top 20. In stark contrast to CCR’s prolific output, John Fogerty has released just nine solo albums in nearly 40 years. At their creative and commercial peak, Creedence Clearwater Revival were unlike any other rock group. It might be upbeat and all but looking closely, it’s a pretty dark song but still brilliant for all that. 80’s and 90’s. Listening to this, you may feel like you’re back in the seventies again. With that in mind, let’s begin our ranking of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s albums from worst to best. Zaentz later took Fogerty to court over the album. “This has all their classics from the 1970’s but is the best album they ever made! CCR vary in style, but every album is based in roots rock, swamp rock, blues rock, and Southern rock, best represented in their releases Willy and the Poor Boys (1969) and Pendulum (1970). The hit from this album still remembered today is certainly proud mary.”eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'returnofrock_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_8',111,'0','0'])); “Ahh, great sounds from the early 1970’s. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. A ranking and review of the studio albums by the legendary swamp-rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Green River (1969)eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'returnofrock_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_7',118,'0','0'])); “This is a coherent album as far as the first nine songs from the original album are concerned. “I could sing,” Tom would later state,“but John had a sound.”. This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release. To me, hearing this when it came out, it is still an unpretentious classic, as are all of the albums in the CCr cannon, save for Mardi Gras……more on that later.”. It even had a twanging boogie tune named Creedence Song. His feel for country music shone through, however, especially on the tearjerker She Thinks I Still Care. The songs they do best are on it, As long as I can see the light, Born on the Bayou, Traveling Band, I heard it on the grapevine, and Looking out my back door just to name a few! His first original work since returning to Creedence’s former label Fantasy, Revival had a title and a sound loaded with nostalgia. Proud Mary7. Don't Look Now is a great folk song at it's heart and Effigy is a brilliant departure. It truly is one of the best CCR albums EVER made!!! Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Creedence Clearwater Revival albums, with the help of your votes. Not my favorite of theirs though. John Fogerty's guitar is so simple, yet so lovable. Click to experience the legacy of roots rock! CCR still managed to top themselves with follow up album Willy & The Poor Boys. There aren't any bad songs on here, and the best here makes up for some of the best tracks hard rock of the 1960s. But if there was one moment in time when the power of Fogerty’s songwriting was felt all around the world, it was on July 13, 1985, at precisely 12.02pm, when the mighty Status Quo kicked off Live Aid with a song Fogerty had written ten years earlier, one perfectly suited to this global music event: Rockin’ All Over The World. Green River2. The other guys do a fine job as well. At a time when new social values were emerging, not least the civil rights movement, The Golliwogs were doomed to failure. Bath Run Through the Jungle†7. A true tragedy when Creedence broke up, had they stayed together they really could have taken the 1970's by storm. Fogerty didn’t have a hit with his most famous solo song: it was Status Quo who transformed Rockin’ All Over The World into a rock anthem, while Fogerty’s version debuted on his 1975 self-titled album. Keep on Chooglin. The album has quite a country feel on many of the tracks, and contains a bluesy classic called “Feelin’ Blue”, which in my opinion is a track that doesn’t get the attention that it should.eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'returnofrock_com-box-4','ezslot_9',112,'0','0'])); Once again the extra tracks are not real interesting, but who cares? “Another great album from one of the best rock bands ever. The drum, guitar, and bass – everything about it screams masterpiece. It’s vibrant and cheerful – perfect for long road trips. Before You Accuse Me3. Actually a really underrated album with a ton of fantastic songs. It was on Bayou Country that the Creedence sound took shape; Fogerty was Californian by birth, but as this album’s title implied, his sound and imagery drew heavily upon the South.