For me, this is where art and politics are separate.
I grew up on CCR. From Susie Q to Mardi Gras, there wasn't a dud in the lot. Favourite? All of them....
Yeah, the 'Born in the USA' years.
The music wasn't nearly as good as the first few albums, it was typical big arena rock music, not the well crafted stuff that he did before, and after. stuff made to be played loudly over sound systems in an echo-filled arena to 50,000 to 100,000 people. It's not the same.
Good music can be played to a crowd of 25 in a small bar, and sound even better.
The screen door slams, Mary's dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the floor as the radio plays
Roy Orbison singin for the lonely
Hey, that's me, and I want you only
Don't turn me home again, I just can't face myself alone again
That would be the song that put me over the edge.
On my radio, only every single song Brian Adams ever wrote got overplayed more than that song.
I first thought this was a memorium thread.
Is it wrong not to like that guys' music? I mean, really. Do,do,do, lookin' out my back door. A dinosaur Victrola listening to Buck Owens? Gag me with a spoon.
I dig the new stuff the kids are listening to on their walkmans.
Hop in my Chrysler,
it's as big as a whale
and it's about to set sail!
I got me a car, it seats about twenty
So c'mon and bring your jukebox money.
That would be why I really don't like him, he seems to have to force it out in a scream or yell.
It always sounds a little monotone when he does that.
I do like his rendition of "The Ghost of Tom ones" though.