50 years ago, John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook released their first album together as Creedence Clearwater Revival, providing the perfect soundtrack for a tumultuous period in American history. Over just seven albums issued between 1968 and 1972, the band's rootsy rock-and-roll sensibility yielded such all-time classic hits as "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Green River," "Down on the Corner," "Who'll Stop the Rain," and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain." To celebrate the
Today, as we celebrate the fourth of July, we're spinning new reissues from two members of the quintessentially American band, Creedence Clearwater Revival! Before Creedence Clearwater Revival split in 1972 amid acrimony, Tom Fogerty had already departed the band which he had co-founded with his younger brother John, Stu Cook, and Doug Clifford. Fogerty launched his solo career early that same year on the Fantasy label with a self-titled debut, and in October released his sophomore set.
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! The Cure, Mixed Up: Deluxe Edition (Universal (U.K.)/Elektra/Rhino (U.S.)) 1CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Mixed Up 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Torn Down 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Postponed from last week: The Cure revisits its 1990 remix album as a 3-CD deluxe edition. The first disc of the new set contains the original Mixed Up album,
Five classic albums from singer-songwriter Janis Ian have just been reissued on CD and vinyl from Sony Legacy's U.K. arm. Stars (1974), Between the Lines (1975), Aftertones (1976), Miracle Row (1977), and Night Rains (1979), all originally released on Columbia Records, represent the peak of Ian's commercial success. Between the Lines yielded Ian's most successful single, the touching "At Seventeen," a No. 3 Pop/No. 1 AC hit. The song netted the artist a Grammy Award and was performed by her
Before there was Creedence Clearwater Revival, there was The Golliwogs. The San Francisco Bay Area band formed in 1959 as an instrumental trio (John Fogerty, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook) by the name of The Blue Velvets. A year later, John's older brother Tom joined, completing the line-up that would eventually keep on chooglin' as Creedence Clearwater Revival. By 1964's end, the quartet had signed with Fantasy Records and reinvented themselves as The Golliwogs, so named by Fantasy's co-owner