This is the first critical biography to explore John Fogerty's life and his music. When inducting Creedence Clearwater Revival into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, Bruce Springsteen referred to the qmusicas power and its simplicity... [its] beauty and poetry and a sense of the darkness of events and of history, of an American tradition shot through with pride, fear, and paranoia.q This book investigates those aspects and more of Fogertyas songs and life: his Americanism, his determined individualism, and unyielding musical vision which led to conflicts with his band, isolation from his family, constant legal battles, and some of the greatest songs of the 20th century.Songs, for instance, like aSugar-Sugara and aRhubarb Pie, a which is at least ostensibly about the pleasure of eating homemade ... The music is effective swamp rock with guitar bursts, quivering runs, and hard-strummed chords. ... The lyrics resemble a trite Halloween novelty song or a number on a Disney soundtrack.
|Author||:||Thomas M. Kitts|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2015-08-27|