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Green River

Creedence Clearwater Revival

1969

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This album that hit the scene the same year that my infant self did! All of this record makes me happy! Fogerty's raw vocals, songwriting, and guitar work, driven home by the rest of the band's rock & roll twang, are always welcome ingredients for anything from a workout to a road trip, frisbee in the park to a hammock in that same park :) Seeing John perform some of these songs live is on my bucket list!

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Has anyone ever watched an episode of Ex on the Beach? Jesus Christ, is this what people are like now? Psychopaths. Back in my day instead of shouting "CUNT" at eachother every 5 minutes and shagging eachother's girlfriends, we would put on this album and just chill out...and then shag eachother's girlfriends.

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5

Fucking loved it, Green River was great and Bad moon rising. Yeah, they're the biggest hits off the album but they are too fucking good. The whole project was great and, blending my love of folk and rock music. I am definitely biased here as this is my favorite era of rock, but it's my rating so who gives a fuck. I don't think it is perfect, but 5 stars because of the limitations of the rating system on the website. I will return to this in the future, 7.5/8.

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Et bah franchement, pour un album qui connait des pics à 400 millions de streams, c'est pas franchement incroyable. Ce qui m'amène à partager l'anecdote suivante : Quand j'étais au lycée et envisageais de devenir le prochain James Arthur, j'avais découvert la chanson "Have you ever seen the rain" du groupe qui nous intéresse. J'ai donc décidé de la reprendre à la guitare alors même que je ne trouve pas cette chanson particulièrement exceptionnelle. Croyez-le ou non, cette reprise n'était pas fameuse. Retour à la case départ, donc.

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Not their best album and a bit formulaic.

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5

A great album to listen to with fresh ears. Remove every association with classic rock radio, Vietnam movies, state fair cover bands, and just the general collective unconscious in America and this record reveals itself at its own pace. While it's clearly tied to its era there is still a timeless quality, a baked-in warm nostalgia to be played on the next road trip. It was my first time hearing many of these songs but they are all casually killer. Insert an offhand thumbs-up gif here.

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5

Absolutely amazing. These dudes continue to be one of my favorite classic rock bands. I’m not sure why, but something about the swamp rock style is really appealing to me. Maybe it’s nostalgic? You know, the war.

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5

They're BACK! I had my first Creedence album served to me here just two days ago (the disappointing Bayou Country), and this one, released just 8 months later, is miles better. It's the second of three albums CCR released in 1969 alone, which is insane. The title track is about as solid of an album opener as you'll ever hear, especially if you're longing for a place where bullfrogs call and kids play on rope swings. "Lodi" might be my favorite CCR song. Creedence Dudes swear by this album, probably because the deeper cuts hold up as well as the hits. The Spotify link took me to the 40th Anniversary edition, and I just assumed the two instrumental tracks after "The Night Time Is The Right Time" were part of the original album. They should have been because those 2 instrumental tracks slap. I like them more than most of the album cuts on Bayou Country. But that's me. Factoring in those 2 songs get this thing closer to 5 territory. Maybe without John Fogerty's vocals taking center stage, the instrumentals allow for the entire band to come in focus. Speaking of which, we need to discuss the album cover. It reminds me of those shirts for the band Stillwater in "Almost Famous" where Russell Hammond is prominently placed in front of the band to standout and overshadow them, causing the members to quarrel (particularly Hammond and lead singer Jeff Beebe) to the point where Hammond wanders off with teenage Rolling Stone reporter William Miller to a party somewhere in the Midwest where he can drop acid and scream Robert Plant quotes from the rooftop before jumping into a swimming pool. I hope the same thing happened with the Creedence fellas, but I'm guessing a pond was involved instead of a pool. Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook and and Doug Clifford likely had no idea they'd be included in this photo. They don't even have their instruments. It's like John was having his own photo taken for a solo album and they're just photo bombing him. No wonder they hated John so much. Maybe it was a Stillwateresque fight that inspired John Fogerty to write "Have You Ever Seen The Rain". John was (and is) such a control freak he doesn't even let anyone besides him provide backup vocals. I've got this album somewhere between 4 and 5, and a good background story about the album cover would put it over the top. I guess what I'm saying is a 5 rating ultimately comes due to the fact that the album cover reminds me of a fictional band from Cameron Crowe's best movie.

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This is some really high-quality country rock. The album wears its California roots on its sleeve, which puts it both close to and a little distance from my heart. I can't quite say I love it after one listen, but it seems to last longer than its runtime in a good way: Every song is solid. It ends particularly well, on a bit of a twist. Which, written down, seems like a bit of a backhanded compliment, but is in fact sincere praise.

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It's Green River time, a 1969 album from Credence Clearwater Revival (CCR). Much has been written about the band, so I'm not sure what else new I might have to say. This music was easy to connect when I was a kid. The music had great hooks and it sounded like all the country music and rock and roll my parents always listened to. I enjoy a lot of the music from the late 60s, but there is a special place for this music that went against the grain. I don't know. It's just enjoyable on a different level than most other music at the time. There is something deep and spirited about this music; like it organically grew out of the soil in America. And it had all of our experiences baked into the music. I've always enjoyed this music and nothing has changed to this day. It's silly I haven't listened and enjoyed all the music on this album. The curse of the greatest hits collection that often feels arbitrary on what tracks are chosen.

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4

Warm sound. Lovely hooks and licks!

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5

Everyone loves creedence, including me. Haven't listened to this album explicitly but I know a heap of the songs already. Maybe a full 5/5? After listen: yep.

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5

The classics are classics for a reason. Best track: Green River

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5

best one yet -- but I knew I'd like it

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5

a great classic album

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5

Effortless.

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5

So great. Love creedence.

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5

I love the sound of John fogerty so it’s kind of unfair. This album rules

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5

Listened to CCR greatest hits right after. Gotta love "swamp rock" by a band from San Francisco.

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5

CCR is like a good pair of worn in jeans. Reliable, comfortable, enjoyable.

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5

Classic.

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5

Great

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5

One of the most underrated band of the 60s. This album and Cosmos Factory are two of the most influential albums in American music.

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5

Very good, reminds me of my Dad.

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5

Phenomenal. These songs still ring true and clear all these years later.

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5

Perfect!

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5

Love

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5

Great album. I've always loved Creedence but don't think I've listened to this album start to finish.

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5

CCR 4eva

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5

Great album. So easy to listen to.

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5

Classique !

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5

before my time, but holds up.

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5

Classico!

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5

I really liked this! Chill and good vibes. 9

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5

Great album from start to finish!

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5

Creedence BABY

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5

CCR ... 12 points

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5

I’ve always loved Creedence. Especially their focus on the guitar as much as vocals. Great balance

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5

CCR is such an underrated band.

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5

Added a load of songs to my playlist. Love this album.

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5

Klassiker. Einfach genial.

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5

Omg I am so excited for this !

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5

😍

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5

Man what a fantastic album. Bad Moon Rising, Lodi, and so much more. I love Fogerty and Creedence and always will.

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5

Great album

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5

Un bon album rock. Leur meilleur. C’est bon du debut a la fin. 4.95

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5

Great CCR Album with their classic sound

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5

Know this album well. Every song is great 5/5.

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5

porch chillin vibes

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5

los de beste ontdekking hier. nog nooit van gehoord maar echt goed damn!

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5

It's Creedence. Enough said.

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5

Excelent album. Best classic rock ever

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5

Every album CCR recorded between 1968-1970 is solid fucking gold. In those 3 years they put out 6 albums! An average of 2 stone cold classics per year. This album is the apex of their most productive year, 1969. They were absolutely on fire here. I often shy away from rootsy music but John Fogerty oozes such authenticity and passion in every phrase that I can't help but fall under the spell. The playing is so tight and focused, but isn't overly technical or showy, so it comes across feeling very natural and relatable. These songs sound nearly timeless. Every one an anthem. It's almost as if they could be traditional folk and blues songs with bad-ass rock and roll arrangements. Hard to believe that, besides the final track, they came from the mind of a then 24 year old who was somehow able to channel and express what sounds like at least a century of experience and perspective. He didn't just catch lightning in a bottle here, he was a veritable musical lightning rod at this point.

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5

I love this band and always will

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5

CCR are incredible. This started like a Greatest Hits album, but dropped marks for 2 awful instrumentals at the end. Then realised they aren't on the original album which climaxes with 'Night Time is the Right Time' (only on the Spotify album I linked to). They are pop/swamp/rock geniuses

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5

The first track has an insane intro wow 2nd track has insane guitar part

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5

Classic.

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5

Absolute classic.

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Quintessential 60s rock band makes an epic record. No surprises here.

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5

WHAT. A. BANGER.

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5

Amazing band. Amazing voice. Amazing album.

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5

One of my favs, lots of the non-hits on here that are still greats

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5

This was an incredible album

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5

Added with pleasure. Solid from end to end. Exactly the sort of album I'd expect on this list. Want to know why CCR is considered "classic rock"? Listen to this album.

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5

Love Creedence. This album lived up to expectations and then some.

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5

Swampy bayou rockabilly in the hands of a few men from the Bay Area translates incredibly well. John Fogerty’s voice has the perfect amount of grit and expressiveness and seems made for this type of music.

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5

Just an all-round great rock album

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5

Can't complain really.

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5

an excellent album, and, astonishingly, one of three marvellous albums they released in 1969. great songs, fantastic vocals, well-played, tough, resonant and rooted in real life.

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5

Love it!

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4

Good stuff, enjoyed this. I would pick this up if I saw it at a record store.

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4

I’ve got a soft spot for good folksy Country tunes. Standout Tracks: Tombstone Shadow, Bad Moon Rising, Lodi, Sinister Purpose

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4

Classic Creedence, great guitars throughout, love the instrumental tracks, who doesn't love bad moon rising?

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4

8/10

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Can never say no to a CCR record. The fact that they were able to record so many classics in such a short amount of time is staggering, especially when you consider Fogerty was doing all of the writing. Favorite tracks: "Lodi", "Commotion"

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4

Not their best work but still a classic in my book

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4

Another classic from them tons of great songs!!

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4

I've liked some of the other music that I've heard from Jesus and Mary Chain, but this left me a little flat. I'm not sure what it was, but it didn't really grab me this time 3/5

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4

Awesome album

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4

WAY more ccr hits than I thought

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Likely the MOST influential rock band of the late 60's. Great album.

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Sans surprise, très bon album. Pas le meilleur de CCR mais contient plusieurs morceaux classiques. Après les albums précédents c'est assez rafraîchissant

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4

Really solid bluegrass album.

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4

Essential. Perfect for sunny summer mornings.

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4

A classic album. You have to wonder what more they might have done had they not disbanded so early on.

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4

Not the best CCR album (that would be Cosmo's Factory) but it's not far from it. Great record.

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4

Again, revealing my general proclivities in music (not punk) I am all over this. I had this on a cheap department store cassette tape as a teen and played it until it fell apart.

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4

I knew some of them, he's good.

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4

Quite good, I can see why its on this list but it didn't blow my mind. still very good though, I really enjoyed "Can't stand the rain."

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it was alright

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4

Their best album

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4

Good "Classic Rock" album.

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4

A classic! Loved hearing this one again

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4

My childhood right here!

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4

Can't go wrong with CCR. Good album.

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What I think of when I think classic rock.

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Cant go wrong with Creedence. Pretty solid album and very listenable.

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4

great classic rock

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4

Short album that gets to the point. Great road trip jam. Easy to groove to.

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Short and sweet. 8

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Impecable àlbum de rock ple de temazos. Coneixia un parell de temes només i el conjunt m'ha semblat d'allò més potent. Unes cançons molt inspirades, una veu brutal, i unes guitarres que t'agafen i no et solten. Un disc de rock gairebé perfecte. Tanques els ulls i et porta a les carreteres dels EEUU.

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4

So good. On the surface the music is fairly meat 'n' potatoes, but there's a real groove and intensity to much of what CCR does that it's infectious. John Fogerty has an amazing voice, of course. And the song 'Green River' is the quintessential swamp rock track. Takes this particular Limey back to the bayou, mentally, at least!

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4

Another solid album from these guys. John Fogerty was quite prolific. Love the rootsy bayou sound and it's funny that they're from San Fran.

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4.0 - CCR all day, everyday! (Except their cover of “Heard it Through the Grapevine”)

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4

Fuck I kinda forgot about this website for a couple days but this album is sexy

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My sort of roots based county, blues rock n roll music. Can listen to this sort of thing forever. Probably the first album we've had that i didn't already know (other than Bad moon rising) which i love. Highlights: Wrote a song for everyone, Lodi 4/5

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4

Enjoyable light weight background music

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Good tunes!

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8/10 Not really my style but I like it as an album

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Sounds like a greatest hits album, but it was just a great album from 1969!

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Amazing guitar rift and lyrics. Captures the 60s very well.

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4

A lot of hits on this one. The band knows how to play and are very tight. 

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4

Pure distilled Southern Swamp Rock. Best Tracks: Green River, Wrote a Song for Everyone, Bad Moon Rising,

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4

sounds a lot like john fogerty. somebody should sue

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4

Een half uurtje aangename roadtrip muziek.

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4

Already loved this album

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4

Opgewekte muziek, typisch geluid. Fijn om naar te luisteren.

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4

It's good music, I enjoy listening to CCR. But most of the songs drag out a bit too long without much to keep them interesting. Therefore, not quite good enough for a 5.

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4

Enjoy the second part of the album best so far

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4

This record feel likes the definitive representation of CCR's Louisiana-inspired bayou rock and roll. The performances and production are outstanding and the feel is unassailable. At the same time, I can't help but feel that, for all of its stone-cold classics, this album has a few weak tracks as well that make me reluctant to give it a five. I find myself more drawn to Cosmos' Factory and Willie and the Poor Boys for that reason. Favourite tracks: "Green River", "Commotion", "Lodi", "Bad Moon Rising", "The Night Time is the Right Time"

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CCR produced a lot of masculine/bayou rock in their day, pumping out a lot of albums in a short period of time, but they always felt more like a singles band to me. Their performances are always muscular and filled with emotional intensity, but there are always a few tracks that tend to stand above the rest. For me, Lodi, Sinister Purpose and Bad Moon Rising have always been the trio of songs that have stuck with me. Great record overall. Fav Tracks: Lodi, Sinister Purpose and Bad Moon Rising

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4

A classic album.

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Bayou Country, Green River, Willie and the Poor Boys - 1969, Cosmo's Factory, Pendulum - 1970 - Fogerty was a prolific songwriter and recording artist. Next to the Beatles CCR was my favorite band for those two years, with their swampy groove they were completely different from anything I had heard. Suzie Q, Proud Mary, Born on the Bayou and then this album hit. The first time I heard the opening guitar riff of Green River I was hooked! Commotion ( B sIde to Green River), Bad Moon Rising and Lodi (the B side to Commotion)it was crazy. It seemed like a new single hit the radio every few months that year (Proud Mary, Born on the Bayou was release in January with the two singles from this album hit in April and July). Every Album released by CCR was Fogerty upping his game! Down on the Corner w/b side Fortunate Son came out in October 69. Beginning with the release of this album we spent a good chunk of our spare time sitting in my friend Charlie's basement - black light posters all lit up - listening to the 3 albums released that year by CCR. Green River lead right into the prime of CCR's output with Willie and the Poor Boys and Cosmo's Factory. Favorite Songs: Green River, Commotion, Lodi, Bad Moon Rising - 4 out of 5.

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4

You know half the songs already. Country rock at its finest. Solid.

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4/5

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4

Foot tappingly good

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4

Just a really solid slice of Creedence. Some of the tracks are a little samey but there are some stone cold classics on here.

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Some fantastic swamp rock. 8.5/10 Best Tracks: "Green River" "Bad Moon Rising"

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Always down for CCR

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The only thing that keeps this from a 5 is “Wrote A Song For Everyone” which I found absolutely unlistenable especially after how good the first few tracks are. Love the rest of the album though!

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Songs I liked: "Green River," "Commotion," "Wrote A Song For Everyone," "Bad Moon Rising" "Lodi," "Cross-Tie Walker," and "Sinister Purpose" -"Commotion" is solid. Great intro riff anmd good groove throughout. -"Cross-Tie Walker" and "Sinister Purpose" have solid basslines. The bass is slowly growing on me as I listen more -I added "Broken Spoke Shuffle" and "Glory Be" to my instrumental study playlist -"Bad Moon Rising" and "Commotion" stand out as strong tracks -Overall very nice, just a little slow and lower energy than I prefer. Comparing to "Fortunate Son," which I had heard previously, these don't quite get to the same level

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3

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Great classic rock with a country flavour. The non-famous tracks held up really well to the classics.

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Super evergreens

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Klasse!

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Solid effort from CCR. Lodi is the best song here but the whole album sounds clean and solid.

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Lots of the iconic songs and some nice ones I wasn't too familiar with. Brilliant

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Another amazing CCR album part of their short but incredible stretch over just a little more than two years. Absolutely love the roots rock blend of rockabilly, blues, and country that really did give CCR a distinctive swampy sound. Hifi production with cohesive track listing consisting of easily identifiable vocals and murky imaginative descriptions that sharply contrast with the busy energetic instruments. Perfect opener sums up the Bayou Country / Green Album albums. Not a single bad song. Whereas other artists like Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin were taking a hard rock approach to blues, CCR went for a form that was more true to its original form. That and the atmospheric swamp imagery make CCR stand out. You can let this album play on repeat without tiring of it.

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CCR. Such a specific tentpole band in the classic rock pantheon. Nobody else sounds quite like this, and I think it's the voice. This is a solid album, only one big hit but the rest of it is pretty strong too. Even a blues cover to close things out. Nothing really groundbreaking, but I can imagine hearing "Bad Moon Rising" in 1969 would've been a game-changing moment. Very solid album. Favorite tracks: Bad Moon Rising, Tombstone Shadow, Sinister Purpose, Commotion. Album art: Band photo, but the nature and natural look gives this a nice touch. Pretty much impossible to read the red text on top of the picture though. 4/5

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guitarisk rock/country

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Immediately recognizable classic rock tracks all around on this one.

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Classic

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I always appreciate it when an album is short and isnt full of filler for expanding its runtime. This one is a great example of this. Great songs, a lot more `straight to the point` than Bayou Country. Good album, but its my least favorite of the 3 CCR albums on this list (they all got 4s though)

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muy buen álbum, algunas canciones me parecieron mejores que otras pero nada que me dedagradara exactamente. 3.5/5⭐

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More fine swamp rock from these talented musicians. Sign me up. Fantastic sounds, exciting vocals, bluesy, folky, gritty, catchy. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Heel nice, wil ik nog eens beluisteren

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I think they have a great sound, still sounds good 50+ years later. I appreciate their political content. Catchy and poignant tunes.

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Excellent classic rock album. CCR churned out great music and this album was a prime example. This may be the most complete of their albums having some of their best hits. 8.3/10

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CCR rule, dude. As long as it's not called "Mardi Gras," you can be assured an album of theirs will be at least "Really Good." Like this one!

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60's Country Blues/Rock at it's best. CCR were frontrunners in this style of Southern Blues music later championed by so many others, real pioneers. Love "Bad Moon Rising" of course as it is a classic but also the Lennonesque vocals on "The Night Time Is the Right Time" and the Lowell George Influencing slide guitar on "Broken Spoke Shuffle" all round a very very positive addition to anyone's vinyl collection.

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7/10

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Really enjoyable listen throughout.

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Hi: Green River, Wrote a Song for Everyone, Lo: None, really The twangy dive-bar staple swamp rockers CCR were at the peak of their heyday in 1969, and Green River is wall-to-wall greatness, with a well-rounded variety of honky-tonk, blues, ballad, and not a single song about rain. The record opens with the raucous eponymous track, takes a breather around Wrote A Song for Everyone, then picks back up for Bad Moon Rising and finishes the album on a call-and-response high note with The Night Time is the Right Time. It's a well-crafted album that's a might bit too short, which can be forgiven in that CCR dropped 6 albums of better-than-average quality in the span of 2 years.

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I don't listen to CCR these days like I did when I was young, but hearing this album again reminds me why I liked them in the first place. Super-catchy riffs and melodies, good steady rhythms, and evokes long stretches of highway in that road-tripping American imagery (might be just me, but that's how I've always heard their music). Other than listening to their music and knowing John Fogerty's name from his later work, I knew very little about the band, so I'm glad I clicked on the Wikipedia entry. This tidbit it particularly interesting to me: ***The band's single-mindedness and work ethic drew the ire of some other San Francisco-based bands, with drummer Doug Clifford recalling to Jeb Wright of Goldmine in 2013, "We went to see the local bands and they were so stoned they weren’t even in tune and they were really terrible...We made a pact on the floor of the Fillmore, right then, where we would do no drugs or alcohol. We decided to get high on the music, or get out of the business." Going against the grain at the times, Creedence eschewed the acid-inspired free-form jams favored by many rock bands, for tightly-structured roots music with an unmistakable rockabilly edge. "I didn't like the idea of those acid-rock, 45-minute guitar solos," Fogerty explained to Uncut's David Cavanagh in 2012. "I thought music should get to the point a little more quickly than that." *** Much as I personally make no judgment on bands who decided to go deep into the very route these guys veered away from, I like the band's contrarian ethos. I imagine it was particularly bold for a Bay Area band in the late 60s/early 70s to make that choice -- even amongst peace-loving hippies, there is still peer pressure (speaking from experience here). Really solid album here. Very tight, well-written, well-performed, catchy, and enjoyable.

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Fun to listen during in the background. Good mood music

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alot of vietnam

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Another album to cement CCR as the gold standard for swamp rock.

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4

Good tunes, songs start to sound a bit similar.

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4

Very groovy. Some werent a good, but I liked this a lot.

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A mixture of blues and gospel elements accelerated according to the same practice of Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, more and more immersed in sinister voodoo nightmares. (7/10) FT: Bad Moon Rising

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CCR on ruvennu tippuu yhä kovempaa iän karttuessa. Ukkoudun.

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I wouldn't hold out much hope for the tape deck. Or the Creedence.

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Lovely album that evokes a time and place that I have never experienced but undoubtedly yearn for.

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Southern rock always feels like a misnomer, because the country elements are still on display, but the energy and vocals are very rock & roll. Perhaps, the high profile of Elvis, a truly Southern person, is what made murky the waters of country and rock. In a way, could have a few fingers put on it, whether it be country, country rock, or the ubiquitous designation of Southern Rock. "Bad Moon Rising" the most recognizable on Green River, is certainly catchy with discernible intention. It is a rock song, with country music. Further showing the diversity of CCR between the two genres, we get to "Cross-tie Walker" and it is the song one would expect to hear from a local band performing country at a Southern bingo tournament. Either way, if the mood is country or classic rock Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival will scratch both itches, and scratch them well.

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Swap rock country blues.... exactly how you imagine; no surprises

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Tuttua peruskauraa

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CCR toimii meikäläiselle jostain syystä aina!

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Bad moon rising is excellent

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I liked it better than Janelle Monea but it's not something i would happily listen to on repeat. Good guitar riffs

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Calm, very 1960's. Wouldn't personally listen to again

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Love these boys. This one however, not so much.

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Great album to listen driving to the beach, but is not a band I can listen every day.

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Classic Creedence!

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not bad

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Yeah, so guitars and cat voices. Wasn’t *bad*.

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CCR really grates on me, but there's no doubt it is solid and Wrote a Song was a cool surprise I didn't know. Still, John Fogerty's too drawlish voice isn't my thing, down 1 star.

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Perfectly functional classic rock / folk rock. Listened to it twice and most of it didn't leave that much of an impression. Fave track - "Bad Moon Rising" for being the most identifiable one!

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I love CCR but think I've been conditioned to like their compilations... The hits are the hits and the songs that didn't make the Best Of's over the years are a little dull/repetitive. Still, Bad Moon Rising, Night Time is the Right Time, and Sinister Purpose are bangers. 3.5.

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A little to twangy for me, but still not bad!

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Da grooven und stompen sie durchs Bild, die vietnamzerzausten Seelen mit ihrem Willen, sich nicht unterkriegen zu lassen und dem System mal ordentlich den Blues zu honkytonken. Ich bin kein ausgewiesener Fan von Fogertys Stimme und zum wirklich tiefen Einarbeiten über die Hits hinaus lädt mich dieses Album auch noch nicht ein. Trotzdem: wenn sie mich beim Trampen mitnimmt steig ich da gern ein, dreh die Kappe nach hinten und nehm erstmal nen tiefen Schluck.

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Spendiere ne Runde Freibier für die Jungs und reich gern den Hut für Spritgeld rum. 3.2

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5/10. I just couldn't get into this much, felt a bit dull, and dragged on a while.

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Pleasant, functional, American rock'n'roll album. Not massively interesting, but enjoyable.

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It was good, but not really my thing.

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It was pretty good, a little country for my taste, but it was pretty nice to listen to regardless.

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Solid Bluegrass Rock

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A favourite of Jeffrey Lebowski and my father-in-law. If The Dude and the Russians are in agreement, who am I to argue.

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Green River always has a warm place in our hearts. The way Fogerty and the boys created the album was loads of work to get it all together. Green River is the first Creedence Clearwater Revival album that follows an awesome formula that made them such hitmakers in the history of rock. CCR’s Green River was indeed one of the bands who paved the way for psychedelic music, and this is why the band kicks ass. John Fogerty, in this album, showcased his vocals and made damn sure that his voice was one of the best in rock n’ roll ever. And as a whole, Green River shows the band moving forward from some of their extended jam sessions of previous albums and focusing on greatness and more direct radio-friendly without having to lose their rock roots. Final thought: Green River is the first Creedence Clearwater Revival album still wholly listenable to this day.

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This sounded better the first time around...

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A strong album of its type which includes the classic ‘bad moon rising’ but not a classic album in and of itself. A tight band of accomplished musicians but a bit ‘southern rock’ run of the mill for me

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Good old classic, easy to listen too. Nothing amazing on the other hand.

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Not bad, not great

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Quite enjoyable, relaxing music.

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upbeat. solid 3. 4?

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KKon

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KKona Clap

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Um álbum de rock agradável e pacato, o bad moon rising é uma excelente cantiga, as restantes não chamaram a atenção. Nota:6/10

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Classics everyone has heard a million times (not sure I've ever listened to a CCR album besides the Greatest Hits) with some deep tracks that are every bit as good as the hits. Great listen for this morning. 40th Anniversary Edition bonus tracks - "Broken Spoke Shuffle" and "Glory Be" are fantastic instrumental tracks!

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Of the country albums I've encountered so far this foray into early southern/country rock was definitely a bit more appealing to me. It still never hit a real personal note but there was something about their jangly southern rock that was definitely a bit more engaging than some of the other old school country artists.

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Richtig nice, eher 3,5 bis 4 Macht Spaß, genau was man von nem 69 album erwartet. Auch die 3 live Songs sind toll

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Nice album.

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I had never heard a CCR album from start to finish before - I was never raised on them especially. But I was glad to have heard Bad Moon Rising and now place a name to it, it is one of those songs which is ubiquitous in bars and occasional films. Lodi, Sinister Purpose and I Wrote A Song For Everyone are standouts for me. I really liked this album! Not my usual cup o' tea, and I don't gravitate towards old school folk and country so much, but I am glad I took a detour to this one. A lot of ppl comment on the YouTube videos that "it was a good time, glad I was there". I was unsure if this was another CCR lyric but it is as good as one, and I think I might revisit this album now I have a taste of it, later down the track.

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CCR rips! This album begins as a soundtrack for getting tossed through saloon doors by overzealous bouncers. "Commotion" boarders on psychobilly territory and would be awesome to witness live. Swamp rock for the win! But then the album loses that fiery tempo and the sleepy tunes do nothing for me. Lastly, "Green River" & "Bad Man Rising" should be get some recognition here for being absolute bops. 🌟🌟🌟

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Starts strong. Most songs are pretty fun, although it's maybe a bit more country than I'm into. Particularly liked: green river, sinister purpose Didn't like: wrote a song for everyone

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Didn't leave an impression

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While I think their greatest hits album is the best, I'm more than happy to explore some of their lesser known songs. They don't disappoint, but many don't stick out either. Either way, CCR is a classic rock band and Bad Moon Rising is enough to put this higher on the list than certainly all the live albums we have seen.

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Classic CCR …. Enjoyed this album

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Fogerty's voice is awesome, even as backup vocals. CCR is a known quantity, so no surprises from the music, though it was fun to find out they were a SF-based band in the summer of love.

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This was a nice album, but I don't have too much to say about it. For me, it's far from "Cosmo's Factory" that is also on this list and is much better. Cool classic 70's rock.

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i think it was good idk

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Good bluesy background music. 3.5/5

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Overall decent country blues rock from CCR. John Fogerty's voice can grate after prolonged exposure to your ear drum but it's not that bad here thanks to the concise album length. While 'Green River' and 'Bad Moon Rising' are the generally known quantities (and good songs in their own right), it’s 'Tombstone Shadow' and their version of 'The Night Time Is The Right Time' that are the startling revelations here and are worth the price of admission alone

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It's good but, it just doesn't do a whole lot for me. I think I like other Creedence albums a bit more. 3.5 to 3.

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Easy breezy!

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I'm not too keen on country rock, however this album is quite decent. Guitar riffs are played well. Some songs such as The Night Time Is The Right Time have great aggression.

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Enjoyable listen. Some nice little bangers, but overall not 100% my favorite sound. 5/10

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Teljesen okés, átlagos country zene, ez van a fejemben ha valaki azt mondja country. Nem volt zavaró, de nem látom magam előtt, hogy a jövőben eszembe jutna hallgatni.

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While there aren't any bad songs (The Night Time is The Right Time comes close though) I found that most of the songs were just pretty good, not great. Of course there are some classics here too. I would certainly listen to it again but I'd like to hear more of CCRs discography first. 7/10

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3/5

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Pretty good swampy blues. Just as you'd expect from Fogerty and Creedance. Has the big hits. Probably not a classic classic album, so a high 3 out of 5

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Syvissä jenkkisoundeissa on kyl tunnelmaa, peukku. Antaisin 3.5 jos voisin.

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ihan hyvää perinteistä kitararokkia. jos kantri ei ois junttia niin se kuulostais varmaan tältä

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It has been a great week of albums so far! CCR is always awesome so I had no doubts that this would be an enjoyable listen. I really like John Fogerty's voice as well as the unique combination of rock, country, and blues that made them stand out from other bands coming up during the late 1960's. They are just fun to listen to and don't feel dated at all. One thing I will say (and this kind of echoes the sentiments of Todd in the Shadows, an excellent YouTube channel that posts music reviews and retrospectives) is that I see CCR as more of a singles-band rather than an album-band. This stood out immediately to me when listening to Green River as some songs were weak when compared to there stronger tracks. They have plenty of amazing songs and could fill a greatest hits album with ease, this album is brought down a bit by their overall approach to the release of their music as track ordering doesn't seem to mean much to them. Overall, I would still throw this one on again, but I would rather listen to their greatest hits (there are other CCR albums on this list so I might change my mind by the time I get to those). 3.5/5.

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Nice, 3

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good but didn’t give much 2.5

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Buen disco!

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As with Creedence before, this is just great fun. So many bluesy bands of the time we're po faced and dull as hell (see reviews passim) whereas Creedence are always doing it with a smile and a wink. Much better. I like a lot of the San Francisco bands of the time they keep it tight. 10 songs, just over 30 minutes. They say what they want to say and move on. And while it's fun, they can be serious. Wrote a Song for Everyone is a sad song about being a failure as a husband. Bad Moon Rising is fun, but clearly talking Cold War paranoia and Vietnam between the lines.

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Anything by Creedence is nice, but as far as their albums are concerned, this is one of those that move me less.

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Not for me, this type of rock just goes right over my head.

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Good album, but kind of average, nothing really stands out.

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Not bad at all.

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laidback country folk vibe 1.5/5

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Ejejej

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Didn't enjoy it

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Didn’t have a chance to listen to this but my Fogerty patience is always a thin line. I’ll just assume it’s a two star event. Cool.

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No swamp/country rock for me, please.

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Oh Lordy, I did try to get through this but the only song that I could listen to in its entirety was Sinister Purpose, probably because it had less of Fogerty's singing. I know they sold a whack of records back in '69 but this is just not my cup of tea

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Beetje klagerig nummer, Bad Moon Rising voelde hier als een adempauze tussendoor, terwijl ik dat meestal in afspeellijsten zou overslaan. Tegen het einde kwam er wat meer schwung in. Een 2.5 voor mij, eerder neigend naar een 2

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I'll start off with a disclaimer. I don't especially enjoy vocalist John Fogerty's vocals. I find him strident, overly earnest, and lacking nuance. But you could just as easily describe him as passionate and holding nothing back. So, on to the music. I'm three songs in and so far, I'm unpleasantly surprised. I fully expected this album to be chock full of memorable hooks, so familiar from hits like "Fortunate Son," "Who'll Stop the Rain," and even "Born on the Bayou." Instead what you get is utterly basic and generic roots rock. "Wrote a Song for Everyone" is a little better, but it's not until you get to "Bad Moon Rising" that the album kicks into gear. There's a few more pleasant but unremarkable tunes and then we get a genuine shocker: a blistering cover of Ray Charles "The Night Time is the Right Time," a drastic improvement over the original, which Creedence completely makes their own. In fact, I'd say this is the definitive version. The last two songs are instrumentals. The last, "Glory Be," is a bit of a wasted opportunity. It has some catchy riffs and a fair amount of energy. With an impassioned vocal performance added on top, "Glory Be" would have been another hit for Creedence. If not for "Bad Moon on the Rise" and "The Night Time Is the Right Time," this album would be a complete waste of time. As it is, I give "Green River" 2 1/2 stars out of 5.

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eh

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Not my taste, old men music, American country/blues

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Great ccr album, all ccr songs seem to just be classic. Love the cover of I put a spell on you. Wish I could do 2.5

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Some decent tracks on here but nothing memorable, especially given their other work.

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Un nom de scène bien trop long. Trop long, c'est également un qualificatif qui sied très bien à cet album. Vous me direz "il ne dure que 44 minutes", mais c'etait 44 minutes de trop.

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For me it’s all about Chronicles as the albums had too much filler

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More genericana

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The album is a perfectly ok listen. That kind of country rock doesn't really appeal to me, but it was nice to hear that it wasn't a typical 'country' album. Best: Green River Worst: Broken Spoke Shuffle

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Tombstone shadow has one of the worst guitar solos I have ever heard. I was listening to this album like "I know they sing a song that I know and it has not come up yet." That song was Bad Moon Rising. It hit me as soon as it came on. The album was fine.

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Abgesehen von Bad Moon Arising sind die Songs alle eher mittelmäßig und hören sich sehr ähnlich an

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Det krävdes fan inte mycket för att bli rockstjärna på 70talet. En svältfödd publik och kunskap hur m. Spelade ett instrument typ

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Not a fan of. 1/5.

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This was really hard to listen to, never again

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Nahhh not for me

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Boring trad rock tedium.

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I'm not a big prog fan but Neil Peart was an astoundingly good drummer.

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Clean / Summer time vibes

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