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(Starpulse)   Creedence Clearwater Revival member John Fogerty's new book will detail his unique songwriting ability, career as a rock star, early success as the model for Dutch Boy Paints   ( divider line
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2012-11-15 10:37:54 AM  
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Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty is to lift the lid on the tensions which tore the band apart in the 1970s after signing a deal to put the whole story down in print.

The veteran rocker is preparing to write his memoirs and he has confirmed the book will detail the bitter feud between the bandmates which led to their split in 1972, the fallout with his record company, and his personal struggles in the aftermath of the band's demise.

The short version:

John Fogerty is a good songwriter and arranger (Re: the cover songs The Muthaship referenced - btw Mutha, in the 1960s most record labels mandated artists to do covers for easy hits, and as part of the contract. See "That Thing You Do" for reference to this.). Fogerty's brother Dan wasn't so great, but still a solid musician so they formed a band with two other guys, who were also solid at what they did, but weren't great songwriters either. Fogerty could also be a prick and made the band record only his compositions (And the covers they recorded to make the label happy), and had them rehearse meticulously everyday. This achieved huge success, but totally burned out the band in a short amount of time, because rehearse/write/record/tour over and over for six years is exhausting.

While Fogerty was a great songwriter, his bandmates and he were terrible businessmen, and like a lot of artists from that era, they got snookered by the label. So they saw little of the money they should've made from all those hit records. This and all the other stuff about Fogerty being a dictator lead to the "Mardi Gras" record, where the other three guys finally got a shot to write their own songs. That record bombed (Though Fogerty kind of set it up to fail, honestly), the band broke up soon after, and all three of them hated Fogerty thereafter. Dan even died in the 1970s and never reconciled with John.

The even shorter version:

Fogerty's brilliant but a giant dick, the label f*cked dumb musicians out of their money, and everyone still hates each other for sh*t that happened back in the 1960s.
2012-11-15 10:26:14 AM  
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Looks like a Harrison Ford/ David Lee Roth hybrid.
2012-11-15 10:20:13 AM  
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genepool lifeboat: Let me introduce you to Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin.

No thanks, already met them.

/for the record, I was kidding a little.
//he wrote lots of good songs
///but seriously, f*ck Eric Clapton
2012-11-15 10:01:35 AM  
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his unique song writing ability

Really? About 75% of their hits are covers.
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