Creedence Clearwater Revival
Chronicle, Vol. 1


5.0
classic

Review

by OFace USER (15 Reviews)
October 25th, 2010 | 33 replies | 8,679 views


Release Date: 1976 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I wouldn't hold out any hope for the tape deck though. Or the CREEDENCE.

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

If I were John Fogerty, I’d be really pissed. It’s an unmitigated travesty the dude wasn’t allowed to perform his own songs for like 10 years and received no royalties form songs he wrote, sang, and played guitar on because some record company douche was righteously pissed about the prospect of being born with a three inch cock. The reason this holds any relevance is because Fogerty is probably one of the ten greatest rock songwriters of all time. You could spend your time going through Creedence Clearwater Revival’s discography, and that is an undertaking that would certainly be rewarding, but if you want a quick glimpse of Fogerty’s genius, look no further than Chronicle Vol.1, one of Creedence’s first greatest hits packages and one of the best money grabbing compilations ever released.

Chances are, if your parents, uncles, whoever the hell you grew up around were blessed with a set of ears devoid of cloth and carrying a semblance of taste, you’ve heard most of this record before. Unless you were born in some backwoods gator-f*cking outhouse ala Bobby Boucher in the Waterboy, you’ve been graced with the three chord masterstrokes that are simply genius in their simplicity. In other words, if you haven’t heard “Fortunate Son,” you are either an idiot yourself or were raised by morons whose taste in music could be filed under “pretentious douchebaggery.” Simply put, this is a record of 20 songs, 20 songs that hit like a ton of bricks yet carry a subtle grace, all carried home by Southern cocksureness melding with a sh*tload of intelligence and understated brilliance.

Chronicle is one of those albums you put on shuffle. Why? Because it doesn’t matter which track comes up. Sure, “Fortunate Son” is their magnum opus and “Proud Mary,” “Green River,” “Down on the Corner,” and “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” are beyond famous and burned into our brains over the course of a million soundtracks, compilations, and classic rock radio, but you are missing out if you’ve never checked out the bayou drenched genius of “Suzie Q.” You haven’t heard a meaningful power ballad until you’ve put on “Who’ll Stop the Rain” and “Long as I Can See the Light.” You’ll never hear a better “I’ve been on the road for like two years and it really sucks but is totally awesome at the same time” until you throw on a little “Travelling Band,” and to a greater extent, the heart wrenching “Lodi.”

Sure, Fogerty could have made this the greatest compilation album of all time if he had replaced “Sweet Hitchhiker” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” with cuts like “Midnight Special” and “Born on the Bayou,” but let’s not bite the hand that feeds. Let’s appreciate Fogerty and all the other dudes who are now travelling the country in an inexcusable bastardized version of Creedence. After all, there’s only one f*cking reason the Dude’s car got stolen, and it wasn’t because of Larry Seller’s homework. It was because of the f*cking CREEDENCE.



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OFace
October 25th 2010



173 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I cant believe this didnt have a review!

Inveigh
October 25th 2010



24800 Comments


lol awesome, loving the Lebowski references. anytime I hear Creedence it takes me back to my childhood. My dad constantly rocked these guys

OFace
October 25th 2010



173 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Whoever originally submitted this album is a moron. Here is the correct track listing:

"Susie Q" – 4:36
"I Put a Spell on You" – 4:30
"Proud Mary" – 3:07
"Bad Moon Rising" – 2:18
"Lodi" – 3:09
"Green River" – 2:32
"Commotion" – 2:41
"Down on the Corner" – 2:43
"Fortunate Son" – 2:18
"Travelin' Band" – 2:07
"Who'll Stop the Rain" – 2:27
"Up Around the Bend" – 2:41
"Run Through the Jungle" – 3:05
"Lookin' out My Back Door" – 2:31
"Long As I Can See the Light" – 3:32
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" – 3:52
("Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" – 2:38
"Hey Tonight" – 2:41
"Sweet Hitch-Hiker" – 2:55
"Someday Never Comes" – 3:59


BigHans
October 25th 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

JUST GOT BACK FROM ILLINOIS, LOCK THE FRONT DOOR OH BOY

Thats what plays right when the Dude drops his joint in his crotch.

Lookin Out My Backdoor ftw

Jethro42
October 25th 2010



12377 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Holy shit! This slays the double 'The Best of CCR' cds set I once owned. (Lost in the hands of an ex gf or another). Except 2 or 3 songs, the selection is perfect.

BigHans
October 25th 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Creedence rules

Jethro42
October 25th 2010



12377 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yes they do

Emim
October 25th 2010



26509 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Damn, this album is classic.

lobby
October 25th 2010



1251 Comments


I Heard it Through the Grapevine is awesome

Inveigh
October 25th 2010



24800 Comments


doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door!

love that fuckin jam. man, this is full of stone-cold classics. I'd say I need to get it, but I think I have most of these songs already lol

BigHans
October 25th 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

How about when Run Through the Jungle is playing on Walter/Dudes mission to drop off the ringer?

Inveigh
October 25th 2010



24800 Comments


grab the ringer Dude!

the what?

the ringer, my dirty fuckin whites!

porch
October 25th 2010



8452 Comments


pos'd the fuck out of this

Ire
October 26th 2010



41749 Comments


instant fuckin pos

SwayzeFaced
October 26th 2010



349 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thumbs up on a creedence review =]

Rocky3333
October 26th 2010



2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"...It’s an unmitigated travesty the dude wasn’t allowed to perform his own songs for like 10 years and received no
royalties form songs he wrote, sang, and played guitar on..."

This is pure urban myth. Fogerty refused to play the CCR hits until 1997 when he was finally forced to do so because
his former bandmates Stu Cook and Doug Clifford were performing them with their band Creedence Clearwater
Revisited. Additionally, he has always received his writers royalties, but traded his artist royalties to get out of his
contract with Fantasy Records in the late 1980's.

Try doing some research before you start typing. Great album, though the record company would not allow the band
to have any input into track selection.

OFace
October 26th 2010



173 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thanks for pointing that out Detective!

Rocky3333
October 26th 2010



2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Nice deflective response. Try more urban lingo... I gave the album a 5, lighten up and stick to the facts.

OFace
October 26th 2010



173 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Im not very urban though! Glad you 5'd it too!

BigHans
November 1st 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I jammed me alot of Creedence over the weekend.



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