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|Monday, November 20th, 2006|
|Monday, June 12th, 2006|
sorry for bad english
I've seen a J.Fogerty's concert, in wich he played on accostic guitar some songs:
loocking out my backdoor
bad moon rising
who'll stop the rain
born on the bayou
a hundred and ten in the shade
my joy of life
he played in the small hall.
Maybe anyone knows anithing about that concert?
|Saturday, March 25th, 2006|
Buck Owens, RIP
'Hee Haw' country star Buck Owens dies at 76
'Act Naturally' singer had more than 20 No. 1 records
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Buck Owens, co-host of television's "Hee Haw" and who shaped the sound of country music with hits like "Act Naturally," has died. He was 76.
Owens died at his home, said family spokesman Jim Shaw. The cause of death was not immediately known. Owens had undergone throat cancer surgery in 1993 and was hospitalized with pneumonia in 1997.
His career was one of the most phenomenal in country music, with a string of more than 20 No. 1 records, most released from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s.
They were recorded with a honky-tonk twang that came to be known throughout California as the "Bakersfield Sound," named for the town 100 miles north of Los Angeles that Owens called home.
"I think the reason he was so well known and respected by a younger generation of country musicians was because he was an innovator and rebel," said Shaw, who played keyboards in Owens' band, the Buckaroos. "He did it out of the Nashville establishment. He had a raw edge."
Owens was modest when describing his aspirations.
"I'd like to be remembered as a guy that came along and did his music, did his best and showed up on time, clean and ready to do the job, wrote a few songs and had a hell of a time," he said in 1992.
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|Sunday, October 23rd, 2005|
JOHN ON THE TONIGHT SHOW NOVEMBER 4TH
Don't miss John performing on The Tonight Show, Friday, November 4th.
|Saturday, October 22nd, 2005|
An Encounter with John's Graphic Designer!
Tonight at a friend's party I met Danielle Brancazio, a graphic designer at Concord Records (which just bought Fantasy), the graphic designer who DID THE DESIGNING OF THE NEW JOHN FOGERTY RETROSPECTIVE SET, entitled The Long Road Home. It's the first CD retrospective of John's entire career.
She gave me an advance copy of the packaging that she had in her car, but she did not have the CD itself. She felt really bad that she only had the packaging to give me and not the CD, but I was just thrilled to meet and talk with her about her work! She has met John, and says (big surprise) that he is really nice, laid-back, and unpretentious.
Here is a picture of us holding the new album--HER WORK!--tonight (to be released on November 1):
The booklet is beautiful, filled with old and new photographs that blend seamlessly together in sepia tone. Quotations from key lyrics complement the images. It is lovingly done.
As a bonus, here is the track listing from the CD:
1. Born on the Bayou
2. Bad Moon Rising
4. Who'll Stop the Rain
5. Rambunctious Boy
6. Fortunate Son
7. Lookin' Out My Back Door
8. Up Around the Bend
9. Almost Saturday Night (Live)
10. Down on the Corner
11. Bootleg (Live)
12. Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
13. Sweet Hitch-Hiker
14. Hey Tonight (Live)
15. The Old Man Down the Road
16. Rockin' All Over the World (Live)
18. Keep on Chooglin' (Live)
19. Green River
20. Deja Vu (All Over Again)
21. Run Through the Jungle
22. Hot-Rod Heart
23. Travelin' Band
24. Proud Mary
25. Fortunate Son (Live)
The new, previously unreleased tracks are 11, 14, 18, and 25.
I am excited!
|Sunday, January 23rd, 2005|
Fahrenheit 9/11 album
There's a live version of "Fortunate Son" on the album Songs and Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11
. Does anyone know if this recording has been released before? It's probably the recording from Premonition
, but I'd like to know for sure.
|Friday, November 26th, 2004|
"It ain't me, it ain't me--I ain't no fortune one!"
This was the line of the night.
The volume was too loud and the mix did not do justice to John's voice, but the performance was amazing, and I mean amazing, and one could hear him well enough during the softer numbers.
At the beginning of the show, a montage was shown on a screen of photographs of John from his entire life, culminating in shots of his family and life now. By the time he walked out on stage in a black shirt and black pants, the audience was primed and ready.
John's energy level was so high I can only imagine with awe what it must have been like over thirty (30) years ago. Based on what I saw tonight, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jimi Hendrix must have been the two greatest acts the World has ever known, with Led Zeppelin third.
The crowd loved every minute of the entire show.
Suffice it to say that all the songs were great, all the performances were great (though he did start "Nobody's Here Anymore" with the SUV verse, asked "Now, why did I do that?" then started over), and the crowd just could not get enough, rising to its feet (and staying on them) several times, most notably for "Born on a Bayou", "Down on the Corner", "Fortunate Son", and "Proud Mary". There was an increasing amount of clapping, singing, and dancing as the show wore on.
For me it was a dream come true. "Born on the Bayou" just rocked, rocked, rocked. I felt those guitar chords vibrate my soul like a tuning fork in perfect harmony with his playing. I'd never felt music so deeply, so profoundly. It passed through me, became a part of me, and passed on. I felt lifted up. And John just danced and bounced around like a man being blown by the wind trying to regain his footing--when he wasn't jumping up and down like a man trying to kill a swarm of fire ants with both feet at the same time.
He said "Sugar-Sugar (in My Life)" was written for his wife.
He said "I Will Walk with You" was written for his daughter, which gave it an added level of poignancy.
I noticed a tendency he had to lick his thumb, wipe it on his shirt, and continue playing. I suspect this aided the friction necessary to play well. I also noticed he had some ear-piece in. I wonder what it was for.
During "Deja Vu (All Over Again)", the screen came down from the ceiling again, and another montage of scenes played: his daughter playing in their backyard, the LBJ commercial "Daisy", the Viet Nam War, the Viet Nam War protests, the Viet Nam War Memorial, John holding his daughter. It was very moving and powerful, as there were no shots of current events but everyone got the point. Lighters went up, and, in 2004, cell phones with little square LCD screens that served just as well as lighters.
At the end, after two technical difficulties in a row delayed "Bad Moon Rising", John said, "You ask if I do this for a living? Hell yes!" and launched into it.
I will have a song-by-song description of the show perhaps tomorrow, after the set list is posted to his site. For now I must sleep.
All I can say in conclusion is that if you haven't seen John Fogerty live yet, or if you haven't seen him live on this tour, you owe it to yourself to do so ASAP, for two reasons: he will not live forever, and he sounds as good as, if not better than, he ever did. It is truly amazing.
I was in an ecstasy. Thank you, John.
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I'm going to tonight's show at the Pantages Theatre! Anyone else going?
|Friday, October 22nd, 2004|
The New Album
The first couple of times I listened to the new album, I liked it a lot, but it took a few plays to grab me. Now I can’t stop listening to it, and I love it. I think several of the tracks (the title track, “Radar”, “Honey Do”, and “I Will Walk with You”, which my wife described as “hokey”) are as good as any others he’s written. “She’s Got Baggage” was my least favorite at first, but it’s growing on me. I actually now think it’s a good enough pop song. Currently I’d have to say that “In the Garden” is my least favorite, but then I’ve heard it the least.
|Thursday, October 21st, 2004|
"Nobody's Here Anymore"
I find this song to be a good commentary on our brave new world.
Nobody's Here Anymore
He got the latest software
He got the latest hardware too
He got the latest gizmo up in his room
He’s feeling so connected
But he don’t talk to a soul
He got a stash of Twinkies up in his room
Nobody here anymore
Nobody minding the store
They’ve all gone to another dimension
Nobody here any more
She coming round the corner in a SUV
She got the latest cell phone up in her ear
I’m running against the traffic
But she don’t see me
One hand on the cell phone, one hand on the mirror
He’s sitting back of the classroom a million miles away
He’s listening to the rock star on a CD
Up front the old teacher, she’s too tired to snag his mind
He’s looking at the future, she’s looking way behind
|Tuesday, October 19th, 2004|
I really dig CCR's version of I Heard it Through the Grapevine
. How about the rest of you?
|Sunday, October 17th, 2004|
John Fogerty at the Pantages Theater
I'm going to see John Fogerty on November 26 at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood!
And I got Deja Vu All Over Again
yesterday. I just finished listening to it this morning. I still like it a lot--especially the title track, "Honey Do", and "I'll Walk with You".
|Saturday, October 16th, 2004|
11/26 in Hollywood
I just got a notice from Ticketbastard: JF tickets go on sale tomorrow for his November 26 show at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. I have never seen John Fogerty live, so I will probably shell out any amount of money for the privilege to do so. My hope is to buy his new album today.
|Saturday, October 9th, 2004|
Deja Vu All Over Again
Well?? Does anyone have the new album yet?
|Thursday, September 23rd, 2004|
Hey, newbie here!
So glad I found this 'lil group :)
Did anyone catch the Live by Request
on A&E last night?
I managed to see the tail-end of it ("Born on the Bayou" was the finale!) but A&E will be re-running it this weekend... 10 AM on Saturday for those of us on the East Coast. Current Mood: cheerful
|Thursday, September 16th, 2004|
The New Album!
You may now listen to the new John Fogerty album here. It's only partial tracks, but one really gets a good sense of it. I like it a lot!
|Friday, July 30th, 2004|
NEW! username... wolf_tones
just so you know.
x-posted in every damn community i'm in [almost]
|Tuesday, July 27th, 2004|
Hey, I'm a bit of a youngin', 18 years old to be exact, but I love Fogerty. I went to Rockfest last week and he was the closer. Best show of the fest. :) I'd post photos if I could get them scanned.
|Sunday, July 25th, 2004|
I just came across this on Michael Moore's website:
"With the Michael Moore movie, certain conservative talk show hosts call him un-American. Him and anybody else who says anything about the war. ... To question your country's policy, especially in a war that kills people, is definitely not un-American. It's probably the most patriotic thing you can do."
--John Fogerty, no social-consciousness slouch himself, quoted by the Scripps Howard News Service, 7/14