Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country
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Based on 2 reviews
1969 Ratings: #41 / 95
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Based on 64 ratings
1969 Ratings: #41
January 20, 1969 / Release Date
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On their second project, CCR expand on their already heavy sound and add a catchiness to their songs, foreshadowing a popularity that nobody ever would’ve seen coming. The band definitely brings their A-game on this record.

Color: Green
FAV TRACKS: Born on the Bayou, Good Molly Miss Molly, Proud Mary, Penthouse Pauper, Bootleg
LEAST FAV: Graveyard Train, Keep On Chooglin’
Born on the Bayou might just be the greatest CCR track of all time, in fact one of my favourite songs of all time. The band hit a height with this second album which they maintain for the pretty brilliant third Green River. As so many of my reviews seem to focus on the perfect sense of time and place radiates throughout this album. Fogerty's vocals are caustic and some of the greatest in the history of rock - funky, rocking and rollicking.
On that Keep on Chooglin' track they are just kicking asses all over the place. An album that helped CCR became who they are. Great art work as well.
My grandpa was drummer for a CCR cover band back in the day so this was all he listened to so its got a soft spot in my heart.
It's a pretty good album, although I think that John Fogerty's songwriting is not at peak performance yet. I thought the 8-minute "Graveyard Train" did not justify its own length. Still, the album is another solid LP under the CCR name.
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Added on: March 16, 2013