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Green River

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Green River
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Commotion
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Tombstone Shadow
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Wrote A Song for Everyone
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Bad Moon Rising
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Lodi
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Cross-Tie Walker
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Sinister Purpose
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The Night Time is the Right Time
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Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 29:23

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timeless......

BrunoBruno

Fogerty is a brilliant writer and his band delivers the goods for all time. This is more than hippie-era good time music, this is one of the first major (successful) bands to bring the Southern/country tradition into rock. CCR and The Allman Brothers did things musically in those days not done before, but both are so different. The Brothers brought their Southern cooking to jam band psychedelia; CCR kept it close to the folk music message, especially with this album, which marks an awareness of musical and lyrical maturity in CCR. Long before Mellencamp and Springsteen, the working class had its rock and roll front man in Fogerty. Message aside, every song on this album is a classic.

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still stands

ae_4355

CCR's music has become so ubiquitous that is hard to remember how stop-you-in-your-tracks good it was when first released. No hippie psychedelia here. All meat, no tofu.

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CCR was a revival

EMUSIC-01D371BB

CCR to the songs and thoughts of their every day and put them to music like no others. They were country, they will rock, they were folk... they had a good time and it shows.

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Despite Bugs, Convenient Updates

mdanto768

I love having access to this album. Although the updates still have a few bugs (the page needs to reload after every individual download), I like the direction eMusic is going. The website feels more polished and convenient. Way to go you guys. Keep up the good work.

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One of the sources

empretorius

This is pure rock. The influences are there but sublimated into a style. Neil Young and Springsteen managed the same feat: simple means yielding memorable results. And like Springsteen's, Fogerty's America is not all shiny cars and fun. Green River gives you barefoot girls dancing in the moonlight, yes, but listen to Bad Moon Rising and Lodi. Only idiots think that it's news to say the 60s weren't all flower power & peace. We knew it then, and the music proves it.

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CCR

wns3

What can you say? California meets Bayou, and rocks the radio. I've been listening to them since I was a young teenager. Don't get me wrong I've listened to lots of other music over the years. I'm not a "Lost In The 60's Guy"! I've got music and faves from every decade from the 50's until tomorrow!

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Another Rock Classic put out by CCR

FoxThomas

This is a must for any Rock collection. You do not have to pick and choose which songs to download because they are all great. This album as do most of CCR's albums transcend time and can be enjoyed by any generation.

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Super!

johnd578

Doesn't get any better than this!

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Band of the 70s

galinnm

CCR is perhaps the GREATEST band of all time..John Fogerty's unique voice was the reason for their many top 10s..,even now,out on his own.,he rocks..The band went thru alot of tough times before hitting it big,but when they did,,THEY DID it right...Look around next time when you hear one of their songs,see how many people are singing along...

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They Say All Music Guide

If anything, CCR’s third album Green River represents the full flower of their classic sound initially essayed on its predecessor, Bayou Country. One of the differences between the two albums is that Green River is tighter, with none of the five-minute-plus jams that filled out both their debut and Bayou Country, but the true key to its success is a peak in John Fogerty’s creativity. Although CCR had at least one cover on each album, they relied on Fogerty to crank out new material every month. He was writing so frequently that the craft became second-nature and he laid his emotions and fears bare, perhaps unintentionally. Perhaps that’s why Green River has fear, anger, dread, and weariness creeping on the edges of gleeful music. This was a band that played rock & roll so joyously that they masked the, well, “sinister” undercurrents in Fogerty’s songs. “Bad Moon Rising” has the famous line “Hope you’ve got your things together/Hope you’re quite prepared to die,” but that was only the most obvious indication of Fogerty’s gloom. Consider all the other dark touches: the “Sinister purpose knocking at your door”; the chaos of “Commotion”; the threat of death in “Tombstone Shadow”; you only return to the idyllic “Green River” once you get lost and realize the “world is smolderin’.” Even the ballads have a strong melancholy undercurrent, highlighted by “Lodi,” where Fogerty imagines himself stuck playing in dead-end towns for the rest of his life. Not the typical thoughts of a newly famous rock & roller, but certainly an indication of Fogerty’s inner tumult. For all its darkness, Green River is ultimately welcoming music, since the band rocks hard and bright and the melancholy feels comforting, not alienating. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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