Bad Moon Rising: The Unauthorized History of Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rightly called the saddest story in rock 'n' roll history, this Creedence biography--newly updated with stories from band members, producers, business associates, close friends, and families--recounts the tragic and triumphant tale of one of America's most beloved bands. Hailed as the great American rock band from 1968 to 1971, Creedence Clearwater Revival captured the ima...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Chicago Review Press
(first published 1998)
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May 20, 2011 Dave Ward rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Bad Moon Rising: The Unofficial History of Creedence Clearwater Revival by Hank Bordowitz (Music Sales Corporation 2002) is just what it says. No wonder this band peaked and then disappeared! No one in the band except John Fogarty had any musical talent - the other three guys just played exactly what John showed them. Even worse than the band's talent level was their ineptitude at conducting business. Saul Zaentz (Fantasy Records) screwed them royally, but Creedence got no worse than Capricorn R...more
Jul 21, 2011 Jack rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Wow...the sad and heartbreaking story of Creedence Clearwater Revival, with endnotes and a thorough bibliography. Overall it seems to be an even-handed account of the band and its members, from the early pre-Creedence years up through 1997. Bordowitz paints master songwriter/singer/lead guitarist John Fogerty as incredibly self-centered, small-minded, and vindictive; at the same time, his bandmates (Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and the late Tom Fogerty) sometimes come across as perhaps a little too...more
Should be called Bash Fogerty by the Other Two(I know not clever, but still). For some reason, I think he's justified in his actions being that he wrote every good song they ever did. I need to find one more interest, I'm really scraping the bottom o' the barrel with these rock books...