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CCR vs. The Stones

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:17 pm
by sab
I just picked up copies of Willy and the Poor Boys, Cosmo's Factory, and Pendulum. While I have always loved CCR, I've had Chronicle and Chronicle 2 and never felt the need to listen to their albums "proper."

Holy shit, they were a great band for the brief time they existed. I never realized, but in the space of two years (July 68-July 70) they released five albums, culminating in Cosmo's Factory, which is an absolute masterpiece. Then in Dec. '70 they released Pendulum, their final album with the original band, before Tom Fogerty left, and it's also awesome.

While I have long held that the Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet to It's Only Rock 'n' Roll stretch (Dec. 68-Oct 74) is the most amazing period for one band in rock history, I've got to think CCR's output may blow that away.

Or am I just giddy after listening to two hours of CCR?

Re: CCR vs. The Stones

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:39 am
by Jake
CCR and Funkadelic are the two greatest American bands of all time.

Re: CCR vs. The Stones

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:06 pm
by sab
Jake wrote:CCR and Funkadelic are the two greatest American bands of all time.


Bold statement, I love it. Not sure I entirely disagree, but the Dead need to be considered for more reasons than anyone cares to hear.

Assuming solo artists don't count, i.e. Neil, Bruce, Bob, and Elvis are not eligible.

Others?

Metallica? If they would have called it quits in the 90's...
Wilco? For me, sure, but I don't think they're mainstream enough.
Van Halen? Beastie Boys? Steely Dan? All kind of the same love/hate thing there.
Public Enemy? NWA? Too political/profane maybe.
Nirvana? Too brief.

Interesting question...

Re: CCR vs. The Stones

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:12 am
by Rikki Lixx
Pantera.

Re: CCR vs. The Stones

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:28 am
by jaimoe0
Though both are great, I'm more inclined to listen to that era of the Stones you mentioned than I am to listen to CCR.

Replacements are the greatest American rock band.

Re: CCR vs. The Stones

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:40 pm
by BoogieMan
The AC/DC album stretch, from High Voltage to Back In Black is quite incredible as well. I hold that one as the greatest ever.

Re: CCR vs. The Stones

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:59 pm
by Rikki Lixx
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