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This was the first CCR album that John Fogerty did not dominate. Other members of the band had accused him of being a control freak, so Fogerty let them do more of the songwriting and have a more prominent role on this album. It was the beginning of the end for CCR, as the album was a flop and this song the last of their hits.
Contains the line "We could make music at the Greasy King." Stu Cook: "The Greasy King was the nickname for the local burger stand near Cosmo's Factory, Berkeley, CA." (thanks, Brett - Edmonton, Canada)
The first single for CCR as a trio. Tom Fogerty left in 1971.
The band started a four-continent tour as this was released.
Since they did not have other new songs to go along with this, the single came out a year before the album was released.
The follow up single, "Molina"/"Sailor's Lament," was never released in North America. It was released in Germany and became a major hit there in late 1971. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for above 4)
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.
Al Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
Cy Curnin of The Fixx
The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose
. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."