Saturday, December 6, 2008

Leftovers (Days of the Week): Almost Saturday Night

John Fogerty: Almost Saturday Night


After hit maker machine Creedence Clearwater Revival disbanded in 1972, main songwriter and vocalist, John Fogerty began his much anticipated solo career. In an attempt to put some distance between himself and the Creedence legacy, he left his name off his first album and released it as The Blue Ridge Rangers, a collection of Country and Gospel songs that didn't live up to the expectation of CCR fans anticipating a Rock-based Pop record.

The disappointing sales led Fogerty's return to a straight ahead Rock sound in his second solo recording, 1975's aptly named John Fogerty. It yielded Rockin' All Over the World, a Top 40 hit in the US and the wonderful Almost Saturday Night, today's selection. Enjoy!

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