Creedence Clearwater Revival: Mardi Gras (LP)
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Creedence Clearwater Revival – Mardi Gras
They say when you get lost in the woods, you should walk downhill until you find the river, and then follow it to town. But for Creedence Clearwater Revival, America was never that simple, and its songs endure as a map of the country's traps, terrors, treasures, and pleasures. CCR was a classic hippie guitar band, soaking in the Northern California air, but it stood apart from the San Francisco psychedelic bands, partly because of its blue-collar earthiness, and partly because its drummer didn't suck. John Fogerty's spit-and-growl voice was the purple mountain majesty above the fruited plain of phenomenal rhythm section Doug Clifford and Stu Cook, California's answer to Wyman and Watts. The guys rambled their tamble while Fogerty ran down the road, chased by a tombstone shadow under a bad moon rising. - The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (Fireside, 2004)
Mardi Gras - The seventh and final studio album that the band produced after an exhausting and phenomenal 5 year run from 1968 through 1972 which took the band to the top of the global charts before an acrimonious implosion.