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Old 13.09.2010, 06:02
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Default CCR left of VH1's list of "Greatest Artists"

Okay, so I usually hate these VH1 list shows anyway, but they came up with yet another list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and THEY LEFT OFF CREEDENCE!



What the heck? That makes no sense what so ever. I mean, they've got the Bee Gees, OutKast, Hall and Oats, Judas Priest, Steely Dan, etc...

...but no Creedence Clearwater Revival!

You've got bands that have been inspired by them like Bruce Springsteen, Skynyrd and Nirvana...

...but no Creedence Clearwater Revival!

It's downright sickening.

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http://www.rnbmusicblog.com/vh1-100-...ll-time/16282/
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That's just ridiculous! CCR should at least be in every Top 50 of bands, as far as I'm concerned.
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That's just ridiculous! CCR should at least be in every Top 50 of bands, as far as I'm concerned.
I'm so mad about it, I actually posted a comment on their website. It's silly, I know...but I just couldn't live with myself if I didn't. This is what I wrote:

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Well, I have to say I'm disappointed with several omissions on this list. But especially the snub of Creedence Clearwater Revival. I don't get it. How can these people leave out one of the greatest bands of all time?

Is it because they just aren't popular? That can't be right as much of their music is used in film soundtracks and radio play to this day. Their greatest hits album CHRONICLES Vol 1 is still one of the biggest selling albums out there.

Is it because they have no iconic songs? Of course not. Your number 2 on the list (Bob Dylan) called CCR's "Proud Mary" the best record of 1969. Mick Jagger called "Fortunate Son" one of the greatest rock songs of all time. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" and "Down on the Corner" have become their most popular over time.

Is it because Creedence isn't deep enough or socially and politically relevant? Not only is "Fortunate Son" considered one of the greatest political rock songs of all time, but many of their songs have social/political themes like "Don't Look Now", "Run Through the Jungle", "Wrote a Song for Everyone", "Effigy" and more.

Is it because they aren't influential? That's a tough sell considering they are pioneers of Southern Rock (despite being from Cali). Many bands have cited CCR as a huge influence, including those on this top 100 list. Skynyrd, Bruce Springsteen and Nirvana (yes, Nirvana was once a Creedence cover band!) have all been influenced by CCR.

Is it because they are known more for their singles than their albums. Well, they did release a lot of singles. They have more well known songs than most of the artists on this VH1 list. Somewhere between 12-15 different Creedence songs get regular air play on classic rock and oldies radio. Yet their COSMO'S FACTORY album is considered one of the greatest rock albums ever, with BAYOU COUNTRY, GREEN RIVER and WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS all considered classic albums.

Finally, are they just not "cool" enough? Well, the list includes ABBA and The Bee Gees, so that can't be it. No offense to those artists, whom I actually love, but c'mon!

So what the heck is it? Why snub these guys? If this list was comprised by other artists opinions in the music industry, it's a sad day. In a very short period of time, John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford created some of the best rock and roll music every played. It wasn't acid or psychedelic, just good old fashioned, butt kickin' rock and roll. I'd hate to see them taken for granted, let alone forgotten completely.
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