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Old 28.09.2004, 08:06
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Man, I don't feel quite qualified to dispute the bonding of CCR, forever being, a fan of the band myself.
However, I always got the impression John always seemed to be the lead spokesman in the band through the good times and bad, always the great front man. As the lead singer and writer of the group, John always seemed to dictate the song's that were played and the style they were played in. Happy with the rest of the band, supporting his act, with Doug's Ringo style pounding and Stu's concise but effective 12 bar base rhythum's. I kinda got the impression that this was more 'John Doggerty and the Creedence' rather than all the fella's combined. Sadly, this also left Tom, although older than John, pushed to the back of the wall of sound, hanging on a few notes as a rhythum guitarist who's rarely ever heard throughout. No wonder he wanted to split and go solo! I think Stu and Doug were devout supporters of the the furthering of CCR, but like Tom, they new the game was up with Mardi Gras. I've alway's wandered what the band could have been and how long they may have last if John had allowed creative imput from the other members.
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