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Old 30.05.2004, 06:16
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Why the Creedence Clearwater Revival is not considered a good comercial band
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Creedence was not a "Good" commercial band?

By what standard?


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Creedence was not a "Good" commercial band?

By what standard?


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No one questioned them being a good band, they were the best and for those of us here we know how good their music is, they just wernt all that easy to sell, mostly due to the fact they self-destructed at their peak success, usually NASA calls this a mission failure. They (their managers anyways) were making tons of money from 1968-1970 but started down the hill past that point, as the historical posts in this thread read, they have several billboard hits and sold lots of records back in the day, but decline has set in and this is due to it being 40 years since CCR broke up.

And to this day CCR is not a very valuable asset (in the money sense). They have almost no footage of the band, just 7 albums, and you can only re-re-re-re-release the same 7 albums so many times and trust me concord has exhausted their limited catalog to the ends of the earth. "The Concert" has been released more times than I can tell you,

How can a record company consider CCR an asset when they cant even release one single dvd concert of them? Not even one poster or a replica poster? They finally made some tshirts for their 40th anniversary and guess what plainest tshirts ever, and even the quality of the cd's they make arnt that great anymore either because they have over done it too many times.

But theres my explanation as to why CCR isnt commercially a success,
if they hadnt blown each other away and kept on they would have been a cash cow, there would have been some legally usable footage of them playing as cable tv came to the scene. They broke up in 1972, we were still landing on the moon then!

Look at elvis he wasnt big until 1973, and why is that....he got broadcast via satellite around the world so now he has been set in cement, ccr would have had that opportunity if they stuck in it longer, only 4 years....that isnt very long considering all the other bands that were around before ccr most of them still play to this day. Even the biggest money machine of the ALL TIME....the woodstock music and arts festival, CCR was there but their opportunity got screwed up by technical difficulties at 1 in the morning, so CCR had to scrub their movie and sound footage and never got into the biggest movie of 1970.....woodstock the movie saved warner bros, they were bankrupt think of what that would have done for ccr if they were in it, most people dont even know they were!
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I guess that feeling is coming because there are not many news on the media talking about CCR; for example in Mexico I heard a quick comment about Tom´s death, but I heard a lot of news about Jhon Lennon instead; that stucked my brain.
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How big were they in the UK? They were around a bit before my time (I was born in '71!) but I don't recall hearing them much on the radio or TV after they split. I only started listening to Creedence about twelve years ago and that was through a friend. Actually, it may have been "The Big Lebowski" that got me curious. "The Dude" with his "Creedence tapes"!
When I first listened to "Chronicle", I was only vaguely familiar with a couple of songs. "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" was the more familiar for some reason.
Anyhow, glad I found them as their music is wonderful!
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London seemed to sure enjoy them in 1970, they gave a 20 minute standing ovation. hehe
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