Mar 15, 2012

RhoDeo 1211 Goldy Rhox 63

Hello, today the 62nd post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock. Today in the blacklight an American rock band that gained popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a number of successful singles drawn from 5 studio albums released between 68 and 72.

The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother and rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford. Their musical style encompassed country rock and swamp rock genres. Despite their San Francisco Bay Area origins, they positioned themselves as Southern rock stylists, singing about bayous, the Mississippi River, catfish, and other popular elements of Southern iconography.

The band sold 26 million albums in the United States alone before brotherly disputes ended their highly successful reign, being abused by their record company Fantasy didn't help either, on a side note, responsible was Saul Zaentz who currently sues British pubs for being named the Hobbit as he holds the 'Middle Earth trademark" rights..greed never wares off, in fact it tends to increase the older sociopaths get (he's 90). The man brought a series of lawsuits against Fogerty, claiming defamation of character for the lyric "Zanz can't dance but he'll steal your money.

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Todays mystery album was released in July 68, it was the bands debut album, a year after the summer of love, but still in the thick of the Age of Aquarius - their self-titled debut album was gloriously out-of-step with the times, teeming with John Fogerty's Americana fascinations. While many of Fogerty's obsessions and signatures are in place -- weird blues, Stax R&B , rockabilly, winding instrumental interplay, the swamp sound, and songs for "The Working Man" -- the band was still finding their way. Out of all their records , this is the one that sounds the most like its era.

This remastered reissue liner notes state that while "Susie Q" proved to be a hit, the band had played for years as the Golliwogs in the early 1960s, releasing numerous singles before achieving success in the pop world. While the band did gain success with their chart debut, critics initially denied the band respect. Yet this album paved the way for a string of platinum albums.

Goldy Rhox 63 (flac 374mb)

Goldy Rhox 63 ( ogg 129mb)

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