Aug 30, 2013

RhoDeo 1334 Goldy Rhox 123

Hello, today the 123rd 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 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 brought a series of lawsuits against Fogerty, claiming defamation of character for the lyric "Zanz can't dance but he'll steal your money,

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. In contrast to many a band these guys never got back together again (probably because of demon Zaentz).

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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.

Today's mystery album was the 5th studio album by todays band and released July 1970. The name of the album comes from the room where the band rehearsed early in their career. Bandleader John Fogerty was so insistent on practicing nearly every day, and the atmosphere was often so smoky from the other members' cigarettes, that drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford began referring to the place as "the factory". In January 1970, the double A-sided single, "Travelin' Band"/"Who'll Stop the Rain", peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In April, the band released their next double-sided single, "Run Through the Jungle"/"Up Around the Bend", which reached #4 and #2 on the Hot 100, respectively, and started their first tour of Europe. Today's mystery album was released in July 1970, as well as the single "Lookin' Out My Back Door"/"Long As I Can See the Light", both of which reached #2 on the Hot 100.

The heart of the album lays in those six fantastic songs released on singles. "Up Around the Bend" is a searing rocker, one of their best, balanced by the menacing murkiness of "Run Through the Jungle." "Who'll Stop the Rain"'s poignant melody and melancholy undertow has a counterpart in Fogerty's dope song, "Lookin' out My Back Door," a charming, bright shuffle, filled with dancing animals and domestic bliss - he had never been as sweet and silly as he is here. On "Long as I Can See the Light," the record's final song, he again finds solace in home, anchored by a soulful, laid-back groove. It hits a comforting, elegiac note, the perfect way to draw today's mystery record-- an album made during stress and chaos, filled with raging rockers, covers, and intense jams -- to a close.

Our mystery album was an international hit, topping the album charts in six countries. The album was certified Gold (500,000 units sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America on December 16, 1970. Almost twenty years later, on December 13, 1990, it received a certification of four times platinum with sales of over four million copies. In 2003, the album was ranked number 265 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Goldy Rhox 123   (flac 356mb)

Goldy Rhox 123  ( ogg 125mb)

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Goldy Rhox 63   (flac 374mb)

Goldy Rhox 63  ( ogg 129mb)

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