Creedence Clearwater Revival: John Fogerty (vocals, guitar); Tom Fogerty (guitar); Stu Cook (bass); Doug Clifford (drums). Although not as flawless as 1969's WILLY & THE POOR BOYS or 1970's COSMO'S FACTORY, PENDULUM (also released in '70) certainly has its moments. And besides, it's amazing that the band released even one album, let alone two, in 1970 due to their never-ending touring schedule. It may only contain one certified hit single (the touching ballad Have You Ever Seen the Rain?), but PENDULUM still contains a wealth of strong, often overlooked CCR compositions. Both (Wish I Could) Hideaway and Hey Tonight have become staples on FM classic rock radio over the years, due to John Fogerty's memorable melodies and gritty singing style. The album opener, Pagan Baby contains all the elements of a CCR classic (a great guitar riff, tight ensemble playing, etc.), but remains one of the band's most underrated songs. You'll also find such first rate tracks as the poppy sing-a-long Molina, the ballad It's Just A Thought (which contains organ work similar to Blind Faith-era Steve Winwood), and the reflective album-closer Rude Awakening #2, one of the band's few instrumentals.
Mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray.
Now pressed at Quality Record Pressings and with tip-on jackets!
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman from the original analog tapes
After four years of nearly nonstop performing, CCR sounds as polished and tight as ever on this album. Of the two hit singles from the LP, "Hey Tonight" and "Have You Ever Seen The Rain," the latter's slower ballad format clearly suggests that band was exploring new areas of its music, including a developing emphasis on instrumentals. With this swing of the pendulum the creative tasks would in the future be shared by all members of the group. A fine and tasty offering, Pendulum is still universally acknowledged as among the greatest in the annals of rock.
- Pagan Baby
- Sailor´s Lament
- Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
- (Wish I Could) Hideaway
- Born To Move
- Hey Tonight
- It´s Just A Thought
- Rude Awakening #2