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Very Best of Tom Fogerty

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Another Fogerty With Talent

  • Nov 24, 2004
John Fogerty certainly stands as a integral part of rock n roll especially as the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival. However, lost in the mix was his older brother Tom Fogerty. While with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Fogerty's role was limited to playing rhythm guitar. Out of frustration, Tom quite CCR and recorded several solo CD's.

Whereas on a commercial basis, Tom Fogerty's solo career did not flourish, on an artistic basis there is plenty of creativity on many of the tracks of this greatest hits collection. Tom actually sounds like a sweeter version of his more famous brother which is good in its own way. And there are some catchy tunes in this compilation.

Joyful Resurection is loaded with strong hooks and steady keyboards and not too mention good background vocals by none other than Doug Clifford and Stu Cook. Brother John contributes guitar on here as well. This song would have been a great single if it were released on Pendulum and maybe Creedence would have had a longer life span.

Another highlight include the trippy Goodbye Media Man. The organ soloing by Merl Saunders is just awesome. Steady drumming and guitar playing just add to the experience. The Legend of Alcatraz, Just Another Trojan Song, Sometimes, and Champagne Love are other songs that are strong on melody. Jerry Garcia adds some good guitar on a couple of other songs.

For those old time Creedence Clearwater fans who think John Fogerty was the main talent might find that older brother Tom had some noteworthy talents in his day.

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Very Best of Tom Fogerty
Label: Varese Sarabande
Artist: Tom Fogerty
Release Date: July 27, 1999

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