Popdose Rewind: Soundtrack Saturday: “Bull Durham”

“I see great things in baseball. It’s our game — the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, ...

Before We Was Fab: Dale Hawkins, “Susie Q”

In June of 1968 Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their first chart hit with the double-sided single “Suzie Q,” which peaked at #11 and launched the quartet to national prominence. The swampy groove and timeless guitar lick have become so synonymous with ...

Rock Court: Fantasy v. Fogerty

When the Small Claims version of Rock Court was being kicked around, one very specific rule was initially put into play – no actual, litigated cases. Still, one got through that was too tantalizing to refuse. Popdose Podcast Poobah ...

The Popdose Interview: Doug Clifford

When you talk about classic rhythm sections, you probably think about John Bonham and John Paul Jones or Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. But Doug Clifford and Stu Cook, drummer and bass player, respectively, for Creedence Clearwater Revival, were responsible for recording ...

Basement Songs: John Fogerty, “Centerfield”

The other night I let Sophie stay up past her bedtime to listen to the last inning of the game between the Red Sox and Indians. One of the things I love about the Internet is the ability to ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 32

I know I said I’d be quitting the intros for a while, but I had to put this all into perspective. I hadn’t thought about the scope of this series since I first agreed to do it, but the ...

Hall of Fame Week: Don Everly, John Fogerty, and “Balls”

Sometime in 1985, a new label-wide policy was instituted regarding all new signings. There were to be none. Nada. The staff was called into a departmental meeting to receive the news, which, to my mind, might as well have been notice that ...