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Story Behind The Song: Bad Moon Rising By Creedence

Growing up the band Creedence Clearwater Revival was a staple in my music rotation. And I thought I knew the story behind Bad Moon Rising. I didn’t. “John Fogerty’s classic rockabilly-tinged evocation of doom, inspired by an old film noir, is now itself a mainstay of movie soundtracks. The end of the 60s was a transitional time in America – not least for the members of Creedence Clearwater Revival. “At the start of 1969 we were walking the tightrope between fire and ice,” recalls band lynchpin John Fogerty. “We’d just put out Proud Mary, and in two weeks had gone from being one-hit wonders with [1968’s] Suzie Q to being on our way up. But I was looking ahead. I was desperately worried we were about to fall flat on our faces. In those days, you put out singles every few weeks, so when Proud Mary was on the radio I knew we had to write the next one.” http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/features/2014-05-05/story-behind-the-song-bad-moon-rising-by-creedence

Proud Mary keeps on running.

 

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