A very good book. It has comments from all the members of the band on the bands' rise, fall, and aftermath. The author does a good job of mixing old interviews with newer ones. He also inserts comments and observations on why the band, and John Fogerty in particular, have become such an american staple. It was interesting to read about J. Fogerty's approach to songwriting and music and also what some of the inspirations were behind his songs. Reading the band members' comments about what happened after was both insightful and sad. Cook and Clifford claim that J. Fogerty should accept some of the responsibility for the bad blood that is betwween them. While some of this may be true, C & C should also accept some of the blame for the bands' demise, which I feel they did not do. Call Fogerty whatever want, but he's the reason that the band rose to the top. It was his drive and determination and musical vision that enabled the band to reach the level of success that they attained.After the band split up, it is J. Fogerty's solo work that gets the interest and publcity. Cook and Cliffords solo careers? Ehhhhhh. I also feel that C & C should've supported Fogerty more in his battles with Saul Zantz. This book is a very good companion peice to Hank Bordowitz's "Bad Moon Rising: The Unofficial History of Creedence Clearwater Revival".
If you are a big Creedence/John Fogerty fan you will enjoy this book. This book takes you step by step through just about every single thing that happened to Creedence from the time they started to the time they went their seperate ways and started new projects, recently. This book is actually priced too low, it should be priced a lot higher and you'll agree with me if you buy it and read it. It is wonderful.
A series of interviews of the members of the greatest American band. Good insights into the creative process behind their music. This is also a story of two brothers and two friends and, sadly, how recording industry greed tore their friendships apart.