Wednesday, 17 July 2013
SOUND CITY PLAYERS [THE FOOIES + JOHN FOGERTY] "FORTUNATE SON" . . . . POSSIBLY THE ONLY GENUINELY VITRIOLIC POLITICAL PROTEST TUNE WRITTEN BY A WHITE DUDE DURING THE SIXTIES . . . . FOGERTY ALWAYS PUT HIS SOUL WHERE HIS MOUTH WAS, THE MAN HAD SERIOUS COJONES . . . . HOW MANY OTHER MUSOS CAN YOU NAME WHO WOULD SIT ON THE SIDELINES RECORDING NOTHING FOR OVER A DECADE PURELY ON PRINCIPLE . . . . THOUGHT SO.
To hear him getting back into the game in the early eighties was a joyous revelation, to see and hear him now getting it on with younger guys who so righteously respect him is something that inspires real admiration . . . . I guess the lesson is if someone's trying to fuck you, don't let them, stand firm on your beliefs, be true to yourself, hold fast and be strong . . . . John Fogerty, hero.