Bad Moon Rising: The Unauthorized History of Creedence by Hank Bordowitz

By Hank Bordowitz

Rightly referred to as the saddest tale in rock 'n' roll heritage, this Creedence biography—newly up to date with tales from band participants, manufacturers, company affiliates, shut associates, and families—recounts the tragic and positive story of 1 of America’s so much liked bands. Hailed because the nice American rock band from 1968 to 1971, Creedence Clearwater Revival captured the imaginations of a iteration with vintage hits like "Proud Mary", "Down at the Corner", "Green River", "Born at the Bayou", and "Who’ll cease the Rain". Mounting tensions between bandmates over shiny guitarist and lead vocalist John Fogerty’s inventive keep an eye on ended in the band's dying. Tracing the lives of 4 musicians who redefined an American roots-rock sound with unequaled ardour and gear, this track biography exposes the sour finish and deserted expertise of a band left crippled via debt and dissension.

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Though he disliked large social gatherings, he seems to have been perpetually in need of close companionship and emotional alliance—from his four important romantic partners (Amy Breyer, Mackie, Elisabeth Eisler, and Mary); from friends like Arendt, Lowell, the Taylors, and Warren; and in another sense from his favorite books and musical works, on which so much depended. In his months apart from each of his wives, and in his few months of romance with Eisler, he depended as few people could on an intimacy conducted through the mail.

These differences make it easy to miss the persistence of Jarrell’s goals: both the war poems and the later poems seek to establish a nexus of recognition between reader and speaker, speaker and listener, actor and observer. The poet of the war poems seeks or wishes—often fruitlessly, as he realizes— to individualize soldiers and pilots who risk becoming mute, interchangeable objects. The convalescent serviceman in “The Sick Nought” disturbs Jarrell into heights of rhetoric because he seems not even to know his family: Do the wife and baby travelling to see Your grey pajamas and sick worried face Remind you of something, soldier?

His long enthused answer sheds light on his varied interests; it reads, in part, I’m reasonably acquainted with a good many more fields than most potential editors, and this would help me a lot in picking reviewers or judging (and asking for) articles in a particular field. . I read very fast, get year-long crazes about particular fields, and read steadily in them, with big shining eyes. Besides the things that I write about. . I’ve been particularly interested in Gestalt psychology, ethnology and “folk” literature, economics (especially Marxist), symbolic logic and modern epistemology, theology and its origins, and a few even queerer things.

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