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Creedence Clearwater Revival — Run Through The Jungle
Album: Chronicle
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Released: 1969
Length: 2:54
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Whoa, thought it was a nightmare,
Lord, it's all so true.
They told me, "Don't go walkin' slow,
'Cause Devil's on the loose."

Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Whoa, don't look back to see.

Thought I heard a rumblin'
Callin' to my name.
Two hundred million guns are loaded,
Satan cries, "Take aim!"

Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Whoa, don't look back to see.

Over on the mountain,
Thunder magic spoke,
"Let the people know my wisdom,
Fill the land with smoke."

Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Whoa, don't look back to see.
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 MinMan wrote:
what a bunch of posers:

They are from El Cerito, CA.

There's no clear water to revive: smelly east bay mud-yes, no jungle, no bayou. Go figure.
 
Do you think the Doors were carpenters?

Gave it a nine because it is CCR
 jbuhl wrote:
When I was just a little kid my parents dropped me and some of my cousins at a cheap traveling carnival that had come to my town.  We all got on the octopus ride and i puked.  We got off the ride and all my cousins ran off.  I was all dizzy and sick and covered with puke.  As I stumbled around this creepy carnival trying to find them this song was blaring over the sound system.  Flashing light, slanted images, creepy clowns, side shows  and the smell of vomit plays in my brain every time I hear this song.  It was truly a  most bizarre jungle experience for a small kid, 45 years later the sounds and imagery remain seared into my brain.  

But I still love the song.
 
My dad used to play this song in the car on out way to the beach while drumming on the steering wheel . This song smells to summer, long roads and the promise of happiness.  I am 43 now and I still love the song.
what a bunch of posers:

They are from El Cerito, CA.

There's no clear water to revive: smelly east bay mud-yes, no jungle, no bayou. Go figure.
Saw John and his son a few years back. His voice is still pure.  I'm glad I got to hear him live.
Bout my favorite rock vocalist. How they caused such a ruckus with such apparently simple music.
My very first album in 8th grade.  Still love it. Didn't realize what this song was about at the time, tho. 
 jbuhl wrote:
When I was just a little kid my parents dropped me and some of my cousins at a cheap traveling carnival that had come to my town.  We all got on the octopus ride and i puked.  We got off the ride and all my cousins ran off.  I was all dizzy and sick and covered with puke.  As I stumbled around this creepy carnival trying to find them this song was blaring over the sound system.  Flashing light, slanted images, creepy clowns, side shows  and the smell of vomit plays in my brain every time I hear this song.  It was truly a  most bizarre jungle experience for a small kid, 45 years later the sounds and imagery remain seared into my brain.  

But I still love the song.
 

You were unlucky, man

                   

This was one of the handful of CDs I had when I drove solo cross-country (Philadelphia to Seattle, via a mid-south route with a Vegas detour) - and this was a couple weeks after 9/11 - it was an entirely unique experience...hopefully never to be duplicated.

Track #1 thru 20 on this Chronicle #1 album (Suzie Q thru Someday Never Comes) has got to be my favorite road trip disk.  I have multiple memories during that trip that include this album.  My favorites are:  driving through the Texas panhandle, just outside of Amarillo, hauling ass on the freeway blaring this (as loud as the Toyota's speakers could go) and seeing a guy in the back of his truck on the frontage road waving the largest American flag I've ever seen be waved.  That was special.  And then on the drive from Reno home, the final leg, as I drove through Susanville, a biker nodding his head to the music and a thumbs-up...well that was cool too.  Long Live RP and thanks for playing the classics!


Yikes. Years and years and years. I could hear it any time, I have it on CD, but somehow it hasn't met my ears since whenever.
A hot 8.
A classic of its Vietnam time but still very timely.

200 million guns a loaded, Satan's cries take aim!


{#Roflol} Good one, jbuhl!
When I was just a little kid my parents dropped me and some of my cousins at a cheap traveling carnival that had come to my town.  We all got on the octopus ride and i puked.  We got off the ride and all my cousins ran off.  I was all dizzy and sick and covered with puke.  As I stumbled around this creepy carnival trying to find them this song was blaring over the sound system.  Flashing light, slanted images, creepy clowns, side shows  and the smell of vomit plays in my brain every time I hear this song.  It was truly a  most bizarre jungle experience for a small kid, 45 years later the sounds and imagery remain seared into my brain.  

But I still love the song.
For such simple music, it exerts a strong connection for me. I have always thought that John Fogarty's voice was one of the best rock and roll voices. Long live swamp music!
 sdn wrote:
I really hate Credence. I really want to hate this song... but I just can't.

(this one, and Suzie Q)
  With you if you add Green River.  Well, I don't really hate them, but never could quite get what all the fuss was about....



I really hate Credence. I really want to hate this song... but I just can't. :shifty: (this one, and Suzie Q)
Turn it up loud!! I used to dance to these guys in 7th grade. My girlfriend did the 'Jerk' better than anyone. I never would have thought, but now she's a cardiologist. LOL
rockin' :-)
This is really cool :) I'd heard the bands name a lot, didn't they do Bad Moon Rising? Never heard this.
RationalB wrote:
As John wrote "Vanz can't dance, but he'll steal your money,Watch him or he'll rob you blind. "
It was originally called "Zaentz Cant Dance" but he was gonna get sued again so he changed it. The scumbag Saul Zaentz also produced the movie Rainman,probaly using the profits from Johns copyrights that he suckered him out of.
Roto wrote:
Exactly, he got sued by whoever held the rights to this song. Fortunately the judge had common sense and Fogerty won. He can copy his own riffs all he wants. Chuck Berry did it all the time.
Fogerty's relationship with his record comapny was surreal. He got sued in his solo career for sounding too much like himself in CCR, among other things. Un-stinking-believable.
bindi wrote:
I HAVE to watch The Big Lebowski tonight! I love this tune being used in that scene - brilliant!
Yeah, exactly!
not that I know many ccr tunes but I've never heard one that sounds like this great groove
Great!!! Thanks, you can't hear this anywhere anymore. Canned FM just don't play it.
muted frickin' pseudo jungle crap.
I HAVE to watch The Big Lebowski tonight! I love this tune being used in that scene - brilliant!
indigosun wrote:
Oozie! You didn't think I was rolling out of here naked, did you?
Swiss fucking watch.
:dancingbanana: Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!
RockinBlueVoodoo wrote:
Hand me the ringer, Dude
Oozie! You didn't think I was rolling out of here naked, did you?
Hand me the ringer, Dude
physicsgenius wrote:
Except by playing it.
More CCR Please, maybe Molina or Sailor's Lament, or one of their heavy organ songs.
:dancingbanana: Whooaaoo... take me back, take me way way back...
Roto wrote:
Exactly, he got sued by whoever held the rights to this song. Fortunately the judge had common sense and Fogerty won. He can copy his own riffs all he wants. Chuck Berry did it all the time.
And, like Berry, it always sounds fresh and new when he does copy his own riffs. If you're going to rip someone off you should make sure the one you pick is good, right?
zzzzzzZzzzzzZzzzzzZzz...... sorry, folks, it's not that they suck, but I just don't like 'em. And this you can hear anywhere. Next.
One of the best voices in rock and roll history, period.
bluedot wrote:
this song is cool, but then fogerty went and ripped off his own riff with "old man down the road" or whatever it's called. same exact riff.
i really don't see a problem with that.
bluedot wrote:
this song is cool, but then fogerty went and ripped off his own riff with "old man down the road" or whatever it's called. same exact riff.
As John wrote "Vanz can't dance, but he'll steal your money,Watch him or he'll rob you blind."
I forgot what a heavy harmonica this tune featured. Funny what you pick up on after a couple of decades. Loved the cut RP.
SigmaBetaTooth wrote: Uncultured Swine jk Gregorama wrote:
Good call. Seems like 99% of RP fans like it, but there is one in every crowd.
I took that as a compliment of the boys.
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
Uncultured Swine jk
Good call. Seems like 99% of RP fans like it, but there is one in every crowd.
physicsgenius wrote:
Except by playing it.
Uncultured Swine jk
Roverfish wrote:
Yeah, one he gets royalties to, one he doesn't. Seems fair to me. One of the best CCR tunes out there.
Exactly, he got sued by whoever held the rights to this song. Fortunately the judge had common sense and Fogerty won. He can copy his own riffs all he wants. Chuck Berry did it all the time.
Always reminds me of old Vietnam films. CCR is great stuff...
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
Can't go wrong with CCR
Except by playing it.
Can't go wrong with CCR
...now here's some real brothers! :cowboy:
Who doesn't like CCR, especially old guys like me? (pimp)
bluedot wrote:
this song is cool, but then fogerty went and ripped off his own riff with "old man down the road" or whatever it's called. same exact riff.
There's also a lot of Suzie Q in it, I think, but a good variation on a familiar theme is never a bad thing!
bluedot wrote:
this song is cool, but then fogerty went and ripped off his own riff with "old man down the road" or whatever it's called. same exact riff.
Yeah, one he gets royalties to, one he doesn't. Seems fair to me. One of the best CCR tunes out there.
Used to play in the Berkeley hills... in their garage... then made it big. So said my step-dad. Bud. Then, I met John Fogerty while working for his brother in his pizza parlor, northside of Berkeley. He came up to the bar. Can't remember what he ordered, but we were both wearing diamond studs. Kind of laughed about it. And that was it. My brush with fame. What a cool band. More Creedence, yes... yes.... atticus
this song is cool, but then fogerty went and ripped off his own riff with "old man down the road" or whatever it's called. same exact riff.
8-Track Heaven!!! Please play more. :motor:
steeler wrote:
What is amazing is how many top songs they put out in such a short period of time. Talk about prolific.
also remarkable how quickly they were scr*wed by their record company.
" ...I love Credence!" John Lithgow- Twilight Zone The Movie.
I used to play CCR just to make my Dad feel old. They were his LPs from when HE was in college. :twisted:
Best garage band ever produced!
You know, I LIKE CCR. I used to really like CCR a lot. But I'm more and more of the opinion that many, many, many of the songs . . . are one, done over again. Granted, it's a good song. . . .
What is amazing is how many top songs they put out in such a short period of time. Talk about prolific.
DBCinCA wrote:
"Fortunate Son" is my fav - and I hear George W. Shrub likes it too!!
Heh. That ain't me.
:beat: I loved this song in "Hard Target"
walk wrote:
CCR's best tune? Ok, "Bad Moon Rising" is up there, but a little overplayed... "Run Thru the Jungle" just as spooky, and maybe more relevant (ie, Vietnam war..) ?
"Fortunate Son" is my fav - and I hear George W. Shrub likes it too!!
CCR's best tune? Ok, "Bad Moon Rising" is up there, but a little overplayed... "Run Thru the Jungle" just as spooky, and maybe more relevant (ie, Vietnam war..) ?
Love CCR!! :cowboy:
:motor: very cool tune...
ah the classics... :jump:
hah soyleeee!! :D
suncat wrote:
Had the opportunity to see "Creedence" a few weeks ago at a Mardi Gras Ball- and they just ain't the same without Fogarty.... :moon: www.suncat.net
If you want a faithful re-creation of this music, you need to see Fogerty, he does a great job with these oldie-but-goodies.
:cool:
Originally Posted by Blackjack: Unlike, say, Jethro Tull, CCR's brand of classic rock ages like fine wine. It's not over-the-top, or trapped in the context of its time. It's just damn fine rock'n'roll.
CCR is more than Rock and Roll it is a synthesis of Rock and Blues. This era really produced a great fusion of music and CCR was one of those bands that took plain ole rock and blues to the next level.
Had the opportunity to see \"Creedence\" a few weeks ago at a Mardi Gras Ball- and they just ain\'t the same without Fogarty.... :moon: www.suncat.net
i can\'t believe people like this song and didn\'t like joni\'s...i guess variety (in tastes) is the spice of life. :moon:
This is just a cool song.
i like both ccr AND tull.
Unlike, say, Jethro Tull, CCR\'s brand of classic rock ages like fine wine. It\'s not over-the-top, or trapped in the context of its time. It\'s just damn fine rock\'n\'roll.
Aaah, got my CCR fix for the day. I\'m happy....