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Creedence Clearwater Revival — Up Around The Bend
Album: Chronicle
Avg rating:
7.6

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Total ratings: 606









Released: 1969
Length: 2:31
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There's a place up ahead and I'm goin'
Just as fast as my feet can fly
Come away, come away, if you're goin'
Leave the sinkin' ship behind

Come on the risin' wind
We're goin' up around the bend
Ooh

Bring a song and a smile for the banjo
Better get, while the gettin's good
Hitch a ride to the end of the highway
Where the neon's turn to wood

Come on the risin' wind
We're goin' up around the bend
Ooh

You can ponder perpetual motion
Fix your mind on a crystal day
Always time for a good conversation
There's an ear for, what you say

Come on the risin' wind
We're goin' up around the bend
Yeah

Ooh

Catch a ride to the end of the highway
And we'll meet by the big red tree
There's a place up ahead and I'm goin'
Come along, come along with me

Come on the risin' wind
We're goin' up around the bend
Yeah

Do-do-doo-do
Do-do-doo-do
Do-doo-do
Do-do-doo-do
Yeah

Do-do-doo-do
Do-do-doo-do
Do-do-doo
Do-do-doo
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 Hannio wrote:
"Hey, listen to dem boids choipin'." "They are not 'boids', they're 'birds'." "Oh yeah? Well dey choip just like boids."
 
Toidy, doity boid, sittin' on a coib, eatin' woims and choipin' and boipin',
When along comes Moitle from the goidle factory on toidy toid and toid street
And when she saw that toidy, doity boid, sittin' on a coib, eatin' woims and choipin' and boipin',
Boy, was she petoibed!


Can't help it - I've always loved this song.  Makes me wanna dance.  And eat woims. {#Dancingbanana}{#Roflol}
mute - in tune or not - it's like fingernails on chalkboard to me.
Just listening to this makes me younger.
 smdeeg wrote:

I never listened for or noticed him being flat, but being off key is sometime done intentionally to add dissonance and tension and generally alter the feel/mood.  That's a great thing about music; Nothings wrong so long as it's right.

{#Propeller}  I don't know what school of music theory you're thinking of.  Perhaps something different from what I know where 100 cents is an interval not octave (12 intervals and therefore 1200 cents in an octave).  Generally humans can perceive differences of maybe around 5 cents, but that's made very much harder with the complex sounds coming out of real instruments and then made even worse with the munging together of several instruments to form a band.  Throw in drift of tune while playing and then real people singing words while trying to hit a target note, and well, being in tune starts to get pretty squishy.  A few cents here or there is generally all good though.  Especially in Rock'n'Roll.
 
Thanks for this!
I'm a music critic in the same sense that I'm an art critic:  I haven't a clue about aesthetics but I know what I like.  {#Wink}
It pains me a little when people seemingly cursed with perfect pitch or suffering from anal lock-up whine about such things as singing flat or instrument playing that is less than note perfect.  And to complain that Bob Dylan, say, "can't sing" is beyond reason IMHO.
After all, as you so appropriately point out:  'Its only Rock 'n' Roll!'  {#Smile}


 HazzeSwede wrote:
All CCR songs should really be rated 11 !In Sweden Tom IS God,and we all löve him and his music,maybe because we don´t understand all that he is singing but we sure like to rock! Was at 1970 concert at The Royal tennis Court Stockholm,best music experience ever!
 
Nice to see that Tom's contribution is recognized somewhere.  Over here in North America John is the only member of the group that people can name...


 frednic wrote:
I love this band! I got real sick of radio grinding it into the ground. But I still have fond memories of the time this was the latest greatest American music.
 
Well said. Creedence was the sh*t, back in the day. Still sounds great, too! {#Clap}
 RobRyan wrote:
I love Creedence and I rated this an 8. And it's not even my favorite Creedence tune. But... I'm curious to know - am I the only person who detects that John Fogerty always sings about 2 cents flat (a "cent" is a musical term for 1/100 of an octave for those who may not have taken music theory)? In every song by Creedence he's just the tiniest bit flat... it makes it a little uncomfortable to listen to for me.
 
I never listened for or noticed him being flat, but being off key is sometime done intentionally to add dissonance and tension and generally alter the feel/mood.  That's a great thing about music; Nothings wrong so long as it's right.

{#Propeller}  I don't know what school of music theory you're thinking of.  Perhaps something different from what I know where 100 cents is an interval not octave (12 intervals and therefore 1200 cents in an octave).  Generally humans can perceive differences of maybe around 5 cents, but that's made very much harder with the complex sounds coming out of real instruments and then made even worse with the munging together of several instruments to form a band.  Throw in drift of tune while playing and then real people singing words while trying to hit a target note, and well, being in tune starts to get pretty squishy.  A few cents here or there is generally all good though.  Especially in Rock'n'Roll.


{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}

I feel like goin down south, takin my shirt off, sitting on a front porch drinkin

moonshine, and chewing some red man, BARF


One of the first songs I learned to play on guitar.
I love this band! I got real sick of radio grinding it into the ground. But I still have fond memories of the time this was the latest greatest American music.
a_genuine_find wrote:
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No not that kind of loaf...but the end result of eating it
natural_tools wrote:
I'm love/hate with CCR. I like the music, but get obsessed with the pronunciation of the lyrics. It's stupid, I know, but I'm hung up on "come on the rising win, we're going up around the bin." The worst is "big wheel keep on toining, Proud Mary keep on boining."
"Hey, listen to dem boids choipin'." "They are not 'boids', they're 'birds'." "Oh yeah? Well dey choip just like boids."
EssexTex wrote:
Great song....what a voice, like he's squeezing out a loaf, I need a beer! :bananapiano:
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Saw these guys in the 70's. The lead-in band was Tower of Power (gawd what a brass section!) and then Bo-Diddly (bluuuuuuu's like you never heard before) and then CCR. What a night for tunes! My fraternity at that time tried to hire them for a party. LOL. In the early 1970's they were the highest paid R&R band at $85,000 a gig. They were higher paid than any other touring group of the time (or so we were told). But they could really play and sing.
I LOVE IT! :dancingbanana:
:motor: C :cowboy: C :war: R :crown:
Great song....what a voice, like he's squeezing out a loaf, I need a beer! :bananapiano:
Patti wrote:
Oh would everyone just get over the "over-played" sh*t! Give it long enough and EVERY song will be "over-played". Just enjoy. Patti M.
Yea! What she said.
CCR sounding great....as always!
CCR rock'er som alltid :)
prickelpit96 wrote:
Nice song, but overplayed by our local 'classic-rock-stations'... :confused:
Oh would everyone just get over the "over-played" sh*t! Give it long enough and EVERY song will be "over-played". Just enjoy. Patti M.
First album I ever bought. It still makes me smile smile smile!!!
Nice song, but overplayed by our local 'classic-rock-stations'... :confused:
Possibly the greatest ever intro to a pop/rock song. Magic!
This 20 track greatest hits of CCR is my fav roadtrip CD. On the Reno to Seattle leg I must have listened to it about 3 or 4 times.
:bananajam: :guitarist: :drummer: :bounce:
All CCR songs should really be rated 11 !In Sweden Tom IS God,and we all löve him and his music,maybe because we don't understand all that he is singing but we sure like to rock! Was at 1970 concert at The Royal tennis Court Stockholm,best music experience ever!
fretman wrote:
You have to understand that John Fogarty is authentic in his use of his native California accent. Seriously, I guess you'd have problems with Otis Redding, T-Bone Walker or Muddy Waters. But probably with them it is more "authentic". Or even more problems with Mick Jagger and his faux-country/southern accent? Its just music, man. Shouldn't obsess over it.
I think it's because I've never heard anyone talk like that in real life. It's like he has a speech impediment. Seriously, "Boinin"?
natural_tools wrote:
I'm love/hate with CCR. I like the music, but get obsessed with the pronunciation of the lyrics. It's stupid, I know, but I'm hung up on "come on the rising win, we're going up around the bin." The worst is "big wheel keep on toining, Proud Mary keep on boining."
You have to understand that John Fogarty is authentic in his use of his native California accent. Seriously, I guess you'd have problems with Otis Redding, T-Bone Walker or Muddy Waters. But probably with them it is more "authentic". Or even more problems with Mick Jagger and his faux-country/southern accent? Its just music, man. Shouldn't obsess over it.
I'm love/hate with CCR. I like the music, but get obsessed with the pronunciation of the lyrics. It's stupid, I know, but I'm hung up on "come on the rising win, we're going up around the bin." The worst is "big wheel keep on toining, Proud Mary keep on boining."
I was taking a Photoshop class and we were reviewing a recent test. One question was "what is GCR?" and someone put Creedence Clearwater Revival instead of Gray Component Replacement. I giggled a little too loud at that. :biggrin:
Creedence Produced some of the most timeless music in a very short time! Great Album - Great Song :whistle:
:bananajam:
Always a good time to hear CCR...today a good song to wake up to!
Random trivia: in the jukebox market, CCR is the #1 band -- CCR is present on more jukeboxes than any other band. Next time you're enjoying a cold one at the local bar, check out the playlist on the jukebox. Assuming it features rock, chances are really high that it will contain at least once CCR tune, if not an entire CD's worth.
RobRyan wrote:
I love Creedence and I rated this an 8. And it's not even my favorite Creedence tune. But... I'm curious to know - am I the only person who detects that John Fogerty always sings about 2 cents flat (a "cent" is a musical term for 1/100 of an octave for those who may not have taken music theory)? In every song by Creedence he's just the tiniest bit flat... it makes it a little uncomfortable to listen to for me.
I hadn't noticed actually, but maybe that adds rather detracts to some people. Like George Harrison's guitar was always tuned somehwat sharp, making it much more distinctive than otherwise.
RobRyan wrote:
I love Creedence and I rated this an 8. And it's not even my favorite Creedence tune. But... I'm curious to know - am I the only person who detects that John Fogerty always sings about 2 cents flat (a "cent" is a musical term for 1/100 of an octave for those who may not have taken music theory)? In every song by Creedence he's just the tiniest bit flat... it makes it a little uncomfortable to listen to for me.
Singing a tad flat is standard among blues singers.
desertbecca wrote:
Really must we listen to yet an over played band that every highschool band has covered?
Yea, we've all heard this a million times but that's not really the song's fault is it? A great song is a great song. The thing that I like about RP is that you get to hear old songs in the context of other songs that you would never hear together.
mute.
genius
Lovely transition from Nickel Creek to this.
:yes:
:bananajam: :drummer:
Time to hit the mute button
Really must we listen to yet an over played band that every highschool band has covered? :wink:
:dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2:
lester wrote:
Ah, Creedence. Any CCR, any time.
Yeah, let's hear more...how about a little 'Ramble Tamble' some time... :sunny:
Ah, Creedence. Any CCR, any time.
Lovely transition from Nickel Creek to this.
Good song to start the day at work! Gets the old feet tapping and brings back good memories of high school (yep, I'm that old) :) pbm
Not their best track. Just decent.
yashpheh wrote:
Man, I love CCR.
quoted for truth
yashpheh wrote:
Man, I love CCR.
"...wanna see something REALLY scary?" 8.
Man, I love CCR.
Man, I hate CCR.
I love Creedence and I rated this an 8. And it's not even my favorite Creedence tune. But... I'm curious to know - am I the only person who detects that John Fogerty always sings about 2 cents flat (a "cent" is a musical term for 1/100 of an octave for those who may not have taken music theory)? In every song by Creedence he's just the tiniest bit flat... it makes it a little uncomfortable to listen to for me.
...this STILL rocks... S.
Pipes wrote:
Different or just "Special"?
Boxers or briefs? lololol Where the mute button?
My parents live outside a little beach town called Grand Bend, so whenever we're driving there we throw this in the deck and turn it up loud!
\:D/
Is John Fogarty even capable of making a bad recording? :music:
Shesdifferent wrote:
No more Creedence pleeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :stop:
Different or just "Special"?
No more Creedence pleeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :stop:
No opening before or since has had such a singular effect on me...LOVE THAT OPENING! And this song still makes me smile though I am incapable of turning on any on-air station around here and not hear Creedence. I love CCR mind you, it's just a constant around here and some variety is welcome and needed (thus I listen to RP). That being said, I love this song, the opening, and it always makes me feel better. Keep on rockin', John! :guitarist:
psycholynx wrote:
Are you in AUS or something? it's Friday at 2pm here in Los Angeles.
Yep I'm in AUS - its about 8.00am here.
gramski wrote:
Wow- I haven't heard this for years. Just the thing to wake up to on a Saturday morning!
Are you in AUS or something? it's Friday at 2pm here in Los Angeles.
Wow- I haven't heard this for years. Just the thing to wake up to on a Saturday morning!
Another breath of fresh air...what an opening riff!!!!