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Album: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Avg rating:
7.8

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Total ratings: 984









Released: 1969
Length: 8:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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Masterful segue from Massive Attack's Teardrop, sir!
 cc_rider wrote:
So I just looked her up, and Suzi Quatro - her real name - would have been 19 when this came out. Coincidence?
c.

edit: never mind. The song is much older than Ms. Quatro. Still...
 
According to the Wiki thing it originates from a 1930's dance step.  As I've never danced in my life I'll take their word for it. 

I've seen Suzi Quatro live, though, in the early 70's, supporting Slade.  Third band on the bill were newcomers Thin Lizzy.  I was deaf as a post after that lot...


Eight minutes and twenty nine seconds of Susie Q. Fabulous ... wait a minute! People are ranking this lower than 10? I guess I have drifted off again into my own little world.
Love it! ...the first CCR song that I ever heard, back in 1969. I went right out and bought the album.
 memoryboxer wrote:

EXACTLY.

Changed this song for me forever. 
And I'm just fine with that.

Now I gotta go find me a mango tree...
 

I'd look in a garden.
So I just looked her up, and Suzi Quatro - her real name - would have been 19 when this came out. Coincidence?
c.

edit: never mind. The song is much older than Ms. Quatro. Still...
Never heard the long version of this. Great stuff. Like the long version of Grapevine.
 Canadese wrote:
Well I agree with that statement. There use to be much more great new stuff and maybe not so much old stuff. Maybe dig out some of the deeper cuts from the classic albums.
 
 

 Grammarcop wrote:
This song was the answer to a clue in the NY Times crossword puzzle three days ago. 
 

Had to work in something to go with a 'Q' no doubt.
The correct answer is 10. Up to which I am currently turning this.
 Grammarcop wrote:
This song was the answer to a clue in the NY Times crossword puzzle three days ago. 
 
Gotta get those 'q's' in somewhere, eh?  
 On_The_Beach wrote:
 
EXACTLY.

Changed this song for me forever. 
And I'm just fine with that.

Now I gotta go find me a mango tree...
 jukes1 wrote:

Well, I can only hit PSD so many times before I start to wonder why I’m hitting it every 20 minutes… e.g., just hit it on Cream’s “I’m So Glad.” I used to find new music worth buying here but it’s been a long time since that happened.
 
Can't say you'll find many listeners on RP that agree with that statement.
I like the song, but that guitar solo is terrible. It sounds like something I would  play
Love the long version!
 jmsmy wrote:
I think this version gets longer and longer over time
 

Probably depends on what you're smoking.
I think this version gets longer and longer over time
"Suzie Q"

Oh, Susie Q, Oh, Susie Q
Oh, Susie Q, Baby I love you, Susie Q
I like the way you walk
I like the way you talk
I like the way you walk I like the way you talk, Susie Q

Well, say that you'll be true
well, say that you'll be true,
Well, say that you'll be true and never leave me blue, Susie Q

Well, say that you'll be mine
well, say that you'll be mine,
Well, say that you'll be mine, baby all the time, Susie Q

Oh Susie Q, Oh Susie Q
Oh Susie Q, Baby I love you, Susie Q

I like the way you walk
I like the way you talk
I like the way you walk I like the way you talk, Susie Q.

Oh Susie Q, Oh susie Q
Oh Susie Q, Baby I love you, Susie Q
This song was the answer to a clue in the NY Times crossword puzzle three days ago. 
 Pjesnik wrote:
This predates Iron Butterfly?
 
Contemporaries.  Both bands were very active in the mid- to late sixties, although I think CCR had a longer run due to a wider appeal.  

<edit, 3 mins later>  If you're wondering about the length of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida and this song ... I think that's coincidence except for the chemicals each band had ingested prior to their recording session.  And, perhaps, the chemicals ingested by each song's listeners prior to dropping the needle onto the LP.
This predates Iron Butterfly?
 jukes1 wrote:


5 > 3

Clearly this is better than that, but the preponderance of crappy classic rock on the main channel is really starting to wear on me. Isn’t there a shorter version of this that we can hear?
 
To which "we" are you referring?
7 > 8. Maybe it oughta be a 9, just b cause
Lets get it baby!!!
Does anyone remember the 1963 Lonnie Mack instrumental? (or Wham! or Memphis?)
Checkout Wiki for Lonnie's influence on rock guitarists.
It's difficult to love that song when you have a daughter called Susie.
Can't hear this song without thinking of Apocalypse Now.
https://youtu.be/Decko2h-S20

 lizardking wrote:

There certainly is, via PSD, whereby you can listen to as much of this song as you like and then be gone.  I'm at a 9 on this and Long Live RP!!
 
Well, I can only hit PSD so many times before I start to wonder why I’m hitting it every 20 minutes… e.g., just hit it on Cream’s “I’m So Glad.” I used to find new music worth buying here but it’s been a long time since that happened.
 jukes1 wrote:


5 > 3

Clearly this is better than that, but the preponderance of crappy classic rock on the main channel is really starting to wear on me. Isn’t there a shorter version of this that we can hear?
 
There certainly is, via PSD, whereby you can listen to as much of this song as you like and then be gone.  I'm at a 9 on this and Long Live RP!!
 kingart wrote:
Bump. 7 > 8 
 

5 > 3

Clearly this is better than that, but the preponderance of crappy classic rock on the main channel is really starting to wear on me. Isn’t there a shorter version of this that we can hear?
CCR had one of the best rhythm sections in rock. Doug Clifford is an incredible groove drummer.
Bump. 7 > 8 
Going down the road in the spring of 1970 in my '57 Ford coupe playing it loud and louder in my 4-8 track tape player and wondering about my buddies in Vietnam. Thx Bill for taking me way back, sometimes I forget.
Reminds me of my young (now old) girlfriend Su in Moriches, Long Island, New York back in the late 60's
So great you played the long version...
Immortalised in the film Apocalypse Now as the soldiers go wild with the sexy Playmate dancers flown in by helicopter to entertain the troops in Vietnam.
Takes me back to my first real job when I was 15, washing dishes at Scottys restaurant in Oswego IL, corner of 34 and 71. Playing this on the radio while working in the back. Always loved this song. Still do all these years later.
 dischuckin wrote:
i don't remember this song being this long. 7>8 for the extended jam at the end
 
there's a short and long version....  the long is much better.  wish there was an extra long!!
i don't remember this song being this long. 7>8 for the extended jam at the end
 kingart wrote:
Wow.  True classic bluesabilly.  But I'm glad that the guitar playing got better in future albums. This is a bit gnarly. 
 
That Rickenbacker he played back then didn't quite have the attack or fullness of a Fender or Gibson during solos.  They always seemed more like a "rhythm" guitar than a "lead" guitar to me, kind of a thin. jangly sound.  They are sweet guitars though, I wish I could afford one.
Yes! The In-A-Gada-Da-Vida length version!!! Thanks Bill!
1969 stoned to the max in southern Arizona with my best friend, his wife and her sister - a lovely young lady with long flowing hair down to her waist and named appropriately enough Susie - and this song is playing.  It never got any better than that!  Those were the days.  
 On_The_Beach wrote:
If you don't like this yer a gaw-dam comminist!
 
Don't forget a Pinko too  {#Roflol}   {#Music}
 On_The_Beach wrote:
If you don't like this yer a gaw-dam comminist!
 
LOL!
If you don't like this yer a gaw-dam comminist!
Wow.  True classic bluesabilly.  But I'm glad that the guitar playing got better in future albums. This is a bit gnarly. 
 socalhol wrote:
Wow!  How is it that this song has NEVER been played??  {#Stupid}

 

You got me!??
Wow!  How is it that this song has NEVER been played??  {#Stupid}