Thursday, July 31, 2008

CCR Coming Back?

Not exactly, but classic Creedence Clearwater Revival albums will soon be reissued with bonus tracks and new liner notes. According to Reuters, the band's first six sets will arrive digitally remastered and with additional material on September 30th. The albums, which all came out between 1968 and 1970, include the group's debut self-titled release, along with Bayou Country, Green River, Willy & the Poor Boys, Cosmo's Factory and Pendulum. Among the extra tracks are unreleased studio versions of "Down on the Corner" and "Born on the Bayou," which were recorded with Booker T & the MGs.

Creedence lead dude John Fogerty is out on tour this summer backing his latest solo album, Revival. He released the set on Concord's Fantasy Records, the same label Creedence recorded for in the late '60s and early '70s. Click here to check it out!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

GanoRyan Interview

So I was supposed to interview Gordan Gano of the Violent Femmes and something got messed up because instead of calling the studio around 5pm, he called my cell phone at 10am. He caught me off guard while I was home organizing some things (a.k.a. sleeping) and so instead we had Billy and Brendan Ryan who are co-founders of the new venture "GanoRyan" and formerly of the Bogmen. We tackled important issues as always... music, world peace, and snack food.