Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Rockin' Song of the Week No. 55 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Ramble Tamble

John Fogerty tributed himself on his last album Revival with the song Gunslinger, and if anyone thought he was blowing smoke out of his own ass, just needed to put on the Cosmo's Factory and seven minutes later they'd have themselves a long re-think. 1970's Cosmo's is perhaps the bands greatest album, jam packed with hits from Up Around The Bend to Who'll Stop the Rain and Travellin' Band to Long As I Can See The Light. Despite the quality of these, the opener ramble Tamble still manages to hold it's own. Fogerty made a living playing a Sun Records guitar, and that sound is all over this song. Ably supported by Doug Clifford's drums, Ramble Tamble kicks off like Scotty Moore on speed. The song could have finished after two minutes but it goes in to a slower period where the title may have got it's first part from. A couple of minutes later we're back in Memphis-mode and the song rock's out to the close. This is the 55th song in the rockin' series I've reviewed and it's probably the first one to go over three minutes. Seven minutes - I've listened to podcasts that didn't last that long. A classic song from a classic album.

1 comment:

Mellow said...

I love CCR. "Green River" ist one of my favs. But this also blows me away!