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#1. There's a bad moon on the rise. - Author: John Fogerty
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#2. I loved Western Swing and Hank Williams' music, and I now know that it's a 6th tuning that gives you all of those classic licks. - Author: John Fogerty
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#3. But I think beautiful is simple and elegant, like a ballad with simple harmony. - Author: John Fogerty
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#4. My papa said son don't let the man getcha and do what he done to me ... - Author: John Fogerty
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#5. Four guys from England took us all by the hand. - Author: John Fogerty
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#6. I've long ago learned that if an idea will stand on its own, it'll stand having the light shone on it. But if you shine light on it and it kind of withers, then it probably wasn't a very good idea. - Author: John Fogerty
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#7. Even though James Burton was my idol, I didn't think I could carry his shoes back then. - Author: John Fogerty
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#8. You should play with real musicians; the best music comes from real people interacting with each other. - Author: John Fogerty
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#9. Sometimes I think life is just a rodeo, the trick is to ride and make it to the bell. - Author: John Fogerty
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#10. And I now think that Stratocasters and Telecasters are way cool. - Author: John Fogerty
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#11. I'm much more energetic now; you might say live performance is my mission. - Author: John Fogerty
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#12. Playing guitar is a never-finished journey. - Author: John Fogerty
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#13. Vanz can't dance, but he'll steal your money. - Author: John Fogerty
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#14. I work hard at that, but the fact that there are a lot of good songs means there are also a lot of really bad songs I've written that you never hear. - Author: John Fogerty
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#15. The only sliding I did was on the kind of instrument that you put on your lap; no Spanish electrics. - Author: John Fogerty
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#16. Let the people know my wisdom, fill the land with smoke - Author: John Fogerty
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#17. I went pretty much for one tone, and I knew at that time that I wanted to play a Rickenbacker. - Author: John Fogerty
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#18. What happens is, especially when I was writing for my band, Creedence, and it's the way I write now, I go into "guitar lick" mode. When I do, it sort of leads into a real song. I'd say to myself, your songwriting is coming up with a guitar lick, and the rest is easy! - Author: John Fogerty
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#19. I wrote that song for my wife, and it's what some guy who's sitting under a tree would be singing to the woman of his life, telling her how wonderful she is. To me, that's more lasting than something that sounds like it belongs on a movie soundtrack. - Author: John Fogerty
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#20. Long as I remember, rain been comin' down; Clouds of mystery fallin', confusion on the ground; Good men through the ages, trying to find the sun; And I wonder, still I wonder: Who will stop the rain? - Author: John Fogerty
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#21. Washburn's an old American name, but this one was assembled overseas. - Author: John Fogerty
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#22. All the really great records or people who made them somehow came from Memphis or Louisiana or somewhere along the Mississippi River ... And singers like Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters gave me the feeling that they were right there, standing by the river. - Author: John Fogerty
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#23. I'm like a twenty-two-year-old kid in a new band trying to get noticed and break through, because the vast majority of people have never seen me play live. - Author: John Fogerty
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#24. The ones I have got great necks; of course, all of the Fenders from that era are incredible. - Author: John Fogerty
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#25. Now that I'm older, I like almost anything that's done well, even surf music and instrumentals; I really enjoyed the interviews with the Ventures in your magazine. - Author: John Fogerty
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#26. I've also become much more the musician I've always wanted to be. - Author: John Fogerty
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#27. I don't know that all the demons have been beaten, but I'm very, very proud of those songs. - Author: John Fogerty
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#28. Even though I have often recorded alone, I still feel the best music is made by musicians playing off each other. - Author: John Fogerty
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#29. I thought what I was good at doing was playing real simple guitar licks, since I'd cut my teeth on what Duane Eddy was doing; licks that were simple but had staying power. - Author: John Fogerty
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#30. You evil thing, why do you haunt me? - Author: John Fogerty
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#31. I usually destroy unreleased material. It has a way of coming back to haunt you. - Author: John Fogerty
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#32. No, but I've always felt that with true talent, and a commitment to hard work, it is possible to achieve an enduring respect and appreciation. In other words, I don't take my fans for granted. - Author: John Fogerty
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#33. There's just not a lot of guys around playing like that these days; a lot of steel players are plugging into stomp boxes, trying to sound like Jeff Beck on a steel guitar. - Author: John Fogerty
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#34. In those days, I didn't know how guys like Clapton and Beck were getting that searing blues lead sound, so I developed my style to be rhythmic and chord-based, with simple lead lines that you could almost hum. - Author: John Fogerty
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#35. Big train from Memphis, now it's gone gone gone, gone gone gone. Like no one before, he let out a roar, and I just had to tag along. - Author: John Fogerty
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#36. Mr. Greed, why do you have to own everything that you see? - Author: John Fogerty
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#37. That song has the full extent of my mandolin abilities; I'm not a good mandolin player at all. - Author: John Fogerty
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#38. I think at times the very strong feelings I have about my country coincide with my musical ability, and I'm able to actually turn it into music, a song or even hopefully a memorable song, sometimes. You may find it surprising, but I'm a very intense, proud American. I love being an American. - Author: John Fogerty
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#39. When I'm standing at the Pearly Gates, I want to say to God, 'Don't look at the records. Look at my family. I'm much prouder about that part.' - Author: John Fogerty
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#40. You got to hidey-hide, you got to jump and run again. You got to hide-hidey-hide, the old man is down the road. - Author: John Fogerty
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#41. The Telecaster doesn't really sound that good for the kind of rock and roll that a lot of people played. - Author: John Fogerty
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#42. I've studied a lot of great people over the years - Pete Seeger, James Brown - and tried to incorporate elements that I've admired, though I can't say I dance like James. - Author: John Fogerty
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#43. Coonskin caps, Yankee bats, the Hound Dog man's big start. The A-bomb fears, Annette had ears, I lusted in my heart. - Author: John Fogerty
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#44. On Eye of the Zombie, I had so-called studio musicians. - Author: John Fogerty
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#45. I'm now comfortable playing a lot of the old songs, and I've gotten out a lot of the old equipment. - Author: John Fogerty
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#46. I stuck with that size because I could bend the strings so well, and somewhere along the line I must have gotten it into my mind that I had small hands, so I was thinking I'd never be able to play a full-scale guitar, but I also felt like I was cheating or cutting corners. - Author: John Fogerty
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#47. All these different groups of people that are put right in the path of billions of dollars of American tax payers' money. If I had enough time I could have named all of those people [in the song], too! The song would have been 400 minutes long. - Author: John Fogerty
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#48. I ain't got no time for a Caribbean cruise, just give me a song and a beer. - Author: John Fogerty
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#49. When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error; I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album. - Author: John Fogerty
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