Label: A&R Productions - CD/HTSC 106 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock •
Add Genre. Add Styles. Add Moods. Add Themes. While Creedence Clearwater Revival is justly hailed as the ultimate roots rock band, and many of their songs were celebrations of Americana or all-out fun rock'n'rollers, they also made their share of thoughtful, serious songs that reflected social concerns of their era.
It was, too, a pretty big hit, as part of a double-A-sided single with "Travelin' Band," though the fun-loving "Travelin' Band" was the more popular. In the manner of many folk-rock songs, it starts with a ringing acoustic guitar riff, though the backing throughout is more in the manner of a road-tested roots rock band than that heard on more standard folk-rock recordings.
That it could be, with its fatalistic but slightly angry mood, and images particularly in the title-chorus of a rain that seems impossible to stop. But really, the words could be more universal in their images of mysteries and troubles that seem impossible to solve.
This could be stretching it, but maybe the final verse, with its Wholl Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival - West Coast Collection to music, large crowds, rain, and crowds trying to keep warm, Wholl Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival - West Coast Collection be about the Woodstock Festival.
It's sometimes forgotten because they didn't make the film or the original soundtrack, but Creedence did play there. The striking line about five-year plans and new deals wrapped in golden chains indicates a cynicism about political plans and promises in general.
So it's an intriguing lyric, but to focus on that might be underselling the song's considerable musical charms.
It has one of John Fogerty's most gentle melodies, yet a singable and memorable one that he invests with passion particularly in the latter part of the versesand one with yet another rousing, hooky, almost spiritual harmonized chorus. It's also sprinkled with nice touches like a moody chord progression in the instrumental break that appears nowhere else in the song; the way the harmonized chorus briefly becomes a cappella the last time it's sung; and the half-minute fadeout, reinforcing the central motif of a rain that goes on and on and on.
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