I’m a rock/metal guy now and always have been. I grew up listening to classic rock because that’s all my dad listened to (I’m 33 now). I have very wide musical tastes but until the last few years I refused to listen to classic rock because my dad burned me out on it growing up.
So recently I’ve opened up to some of the big bands of classic rock and am listening through their catalogs, not just the hits.
I made my way to CCR Chronicles Vol 1, which I think is a greatest hits collection or something.
Anyway, after listening through this thing I can’t believe how huge these guys were and how many MONSTER hits they had that have endured the ages. I always knew they were big, but I never realized just how many enduring singles they generated over their somewhat short time in the spot light. There are too many to list here. Pretty much every song on this thing is a huge hit, and most of them are good tunes too, not throw away pop.
How did these guys rank amongt the other greats of the time period? They’ve always seemed like one of those bands that got huge after they broke up, but I’m probably wrong.