For many years, Creedence Clearwater Revival has been my favorite group. I knew that Tom Fogerty, the band's rhytm guitarist and brother of singer John Fogerty, had released some solo albums after leaving the group in 1971. But I'd listened to one of these albums--the unbearably awful Sidekicks--and then never tried it again. Until this week, when I found a copy of his 1972 album Zephyr National, and was very pleasantly surprised, especially by how much his voice sounds like his brother's. In fact, this song, "Joyful Resurrection," features the personnel of the original band--Stu Cook on bass, Doug Clifford on drums, and John Fogerty on lead guitar. Close your eyes and you'd swear it was a late CCR song.
A new poll says a majority would. I find this extremely difficult to believe, and even if true, I tend to be pessimistic: I suspect it proves only how deeply entrenched moral relativism is in our society.