“Who will take the salt from the earth?”

Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Green River” from Green River (1969) and “Dont Look Now” from Willy & the Poor Boys (1969)

Minutemen – “Green River”  from Post-Mersh, vol. 3 (1985) and “Don’t Look Now” from Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)

At the end of this month, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s first five albums will be re-released in honor of the band’s 40th anniversary.  For those who have long dismissed CCR as merely classic rock station mainstays, I encourage you to take this opportunity to more deeply explore what I consider to be one of the most impressive succession of albums in rock history (consider, for example, that the two albums featured here were released within 3 months of eachother).

And no greater tribute could be payed to Creedence than to be covered by the universally admired Minutemen.

I wouldn’t hold out much hope for the tape deck though…or the Creedence.

Minutemen

Posted by Jordy

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