Friday, March 9, 2012

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Who'll Stop The Rain

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Who’ll Stop the Rain” was the “B” side of a double sided hit record. It’s “A” side was “Travelin’ Band” and both peaked on Billboard’s Hot 100 at #2 in 1970. Its associate album, “Cosmo’s Factory,” sported three top 5 double sided singles – that’s quite a feat.

John Fogerty wrote the song as a subtle protest against the Vietnam War that also included the reference to the pouring rain at Woodstock in 1969. The rocking “Travelin’ Band” and its flip, the acoustic driven “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” couldn’t be two different sounding songs to be featured on the same single.

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