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"Deja Vu All Over Again"
© Geffen Records
Year of Release: 2004
(All Over Again)
(In My Life)
She's Got Baggage
I Will Walk With You
Wicked Old Witch
In The Garden
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"Deja Vu All Over Again"
John Fogerty has been brilliant with the band that made him famous,
Creedence Clearwater Revival, yet every one of his solo albums has also been
superb and outstanding. His latest release in 2004, Deja Vu All Over
Again may not easily be compared in sound to the Creedence years, as this
album does stand out as a pure solo album.
The title track could be a fit for his "comeback" solo release,
Centerfield, most compared to the song "I Saw It On TV."
"Sugar-Sugar (In My Life)" has a different approach, compared to both
his CCR music and previous solo works. "She's Got Baggage" is a rocking
song, but not necessarily compared to the CCR rockers; it does have
somewhat punk fast rhythms (The Ramones' Rock n Roll Radio), yet it is John
Fogerty Rock. "Radar" has a different atmosphere as well, as it has
a mixture of Greg Kihn Pop and a slight reggae approach on the main verses.
"Honey Do" does bring back a country hillbilly style, yet if Fogerty
were to update to today's Americana style, "Nobody's Here Anymore" has
the styles as artists such as John Mellencamp and John Hiatt. Fogerty's
guitar style can also be compared to Mark Knoffler and Dire Straits.
"I Will Walk With You" has a very mellow laid-back country bluegrass
style. Bluegrass is also the style for "Rhubarb Pie," and could fit on
his all bluegrass/country solo release Blue Ridge Rangers.
If there is any resemblence to a CCR song, it would probably be heard on
"Wicked Old Witch." The last song may be the least to listen to, as it
seems to lose direction in trying to piece out the song.
With the tile of Deja Vu All Over Again, it was hopeful that this
solo release would be a return to Fogerty's CCR roots in sound and quality.
Instead, it was a whole different approach, compared to the common sounds of
CCR and his earlier solo albums. Although Deja Vu All Over Again is a
good album, there are other Fogerty solo releases that are better, likewise the
CCR studio releases. Fogerty's music has always been exceptional, except this
album could have been just slightly better.
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