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Doors vs. CCR

The Doors
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
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The Doors vs CCR

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 May 2018, 21:55

Two great US bands from roughly the same era. Each with seven albums (yes, I'm counting The Doors' live record. And there's no Morrison-less LPs) Choose, swine!

Doors
The Doors 1967
Strange Days 1967
Waiting for the Sun 1968
The Soft Parade 1969
Absolutely Live 1970
Morrison Hotel 1970
LA Woman 1971

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Creedence Clearwater Revival 1968
Bayou Country 1969
Green River 1969
Willy & The Poor Boys 1969
Cosmo's Factory 1970
Pendulum 1970
Mardi Gras 1972
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby clive gash » 14 May 2018, 21:59

Doors - Albums
CCR - Singles

Next!
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 May 2018, 22:03

gash on ignore wrote:Doors - Albums
CCR - Singles

Next!


I don't know. The Doors had a run of pretty good singles.
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 May 2018, 22:06

And if CCR's got better singles, explain how the Doors have better albums when all of CCR's singles are on their albums.
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby Carlsson » 14 May 2018, 22:07

sloopjohnc wrote:
gash on ignore wrote:Doors - Albums
CCR - Singles

Next!


I don't know. The Doors had a run of pretty good singles.


They did.

The Doors get my vote.

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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 May 2018, 22:08

I like CCR better, so that's my natural choice. They'd be termed "retro" now, but even in the midst of the psychedelic era, they were pretty basic except for some extended jams like on Suzy Q.

CCR got less imaginative as they went on and the Doors got weirder and less disciplined.

The Doors were definitely more experimental, and probably more influential, but Fogerty's minimalism was more trenchant and direct in his protest songs, while still being pretty clever. It's hard to write a good protest song.

The Doors get a little pretentious and pompous for me, which I am not a fan of.

CCR.
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby clive gash » 14 May 2018, 22:25

Matt Wilson wrote:And if CCR's got better singles, explain how the Doors have better albums when all of CCR's singles are on their albums.


Because the Doors have better non-single album tracks!
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 14 May 2018, 22:27

CCR wins by a frontman.
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby Dayodead » 15 May 2018, 00:57

This battle seems familiar...


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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby C » 15 May 2018, 08:44

CCR



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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby Rayge » 15 May 2018, 09:26

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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby Carlsson » 15 May 2018, 09:29

and the other one's dead! just my luck...
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby bobzilla77 » 15 May 2018, 18:50

It's hard for me to rate the Doors or place them in context.

They're kind of on their own as far as having a balance of really cool, and really silly elements. A big percentage of them is deeply silly hippie mysticism. A similar percentage is a good pop band with strong instincts for how to write a hook. And there are occasional flashes of a unique magical thing that's the result of those four individuals playing together. They're a force to be reckoned with though I don't love them unconditionally. I might find the same piece silly or awesome at different times of the day.

I have no such conflict over CCR, they are the sound of American good-time music. Yes, more of a singles band, but what a hell of a run of singles!
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby Still Baron » 15 May 2018, 18:52

bobzilla77 wrote:It's hard for me to rate the Doors or place them in context.

They're kind of on their own as far as having a balance of really cool, and really silly elements. A big percentage of them is deeply silly hippie mysticism. A similar percentage is a good pop band with strong instincts for how to write a hook. And there are occasional flashes of a unique magical thing that's the result of those four individuals playing together. They're a force to be reckoned with though I don't love them unconditionally. I might find the same piece silly or awesome at different times of the day.

I have no such conflict over CCR


That’ll do for me, my thoughts (almost) exactly.
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby Matt Wilson » 15 May 2018, 19:11

The CCR contingent is catching up!
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby harvey k-tel » 15 May 2018, 19:35

Morrison is a windbag. Fogerty is a mensch.

I'm going with CCR.
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby Samoan » 15 May 2018, 19:39

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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby Matt Wilson » 15 May 2018, 19:41

And the Creedence clique has taken the lead...
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby Goat Boy » 15 May 2018, 19:48

The "hippie mysticism" is a huge part of The Doors appeal for me. They're so evocative of their time and place you get a contact high just from listening to their shit.

I love CCR as well of course but I don't think they ever made a Big Statement like the first Doors album or L.A. Woman. I don't wanna knock 'em but there is something so exotic and transportative about The Doors.
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Re: The Doors vs CCR

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 May 2018, 19:51

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Fogerty is a mensch.


I wouldn't consider Fogerty a "mensch." He's notoriously hard to get along with. His former bandmates, including his brother, will tell you that. He may have been right in saying he was CCR because he wrote the songs, but he wasn't the most diplomatic or humble guy about it.
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