In the USA, Creedence are seen as one of the great American rock bands. Here in the UK they are generally seen as a brilliant singles band rather than an act that put out a string of great albums. Creedence are so ingrained into the American psyche that their music frequently soundtracks all manner of television series and films, so much so that it’s in danger of becoming over-familiar, to the point where we just don’t give them the respect that they are due.
One of the reasons that the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s music is so frequently used in soundtracks, is that for a long time the vast majority of royalties earned by their music didn’t go to the members of the band due to an unfavourable record deal signed in the band’s early days. In recent years this situation has been remedied to a point, but royalty…
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