My Favorite Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs: #3 "Bad Moon Rising" (1969)
By John Roberts
Los Angeles, California
May 13, 2016 12:52pm CST
This is another well known CCR classic containing a heavy theme. No, "Bad Moon Rising" is not about some mystical voodoo. John Fogerty being from the San Francisco area was very much a product of the turbulent 60s Vietnam era. "Bad Moon Rising" is his rumination of the coming apocalypse due to society's ills. He is prophesizing "There's a bad moon on the rise." Well John, 45 years later that bad moon has yet to rise at least not for the reasons you thought. "Bad Moon Rising" may be interpreted any way you want and why not just get into that rockin' CCR moody funk. CCR never enjoyed a number one single. This tune from the "Green River" album peaked at number two.
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival (HQ - 5.1 Studio )
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