Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Tom Fogerty and Randy Oda|
Genres: Pop, Rock
Tom's Swan Songs
John Gammon | San Francisco Bay Area | 03/17/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As a Creedence Clearwater Revival devoted follower since 1969, I feel that I am qualified to review this album. First, let me qualify my review by stating that I like songs by both John and Tom Fogerty, and Tom's early stuff is good, as is the material with Ruby (also including Randy Oda). I was anxiously awaiting the release of this CD, especially the song "Clearwater Rain," which seemed an intriguing title with visions of swampy, vibrato tinged guitar riffs and bayou styled lyrics. I must say that I was deeply disappointed in the song, in that the melody is easily forgotten, and that it is an instrumental with nothing to bring back fond (or otherwise) memories of CCR. I also found the rest of the album disappointing, and can honestly say that everytime I put it on to try to find something that I might have missed, I find nothing. I am sad to say that I can only recommend this to the die-hard Tom Fogerty fans, and would rather steer you towards any of the other material available on CD such as "Myopia," "Zephyr National," "Excalibur," or his "Best of..." CD. Sorry Tom, Rest in Peace."
Tom Fogerty - Randy Oda Perfect Partners
John Gammon | 09/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was Tom's last album and it was his most experimental. He wasn't trying to duplicate the Creedence sound. He was trying to avoid the comparison with his brother John, which is impossible.
Tom felt that John did the Creedence thing very well and wanted to try music that he felt from his heart. I think it is an excellent tribute to a man who had his own vision of music he wanted to create. Tom Fogerty we will miss you forever. Keep rockin!!!"
A Nice Change
Bill E. Cowan | Vancouver, B.C. | 08/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sidekicks...Tom Fogerty And Randy Oda...If your looking for CCR or even Tom's music that he made after he left the band...This isn't it...This is a change of direction and I like it...Every artist needs to try new things or else they go stale...I just discovered this album and was surprised at how much I liked it...His brother John is still carrying on the Creedence thing...And that's great but I think Tom was trying to find his own way and I think he was on the right track...I would of liked to hear what was going to do next...Too bad that can't happen"