Creedence Precursor The Golliwogs Recordings Due

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Before they became one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival was a Bay Area rock outfit known as the Golliwogs. For several years in the mid-’60s, the young band honed their skills on the road and in the studio. This fall, Craft Recordings, the catalog division of Concord Bicycle Music, is releasing a comprehensive collection of music from the Golliwogs, entitled Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967.

Due out Sept. 29, the compilation culls all of the band’s singles and B-sides, plus several recordings that were never released when the Golliwogs—Tom and John Fogerty, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford—were active in the three years leading up to the transformation into Creedence Clearwater Revival. Fight Fire will be available as a deluxe vinyl gatefold package, featuring two LPs, new liner notes by compilation producer Alec Palao, plus rare archival photos. The title will also be available on CD and across all major digital and streaming platforms.

Related: BCB’s review of the CCR 1969 Archive boxed set

Pre-order Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 on vinyl or CD

Track List (LP)

Side A:
Brown-Eyed Girl
Don’t Tell Me No Lies
You Can’t Be True (first version)
Try Try Try
You Came Walking
You Better Get It Before It Gets You

Side B:
Fight Fire
I Only Met You Just an Hour Ago
Instrumental #1
Fragile Child
Little Girl (Does Your Momma Know)
Call It Pretending

Side C:
Walking on the Water
She Was Mine
You Better Be Careful
You Can’t Be True (second version)

Side D:
Little Tina
You Got Nothin’ on Me
Gonna Hang Around
Tell Me
Where You Been
Action USA spot

Track List (CD)

  1. Brown-Eyed Girl
  2. Fight Fire
  3. Don’t Tell Me No Lies
  4. Walking on the Water
  5. You Can’t Be True (version one)
  6. Try Try Try
  7. You Came Walking
  8. Fragile Child
  9. You Better Be Careful
  10. Little Tina
  11. I Only Met You Just an Hour Ago
  12. You Better Get It Before It Gets You
  13. Call It Pretending
  14. Gonna Hang Around
  15. Where You Been
  16. You Got Nothin’ on Me
  17. She Was Mine
  18. Tell Me
  19. Porterville
  20. Instrumental #1
  21. You Can’t Be True (version two)
  22. Little Girl (Does Your Momma Know)
  23. Action USA spot
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