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Boomer Anthems: Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain

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  • Mike Austin July 21, 2022, 12:02 PM

    At last! A “Boomer Anthem” I have actually heard. As for Creedence, I prefer “Green River”.

  • KCK July 21, 2022, 12:07 PM

    Yes. Yes, I have seen the rain.

    Raised in Hoquiam and Forks, WA.

  • captflee July 21, 2022, 1:12 PM

    That’s a good one, but the one that has remained my favorite is “Bad Moon Rising”, fondly recalled from that evening in long ago New Orleans when my apparently notable entrance (beneath an umbrella, off my buddy Tutt’s motorcycle, Barbancourt & tonic in hand, clad in a particularly vivid Haitian voodoo shirt) into a boozy crowd out in the street in front of Cosimo Matassa’s place charmed the gorgeous red haired UA rep therein sufficiently to have her drag me along to a later work thing of hers, the local premiere of “An American Werewolf in London”. That was a damned fine day in the Quarter.

    • Vanderleun July 21, 2022, 3:43 PM

      That was YOU?! Sheeee-it!

  • captflee July 21, 2022, 1:21 PM

    Although now that I think of it, the more appropriate song might be “Who’ll Stop the Rain”, given the movie of the same name. The whole Ray Hicks thing hits maybe a little too close to home.

  • ghostsniper July 21, 2022, 1:53 PM

    At age 15 when I first started earning my own money, with the very first paycheck I bought a CCR cassette tape and commenced playing the hell out of it. In the 52 years hence I have probably spent $100k on music related stuff. Music has always been a fairly big piece of who I am, and I don’t mean just listening to it but participating in it too.

  • bluebird July 21, 2022, 3:41 PM

    two years in Moclips WA and three in Ketchican AK. I know rain!

    • Casey Klahn July 21, 2022, 7:55 PM

      We could talk.

      • Hoss July 22, 2022, 10:45 PM

        I spent a month on a tree planting crew in 83 working up above Forks. We camped somewhere up in the brush in a campground on a river. It was a beautiful area, and the steelhead were plentiful. It was February and I don’t recall the sun making a showing the whole time. On Friday we would head down into Forks and grab a room for the weekend, wash clothes, enjoy a shower and drink lots of beer. I recall a bar that had an elk head mounted on a wall and across the street in another bar the back end of the same elk mounted on a wall there. Am I remembering correctly or has time, and the beer clouded my memory? Yes, it rained a bit.

  • Dan Patterson July 22, 2022, 3:20 AM

    Who else is confused by the video?
    Great song by a great band from the very end of a great era.

  • Aggie July 22, 2022, 7:11 AM

    Looks like a little sister kinda video to me.

  • Bluebird July 22, 2022, 8:58 PM

    Casey. You grew up there in the rain. I am but a novice.