Now on my birthday I get to fulfill my dream playing “Centerfield” in centerfield with my kids on the team. With John Fogerty. Centerfield Lyrics: Well, beat the drum and hold the phone / The sun came out today / We're born again, there's new grass on the field / A-roundin' third, and headed for home / It's a brown-eyed Rated #213 in the best albums of 1985. The Old Man Down the Road Lyrics. John Fogerty - Centerfield (Official) official by John Fogerty with free online tab player, speed control and loop. The RIAA has certified the album double-platinum (2 million album sales). "Centerfield" was a long-needed breath of fresh air for the music scene in 1985. John Fogerty will. — John Fogerty (@John_Fogerty) May 29, 2020 Fogerty posted the video to Twitter and Facebook , saying, “It took 75 years and it’s a little different than I envisioned. These are lines familiar to any baseball fan, for John Fogerty's "Centerfield" has become the unofficial song of our national pastime. [6], "My Toot Toot" (Rockin' Sidney Simien)[5], "I Confess" (Teddy Vann, Nathaniel Nathan)[5][3][4]. Centerfield, an Album by John Fogerty. John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945 in Berkeley, California, USA) is an American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for his time with the swamp rock/roots rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival and as a solo recording artist. John Fogerty began a solo career, originally under the name The Blue Ridge Rangers for his 1973 LP debut. John Fogerty - Centerfield (1985) EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 309 Mb Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 62 Mb "Put me in coach, I'm ready to play." [Verse 2] G C G Well I spent some time in the mudville nine watchin it from the bench G Em D You know I … 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Songs of John Fogerty Centerfield is the third solo studio album by musician John Fogerty.Released in 1985, it spawned the hit singles "The Old Man Down the Road", "Rock and Roll Girls" and the title track "Centerfield".This was Fogerty's first album in nine years; After Asylum Records rejected his Hoodoo album, he decided to take a long break from the music business because of legal battles with his record company. Bringing his guitar to the witness stand, he played excerpts from both songs, demonstrating that many songwriters (himself included) have distinctive styles that can make different compositions sound similar to less discerning ears. Featured peformers: John Fogerty (vocals, all instruments, arranger, producer, art direction), John Fogerty (lyrics, music), Jeffrey Norman (engineer), Mark Slagle (second engineer), Bobby Hata … Simple in composition while rich in melody, this comeback album which was his … 2, 1985", "Nathaniel Nathan's artist profile on Discogs", 25th Anniversary Edition of John Fogerty’s Centerfield, "Music Review: John Fogerty - Centerfield (25th Anniversary Edition) - Blogcritics", "John Fogerty's Swamp Rockin' Mailing List", "Austriancharts.at – John Fogerty – Centerfield", "Dutchcharts.nl – John Fogerty – Centerfield", "Offiziellecharts.de – John Fogerty – Centerfield", "Norwegiancharts.com – John Fogerty – Centerfield", "Swedishcharts.com – John Fogerty – Centerfield", "Swisscharts.com – John Fogerty – Centerfield", "John Fogerty | Artist | Official Charts", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Centerfield_(album)&oldid=999815593, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Zanz Kant Danz ("Vanz Kant Danz" on later editions)", This page was last edited on 12 January 2021, at 02:52. “Centerfield” actually came out as the B-side to another track entitled “Rock and Roll Girls”, which was the second single from John Fogerty’s album that was also entitled “Centerfield”. At the height of synthesizers, hair metal, and glam-pop, John Fogerty's first original album in nearly a decade was a down-home piece of work, as rustic as a Top Ten record could get in 1985. Label: Warner Bros. Records - 9 25203-1,Warner Bros. Records - 1-25203 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock Of course, Zaentz’s ire was likely piqued by Fogerty baiting the record label president on no less than two songs on this slim, nine-track LP: Fogerty howls against “Mr. After ten years of courage, determination, and hard work Gossamer plays 'tingle.' John Fogerty pulled himself out of the game sometime after his 1976 album Hoodoo failed … A Zaentz lawsuit (Fantasy, Inc. v. Fogerty) claimed that "The Old Man Down the Road" shared the same chorus as "Run Through the Jungle" (a song from Fogerty's days with Creedence Clearwater Revival: years before, Fogerty had relinquished copy and publishing rights of his Creedence songs to Zaentz and Fantasy, in exchange for release from his contractual obligations to same). For the next 10 years, Fogerty refused to record because of legal battles with his record company, but when Centerfield was finally released in 1985, it hit the mark thanks to this title track. It took 75 years and it’s a little different than I envisioned. Song information for Centerfield - John Fogerty on AllMusic. Until then... “Put me in coach, I'm ready to play!” ⚾️ … Greed” and taunts that “Zanz Kant Danz but he’ll steal your money,” a potshot so direct he had to retitle it “Vanz Kant Danz” on subsequent pressings. For the song, see, "Centerfield - John Fogerty - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic", "Robert Christgau: Consumer Guide Apr. Released in 1985, it spawned the hit singles "The Old Man Down the Road", "Rock and Roll Girls" and the title track "Centerfield". Along with "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," it is one of the best-known baseball songs. Originally the b-side of the album's second single, "Rock and Roll Girls" (#16 US, Spring 1985), the song is now commonly played at baseball games across the United States. Gossamer stuck to his dream, and that's why I dedicated this album to Gossamer Wump. "Centerfield" was a long-needed breath of fresh air for the music scene in 1985. It took 75 years and it’s a little different than I envisioned. In such (copyright) cases, prevailing defendants seeking recompense were bound to show that the original suit was frivolous or made in bad faith. 3. At the height of synthesizers, hair metal, and glam-pop, John Fogerty's first original album in nearly a decade was a down-home piece of work, as rustic as a Top Ten record could get in 1985. Genres: Heartland Rock, Roots Rock. A couple of years ago, I sang this song to my coach and he put me in. Well, I beat the drum and hold the phone, the sun came out today We're born again, there's new grass on the field Just a-roundin' third an Centerfield John Fogerty. John Fogerty pulled himself out of the game sometime after his 1976 album Hoodoo failed to materialize and he sat on the bench for a full decade, returning in the thick of the Reagan era with Centerfield in 1985. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1985 Vinyl release of Centerfield on Discogs. [5] The review at Blogcritics incorrectly credits "I Confess" to Bay Area gospel group The Four Rivers. Screengrab via John Fogerty "Centerfield - Fogerty's Factory/Cosmo's Factory" John Fogerty finally got the chance to live out his boyhood dream of taking the diamond at Dodger Stadium on Thursday. For as knowingly nostalgic as Centerfield is, deliberately mining from Fogerty’s childhood memories and consciously referencing his older tunes, the album is steeped in the mid-‘80s, propelled too often by electronic drums -- the title track has a particularly egregious use of synthesized handclaps -- occasionally colored by synths and always relying on the wide-open production that characterized the ‘80s…plus, there’s no denying that this is the work of a middle-aged baby boomer, romanticizing TV, rockabilly, baseball, and rock & roll girls. A home run! Added on August 3, 2020 Centerfield Chords by John Fogerty. When was “Centerfield” released? 7.7K 2. In the meantime, Fogerty's recording contract with Asylum Records was reassigned to co-owned Warner Bros. Records so this album was the first released on the Warner Bros. Label. ', "Gossamer goes through all the instruments comin' by and does not know how to decide what instrument he wants to play. Hopefully it won't be long until we are able to have baseball back. The Hall of Fame will announce Tuesday that Fogerty has agreed to perform “Centerfield,” his catchy 1985 anthem to baseball, as part of the induction ceremony honoring Dawson, Whitey Herzog and Doug Harvey. Released 15 January 1985 on Warner Bros. (catalog no. Learn to play guitar by chord / tabs using chord diagrams, transpose the key, watch video lessons and much more. Centerfield is the third solo studio album by musician John Fogerty. The Los Angeles Dodgers helped John Fogerty celebrate his 75th birthday in a big way Thursday, inviting the ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and … Fogerty played all the instruments on this album himself, thanks to overdubbing.John Fogerty - Centerfield - CD At the height of synthesizers, hair metal, and glam-pop, John Fogerty's first original album in nearly a decade was a down-home piece of work, as rustic as a Top Ten record could get in 1985. After ten years in my garage, I played alone. After prevailing as defendant, Fogerty sued Zaentz for the cost of defending himself against the copyright infringement. This case, Fogerty v. Fantasy, became precedent when the Supreme Court (1993) overturned lower court rulings and awarded attorneys' fees to Fogerty, without Fogerty having to show that Zaentz's original suit was frivolous. Who still had doubts on the hitgeluid to the influence of John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival was after listening to Centerfield (1985), Fogerty's first solo album in nine years, immediately sure thing. This was Fogerty's first album in nine years; After Asylum Records rejected his Hoodoo album, he decided to take a long break from the music business because of legal battles with his record company. The video with a quick succession of baseball cards before it shifts to black and white archive footage of baseball games. This is what I like about this story. The altered "Vanz Kant Danz" version of this song appears on all post-1985 pressings of the album. Watch John Fogerty - Centerfield - jpdc11 on Dailymotion. Centerfield Tracklist. Then, at the end of the parade he sees the triangle and thinks, 'Yes, that's what I want to play.' John Fogerty sings throughout/ In an interview Monday, Fogerty talked about the origins of his signature solo hit. Listen to music by John Fogerty on Apple Music. Since Fogerty always romanticized a past he never lived, these sepia tones suit him but it also helps that he’s written a clutch of terrific songs: that giddy ode to his beloved game, the equally sunny rocker “Rock and Roll Girls,” the snappy Sun tribute “Big Train from Memphis,” the gently swaying “I Saw It on TV,” the rip-roaring “I Can’t Help Myself” (only slightly undone by its hyper-active drum programming) and, of course, “The Old Man Down the Road,” a callback to CCR’s spooky swamp rock so successful that Saul Zaentz, the then-president of Fogerty’s former label Fantasy, sued John for plagiarizing himself. Fogerty said in an interview, "When I was a young kid, my brothers had a record called 'The Adventures of Gossamer Wump.' Rock and Roll Girls Lyrics. Gossamer Wump is a little kid who saw a big parade comin' down the road and thinks 'Hey, this is what I want, I want to be a musician. Fogerty left Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1972 and released solo albums in 1973 and 1975 that sold poorly. Released January 14, 1985. Correct version. Buy Centerfield. Fogerty played all the instruments on this album himself, thanks to overdubbing. A song about baseball was a risk, as the sport isn't exactly rock-worthy. A 25th Anniversary Edition was released on June 29, 2010 and features the original album, digitally remastered, and adds a pair of rare bonus tracks, both of which released as B-sides to 45s released in 1986; A cover of Rockin' Sidney Simien's Zydeco hit "My Toot Toot" (taken from Fogerty's "Change in the Weather" single, featuring Sidney himself on accordion) and 1950s R&B/doo wop gem "I Confess" by Teddy Vann[3] and Nathaniel Nathan[4] (from Fogerty's "Eye of the Zombie" single). John Fogerty - Centerfield Lyrics. 9 25203-1; Vinyl LP). DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS; SUN Aug 30: Atlantic City, NJ: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: NEW DATE: APRIL 16, 2021 BUY TICKETS: FRI Sep 11: Mashantucket, CT: Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater 1. [Chorus] G C G Oh, put me in, coach, I'm ready to play today C G/B Put me in, coach, I'm ready to play today D G Look at me, I can be centerfield. No difference? They maybe don't hear the difference, but I do. At first sight, no, but Gossamer, he can hear the difference. The song "Zanz Kant Danz" was altered and re-titled "Vanz Kant Danz" a few months after the release of the album in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid a defamation lawsuit from Saul Zaentz, owner of Fantasy Records. "Centerfield" is the title track from John Fogerty's album Centerfield, Fogerty's first solo album after a nine-year hiatus. ', "In the city, Gossamer starts taking lessons and very soon he plays 'tingle.' In the meantime, Fogerty's recording contract with Asylum Records was reassigned to co-owned Warner Bros. Records so this album was the first released on the Warner Bros. label. John Fogerty performs in the music video "Centerfield" from the album "Centerfield" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. And this occurred, via the efforts of … Ever since then I've been one of the biggest baseball stars in my town! Now on my birthday I get to fulfill my dream playing “Centerfield” in centerfield with my kids on the team. A true solo album in every sense of the word, Centerfield, features John Fogerty writing every song as well as playing every instrument on those songs. The defendant Fogerty ultimately prevailed, when he showed that the two songs were whole, separate and distinct compositions. "[7], This article is about the album. "Centerfield" was a long-needed breath of fresh air for the music scene in 1985. The image on the cover shows an old-fashioned, "beat-up glove", as referenced in the title song, and text similar to a logo of a baseball team, setting the mood for the track. 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