‘Quiero Creedence,’ Is a Tribute to the Band’s Popularity in Latin America

quiero creedence, ccr, creedence clearwater revival
Quiero Creedence cover artBetween 1968 and 1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival released seven albums before disbanding bitterly. Despite Creedence’s short-lived existence, today the group ranks among the most popular rock bands in American history, and that popularity extends throughout Latin America. Quiero Creedence, released last Friday through Concord Picante, sees a collection of Latin American artists pay homage to CCR with new takes on some of the band’s biggest hits.

The interpretations on the album vary widely in how closely they hew to the original tracks. Ozomatli’s standout take on “Bad Moon Rising” infuses the song with reggae and mariachi. Bang Data performs a rendition of “Fortunate Son,” incorporating dance beats and rap. Originally written with the Vietnam War in mind, the song finds new meaning and relevance in a different perspective.

Juan Gabriel’s version of “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” does not alter the music much, only incorporating mariachi guitars and violins, and allowing Gabriel’s vocals to shine through.

Quiero Creedence presents the group’s enduring effect and influence in Latin America. In doing so it is a unique tribute that shines new light on classic songs.

Quiero Creedence is out now through Concord Music Group and available on Amazon, iTunes, and the compilation’s online store.

Auto

What It’s Like to Drive the 755 Horsepower Corvette ZR1 on a Racetrack When You’re Not a Racecar Driver

Would a $120,000 American-made sports car be all that much fun compared toa $300,000 Ferrari 488 or an equally expensive GTC4Lusso? Well, yes, as it turns out.
Culture

10 Fiction Podcasts You Should Totally Get Sucked Into

Sit back, relax, and prepare for intrigue and adventure with the best serialized fiction podcasts.
Travel

Weird Roadside Attractions: 10 Picture-Worthy Pit Stops in the U.S.

From Cadillac Ranch to Salvation Mountain to Lucy the Elephant, wonderfully bizarre roadside attraction line American's highways.
Travel

The Best Road Trip Songs: Hit Play Then Hit the Gas

Ah, the open road! It beckons us to cast aside responsibility, embrace the unknown, jump in the car, and just go. Take this mixtape with you.
Music

The Best Funk Songs for Getting Down

From roller rinks to velvet lounges, funk is the grout between the tiles of life that keeps our bathtub all sparkly, scrubba-dub-dub fun.
Music

New Music Preview: Blood Orange, Ohmme, and Wild Nothing

August has plenty of new album releases in store, but there are three particular records coming out this month that we can’t wait to hear.
Culture

Ever Heard of a Cigar Box Guitar? This Book Teaches You How to Build One.

Known as the "poor man's guitar," these DIY instruments are low on cost but big on sound, according to author and musician Shane Speal.
Music

New Music Preview: Bob Moses, The Chills, and Cypress Hill

September has plenty of new album releases in store, but there are three particular records coming out this month that we can’t wait to hear.
Music

Workout Playlist: The Best Songs for Getting Pumped About Pumping Iron

Our workout playlist on Spotify has been audio-engineered to get you started on — and help you stick to — your new fitness routine.
Music

The Perfect Party Playlist for When It’s Time to Dim the Lights

Once everyone's eaten and the booze-infused blood of your crowd starts pumping, it's time to dim those lights way down and put on some good tunes.
Fashion & Style

Casio Announces New G-Shock X Gorillaz Watch Collection

In honor of Casio G-Shock's 35th anniversary, the timepiece specialists have released a tantalizing collaboration with one of the world’s most successful virtual acts.
Culture

18 Vinyl Albums Every Man Should Own

Your vinyl selection may vary depending on what kind of man you are, but there are some works of art that deserve to be in everyone's collection.
Music

A Christmas Music Playlist that Doesn’t Suck (Finally)

Let's face it: A lot of holiday music is insufferable. So, we curated an up-to-date playlist of Christmas and wintertime tunes that are actually great.
Culture

A New Year’s Eve Party Playlist to Ring in 2019

This Spotify playlist has been marinating in some extra zesty subsonic sauce to help you cook up a very tasty pregame or a full-blown party.