It’s 10:15 Saturday night, and time for a quick song (or two) from the vaults of the Analog Kid. I’ll only interrupt your drinking/lovemaking/bootyshaking for a moment, I promise. And no, the songs are not always going to have “Saturday” in the title because even my vast back catalog would eventually run out of tunes!
John Fogerty is a rock legend, but for some reason his first solo album is almost impossible to find. The album was briefly issued on CD in the mid-’90s, but it’s now long out of print and fetches close to $200 on eBay. You can’t even download it, and that makes no sense given that it contains two bona fide Fogerty classics: “Almost Saturday Night” and “Rockin’ All Over The World.”
Fogerty plays both of these songs regularly in concert, but you’re out of luck if you want to hear the studio versions– unless, of course, you subscribe to the Analog Kid blog. I like it, I like it, I like it!
John Fogerty: “Almost Saturday Night” (Written By John Fogerty)
John Fogerty: “Rockin’ All Over The World” (Written By John Fogerty)
Both tracks taken the album John Fogerty
Asylum Records, 1975
Vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
OK, I didn’t really talk about the Georgia Satellites’ double-shot version. But it certainly makes a nice bonus track!
The Georgia Satellites: “Almost Saturday Night/Rockin’ All Over The World” (Written By John Fogerty)
From the album Rubáiyát: Elektra’s 40th Anniversary
Elektra Records, 1990