9. ‘Green River’ by Creedence Clearwater Revivalcreedence_clearwater_revival-green_river_s_4

‘Green River’ is CCR at their funkiest, and a fitting opening to the brilliant 1969 album of the same name. A scorching, repetitive guitar riff and thumping drumbeat lay the groundwork for John Fogerty’s playful childhood nostalgia. Fogerty howls in his own inimitable way, and the swamp rock groove perfected by him and his brother, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook rocks hard. Perhaps fittingly, ‘Green River’ featured on the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game, as a car radio driving anthem.┬áIt certainly is one. Available on: Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River (Fantasy, 1969).