As the politically informed music aficionado probably already knows, legendary conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is a giant music fan, having begun his career in radio as a DJ, while former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty leans heavily left on the political spectrum, having taken lyrical digs at the likes of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, as well as having publicly supported Democratic presidential nominees John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.
Well, today, when a caller to Limbaugh’s show asked the host his thoughts on Woodstock, celebrating its 50th anniversary this week, Rush name-dropped CCR and Fogerty a couple of different times.
“I was reading, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival — they have since disbanded over typical problems that rock bands have. But Fogerty said he was willing to go back and was signed up to go back and then the whole thing fell apart.”
Then (and more interestingly):
“And some of the music I liked. Some of it I hated. But I remember listening to it.
Creedence, Stones, I love Creedence. I love Fogerty. He probably hates me. But I love John Fogerty. I just loved them. The talent they had. They were on one of those two- or three-year rolls where their creativity was limitless. It knew no bounds.”
Well, there you have it. Irrefutable evidence that, regardless of political ideology, we can all agree the music of Creedence was truly something special.
(Bonus Track: In 2005, George W. Bush’s iPod included none other than Fogerty’s “Centerfield.”)