Ripple Music announces a December release for their Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute album “Burn on the Bayou,” featuring 32 bands of the Californian Heavy label’s roster. Listen to the first single with a rocking rendition of “Fortunate Son” by US Stoner Metallers Bone Church now!
Set for a December 3rd release, “Burn on the Bayou: A Heavy Underground Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival” will be released in 3xLP format for a total of 29 songs and 3 bonus tracks. The album features covers by Ripple Music bands JPT Scare Band, War Cloud, KIND, Great Electric Quest, High Priestess, Kabbalah, Stonebirds, Thunder Horse, Void Vator, Cities of Mars, Kyle Shutt (The Sword) and many more.
Watch Bone Church‘s new video for “Fortunate Son” (CCR cover) through the YouTube player below:
About the compilation, Ripple Music label founder Todd Severin says: “I chose Creedence Clearwater Revival for our first compilation because I wanted to do something different. I didn’t want to do Sabbath, Lizzy or such because bands have such reverence for them that they would turn in their best take on Sabbath or Lizzy. I wanted a band with amazing songs, that the bands could make their own, and boy did they. Plus Creedence Clearwater Revival is rooted in the sludge of the swamp, an aesthetic that plays well to stoner/doom bands. And to really bring out the swamp in the songs, the whole project was mastered by Kent Stump of the legendary swamp rockers Wo Fat.“
Bone Church guitarist Dan Sefcik adds: “As soon as Todd asked who would be interested in a CCR tribute record we jumped on it and immediately said we’d do “Fortunate Son.” Not only is it one of my favorite songs of all time, but the message is as poignant and powerful as it’s ever been. The corrupt political and corporate “elite” deceiving the masses, forcing them to give their lives in furtherance of their twisted agenda, with no regard for humanity. We see it repeated over and over again and it’s as relevant now as ever. We recorded the song on June 28th, 2021 at Dirt Floor Studios here in CT. We wanted to stay true to the original track, because frankly it’s perfect, but we also wanted to expand on it. That’s why we wrote a second piece that continues the story and further focuses on the soldiers who were thrown into the hell that is war. Most importantly we’d like to dedicate the song to all the soldiers and their families who sacrificed their bodies and minds. You will not be forgotten.“
“Burn on the Bayou: A Heavy Underground Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival” was compiled and produced by Todd Severin. Mastered by Kent Stump at Clear Clear Sound, Dallas, Texas. The artwork was illustrated by Cody Kuehl, with layout by Mack Aceves and gatefold art by Joe Mruk at Red Buffalo Illustration.
Various Artists “Burn On The Bayou: A Heavy Underground Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival”
Out December 3rd on Ripple Music – Preorders coming soon
Founded in 2010 by Todd Severin and John Rancik, Ripple Music is the passion-driven imprint that leading metal magazine Decibel Magazine declared “has made a splash in heavy rock and metal,” and Alternative Control labeled “powerhouse tastemaker.” Metal Injection went so far as to predict, “they may very well be the future of rock and roll”. Known and revered worldwide for unearthing the finest bands in 70s Heavy, Stoner, Doom, Heavy Rock, the Bay Area-based label is now home to Scott “Wino” Weinrich, Tony Reed, Poobah, Wo Fat, Mothership, Freedom Hawk and many more. Since 2017, Ripple Music has been hosting its own festival events known as RippleFest in California, Sweden, Germany, England and France.