Rod Stewart Salutes John Fogerty With Live Cover Of “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”
Still The Same…Great Rock Classics Of Our Time
John Fogerty’s 1971 masterpiece ‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain?’ was a love song to Woodstock, inspired by a rainy day at the festival. It’s hard to imagine anyone coming close to the fantastic performance Fogerty gives on the song’s original recording because we’re so used to that gritty Southern twang, but British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart breathed new life into this Creedence Clearwater Revival classic when he covered it in 2006.
‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain?’ was included on Rod’s 2006 album Still the Same…Great Rock Classics Of Our Time, a lyrical love letter to the songs that have kept us singing and dancing for the past 50 years and while it’s remarkably similar to the original, there are a few key differences.
Rod’s rendition is much softer, and a little smoother than we’re used to hearing; he does a fantastic job of updating this classic for a new generation, making them want to run right out and fall in love with John Fogerty the way we all did!
Whether you’re a fan of one or the other, one thing is clear: Rod Stewart and John Fogerty are two of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century, and to see one legend pay tribute to another is always a tremendous treat!