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John Fogerty didn't make a killing with his zombie story



The Walking Dead just started Season 7 a few weeks ago we now know who Negan killed and so it seems that zombies are still climbing in popularity among our favorite monsters. In the '80s, zombies were less visible as other than Michael Jackson's Thriller, only a few scattered zombie sightings occurred, lest we forgot John Fogerty and Eye Of The Zombie.

John Fogerty was the feel-good story in 1985 as the former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer made a triumphant solo return with his Centerfield album that sold two million copies and had several Top 40 hits. In 1986, Fogerty returned quickly with the follow up album Eye Of The Zombie, but the darker album failed to repeat the success and while it did go gold, the title track single stumbled hitting only No. 81 on the charts.

While Eye Of The Zombie is great-sounding swamp rock, the video is intentionally dark and murky with the "zombies" looking more like cavemen, which is disappointing after the promise shown in the first few seconds of the video when bodies push through the dirt signaling the arrival of the zombies. Just as the cavemen zombies are confusing in the video, the album art for Eye Of The Zombie is puzzling as well with the creature on the cover looking more like a cat than a horrifying zombie.

Now 71 years old, Fogerty still performs, but on a limited basis.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 6, 2016 7:14am]


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