John Fogerty - Eye of the Zombie
John Fogerty - Eye of the Zombie

John Fogerty - Eye of the Zombie

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Eye of the Zombie is the fourth solo album by American singer/songwriter John Fogerty. Released in 1986, it was his first album with a backing band, and it includes the Creedence-inspired track "Change in the Weather" as well as "Wasn't That a Woman" and "Soda Pop," his first forays into 60s-70s Motown-sounding funk and R&B. The album was not received well by critics and had lukewarm chart success despite a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal in 1987. Fogerty hasn't played any material from this album in his concerts since the Eye of the Zombie tour in 1986. However, in 2009, he dusted off "Change in the Weather" at a few shows. The song was also re-recorded in 2009 for The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again and performed live on several late-night TV shows to promote the album.

AllMusic Review by

He may have taken a decade to cut his third album, but John Fogerty wasted no time in delivering a sequel to his blockbuster 1985 comeback Centerfield, rushing Eye of the Zombie into stores in 1986.Eye of the Zombie bears a surprisingly synthesized production, a clanking, cavernous collection of keyboards, squealing controlled distortion, and conflicting drum programs. To a certain extent, this unpleasantness may be intentional because at its core, Eye of the Zombie is a very angry album, finding Fogerty railing against all manners of ‘80s evils, whether it’s crass consumerism, blaring headlines, or the violent policies they chronicle. Instead of pairing this doom to some swampy choogle,Fogerty sets it to too-tight synth rhythms and encases it in glassy production that is the antithesis ofFogerty’s rage.

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