The key to the infectious Creedence Clearwater Revival sound is simplicity. Influenced by the rockabilly records that rolled out of Sam Phillips's Sun Studios in Memphis in the '50s, CCR’s leader kept his arrangements on songs like Bad Moon Rising and Up Around The Bend stripped to the bone. That simplicity was reflected in bassist Stu Cook’s lines.
Cook provided the rhythmic backbone with a booming tone that made its presence felt without getting in the way of the guitar or vocal. CCR's Run Through The Jungle is a perfect example of the man's taste and restraint. Stu and original CCR drummer Doug Clifford currently tour and record under the name Creedence Clearwater Revisited. See what they did there?