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John Fogerty recalls the song started to develop during a quick soundcheck at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco about spring 1968: "I plugged in to my amp and I started hearing an E7th chord with that swampy vibrato that I was making on my little Kustom amp. It just turned me on to be standing there – I was so excited that I was playing in front of a real audience in San Francisco; I was just charged; and suddenly, I was inspired. I turned to the band and said “just start playing E”, and I started screaming at the top of my range, just a melody and vowel sounds and consonants. --- Then suddenly, right in the middle of having this burst of inspiration, it went silent. The stage manager had pulled the plug out of my amplifier. I looked at him and said, “Why’d you do that?”, and he said, “Don’t worry about that, you’re not going anywhere anyhow.” --- I looked at him and said, “Not going anywhere? You give me a year, pal, and I’ll show ya who’s not goin’ somewhere!”" (John Fogerty on his official site in 1997).more
My absolute favorite amp. One of the very few from the 1960s with Reverb, Vibrato, Tremolo, Selectone (a sort of EQ), and a harmonic Clipper function (Sort of a fuzz.distortion(. Cranked up a bit it roars into overdrive.