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« Reply #1950 on: December 06, 2017, 02:52:06 pm »
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« Reply #1952 on: December 19, 2017, 02:29:00 pm »
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« Reply #1954 on: January 11, 2018, 10:53:02 pm »
So, what really happened to Front 242? Did, they just give up on putting out incredible albums like those two back-to-back masterpieces they did?  Should I stop wanting them to keep putting out things like, up evil and off?

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« Reply #1955 on: January 12, 2018, 02:01:27 am »
So, what really happened to Front 242? Did, they just give up on putting out incredible albums like those two back-to-back masterpieces they did?  Should I stop wanting them to keep putting out things like, up evil and off?

well, those two albums came out in 1993... so yeah, i wouldn't hold my breath.  have you listened to "pulse"?

FYI they'll be touring the US again in april.  closest show appears to be at the troc in philly, on saturday 4/14.  they played baltimore this past october.
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« Reply #1956 on: January 12, 2018, 11:04:17 am »
https://twitter.com/John_Fogerty/status/951592439369928711

There is a movie in current release called ‘Proud Mary.’ I don’t know much about it other than this. The main character is a black woman who is also an assassin. And apparently, her name is Mary. I wrote the song ‘Proud Mary’ 50 years ago, and I was very excited to have written such a good song.  In fact, it was my very first good song. My songs are special to me.  Precious. So it irks me when people seek to capitalize on the popularity of my music and the good will it has earned with the public for their own financial gain. Over the years, I have often found myself directly opposed to these uses. This movie has nothing to do with me, or my song. They simply picked the title and wrote a completely fictitious story around it. Back in the day, I had decided that I needed to become more professional, more organized about my songwriting efforts. I bought a little notebook and after few days, I wrote down the words. Proud Mary. It was the very first entry in this book.  At first, I didn’t even know what those words meant. No one ever asked me about using my song this way, or even about the meaning of ‘Proud Mary.’  The movie poster has my lyrics changed to read…. ‘killing for the Man every night and day.’ I wrote the song about a mythical riverboat, cruising on a mythical river, in a mythical time. Perhaps, the setting was ‘back in time’ on the Mississippi River. It was obviously a metaphor about leaving painful, stressful things behind for a more tranquil and meaningful life. 
Far from a story about killing people for money."

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« Reply #1957 on: January 12, 2018, 01:40:34 pm »
I saw the trailer when I saw The Last Jedi, and the song was definitely in the trailer (not his version, of course).  Is he saying he didn't authorize that too, because I have a tough time believing that.

Looks to me like he might not have asked enough questions and has some regret over authorizing it's use - a far cry from what he argued in that tweet.
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« Reply #1958 on: January 12, 2018, 04:17:23 pm »
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« Reply #1959 on: January 12, 2018, 11:27:34 pm »
Fogerty might not own the rights to Proud Mary. He does not own the rights to most (if not all) of his music from the 60s. His 60s record label Fantasy owns the rights. Up until the 2000s, he either could not or would not play the songs live.

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« Reply #1960 on: January 19, 2018, 11:36:21 am »
Fogerty might not own the rights to Proud Mary. He does not own the rights to most (if not all) of his music from the 60s. His 60s record label Fantasy owns the rights. Up until the 2000s, he either could not or would not play the songs live.

You are correct - Fogerty does not own the rights.  The New York Times agrees with Fogerty, with their film reviewer writing, "It's such a tone-deaf misappropriation of music that it left me feeling litigious."

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/movies/proud-mary-john-fogerty-taraji-p-henson.html

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