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Eye of the Zombie [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

John FogertyAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 24, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 1986
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • ASIN: B00005B7FG
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,741 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Goin' Back Home
2. Eye Of The Zombie
3. Headlines
4. Knockin' On Your Door
5. Change In The Weather
6. Violence Is Golden
7. Wasn't That A Woman
8. Soda Pop
9. Sail Away

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The music business is a strange business. Sometimes it's so hard to predict when an album will be a hit or miss. John Fogerty's work in the mid 1980s is as good an example of this as any. In 1985, Fogerty's album "Centerfield" shocked the industry by becoming a #1 album on the charts helping Fogerty mark a an incredible comeback. Thus when John Fogerty was ready to release his follow-up to "Centerfield" called "Eye of the Zombie", many expected the momentum of the comeback to continue. This was natural because "Eye of the Zombie" was produced only a little over a year following "Centerfield". At the same time, the music industry seemed ripe for another Fogerty album - this is because 80s music was clearly moving away from synth-pop to a more natural sound (which was a trademark of Fogerty's). However, the music industry is as unpredictable as any - "Eye of the Zombie" not only didn't succeed - it crashed and burned without many people even noticing. However, looking back at "Eye of the Zombie" I find this very hard to understand - this was a terrific album that really didn't get its due justice.

"Eye of the Zombie" isn't "Centerfield II". In fact, when you look at the two title tracks - you can contrast - "Centerfield"'s title track was full of optimism while "Eye of the Zombie" takes a more "darker" theme. The sound of this album is very different than "Centerfield". On "Eye of the Zombie", Fogerty seems to introduce a harder rock sound than he did on "Centerfield". This was consistent with a lot of what was going on in the mid 1980s as hard rock was gaining some momentum in the industry.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Way Underrated October 6, 2005
By DRD
Format:Audio CD
When an artist makes a record outside his or her comfort zone, and it ends up being a commercial flop, they usually distance themselves from the work. It becomes almost like an official bootleg. If said record sells, it's typically regarded as a daring new direction, a "turning point" for the artist, if you will. "Eye of the Zombie" is a great record, but one that shocked fans of "Centerfield." You could almost hear the confused masses saying to themselves, "How'd he go from singing about Annette Funicello and Joe Dimaggio to singing about zombies and the military industrial complex?" How? Because he was p----d off, that's how. See, in addition to being one of the most accomplished songwriters of his generation, John Fogerty also can be a world-class crank. He's suspicious of people outside his realm. He holds grudges. He can be petty. And he doesn't like it when the jerk that owns CCR's former record label holds his publishing rights hostage. Threatens to sue him unless he changes the title of the closing track on his long-awaited comeback album. Puts him on trial for plagiarizing himself . The owner of Fantasy records did all these things to Fogerty in the wake of "Centerfield"'s success, and one imagines it left John wondering why he'd bothered with a comeback at all. This record, "Eye of the Zombie," was his reaction. Angry, swamp rock-meets-metal guitars on the title track and "Headlines" (which takes aim at media oversaturation in 1986!). Arms dealers and the governments that support them get theirs in "Violence is Golden." Aging rockers, former paragons of idealism, get taken to task for selling out to soft drink companies on "Soda Pop." It's easy to see why some people complain that this record is too negative. Me, I call it a righteous anger and enjoy the ride. Read more ›
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Swamp Thing January 26, 2008
Format:Audio CD
John Fogerty in the 80's was a very angry man. While the triumphant Centerfield had enough retro-charm and a hero's return back-story to make it a five star perfect record, Fogerty's demons ate away at him as he prepared for the follow up. Recalling that "Centerfield" had the vindictive "Vanz Can't Dance" (changed from the original pressings 'Zanz') and "Mr Greed," the rustic charms of "Old Man Down The Road," "Rock and Roll Girls" and the title song made it easy to mask the seething resentment that Fogerty unleashed on what remains his best solo album.

"Eye of The Zombie" was even angrier, fueled by lawsuits over self-plagiarism and a disdain for pop-sellouts, yet it is easily as good an album as any Fogerty has released over the years. I enjoy this more than I did Blue Moon Swamp, which always seemed kind of neutered to my ears. But this CD was slagged at the time, probably because everyone was still longing for good-time John to keep on chooglin', when he had some gasoline left to burn. As a result, the swamp-voodoo of the title track and the timely ferocity of "Violence is Golden" put off folks expecting the more lighthearted fare of "Centerfield."

This was also a harder rocking album, as Fogerty let go of the one man band routine and allowed guest players to add flavor to the sounds. It really kicks in on "Change In The Weather," easily the most CCR-ish song on the album. It's got a heart to it, albeit a rather venomous one, but one that pulses with righteous indignation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recording's position in his recordings is great.
Rounding out my collection of John Fogerty! Recording's position in his recordings is great.
Published 8 days ago by DW
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good
Published 3 months ago by Thomas Ray Pulliam
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A really great CD - love his music.
Published 3 months ago by Marcella Iovino
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought it on vinyl when it first came out.
I bought it on vinyl when it first came out and have played it for years until my needle on my player came out. I gotta get it on CD!
Published 8 months ago by Ron D C
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Music
I had this in a cassette and now I can hear it on CD in my car. It is a great CD I would suggest this to anyone that likes C.C.R.
Published 10 months ago by Kate Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Give John the Rating He Deserves.
3 1/2 stars? Hey, if Fogerty releases an album which has only a single track that I'll give 5 stars to - and this album has 6 of those, the album gets 5 stars.
Published 11 months ago by Oldieman
3.0 out of 5 stars Eye Of The Zombie (Remastered)
I bought this disc primarily for one song, "Change In The Weather". It was worth it. Unlike his Blue Moon Swamp album, where he skips the political and environmental crap in favor... Read more
Published 12 months ago by R. Krieger
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
It's fantastic! I really enjoy John Fogerty alone or with Creedence Clearwater Revival. It's to bad he's gone. But his music will live on!
Published 18 months ago by Lulamae Lumley
5.0 out of 5 stars eye of the zombie john fogerty
enjoyed the cd when i should have bought the album 20 years ago. i remain a big fan of johnfogerty as i was his band creedence clearwater.revival. Read more
Published 22 months ago by john jarvis
5.0 out of 5 stars "PREPARE TO BE ENTERTAINED!"
"Prepare to be entertained!"That was the way the disc jockey introduced the playing of this entire CD album one night on our local rock station way back then. Read more
Published on October 16, 2012 by swamper
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