Erik Grönwall unveils video for his cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic “Born On The Bayou”
Former H.E.A.T frontman Erik Grönwall has unveiled a video for his cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s classic “Born On The Bayou.” All instruments were handled by Grönwall‘s former H.E.A.T bandmate and keyboardist Jona Tee, who also produced the video.
Back in mid-April 2021, Grönwall revealed that he had been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and had spent the last 22 days in a hospital in Sweden. Grönwall has now apparently been given a clear bill of health as evidenced by his Facebook post yesterday:
“This just in: 100% healthy cells in my body. No cancer detected. Don’t know where to fucking start to express the gratitude and relief I feel. So it will have to be divided into separate posts. But for now: FUUUUUUUUUUCK YEEEEEEEEES!!! Celebrating with non alcoholic beer and candy tonight.”
Wikipedia states the following in part (with slight edits) about Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s track “Born On The Bayou”:
“”Born On The Bayou” (1969) is the first track on Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s second album, Bayou Country, released in 1969. It was released as the B-side of the single “Proud Mary” that reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts. The song was covered by Little Richard….
Songwriter John Fogerty set the song in the South, despite neither having lived nor widely traveled there. He commented: “”Born On The Bayou” was vaguely like “Porterville,” about a mythical childhood and a heat-filled time, the Fourth of July. I put it in the swamp where, of course, I had never lived. It was late as I was writing. I was trying to be a pure writer, no guitar in hand, visualizing and looking at the bare walls of my apartment. Tiny apartments have wonderful bare walls, especially when you can’t afford to put anything on them. “Chasing down a hoodoo.” Hoodoo is a magical, mystical, spiritual, non-defined apparition, like a ghost or a shadow, not necessarily evil, but certainly other-worldly. I was getting some of that imagery from Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters.”
“Born On The Bayou” is an example of “swamp rock”, a genre associated with Fogerty, Little Feat / Lowell George, The Band, J.J. Cale and Tony Joe White.”
Erik Grönwall‘s “Born On The Bayou” video: