Continuing to work backwards:
#55 - John Fogarty - Centerfield
I was a little surprised to see this one on the list, and solidly mid-pack. I guess it was an “important” album, Fogarty’s first release in 9 years, and spawned two Top 20 hits (“The Old Man Down The Road” and “Rock And Roll Girl”). And the title track, which is still a staple at ballparks around the country. It did go to #1 on the album charts. On the other hand, it often sounds so much like CCR that his prior record company sued him for plagiarizing himself. Gotta love the music industry!
But I have this album, and beyond those three songs, it’s pretty “meh”.
This is probably one of the last few albums I purchased on vinyl, back in 1985. My wife gave me a CD player for Christmas in December 1985, and that was the end of vinyl for me.And a Baseball photo, the centerfielder for the Pittsburgh pirates. Click for larger version(s):