What did CCR have against Lodi anyway?

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  1. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Lead Actor

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    "Just about a year ago, I set out on the road,
    Seekin’ my fame and fortune, lookin’ for a pot of gold.
    Things got bad, and things got worse, I guess you will know the tune.
    Oh ! lord, stuck in lodi again.

    Rode in on the greyhound, I’ll be walkin’ out if I go.
    I was just passin’ through, must be seven months or more.
    Ran out of time and money, looks like they took my friends.
    Oh ! lord, I’m stuck in lodi again.

    The man from the magazine said I was on my way.
    Somewhere I lost connections, ran out of songs to play.
    I came into town, a one night stand, looks like my plans fell through
    Oh ! lord, stuck in lodi again.

    Mmmm...
    If I only had a dollar, for ev’ry song I’ve sung.
    And ev’ry time I’ve had to play while people sat there drunk.
    You know, I’d catch the next train back to where I live.
    Oh ! lord, I’m stuck in lodi again.
    Oh ! lord, I’m stuck in lodi again."

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    So anyway my question is: what did Fogarty have against Lodi in specific? It's not at the end of a line and necessary to make the verses rhyme. Almost any short name could have been used. I think of this whenever I drive through Lodi these days.
     
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    Ive always wondered what lodi was [​IMG]
     
  3. Wayne Bundrick

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    It seems obvious that he spent more time in Lodi than he wanted to because he was broke.
     
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    Lodi is a city in central California. It is between Sacramento and Stockton.
     
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    ...and so he did use any short name.
     
  6. John Watson

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    Anticipating all these damm "idol" programs, lol [​IMG]

    songs bad-mouthing or dissing this or that town would be worth a small thread...
     
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    http://www.visitlodi.com/

    It has a little under 60 thousand people now, but back in 1970 it was about 28 thousand. Back then it seemed like just another stop on Hwy 99.
     
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    I went to school in Stockton way back when and Stockton/Lodi were pretty scary places.Huge murder rate and downright evil gunbattles.
    At the time stockton was trying to change it's image by having a huge billboard with the slogan, "Stockton someplace special"
    It was riddle with gunshots
    We sang that song a lot living there
     
  9. Dennis Nicholls

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    Hey I checked with Yahoo weather and it lists

    Lodi, California, United States

    Lodi, Missouri, United States

    Lodi, New Jersey, United States

    Lodi, New York, United States

    Lodi, Ohio, United States

    Lodi, Texas, United States

    Lodi, Wisconsin, United States

    Now I have to wonder which Lodi CCR was dissing.....
     
  10. Grant B

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    Considering they were from the East Bay, I would say the one off 99
     
  11. John Watson

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    All those towns downloaded the same name!?!

    The RIAA will sue their hick asses !

    [​IMG]
     
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    MISFITS!!!![​IMG] :b
     
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    Hey, now! I actually lived in Lodi about 20 years ago (moved there for my first job out of college). It was NOT a bad town, just a sleepy town. Very rich farmers and wine-makers. But there was Sacramento Street, the place where all the farm hands went to drink on a Saturday night. Ugly! I liked the town, but exciting it was not. I was glad to get back to the Bay Area after two years in Lodi.
     
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    As I recall from a radio interview J Fogerty did quite a few years ago, they were going from Fresno to Sacramento on highway 99 when the bus broke down in? LODI! It took a few hours to fix the bus and while waiting, John wrote the song. This is the way I remember it anyway. As I said, it was a long time ago. Gene
     

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