Eye of the Zombie

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Eye of the Zombie
Eyeofthezombiecover.jpg
Studio album by John Fogerty
Released October 1, 1986 (first pressing)
April 24, 2001 (second pressing)
Genre Heartland rock
Length 43:45
Label Warner Bros. (first pressing)
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DreamWorks/Interscope/Universal Records (second pressing)
450 307
Producer John Fogerty
John Fogerty chronology
Centerfield
(1985)
Eye of the Zombie
(1986)
Blue Moon Swamp
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (Mixed)[2]
Kerrang! 2.5/5 stars [3]

Eye of the Zombie is the fourth solo studio album by American singer/songwriter John Fogerty. Released in 1986, it was his first album with a backing band, and it includes the Creedence-inspired track "Change in the Weather" as well as "Wasn't That a Woman" and "Soda Pop", his first forays into 60s-70s Motown-sounding funk and R&B. The album was not received well by critics and had lukewarm chart success despite a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal in 1987. Fogerty hasn't played any material from this album in his concerts since the Eye of the Zombie tour in 1986. However, in 2009, he played "Change in the Weather" at a few shows. The song was also re-recorded in 2009 for The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again and performed live on several late-night TV shows to promote the album.

After Eye of the Zombie, Fogerty would not release another album until Blue Moon Swamp in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Fogerty

  1. "Goin' Back Home" – 3:34
  2. "Eye of the Zombie" – 4:35
  3. "Headlines" – 4:29
  4. "Knockin' on Your Door" – 4:18
  5. "Change in the Weather" – 6:48
  6. "Violence Is Golden" – 5:20
  7. "Wasn't That a Woman" – 4:12
  8. "Soda Pop" – 5:54
  9. "Sail Away" – 4:41

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 17
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 15
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[6] 61
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[7] 34
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[8] 9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 15
US Billboard 200[11] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "John Fogerty Eye of the Zombie review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  2. ^ DeCurtis, Anthony (20 November 1986). "John Fogerty - Eye of the Zombie". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  3. ^ Henderson, Paul (30 October 1986). "John Fogerty 'Eye of the Zombie'". Kerrang!. 132. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 21. 
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, New South Wales: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – John Fogerty – Eye of the Zombie" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – John Fogerty – Eye of the Zombie" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – John Fogerty – Eye of the Zombie". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – John Fogerty – Eye of the Zombie". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – John Fogerty – Eye of the Zombie". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – John Fogerty – Eye of the Zombie". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  11. ^ "John Fogerty – Chart history" Billboard 200 for John Fogerty. Retrieved September 4, 2016.

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