Friday, May 9, 2008

Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory

Cosmo's Factory is the fifth album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1970.

The peak of a prolific streak, Cosmo's Factory was Creedence's fifth album in less than two years. It was a major commercial success, reaching #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, and spawning three top-5 singles. More amazingly, it also reached #11 on what was then the Billboard Soul Albums chart, a crossover feat nearly unheard of for a white pop/rock band. In 2003, the album was ranked number 265 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The name of the album comes from the warehouse in Berkeley where the band rehearsed. Bandleader John Fogerty was so insistent on practicing (nearly every day) that drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford began referring to the place as "the factory".

All songs written by John Fogerty, except where noted.

Side one

1. "Ramble Tamble" – 7:10
* Recorded June 1970
2. "Before You Accuse Me" (Bo Diddley) – 3:27
* Recorded June 1970
3. "Travelin' Band" – 2:07
* Recorded late 1969
4. "Ooby Dooby" (Wade Moore, Dick Penner) – 2:07
* Recorded June 1970
5. "Lookin' Out My Back Door" – 2:35
* Recorded June 1970
6. "Run Through the Jungle" – 3:10
* Recorded March 1970

Side two

1. "Up Around the Bend" – 2:42
* Recorded March 1970
2. "My Baby Left Me" (Arthur Crudup) – 2:19
* Recorded June 1970
3. "Who'll Stop the Rain" – 2:29
* Recorded late 1969
4. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) – 11:07
* Recorded June 1970
5. "Long as I Can See the Light" – 3:33
* Recorded June 1970

Personnel

* Doug Clifford - drums
* Stu Cook - bass
* John Fogerty - lead guitar, piano, saxophone, vocals
* Tom Fogerty - rhythm guitar

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