Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory

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Cosmo’s Factory is the fifth studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, originally released in July 1970 via Fantasy Records.

Creedence Clearwater Revival, often informally abbreviated to Creedence or CCR, were active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford. Their musical style encompassed the roots, swamp and blues rock genres.

Despite their San Francisco Bay Area origins, they played in a Southern rock style, with lyrics about popular elements of Southern United States iconography, as well as political and socially-conscious lyrics about topics including the Vietnam War.

After four years of chart-topping success, the group disbanded acrimoniously in late 1972. Tom Fogerty had officially left the previous year, and his brother John was at odds with the remaining members over matters of business and artistic control, all of which resulted in subsequent lawsuits between the former band mates. Fogerty's ongoing disagreements with label owner Saul Zaentz, created further protracted court battles. As a result, John Fogerty refused to perform with the two other surviving former members at CCR's 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

 

Throughout 1969 and into 1970, CCR toured incessantly and recorded nearly as much. Appropriately, Cosmo's Factory's first single was the working band's anthem "Travelin' Band", a funny, piledriving rocker with a blaring horn section - the first indication their sonic palette was broadening. Two more singles appeared prior to the album's release, backed by John Fogerty originals.

When it came time to assemble a full album, Fogerty had only one original left, the claustrophobic, paranoid rocker "Ramble Tamble". Unlike some extended instrumentals, this was dramatic and had a direction. CCR's take on the Marvyn Gaye classic "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" an 11 minute jam is simply brilliant, and their faithful, exuberant takes on the classics "Ooby Dooby" and "My Baby Left Me" are joyous tributes.

Still, the heart of the album lays in those six fantastic songs released on singles. "Up Around The Bend" is a searing rocker, one of their best, balanced by the menacing murkiness of "Run Through The Jungle". "Who'll Stop The Rain"'s poignant melody and melancholy undertow has a counterpart in Fogerty's dope song, "Lookin' Out My Back Door", a charming, bright shuffle, filled with dancing animals and domestic bliss.

On the album’s final track, "Long As I Can See The Light", Fogerty again finds solace in home, anchored by a soulful, laid-back groove. It hits a comforting, elegiac note, the perfect way to draw Cosmo's Factory - an album made during stress and chaos, filled with raging rockers, covers, and intense jams - to a close.

Check out the tracks: “Travelin’ Band”; “Who’ll Stop The Rain”; “Run Through The Jungle”; “Up Around The Bend”; “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”.

This LP was pressed in Europe with Remastered Audio on Black Vinyl and reproduced original artwork.

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Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

Ramble Tamble

7:09

A2

Before You Accuse Me

3:24

A3

Travelin’ Band

2:07

A4

Ooby Dooby

2:05

A5

Lookin’ Out My Back Door

2:31

A6

Run Through The Jungle

3:09

B1

Up Around The Bend

2:40

B2

My Baby Left Me

2:17

B3

Who’ll Stop The Rain

2:28

B4

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

11:05

B5

Long As I Can See The Light

3:33

SKU 025218840217
Record Label Fantasy Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number F-8402
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 09 March 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 25 July 1970
Barcode # 025218840217
Shipping Weight 0.2650kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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