Complete your Creedence Clearwater Revival collection. 'So somewhere in the song, I think I said, "200 million guns are loaded". ‘Cosmo’s Factory’ at 50: Creedence Clearwater Revival members on landmark album and ’70s SF They were one of the busiest (and biggest) bands in … Cosmo’s Factory is one fresh-sounding 50-year-old! “Before You Accuse Me” is a Bo Diddley tune done up completely country here, absolute perfection. Details 50th anniversary pressing of iconic studio album from America's greatest rock and roll band; first released in 1970 at the peak of Creedence's prolific career. A moment later, the first guitar begins this funky sort of backbeat rhythm before guitar tune wails. Protest Artwork “Long As I Can See the Light” is a soulful ballad, with Fogerty adding saxophone. Here was a band taking the country by storm with solid rock hits honoring great blues and country musicians of the past in their covers and their stylings. Cosmo's Factory (B-STOCK) 100% Secure Shopping. Digitally remastered and containing rare previously unreleased bonus material. 4.7 out of 5. They covered a Motown smash and songs by Big Boy Crudup, Roy Orbison, and Bo Diddley, and there were plenty of Fogerty gems as well. By early 1970, the first singles from Cosmo’s Factory began leaping up the charts. This was the perfect ending to the album. They felt somewhat sneered at by the hip San Fran space cadets, added to which the band was harbouring festering internal grievances that were about to explode. Ba… It's newly available singly from Craft Recordings, and in 2018 was remastered at half speed by Abbey Road Studios' award-winning engineer Miles Showell as part of the seven-disc 'Studio Albums Collection'. To this point, other than the open tune at 7:11, every song clocked in between two and three and a half minutes. “Who’ll Stop the Rain” is simply a beautiful song. The newly re-issued vinyl edition of the fifth album by one of this country s all-time greatest rock bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival. ... 5.0 out of 5 stars Creedence Clearwater Revival 's Cosmos's Factory. 5C 062-91666; Vinyl LP). The peak of a prolific streak, Cosmo's Factory was Creedence's fifth album in less than two years. The name of the album comes from the warehouse in Berkeley where the band rehearsed. And that's just how it was planned to be. The band produced albums after this, including Pendulum later in 1970, but none matched the genius of these first five album. It's a straightforward ballad, 'Wanting to feel understood, needing those at home to shine a light so that I can make my way back'. Not that anyone else has the answer, and I did not have the answer to the question – I just had the question.'. It was Creedence Clearwater Revival's fifth LP inside two years – an output of stunningly high quality. So how come there are still so very few classic cover versions after all these many years? Cosmo kicks off “My Baby Left Me,” the Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup tune, but Cook on upright bass here really makes this tune happen. What three of these covers say is, 'We're not a rock band, we dig rock 'n' roll', which, in 1970, was quite a political statement implying a dissatisfaction with the way music was heading into the clouds, when its feet should stay firmly planted in the soil. Erfahren Sie mehr über Veröffentlichungen, Rezensionen, Mitwirkenden und Lieder von Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory auf Discogs. Calling themselves the Blue Velvets, the trio played instrumentals and "jukebox standards," and backed John's older brother Tom at recordings and performances before he joined the band. There is just so much emotion in Fogerty’s voice. It was a follow-up to the immensely successful ‘Green River" and ‘Willy and the Poor Boys" and it was hard to not expect a bit of a let-down. The song roars out immediately, a country rock approach with Fogerty (John unless otherwise noted, which it won’t be) spittin’ lyrics; who can’t relate to “mortgage on the car”? Lesen Sie Rezensionen und informieren Sie sich über beteiligte Personen. Later CD versions such as the 40th Anniversary Edition included three bonus tracks: a remake take of “Travelin’ Band,” a live version of “Up Around the Bend” from an Amsterdam show 09.10.71, and “Born On the Bayou,” recorded at Fantasy Studios with Booker T. & the MGs. The Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory 50th Anniversary (Half Speed Master) LP is a 50th anniversary pressing of this iconic studio album from America's greatest rock and roll band. HFN, Denon DCD-A110/PMA-A110 SACD Player/Amplifier, AudioQuest William Tell Zero Loudspeaker Cable. Oh, and Devo pulled a neat little new-wave trick in disassembling The Stones' 'Satisfaction'. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and set for an August 14th street date, the album was mastered at half speed by the award-winning engineer Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Ever wonder why Creedence Clearwater Revival decided to name their hit-packed 1970 album Cosmo’s Factory after their drummer?Doug “Cosmo” Clifford explains that it … Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory at Discogs. The album has gone 4-times platinum with sales of over 4 million copies. And, as evidenced on every song, there’s just something about Fogerty’s voice that speaks to everybody, especially his shouts and screams. The newly re-issued vinyl edition of the fifth album by one of this country s all-time greatest rock bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival. All Fired Up CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - Cosmo's Factory - CD - Import. Vervollständigen Sie Ihre Creedence Clearwater Revival-Sammlung. Creedence Clearwater Revival's Cosmo's Factory is a remarkable achievement – of, against and beyond its own time. An item in used but good condition. 1970 Preview Editors’ Notes John Fogerty & Co. were on a tear in 1969, releasing three albums and touring constantly. CCR remain faithful to their inspiration but, like the other aforementioned covers, it sounds natural, as if it's actually theirs. The Class of 1970: ‘Cosmo’s Factory’ by Creedence Clearwater Revival. The name of the album comes from the warehouse in Berkeley where the band rehearsed early in their career. Then Bo Diddley did 'Before You Accuse Me (Take A Look At Yourself)' in 1957 as a cool, elegant blues. Top of this impressive pile is the 11m take on 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine', a massive soul-pop hit for Marvin Gaye on Tamla Motown in '68. The magnificent opener, 'Ramble Tamble', is a seven-minute organised jam that begins and ends in rockabilly territory and expertly freaks out in the middle as if to raise a middle finger to the Fillmore crowd – 'anything you can do…!'. Both improve on the original, but with Dylan – in my opinion, a good writer but often a lame performer – that's like taking candy from a baby. And that's about it…. Great country blues done up right. The reason I mention all this is because Cosmo's Factory – the album we're here to celebrate – boasts four cover versions, and all four are beyond worthy. John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook met at Portola Junior High School in El Cerrito, California. Cosmo’s Factory was the fifth album released by CCR and the first in 1970. Fogerty also plays harmonica here. Backwards piano and guitar account for the sounds at beginning and end of the song. The cover, too, is a loaded image. The 50th anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s landmark 1970 album Cosmo’s Factory will be marked with the release of a half-speed master, 180-gram vinyl edition. Then there's the '3rd Generation' sign affixed to the post at the left of the photo – a reference to a liner note on the band's debut LP by critic Ralph Gleason, which read 'Creedence Clearwater Revival is an excellent example of the Third Generation of San Francisco bands', which Fogerty took to mean they weren't quite as good as The Grateful Dead or Jefferson Airplane. Everything about Cosmo's Factory is a protest of sorts. Their 1968 self-titled debut gave us “Susie Q.” The band then knocked out three superb efforts in 1969: Bayou Country (“Born on a Bayou” and “Proud Mary”), Green River (“Green River,” “Commotion,” and “Bad Moon Rising”), and Willie and the Poor Boys (“Down on the Corner” and “Fortunate Son”). Cosmo's Factory, an Album by Creedence Clearwater Revival. And yet CCR felt hard done by. Cosmo's Factory Creedence Clearwater Revival Rock 1970; Listen on Apple Music. 'Run Through The Jungle' follows, a proper snarler that was immediately interpreted as a comment on the Vietnam war. Everything works here. The four hirsute, sheepish men of Creedence Clearwater Revival were greeted as … Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 6, 2014. It's not exactly rocket science is it? Nothing about Cosmo's Factory is remotely accidental. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. Finally, they shift back to the head of the tune. The rest of the members weren't too enthralled either. “Ooby Dooby” was first a hit for Roy Orbison, and the band delivers this one straight up as a country rocker with two dandy guitar solos. Check out Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival on Amazon Music. Cosmo s was an international hit, topping the album charts in 6 countries upon its initial release in 1970. This is just a joyous country celebration, an homage to Buck Owens and the Bakersfield Sound. Genres: Swamp Rock. Cosmo's Factory (B-STOCK) Fantasy. There’s a great reason this album topped the charts for nine weeks. To this point, the only attempt at psychedelia was on the debut album with the spacey long track “Susie Q.” “Ramble Tamble” firmly re-established their bona fides in this genre with a true masterpiece. It was dubbed 'The Factory' by drummer Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford, because of the enforced daily practices held there. “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” was the third single from the album, released in July, with “Long As I Can See the Light” as the B-side. Released in 1970 on Liberty (catalog no. I mean, indisputably there's Jimi Hendrix's surrealist take on Bob Dylan's pretty ordinary 'All Along The Watchtower'. There. Country singer Buck Owens is also mentioned in the lyrics, as if to argue that the Bakersfield sound was every bit as renegade as the hippie one, if not more so. Cosmo's Factory is the fifth album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1970. By early 1970, the first singles from Cosmo’s Factory began leaping up the charts. And, of course, Joe Cocker stole The Beatles' 'With A Little Help From My Friends' by sheer force of nature alone, something John Lennon achieved on behalf of the Fabs when he matched The Isley Brothers' 'Twist And Shout' for sheer raw effervescence. Fogerty used voice reverb on many of these songs. Cosmo just kills during the solos. Creedence Clearwater Revival (often referred to as Creedence or CCR) was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s which consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford.These members played together since 1959, first as The Blue Velvets, then as The Golliwogs. Its sum matches its parts, and then some. Cosmo is Cosmo, Cook is much more inventive, and Fogerty trills the piano in the background with guitar out front. It was time for a new album, and CCR delivered in spades: Cosmo’s Factory. Then there's 'Lookin' Out My Back Door' with all its trippy imagery. The covers aside (and included), Cosmo's Factory is pretty much entirely splendid. That's actually where the name of the album comes from – the warehouse in Berkeley where the band bashed away early in their career. Finally, 'Long As I Can See The Light' closes the album. 747 global ratings. And now for something completely different: “Run Through the Jungle.” In April, this was the flip side of “Up Around the Bend.” Smack dab in the middle of the Vietnam nightmare, this one sounds like its title. note: I’d never heard the piano in the background before!). Creedence Clearwater Revival's Cosmo's Factory is a remarkable achievement – of, against and beyond its own time. Listen on Apple Music. The Grandstand at Ascot Welcomes The UK Hi-Fi Show. The first hit from the album, “Travelin’ Band,” was issued in January with “Who’ll Stop the Rain” on the flip. Rated #7 … Taken by Bob, another Fogerty brother, the photo shows the band about as uncool as you can get, 'more like lumberjacks than rock stars', as one critic put it. Today we explore Creedence Clearwater Revival’s improbable stardom with 1970’s Cosmo’s Factory. By the time 1970 rolled around, John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival had already churned out four excellent albums loaded with hits and solid music start to finish. Meanwhile, Fogerty, through the magic of overdubs, is also playing a repetitive two-note piano refrain. John Fogerty had 'stolen' leadership of CCR from his co-band member, older brother Tom, and there was violent resentment that led to the latter quitting not that far off down the road. Cosmo’s tribal beat is on point, Cook with a solid bass groove. EDITORS’ NOTES. Their reputation was that of a singles group in an era when 'the album' was the passport to credibility. By the time 1970 rolled around, John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival had already churned out four excellent albums loaded with hits and solid music start to finish. John is deliberately right at the back, fed up with taking all the pressure on behalf of his bandmates. Pressed on 180g pure vinyl it comes in a tip-on sleeve which replicates the album's original packaging. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL:TRACK: 01SONG: Ramble TambleALBUM: # 5 Cosmo's Factory Included in the 45 or so tracks released in that time span were 'Proud Mary', 'Bad Moon Rising', 'Green River', 'Down On The Corner' and 'Fortunate Son', all guitarist/singer John Fogerty compositions, and all of which became Top 3 hits in the American charts. Just before the two-minute mark, the tempo shifts to a trippy section, slower than the head of the tune, with the guitar ripping. 'Up Around The Bend' is another CCR good-timey single that mines the roots of rock 'n' roll as opposed to (mind-) expanding them, while 'Who'll Stop The Rain' is kinda folky, again as if to say James Taylor, Neil Young, et al, ain't no big thing! CCR's version sounds like Dr Feelgood: true to the original spirit but fired up for a punk rock future. Now I'm sure that I'm not alone in only really knowing Creedance Clearwater Revival from a few select singles, most notably the Vietnam War type beat itself 'Fortunate Sun' (yes, I'm uncultured) so going into their 5th album 'Cosmo's Factory' I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into fully, but after a listen I can say that I'm quite intrigued. Some said it was written to mock all their drug-inspired rivals but Fogerty later explained that it was actually culled from the Dr Seuss kids' book And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street to entertain his three-year-old son Josh. 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