Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory [40th Anniversary]

Rolling Stone: " great rock and roll band...another damn good album by a group which is going to be around for a long time..."
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  • Released: September 30, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Fantasy

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 9/3/70, p.42
" great rock and roll band...another damn good album by a group which is going to be around for a long time..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.130
5 stars out of 5 -- "It's their spare recorded sound which really thrills....The grooves fierce but sloppy, the singing raw and beseeching, the guitars mordant."
Pitchfork (Website) - "'Ramble Tamble' has somehow escaped the kind of classic-rock canonization of 'Black Dog' or 'Baba O'Riley' as an epic album opener, but it stands tall among them."


Product Description:

Composer: John Fogerty.
Lyricist: John Fogerty.
Creedence Clearwater Revival: John Fogerty (vocals, guitar); Stu Cook (bass guitar, background vocals); Doug Clifford (drums, background vocals); Tom Fogerty (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: George Horn.
Liner Note Authors: Robert Christgau; Joel Selvin.
Recording information: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Photographers: Bob Fogerty; Ron Rafaelli; Didi Zill.
Arranger: John Fogerty.
Creedence Clearwater Revival's continued their reputation as a consummate singles act with the release of COSMO'S FACTORY. Three of its singles, the blazing "Travelin' Band," the driving sting of "Up Around The Bend," and the irresistibly sunny fantasia hoedown "Looking Out My Back Door" (complete with tambourines and elephants) each achieved gold status. These tunes hit the mark completely, capturing the group's accessible, hook-laden rock 'n' roll with a lightness and urgency balanced by stinging guitars, unforgettable melodies, and the expressive voice of lead singer/songwriter John Fogerty.
Though COSMO'S FACTORY has its share of covers, including a version of the Sun Records oldie "Oobie Doobie" and an extended jam on the Marvin Gaye classic "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," it still overflows with great originals. "Ramble Tamble" and "Run Through the Jungle" are edgy rockers build around killer guitar riffs, both driven by an uncharacteristically dark, shadowy feel. "Long As I Can See the Light" is full of plaintive yearning, while the poignant "Who'll Stop the Rain" ranks among Fogerty's finest tunes. Creedence's ability to fuse traditional pop elements with downhome simplicity, rock edge, and superb songcraft is in full effect on COSMO'S FACTORY, placing it alongside GREEN RIVER and WILLIE AND THE POOR BOYS as one of their best albums.

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