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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory
Rock & Roll,Contemporary Pop/Rock,Country-Rock
Date of release:
July, 1970
Recording location:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
FLAC vers. size:
1707 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1765 mb
WMA vers. size:
1122 mb
Other formats
4.7 ★

Cosmo's Factory is the fifth studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released by Fantasy Records in July 1970, and released as Fantasy 8402 – the same month as the single release of "Lookin' Out My Back Door" with "Long as I Can See the Light" on the B side. With the release of Cosmo's Factory in July 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival hit their commercial zenith.

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Cosmo's Factory is the fifth studio album by Creedence Clearwater Revival, released by Fantasy Records in July 1970 and released as Fantasy 8402, the same month as the single release of "Lookin' out My Back Door" b/w "Long As I Can See the Light". The name of the album comes from the warehouse in Berkeley where the band rehearsed early in their career. It was dubbed "The Factory" by drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, due to the fact that bandleader John Fogerty made them practice there almost every day.

Creedence Clearwater Revival. 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 that rivaled the A-side or paled just slightly.

Cosmo’s Factory is the fifth studio album by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was released in July 1970. Cosmo’s Factory Q&A.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Ramble Tamble John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival 7:11
2 Before You Accuse Me Ellas McDaniel Creedence Clearwater Revival 3:26
3 Travelin' Band John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:07
4 Ooby Dooby Wade Moore / Dick Penner Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:07
5 Lookin' out My Back Door John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:32
6 Run Through the Jungle John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival 3:04
7 Up Around the Bend John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:41
8 My Baby Left Me Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:18
9 Who'll Stop the Rain John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:27
10 I Heard It Through the Grapevine Creedence Clearwater Revival 11:02
11 Long as I Can See the Light John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival 3:30
12 Travelin' Band John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:15
13 Up Around the Bend John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:41
14 Born on the Bayou John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival feat: Booker T. & the MG's 5:58


Rikka Arnold - Project Assistant
Bill Belmont - Project Assistant
Booker T. & the MG's - Primary Artist
Robert Christgau - Liner Notes
Doug Clifford - Drums, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals (Background)
Chris Clough - Audio Production, Reissue Producer
Larissa Collins - Art Direction
Stu Cook - Bass, Guitar (Bass), Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals (Background)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Primary Artist
Bob Fogerty - Cover Photo, Photography
John Fogerty - Arranger, Audio Production, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Member of Attributed Artist, Producer, Vocals
Tom Fogerty - Guitar (Rhythm), Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals (Background)
Geoff Gans - Design
George Horn - Remastering
Ellas McDaniel - Composer
Wade Moore - Composer
Dick Penner - Composer
Jennifer Peters - Project Assistant
Ron Rafaelli - Photography
Joel Selvin - Liner Notes
Didi Zill - Photography
  • LØV€ YØỮ
This was probably THE best CCR album - mainly due to the consistency of the material throughout. There are so many great songs here that would be difficult to account for them all. Even the lesser songs are quite enjoyable. A fine introduction to the band and a wonderful testament to what a great songwriter John Fogerty is.Highlights: "Up Around The Bend", "Lookin' Out My Back Door", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "Who'll Stop The Rain", "Run Through The Jungle".
  • Mautaxe
If there ever was an example of a minor masterwork, it would be Cosmo's Factory. Most people point to this as the band's best, though I think Willy and the Poor Boys beats it by quite a bit. There are a whopping SEVEN hit singles off of here, each of them great, and there are also some perfect album tracks. The problem is that there are four cover songs where there should be maybe two (maybe one). "Before You Accuse Me", "Ooby Dooby", and "My Baby" are the culprits and cannot compare at all to any other original CCR song on this record. I understand the desire to express songs that influenced you and all that, but Fogerty made a huge error I believe in putting these songs on here. They are not bad songs, but to emphasize my point, they can't touch the originals on here. They also interrupt any flow the album, being at positions 2, 4, and 8. But with all the negative aside, there is so much to praise about this great record. "Ramble Tamble" marks a daring band that is willing to experiment despite their popularity, and it is one of the best songs they ever did; the seven-minute running time only enhances the experience of an opening album track and the break down in the middle with spastic guitars has to be heard by any real CCR fan. "Up Around the Bend" is another all-time classic that mixes emotion and guitar riffing to heavenly extents. I'm not gonna go through trying to describe "Travlin’ Band", "Run Through the Jungle", "Who'll Stop the Rain", "Long as I can See the Light", and "Run Through the Jungle" with words; each transports you to its own sonic universe for the lengths of the song and are infinitely listenable. Fogerty has a real gift for giving a song juuuuuust enough emotion and just enough time to shine; he is truly one of the expert rock ‘n roll singles artists of all time. "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" is the only great cover on here and the band completely transforms it from a little soul song to a guitar epic, preceding Television's "Marquee Moon" by seven years (no joke, they are of the same caliber). Eleven minutes of pure, guitar god glory. In all, I really do love this album, and it is the band's second best (after Willy and the Poor Boys). That on its own is enough to see through the over-excess and pretentions I think, as more often than not Cosmo's Factory delivers the great rock n' roll.
  • Folsa
John Fogerty & Co. were on a tear in 1969, releasing three albums and touring constantly. By early 1970, the first singles from Cosmo’s Factory began leaping up the charts. The album is so packed with classics—from the inspired covers of Roy Orbison’s “Ooby Dooby” and Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” to originals "Travelin' Band," "Lookin' Out My Back Door," and "Who'll Stop the Rain"—that you'd be forgiven mistaking this multi-platinum studio album for a greatest-hits compilation.
  • showtime
CCR was one of the biggest bands of their era. One of the few giving The Beatles a true run for their money at the time. And with albums like this it isn't hard to see why. Looking Out My Backdoor, Up Around the Bend, Who'll Stop the Rain, Run a Through the Jungle, Long as I Can See the Light, even the jazzed up version of I Heard it Through the Grapevine are all still played on rock radio. And I may have missed some.
  • Puchock
I think I may like Willy and the Poor Boys better but that doesn't make Cosmo's Factory any less great. The album is probably stuffed with some of the most signature Creedence tunes and it doesn't have a dull moment considering it was their longest album by a long shot at the time. The majority of the songs clock in at less than 3 minutes but they take their time with the opening track Ramble Tamble and incredible cover of I Heard it Through the Grapevine one of 4 great covers on the album. Its unbelievable how many incredible songs John Fogerty was able to create in about a 2 year period and Run Through the Jungle, Up Around the Bend and Who'll Stop the Rain are some of the his best ever. Cosmo's Factory is an essential listen for anyone who considers themselves a fan of rock n' roll. Highlights: Ramble Tamble, Looking Out My Back Door, Travelin' Band, Run Through the Jungle, Up Around the Bend, Who'll Stop the Rain and I Heard it Through the Grapevine.
  • Rit
To this humble pair of ears, Cosmo’s Factory may be the nearest example of the most perfect album in the history of rock n’ roll. Every song on the album glistens--it’s almost as if CF could stand alone as its own CCR greatest hits compilation. The band attacks the four cover songs on CF with energy and passion: blues standards “My Baby Left Me” and “Before You Accuse Me” are tackled with fervor, and CCR revamps the Motown hit “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” in superb jam-band fashion (eat your heart out, Phish fans), well enough to make theirs the definitive version of that classic song (sorry, Marvin Gaye). But, it is John Fogerty, the inspirational force behind CCR, who displays himself as a masterful songwriter at the peak of his game. The romping “Travellin’ Band” exceeds the energy of just about any metal or punk song that was yet to come. The pulsating, psychedelic “Run Through the Jungle” contains one of rock and roll’s best one-liners (“Two hundred million guns are loaded, Satan cries ‘take aim!’”); certainly meant as a Vietnam commentary, given Fogerty’s life experience, with that generation of young men having to start their adult lives with the burdensome worry about the possibility of being drafted and sacrificing their lives to fight a far-off, incoherent war. But, as most great songs are transcendent of time and place, “Run Through the Jungle” may the best song in the history of rock to tackle the subject of war--any war. In three minutes, by successfully creating a mood of dread and fear, rather than delving into political jargon or finger-pointing, CCR bitchslaps us into the psyche of the exhausted, fearful soldier, tramping through the muck. Contrast this with the exceedingly optimistic, classic, get-back-to-nature stomp “Up Around the Bend”. “Looking Out My Back Door”--who can resist tapping their foot or bobbing along to this piece of songwriting greatness? Who else can find a song so great about such a banal subject matter--accidentally being locked outside the house, watching the clouds roll by, waiting to be let in? The classic FM standard “Who’ll Stop the Rain” never gets old. “Long As I Can See the Light”, the best singing that Fogerty ever put to vinyl, an all-time gospel and soul classic that sends shivers up my spine every time I hear it. And, in the era of radio hits, what other band with a virtual library of 2 to 3-minute crowd-pleasing cuts at their disposal, would have the balls to open an album with the sprawling, 7-minute “Ramble Tamble”?--for my money, the best album-opening track in the history of rock.For all their greatness, CCR doesn't seem as if they're trying to showboat here--the music just flows naturally from track to track. With Cosmo’s Factory, we simply get an example of a talented, tight-knit, well-rehearsed band methodically knocking songs out of the ballpark, one after another, seemingly with ease...
  • BOND
Cosmo's Factory depicts the band at the pinnacle of their powers, featuring extraordinary songwriting from John Fogerty and brilliant performances from the group. Whether jamming to old rock standards or delivering restrained, minimalist performances on heartbreaking ballads the album portrays the band at their very best. The record contains eleven songs with nary a misfire, which is enough to elevate it to the very top of the band's catalogue.
  • Shaktit
The best CCR record...a party,this album is pure rock and roll joy of one of the best bands of the Woodstock era...a mini greatest hits.
  • Karg
Great album. Not just for rock n roll and blues listeners but to anyone that can appreciate good well composed well played music. An album that stands the proof of time.