Creedence Clearwater Revival — Cosmo’s Factory
LP Vinyl Pressing
Following on the heels of their wildly successful Green River and Willy And Tthe Poor Boys releases,CCR’s first album of the ’70s serves up a swirling gumbo — from haunting swamp rock (“Run Through The Jungle”) to soulful ballads (“Long As I Can See The Light”) and radio-friendly rockers (“Up Around The Bend”). In between are some well-imagined covers from Roy Orbison, Elvis and Bo Diddley.
2008 reissue of CCR’s 1970 album on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl.
- <strong>The Devil’s on the Loose</strong><br>Maybe they paid off the devil, but between 1969 and 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival were unstoppable. They had five monster albums and a seemingly endless run of chart singles.<br>If nothing else, <em>Cosmo’s Factory</em> finally put to rest all the trash talk that Creedence was a singles band with no substance. The band roars out of the gate with a seven-minute opener, “Ramble Tamble,” complemented nicely by an 11-minute slow jam cover of Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.”<br>You can check out the original <em>Rolling Stone</em> review <a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-album-reviews/cosmos-factory-111403/">here</a>.<br><strong>Side 1:</strong><br><ol><br> <li>Ramble Tamble (7:09)</li> <li>Before You Accuse Me (3:24)</li> <li>Travelin’ Band (2:07)</li> <li>Ooby Dooby (2:05)</li> <li>Lookin’ Out My Back Door (2:31)</li> <li>Run Through The Jungle (3:09)</li></ol><br><strong>Side 2:</strong><br><ol><br> <li>Up Around The Bend (2:40)</li> <li>My Baby Left Me (2:17)</li> <li>Who’ll Stop The Rain (2:28)</li> <li>I Heard It Through The Grapevine (11:05)</li> <li>Long As I Can See The Light (3:33)</li></ol><br>Be sure to pick up a copy of the album that started it all, CCR’s 1968 debut album, <em>Creedence Clearwater Revival</em> — available <a href="https://www.deafmanvinyl.com/dmv-shop/creedence-clearwater-revival-creedence-clearwater-revival/">here</a>.