And invariably both songs would have an uncanny knack of cutting through to all sections of the population. 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, because bandleader John Fogerty made them practice there almost every Album). In Octoberthe company that held the publishing rights to Richard's " Good Golly, Miss Molly " felt that "Travelin' Band" bore enough similarities to warrant a plagiarism lawsuit that was later settled out of court.
From '68 to '74, Vietnam was probably the most important thing on the minds of Album) people. According to the band's bassist Stu Cookthe song's opening and closing both featured jungle sound effects created by "lots of backwards recorded guitar and piano.
It's like a little movie in itself with all the sound effects. It never changes key, but it holds your interest the whole time. It's like a musician's dream. It never changes key, yet you get the illusion it does. Buck Owensone of the architects of the Bakersfield Sound, is even mentioned in the song's lyrics.
The song is known for its upbeat tempo, its down-home feel, and a change in key and tempo towards the end. The song's lyrics, filled with colorful, dream-like imagery, led some to believe that the song was about drugs; according to the drug theory, the "flying spoon" in the song was a cocaine spoonand the crazy animal images were an acid trip.
Fogerty, however, has repeatedly stated in interviews that the song was actually written for his then three-year-old son, Josh. Fogerty has also said that the reference to a parade passing by was inspired by the Dr.
There was no space to noodle. Live, there was a little bit of noodling, but in the studio we always tried to nail the arrangement. The song transitions back into the original rockabilly section at its conclusion.
The song has been singled out for critical praise,  with music journalist Steven Hyden calling it "the most rockin' song of all time". The cover photo is by Bob Fogerty, brother of John and Tom. As David Cavanagh of Uncut wrote in"The album's front cover showed the four of them caught by a camera in an off-duty moment, a proudly uncool quartet who looked more like lumberjacks than rock stars. He wanted the pressure off of him. It was our biggest album ever and I tell people that they named it after me, so it had to be a hit [laughter].
That's a joke! In its original review, Rolling Stone opined, "It should be obvious by now that Creedence Clearwater Revival is one great rock and roll band. Cosmo's Factorythe group's fifth album, is another good reason Album).
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. Retrieved May 21, Australian Chart Book — ISBN March 24, Archived from the original PDF on March 15, Retrieved March 21, October 25, February 28, August 29, Archived from the original PDF on June 24, February 13, Archived from the original PDF on October 23, June 10, Retrieved August 23, The group disbanded shortly after the album was released.
The only reunion of all four original members was at Tom Fogerty's wedding in Fogerty, Clifford, and Cook played a minute set at their 20th El Cerrito high school class reunion inand Fogerty and Clifford were reunited again for a brief set at their 25th class reunion. He drilled his bandmates in rehearsal after rehearsal, insisting that his songs be performed his way.
As CCR was coming to an end, Fogerty began working on a solo album of country and western coverson which he produced, arranged, and played all of the instruments. Despite the solo nature of the recordings, however, Fogerty elected to credit the album to The Blue Ridge Rangers—a band of which he was the only member. The eponymous The Blue Ridge Rangers was released in ; it spun off the top hit " Jambalaya ", as well as a lesser hit in "Hearts of Stone".
It was a commercial flop, failing to make the Hot in the U. Fogerty thereafter abandoned the "Blue Ridge Rangers" identity, and released all his subsequent work under his own name. His first official solo album, John Fogertywas released in InBritish boogie rockers Status Quo recorded their version of "Rockin' All Over the World", which became a huge hit and made the song world-famous. InFogerty finished an album called Hoodoo.
The album, for which covers had already been printed, was rejected by Asylum Records a few weeks before its scheduled release, and Fogerty agreed that it was not up to his usual high standards.
Fogerty told Asylum Records to destroy the master tapes for Hoodoo sometime in the s. After a hiatus of several years from the music industry, Fogerty's solo career re-emerged with 's Centerfieldhis first Album) for Warner Bros. Recordswhich had taken co-ownership of Asylum's contract with Fogerty. Two songs on the album, "Zanz Kant Danz" and "Mr. When Zaentz responded with a lawsuit, Fogerty issued a revised version: "Vanz Kant Danz" changing the lead character's name to Vanz.
Another lawsuit Fantasy, Inc. Fogerty then countersued for attorney fees Fogerty v. Supreme Courtwhich ruled that a trial court has discretion in awarding fees to defendants or plaintiffs. The setlist consisted of rhythm and blues tunes from the s, as well as material from the Centerfield LP and the song "No Love in You" written by Michael Anderson, which Fogerty found on the Textones ' debut album Midnight Mission and he later recorded with Textones' band leader Carla Olson.
The band included Albert LeeBooker T. The follow-up album to Centerfield was Eye of the Zombie inbut it was significantly less successful than its predecessor. Eye of the Zombie took on a darker mood, talking about a troubled society, terrorism, and pop stars selling out.
For over 20 years after the Eye of the Zombie tour ended in lateFogerty refused to play material from the album in concert. However, "Change in the Weather" was included in the setlist for his tour, and it was even re-recorded for that year's solo release, The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again. The show was aired on HBO. Aside from a guest appearance at the Palomino and performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, this was the first time Fogerty had performed any Creedence Clearwater Revival songs for a large audience since InTom Fogerty died of complications from AIDS at the age of 48, specifically from a tuberculosis infection, having contracted HIV from blood transfusions during surgery for a back ailment.
John Fogerty has mentioned that the darkest moments in his life were when his brother took the record company's side in their royalties dispute, and the fact that when his brother died, the two of them were barely speaking to each other.
In the eulogy he delivered at Tom's funeral, he said: "We wanted to grow up and be musicians. I guess we achieved half of that, becoming rock 'n roll stars. We didn't necessarily grow up. Fogerty traveled to Mississippi in for inspiration, and visited the gravesite of blues legend Robert Johnson.
According to him, while there, he had the realization that Robert Johnson was the true spiritual owner of his own songs, no matter what businessman owned the rights to them, thus Fogerty decided to start making a new album and to perform his old CCR material regularly in concert. Zion Memorial Fundto honor Johnson with a memorial marker. Fogerty refused to perform with his former bandmates and fellow inductees Stu Cook and Doug Clifford during the musical portion of the induction ceremony.
He was an Old Testament, shaggy-haired prophet, a fatalist. Funny, too. He was severe, he was precise, he said what he had to say and he got out of there. Fogerty returned to the commercial music industry in with Blue Moon Swamp.
The layoff between Zombie and Swamp had been longer than his mids to mids break. The album was much more successful than Zombie and won the Grammy for best rock album in A live album, named Premonitionof the equally successful Blue Moon Swamp tour, was released to similar acclaim and good sales in Rolling Stone wrote: "The title track is Fogerty's indictment of the Iraq War as another Vietnama senseless squandering of American lives and power".
On the album, Fogerty squeezed 10 songs into only 34 minutes. The sale of Fantasy Records to Concord Records in ended the year estrangement between Fogerty and his former label, as the new owners took steps to restore royalty rights Fogerty had given up to be released from his contract with Fantasy in the mids.
In SeptemberFogerty returned to Fantasy Records, made possible when DreamWorks Records' noncountry-music unit was absorbed by Geffen Recordswhich dropped Fogerty, but continued to distribute his earlier solo albums.
He also appeared Lodi - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (CD a Christmas special video produced by the Australian children's group The Wiggles. Fogerty toured with John Mellencamp in the summer of and with Willie Nelson in the summer of On June 29,he played his first headlining British concert sinceat the Hammersmith Apollo theater in London, as part of the European leg of the tour.
During that leg, he also performed in Sundsvall, Sweden, where 25, people came to see him perform at the town square. Fogerty was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in Revival was released October 2, Billboard chart with sales about 65, copies in its first week.
On March 16,Fogerty kicked off an Australian tour. It was the last concert on his European tour. This concert was filmed causing staging problems that annoyed some fans    and was released in Schirmer Books. ISBN Archived from the original on 6 June Retrieved 16 June Rolling Stone.
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