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Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Cosmo’s Factory” 1970

"Cosmo's Factory" is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was released July 8, 1970 and is widely regarded as one of the band's best albums. Six of the album's eleven tracks were released as singles in 1970, and all of them charted in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100.

1968 to 1970 was a very prolific period for CCR. Four previous albums had yielded hits such as "Suzie Q," "I Put a Spell on You," "Proud Mary," "Born on the Bayou," "Green River," "Commotion," "Bad Moon Rising," "Lodi," "Down on the Corner," and "Fortunate Son".

The album features some of Creedence Clearwater Revival's biggest hits, including "Travelin' Band," "Up Around the Bend," and "Who'll Stop the Rain." It also includes several other classic tracks such as "Run Through the Jungle" and a cover of the Marvin Gaye song "I Heard It Through the Grapevine."

The album's title is a reference to the nickname given to the band's rehearsal space, which was an actual factory owned by drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford's father. The album was recorded at a time when the band was at the height of its popularity and creativity, and the songs on "Cosmo's Factory" showcase the band's trademark blend of roots rock, blues, and country.

Critics have praised "Cosmo's Factory" for its energy, songwriting, and musicianship. The album was a commercial success, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over 4 million copies in the United States alone. It is widely regarded as a classic of the rock genre and a defining moment in the career of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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