Cosmo’s Factory entered the Kent album charts on 31 Aug 1970. After only two weeks it hit #1 (on 14 Sep 1970) and remained there for an incredible 19 weeks. It was eventually knocked off the top (on 25 Jan 1971) by Led Zeppelin III.
Cosmo’s Factory spawned the singles: Travelin’ Band/Who’ll Stop the Rain, Up Around the Bend/Run Through the Jungle, and Lookin’ Out My Back Door.
The album is particularly known for CCR’s 11 minute re-working of the Motown song I Heard it Through the Grapevine, previously recorded by artists including Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye, and the Miracles.
With the release of Cosmo’s Factory in July 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival hit their commercial zenith. It was their fifth album in two years and became an international smash, topping the album charts in six countries.
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 day.
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