March 1, 2021

IGP Crew Album Review: CCR - Cosmo's Factory

IGP Crew Album Review: CCR - Cosmo's Factory

DISCLAIMER: Due to the nature of this episode, it is recommended that you not only take a listen to the album being reviewed but that you also listen to that album at full volume so that you can fully immerse yourself. Thank you for listening and...


DISCLAIMER: Due to the nature of this episode, it is recommended that you not only take a listen to the album being reviewed but that you also listen to that album at full volume so that you can fully immerse yourself. Thank you for listening and joining in on the discussion. Enjoy.

This week we're starting off with something a little different than what you might be used to. Every now and again we will be picking an album, taking a listen, and then taking a deep dive into discussing that album as a whole. This is our first crack at it.

The 70's would be considered by many to be a rough time in our nation's history. Violence, protest, and hardship were at the forefront of everyone's thoughts. But it's the music that always ends up finding its way through to us no matter how hard times get, and this time was no different. Rough times make for great tunes, and John Fogerty knew exactly what he was doing when it came to translating the times at hand into monster hits. Creedance Clearwater Revival fans were in for a treat when "Cosmo's Factory" was released to the masses. Using his signature howling rasp, guitar, expert production, and intentional use of musical styles that both inspired and pushed the boundaries of what we were all used to hearing.

Cosmo's Factory is the fifth album by Creedence Clearwater Revival and it's chocked full of howling vocals, crisp instrumentation, massive hits, and an eleven-minute version of a song that most of us believe doesn't need to be eleven minutes long. This week we unpack this album little by little and discuss our thoughts. It's season three, episode six of your favorite handyman's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!

Keep up with all of the music we talk about in each episode by listening to the Infectious Groove Podcast Companion Songs playlist, exclusively on Spotify.

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