Cosmo's Factory is the fifth studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released by Fantasy Records in July 1970 and released as Fantasy 8402, the same month as the single release of "Lookin' out My Back Door" b/w "Long As I Can See the Light" (see 1970 in music).
The name of the album comes from the room where the band rehearsed early in their career. Bandleader John Fogerty was so insistent on practicing (nearly every day)--and the atmosphere was often so smoky from the other members' cigarettes—that drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford began referring to the place as "the factory".
Early pressings of the album contain a three-second dropout on the left stereo channel during "Before You Accuse Me" and an earlier mix of "Travelin' Band" with John Fogerty's first solo mixed behind the horn section. This mix was restored on the 40th anniversary reissue.
In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Cosmo's Factory 265 on its list of 500 Greatest Albums.
Creedence Clearwater Revival released their fourth studio album, "Willy and the Poor Boys", in November 1969. Shortly after, the band began recording songs for their next album, Cosmo's Factory. In January 1970, the double