Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Best Bay Area Albums Of All Time: #7

Creedence Clearwater Revival are probably the only band on this list whose work has absolutely nothing to do with any Bay Area musical tradition. Looking to the swamps of Louisiana for inspiration, CCR brought the Southern swamp rock style to the coast, where they cut Cosmo’s Factory. Released in 1970, Cosmo’s Factory mixed masterfully executed extended jams with concise, two-minute pop songs to create what can only be described as an American epic.

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