January 21, 2021

1970 Lookin' Out My Back Door

Time for another round of Throwback Thursday!


This is where we get to listen to some great music from days gone by. 


Today’s music comes to us from 1970


Wikipedia tells us this about today’s tune:


"Lookin' out My Back Door" is a song recorded by the American band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Written by the band's lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter, John Fogerty, it is included on their 1970 album Cosmo's Factory; this was the group's fifth album, and was also their fifth and final number-two Billboard hit, held off the top by Diana Ross's version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".

The song's lyrics, filled with colorful, dream-like imagery, lead some to believe that it is about drugs. According to the drug theory, the "flying spoon" was a reference to a cocaine or heroin spoon, and the crazy animal images were an acid trip. Fogerty, however, has stated in interviews that the song was actually written for his then three-year-old son, Josh. Fogerty has also said that the reference to a parade passing by was inspired by the Dr. Seuss book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

Country singer Buck Owens is mentioned in the song, and the music reflects some of the Bakersfield sound Owens made famous.





See you again soon! Share with me your thoughts about this theme.  If you have a favorite oldies song or artist, let me know and I’d be happy to feature them.

 



2 comments:

  1. Love this song and they made great music then rather than today with some of these new "artists".

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  2. I had the Cosmo's Factory album on 8 track cartridge. Played the heck out of it. Great album!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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