Recording: Born on the Bayou
Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Drummer: Doug "Cosmo" Clifford
Chart Position: #2
CCR = Cosmo. The equation is defined in the timeless classics by Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). Doug "Cosmo" Clifford set the rhythms in motion and had millions listening to the songs, propelled by his dynamic drumming. "Born on the Bayou" is a defining barometer of "swamp rock", and some say the signature song CCR. The band's true Americana combo of R&B and rock and roll homogenized into a "groove as deep as a trench". Cosmo was gracious to take time from touring with Creedence Clearwater Revisited (with bassist Stu Cook) to reflect on this song for Back Tracks.