Yesterday (May 28th) on his 75th birthday, John Fogerty released an EP of songs featuring him performing some of his classic tunes with three of his kids, called, Fogerty’s Factory. Rolling Stone reported the seven-song set, which may be a teaser for a full-length album, features songs performed while in isolation for various webcasts along with a spot for CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The tracks were mixed by Bob Clearmountain, and feature Fogerty with his sons and bandmates, Shane, and Tyler, along with daughter, Chelsea.
For the new set, the Fogerty's recreated Creedence Clearwater Revival's legendary 1970 album, Cosmos Factory. Fogerty enlisted his kids to replace his former bandmates in the exact same spot they sat 50 years ago. Fogerty's brother Bob — who shot the original photo — returned to do the honors.
John Fogerty said about the music on the new EP: “Bringing a little light from our home to yours. We are having a little family fun together during the pandemic. It’s such a great feeling to be making and playin’ music surrounded by love. We all need to celebrate the life we have and remember how precious it is.”
We asked John Fogerty which of his classic Creedence hits he couldn't get away with not playing every night: “Probably either 'Bad Moon (Rising)' or 'Proud Mary.' If I was to skip both of 'em — that would probably be trouble. (Laughs) And 'Fortunate Son's' probably right up there in that group.”
The tracklist to Fogerty’s Factory is:
“Centerfield” (Tiny Desk)
“Have You Ever Seen the Rain” (Colbert)
“Long As I Can See the Light (Tiny Desk)
“Down On the Corner” (Sirius)
“Bad Moon Rising” (Sirius)
“Fortunate Son” (Sirius)
“Proud Mary” (Tiny Desk)