Doug Clifford Becomes the Second CCR Member to Take on Rockers’ Block

Bassist Stu Cook made mince meat of his, so the pressure was all on Cosmo

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Some music artists have released literally hundreds of songs over the years, to say nothing of the ones deemed too garbage-y to release. BlastEcho wondered if those involved in recording so many songs could remember them all. Enter Rockers’ Block.

For each Rockers’ Block contestant, we play five random songs from their catalog each song from the beginning to see how long it takes for them to guess (well, maybe guess isn’t the right word) the correct song. Then once they do (hopefully), they talk a bit about the song.



It’s been a minute since we last heard from Doug Clifford, the erstwhile drummer for the Hall-of-Fame classic rockers Creedence Clearwater Revival. Ever since the CCR offshoot Creedence Clearwater Revisited — which also featured CCR bassist Stu Cook — stopped touring, Clifford has laid low. But now he’s back in a most peculiar way — promoting a solo album he originally recorded 35 years ago (!), entitled Magic Window. It’s definitely worth a listen.

Magic Window is actually Clifford’s second solo album — his first was released the same year as CCR’s last (1972). We, of course, dropped a song from his first solo album, which bears the name of Clifford’s nickname (“Cosmo”), during this edition of Rockers’ Block. This, too, marks the first time we’ve done a Rockers’ Block with two members of the same band when they weren’t seated together. Cook killed it in his go-round. Let’s see how Cosmo did in his.

P.S. The full songs are below, if you think you can do better than Cosmo did…

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Check out the title track to Doug Clifford’s long-lost album, Magic Window

 

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