Before we begin, let’s just take a moment to pay respect to John Fogerty’s voice. Okay, now that we have that behind us, let’s check out one of Fogerty’s most memorable tunes, “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” which he wrote with his influential California-’born rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and released on the group’s 1970 LP, Cosmo’s Factory.
1 in the hearts of many fans of the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski, a movie that mixes the mundane with the psychedelic, much like the Creedence song at hand. (Lebowski listens to the song, as you can see in the clip below, as he checks his rearview mirror.)
Since its release, many have speculated that the lyrics are about drugs. A sort of wild-minded tune as the singer sits agape and tripping, looking at the loopy world from his doorway
|Also known as||The Blue Velvets, Tommy Fogerty and The Blue Velvets (1959–1964), Vision, The Golliwogs (1964–1967)|. Creedence Clearwater Revival, commonly abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band formed in El Cerrito, California
These members had played together since 1959, first as the Blue Velvets and later as the Golliwogs, before settling on Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1967. The band’s most prolific and successful period between 1969 and 1971 produced fourteen consecutive top 10 singles (many of which were double A-sides) and five consecutive top 10 albums in the United States – two of which, Green River (1969) and Cosmo’s Factory (1970), reached number one. The band performed at the 1969 Woodstock festival in Upstate New York, and was the first major act signed to appear there.
Tom Fogerty had left the previous year, and John was at odds with the remaining members over matters of business and artistic control, all of which resulted in lawsuits among the former bandmates. Fogerty’s disagreements with Fantasy Records owner Saul Zaentz led to more court cases and John Fogerty refused to perform with the two other surviving members at Creedence’s 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though the band has never officially reunited, John Fogerty continues to perform CCR songs as part of his solo act, while Cook and Clifford have performed as Creedence Clearwater Revisited since the 1990s.
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Lookin’ Out My Back Door Meaning. Get “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” on MP3:Get MP3 from Amazon
Some say it’s about drugs – the images (giant doing cartwheels…statue wearing high heels… all the happy creatures…wonderous apparition…magician…) perhaps conjured by LSD – the “flying spoon” = coke or heroin (what else might one use a spoon for with drugs?)
One interpretation is that Fogerty had a baby son at the time and that the song was for him – dad just got home from the road, settled in with his baby son, and in this sense the “flying spoon” is a spoon with baby food on it – he’s doing the “airplane” thing with the spoon while feeding his son – and all the creatures and animals are from children’s stories and imaginings -. Bunch of young guys enjoying each other’s talent and creativity bringing to life the poetry of the moment….whatever that was for him/them then
Title: Decoding the Lyrics: Lookin’ Out My Back Door by Creedence Clearwater Revival. As one of the most iconic rock bands of the late 60s and early 70s, Creedence Clearwater Revival has left an indelible mark on the music industry with their unique blend of swamp rock, folk, and blues
One of their most beloved tunes is “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” a whimsical, upbeat song that showcases the band’s playful and creative side. But what lies behind the seemingly random lyrics? In this article, we’ll explore the hidden meaning of “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” and delve into the band’s creative process.
The book, titled “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” by Dr. Seuss, features colorful illustrations and fantastical creatures, much like the ones described in the song lyrics
“Lookin’ Out My Back Door” b/w “Long As I Can See the Light” was the third 45 rpm Creedence Clearwater Revival released in 1970. Both cuts ended up to the Cosmo’s Factory album launched in summer 1970
The single was certified gold by the RIAA in the USA, for sales of over one million copies. “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” may be considered one of the escapism songs of John Fogerty
In the book a kid is watching a parade go by with wondrous and magical animals and characters. Fogerty put the action “out my back door” to a place he could escape to.
“Lookin’ out My Back Door” is a song recorded by the American band Creedence Clearwater Revival and written by the band’s lead singer, guitarist and songwriter, John Fogerty.. It was included on their 1970 album “Cosmo’s Factory”, the group’s fifth album
According to the drug theory, the “flying spoon” in the song was a cocaine 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.
It’s fine to say ‘Looking out my back door’, and I agree that it’s more common with ‘the’, in both British and American English. We can also say ‘Going out the back door’ if you’re talking about a means of exiting a building
So in formal contexts I’d be more likely to go for the more standard form with the ‘of’ included.. I presume that the word ‘out’ must have have included the meaning of ‘out of’ in the past, just as ‘in’ can be used in the sense of ‘into’
For example, we say ‘Take the money out of the bag’ rather than ‘Take the money out the bag’. ‘Take the money out the bag’ sounds very dialectal/non-standard to me, while ‘Look out the window’ or ‘Go out the door’ is acceptable
Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) created and published this hit song in 1970 on their Cosmo’s Factory album. The reason I bring this up is because this song was sung at my brother-in-law’s funeral recently
Another brother-in-law played it on his guitar and sang it-along with everyone in the pews. His funeral was more of a celebration than a sad event
The photograph reflects my pup looking out our back door. I shot Carson while I was on our deck and he was in this viewing posture, looking out our back door which brings me to the point of this post.
When I first started to pay attention to the lyrics to this song…I would have bet Mr. Fogerty wrote it under the influence while looking out his back door
Seuss book And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street. In the book a kid is watching a parade go by with wondrous and magical animals and characters
The song was on the album Cosmo’s Factory… arguably Creedence’s best album. Creedence had 16 songs in the top 100 in their short career but no number 1’s
First recording and first release by Creedence Clearwater Revival (March 1970 / July 25, 1970). First recording and first release by Creedence Clearwater Revival (March 1970 / July 25, 1970)
Lookin’ Out My Back Door written by John Fogerty English. |Lookin’ Out My Back Door||Creedence Clearwater Revival||July 25, 1970||First recording in March 1970
|Lookin’ Out My Back Door||Buddy Alan||December 21, 1970|. |Lookin’ Out My Back Door||The John Hamilton Band||1970|
“In ‘Don’t Look Now (It Ain’t You Or Me)’ I was just prodding my generation a bit – “Before we get to feeling holier-than-thou with all our grand ideas, let’s take a look at what’s really going on,” who is really doing the work. Even though new ideas were being vocalized, and there was all this hopefulness and do-gooderness, and we’d accomplished a lot of philosophical things through demonstrations and protests, my generation wasn’t working in the blue-collar mainstream yet, and we weren’t doing the kind of stuff that the pioneers who built our country did
Other people are the ones doing that stuff for us”.”John Fogerty (1234). “‘Fortunate Son’ wasn’t really inspired by any one event
The seemed privileged, and whether they liked it or not, these people were symbolic in the sense that they weren’t being touched by what their parents were doing. They weren’t being affected like the rest of us.”John Fogerty (1236)