Doug “Cosmo” Clifford played drums for legendary rockers Creedence Clearwater Revival, who’s time on top was brief, only about two years. During that span, they issued 11 million selling hit singles and six albums – unbelievable by today’s standards.
After the band disbanded, Clifford worked on a variety of projects, assembling various groups of musicians and recording albums…a lot of these have sat in his personal archives for years. Now that he’s retired from the road, Clifford has started delving into these tapes, which he calls Cosmo’s Vault.
The latest release is For All the Money in the World, a teaming between him and Steve Wright, who played bass for the Greg Kihn Band. Also part of the project were several guitarists, including none other than Joe Satriani on a few tracks, and former Allman Brother Band backup vocalist Keith England.
We chat the origins of the project and why it’s taken until now for it to get released. He also reminisces about his most memorable CCR recording session and his favorite deep cut.