John Fogerty performs “Lookin’ Out My Backdoor” Live On California 2005.

With the production of John Fogerty, released on July 25, 1970. He reached # 1 on the Pop charts of: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Norway and USA.

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Lookin’ Out My Backdoor :

Song written by John Fogerty, was recorded by the country rock band for the fantasy label, was recorded in March 1970, in Wally Heider Recording, Inc., 6373 Selma Avenue, Hollywood, CA, in the recording participated: John Fogerty (guitar, harmonica, piano and vocal), Tom Fogerty (guitar rhythm, piano and vocal), Stu Cook (bass, guitar and vocal) and Doug Clifford (drums, percussion and vocal back). With the production of John Fogerty, released on July 25, 1970. He reached # 1 on the Pop charts of: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Norway and USA.

Lp cover Creedence ( Fantasy 1970 )
Lp cover Creedence ( Fantasy 1970 )

The song was included on the album, Cosmo’s Factory (Fantasy 1970), was released on July 16, 1970, and reached number # 1 of Pop albums in: Australia, Canada, France, Norway, U.K and USA.

Almost 20 years later, on December 13, 1990, received a certification of four times platinum with sales over four million copies.

The song’s lyrics, filled with colorful, dream-like imagery, lead some to believe that it is about drugs. According to the drug theory, the “flying spoon” was a reference to cocaine or heroin spoon, and the crazy animal images were an acid trip. Fogerty, however, you have 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 that passing by was inspired by the Dr. Seuss book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.



versions:

Buddy Alan 1970 (Capitol)
Jody Miller 1971 (Epic)
John Jorgenson 2002 (Dren Records)
The Frank & Todd Show 2008 (FTM)
The Sunny Cowgirls 2016 (WJO)
Eric Church 2018 (EMI Records Nashville)





Lookin’ Out My Backdoor Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy
Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I’m singing
Doo, doo, doo, looking out my back door

[Verse 2]
There’s a giant doing cartwheels
A statue wearing high heels
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn
A dinosaur Victrola, listening to Buck Owens
Doo, doo, doo, looking out my back door

[Bridge]
Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band
Won’t you take a ride on the flying spoon?
Doo doo doo
A wondrous apparition, provided by magician
Doo, doo, doo, looking out my back door

[Guitar solo]

[Bridge]
Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band
Won’t you take a ride on the flying spoon?
Doo, doo doo
Bother me tomorrow, today I’ll buy no sorrows
Doo, doo, doo, looking out my back door

[Verse 3]
Forward troubles Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn
Bother me tomorrow, today I’ll bide no sorrows
Doo, doo, doo, looking out my back door

Single cover Creedence ( Fantasy 1970 )
Single cover Creedence ( Fantasy 1970 )

Miquel Batlle
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