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Creedence Clearwater Revisited's Doug Clifford on The Big Lebowski and The Chances of a CCR Reunion

You're not going to get any argument out of us: John Fogerty is the voice of Creedence Clearwater Revival. That's no slight to John "Bulldog" Tristao, the gentleman who handles vocals for Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Tristao does a great job singing the classics, but no one is going to suggest that anyone could fill Fogerty's boots.

But if Fogerty is the voice, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, the rhythm section of both Revival and Revisited, are the heart and soul. Along with rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, they added the boogie to Fogerty's croon. Imagine the chooglin' grooves of "Run Through the Jungle" or "Fortunate Son" without that thumping backbeat. Oh, that's right, you can't.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.