Fogerty offered just three songs( "Someday Never Comes", "Lookin' For A Reason", and "Sweet Hitch-Hiker"). Clifford and Cook wrote and sang on the rest with Fogerty only playing rhythm guitar. The album kicks off with "Someday Never Comes", a #25 hit, and like a bad joke Stu Cook's "Take It Like A Friend" follows. It's god-awful. (Though Clifford's "Need Someone to Hold" is a very decent country rock tune). Critics were rough on the album. Rolling Stone reviewer Jon Landau called Mardi Gras "the worst album I have ever heard from a major rock band".
The acrimony continues 40 years later. Asked about Fogerty's recent comments that a reunion was possible, Cook and Clifford recently told UnCut Magazine "Leopards don't change their spots. This is just an image-polishing exercise by John. My phone certainly hasn't rung," Cook said. Added Clifford: "It might have been a nice idea 20 years ago, but it's too late."