John Fogerty played a bit of dobro on this track. He's seen holding the instrument on the cover of the 1969 album Green River
, but "Lookin' Out My Back Door" is the only time he played it on a Creedence song. In 1993, he bought a dobro at a vintage guitar show and set out to master the instrument, playing it for hours on end and using it on his 1997 solo album Blue Moon Swamp
. He got some help along the way from Jerry Douglas
, a preeminent dobro player who was part of Alison Krauss' band Union Station.