Cream was one of the first 'supergroups' Each member had experience in other bands prior to joining together Jack Bruce was the front man/bass player/vocalist. Eric Clapton on guitar and sometimes vocals. Ginger Baker - drums.
They put out three 'real' albums. Each are top notch in their own right. Much like the Grateful Dead, their live shows were quite different from the records. Although I never saw them, the live recordings reveal a band in full flight. Basically three soloists somehow merging together. The result could sometimes be stunning. Their records ain't half bad either.
|Most of Cream ready for flight, except Ginger who decided to cap himself with a dead animal.|
Their second album includes the classics Sunshine of Your Love, Tales of Brave Ulysses, Strange Brew and SWALBR (She Was Like a Bearded Rainbow).
I got this original pressing in the early '70's when a family member found Jesus. It's got the old purple and gold ATCO label. Good for me. Thank you Jesus, This sounds better than subsequent pressings with the yellow ATCO label. How did you know?
This is a first pressing the shiny foil cover.
Clapton composition written with Martin Sharp - The artist who did the covers to Wheels of Fire and Disraeli Gears. From the soundtrack of 'The Savage Seven' - a biker movie. It's an acoustic tune. As far as I know, the movie is not about a marauding bunch of tennis enthusiasts on motorcycles, although that would be quite a concept. Call my agent.
Cream eventually imploded. Their last tour saw them travelling separately and staying in different hotels.
Each band member went off to solo careers with varying degrees of success. Clapton released a few classic albums before watering down his sound to become a boring dad rock icon.