History Music / Cream

21st May '17 9:45:04 AM nombretomado
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Cream's influence has extended far, from progressive rock bands such as Music/{{Rush}} to jam bands such as Music/TheGratefulDead to heavy metal bands such as Music/BlackSabbath. VH1 and Rolling Stone have both called Cream one of the best bands of all time. Most of all, one of their number one fans was of course Music/JimiHendrix, who came to England in hope of meeting Music/EricClapton, his idol.

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Cream's influence has extended far, from progressive rock bands such as Music/{{Rush}} to jam bands such as Music/TheGratefulDead to heavy metal bands such as Music/BlackSabbath. VH1 Creator/VH1 and Rolling Stone have both called Cream one of the best bands of all time. Most of all, one of their number one fans was of course Music/JimiHendrix, who came to England in hope of meeting Music/EricClapton, his idol.
20th Feb '17 12:52:17 PM bt8257
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Upon the demise of Cream, Eric Clapton had stints with several different bands before embarking on an extremely successful solo career; the other two members have been successful, but less so. The line-up reunited briefly at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and then again for a handful of reunion concerts in 2005. Jack Bruce died from liver disease on the 25th of October 2014, at the age of 71. His untimely passing ends any chance of further Cream reunions.

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Upon the demise of Cream, Eric Clapton had stints with several different bands before embarking on an extremely successful solo career; the other two members have been successful, but less so. The line-up reunited briefly at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and then again for a handful of reunion concerts in 2005. Jack Bruce died from liver disease on the 25th of October 2014, at the age of 71. His untimely passing 71, which more or less ends any chance of further Cream reunions.
12th Dec '16 12:07:51 AM Xtifr
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'''Cream''' was an extremely influential English band active from 1966 to 1969, reuniting a few times since. Cream was made up of Music/EricClapton (guitar and vocals), Ginger Baker (drums), and Jack Bruce (lead vocals and bass). All three musicians were already well known in the English rock scene at the time, thus making Cream one of the first {{supergroup}}s and the [[TropeNamer first to be referred as such]]. During their three years of existence, they released four albums, all of which reached the top 6 of the UK Albums Chart.

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'''Cream''' Cream was an extremely influential English band active from 1966 to 1969, reuniting a few times since. Cream was made up of Music/EricClapton (guitar and vocals), Ginger Baker (drums), and Jack Bruce (lead vocals and bass). All three musicians were already well known in the English rock scene at the time, thus making Cream one of the first {{supergroup}}s and the [[TropeNamer first to be referred as such]]. During their three years of existence, they released four albums, all of which reached the top 6 of the UK Albums Chart.
15th Nov '16 8:38:56 AM 06tele
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* UncommonTime: On ''Wheels of Fire''.

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* UncommonTime: On Parts of "White Room" on ''Wheels of Fire''.Fire'' are in 5/4 time, and "Those Were The Days" has some quirky rhythmic shifts, with bars of 3/4 and 5/4 along with 4/4 in the chorus.
15th Nov '16 8:32:13 AM 06tele
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* WordSaladLyrics: "Doing That Scrapyard Thing".

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* WordSaladLyrics: "Doing That Scrapyard Thing".
Thing", courtesy of Jack Bruce's regular lyricist Pete Brown. First verse:
-->When I was young they gave me a mongrel piano,\\
Spent all my time inventing the cup of tea.\\
Writing your name in the sea,\\
Banging my fav'rite head.
15th Nov '16 8:28:08 AM 06tele
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* NonAppearingTitle: "Badge."

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Badge.""[[note]]George Harrison wrote the song with Clapton and he and Clapton were writing different parts of the lyrics together, sitting opposite each other. Clapton was supposed to write the lyrics for the bridge but hadn't yet, so Harrison wrote on his own piece of paper "BRIDGE". Clapton looked at it, reading it upside-down and said "What's 'Badge'?" They both thought it was so funny that it became the song's title.[[/note]]
7th Nov '16 2:52:11 PM tenryufan
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* CreativeDifferences: Averted, as Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker's fights were well known and the main reason they quit.



* ShortLivedBigImpact
19th Sep '16 9:45:03 AM 06tele
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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Clapton takes the lead on "Strange Brew" and "Outside Woman Blues", and additionally sings the chorus of "Sunshine of Your Love" and the bridge of "White Room". Baker provides SpokenWordInMusic on "Pressed Rat and Warthog", and sings additional vocals on "Mother's Lament" and "Those Were the Days"

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Clapton takes the lead on "Four Until Late", "Crossroads", "Strange Brew" and Brew", "Outside Woman Blues", Blues" and additionally sings the chorus of "Crossroads", and has joint lead vocal on "Sunshine of Your Love" and the bridge of "White Room". Love". Baker sings (sort of) "Blue Condition", provides SpokenWordInMusic on "Pressed Rat and Warthog", and sings additional vocals on "Mother's Lament" and "Those Were the Days"Days". All three of them sing "Mother's Lament".
19th Sep '16 9:38:40 AM 06tele
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Upon the demise of Cream, Eric Clapton had stints with several different bands before embarking on an extremely successful solo career; the other two members have been successful, but less so. The line-up reunited briefly at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and then again for a handful of reunion concerts in 2005. Jack Bruce died from liver disease on the 25th of October 2014, at the age of 71. His untimely passing more or less ends any chance of further Cream reunions.

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Upon the demise of Cream, Eric Clapton had stints with several different bands before embarking on an extremely successful solo career; the other two members have been successful, but less so. The line-up reunited briefly at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and then again for a handful of reunion concerts in 2005. Jack Bruce died from liver disease on the 25th of October 2014, at the age of 71. His untimely passing more or less ends any chance of further Cream reunions.
14th Jun '16 1:52:37 PM JamesAustin
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->''The Cream never really played that much blues. I think we aimed to start a revolution in musical thought. We set out to change the world, to upset people, and to shock them... Our aim was to get so far away from the original line that you're playing something that's never been heard before.''
--> Music/EricClapton

'''Cream''' was an extremely influential English band active from 1966 to 1969, reuniting a few times since. Cream was made up of Music/EricClapton (guitar & vocals), Ginger Baker (drums), and Jack Bruce (lead vocals & bass). All three musicians were already well known in the English rock scene at the time, thus making Cream one of the first {{supergroup}}s and the [[TropeNamer first to be referred as such]]. During their three years of existence, they released four albums, all of which reached the top 6 of the UK Albums Chart.

Cream basically [[strike:invented]] popularised and helped [[TropeCodifier codify]] PsychedelicRock and brought BluesRock into the mainstream with songs based on both traditional blues (such as "Crossroads" and "Spoonful") and modern blues. Cream also popularised the use of the wah-wah pedal.

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->''The Cream ->''"Cream never really played that much blues. I think we aimed to start a revolution in musical thought. We set out to change the world, to upset people, and to shock them... Our aim was to get so far away from the original line that you're playing something that's never been heard before.''
--> Music/EricClapton

"''
-->--Music/EricClapton

'''Cream''' was an extremely influential English band active from 1966 to 1969, reuniting a few times since. Cream was made up of Music/EricClapton (guitar & and vocals), Ginger Baker (drums), and Jack Bruce (lead vocals & and bass). All three musicians were already well known in the English rock scene at the time, thus making Cream one of the first {{supergroup}}s and the [[TropeNamer first to be referred as such]]. During their three years of existence, they released four albums, all of which reached the top 6 of the UK Albums Chart.

Cream basically [[strike:invented]] popularised and helped [[TropeCodifier codify]] PsychedelicRock and brought BluesRock into the mainstream with songs based on both traditional blues (such as "Crossroads" and "Spoonful") and modern blues. Cream also popularised the use of the wah-wah pedal.



''Fresh Cream'', the band's first album, consisted of cover versions of blues standards ("Spoonful", "Rollin' and Tumblin'", "Four Until Late", "I'm So Glad"), original songs written by the band and collaborators ("I Feel Free", "N.S.U.", "Sleepy Time Time", "Dreaming", "Sweet Wine"), a rearrangement of the traditional song "Cat's Squirrel" and the drum solo showcase "Toad". Cream's sophomore effort ''Music/DisraeliGears'' is considered the album that defined the band's style of mixed rock and blues; some of Cream's biggest hits, such as "Sunshine Of Your Love" and "Strange Brew," appeared on the album. ''Music/DisraeliGears'' is also noted for its psychedelic cover art.

''Wheels Of Fire'' was Cream's third album and their first double album, the first disc with studio tracks and the second with live tracks performed in San Francisco. It topped the American charts and became the world's first platinum-selling double album. With this album, the band shifted from blues to ProgressiveRock, using classical instruments and [[UncommonTime rare time signatures]].

Shortly before ''Wheels Of Fire'' was finished, the members of Cream wanted to go their separate ways. The already-present animosity between Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce reached a high point, and Clapton had to act as peacekeeper. Soon, all three members did not listen to each other much while performing, with Clapton frequently recalling a concert where he actually stopped playing at one point but neither Baker or Bruce noticed. Clapton was also influenced to break up the band after a scathing review of one of their concerts in ''Magazine/RollingStone'', where Jon Landau dismissed him as a "master of the blues cliché", and after becoming captivated by Music/TheBand's debut ''Music/MusicFromBigPink''. Cream made an official announcement in July 1968 that they would break up soon after another tour and album. The band did a farewell tour in late 1968, and their final album, ''Goodbye'', was released in 1969.

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''Fresh Cream'', the band's first album, consisted of cover versions of blues standards ("Spoonful", "Rollin' and Tumblin'", "Four Until Late", "I'm So Glad"), original songs written by the band and collaborators ("I Feel Free", "N.S.U.", "Sleepy Time Time", "Dreaming", "Sweet Wine"), a rearrangement of the traditional song "Cat's Squirrel" and the drum solo showcase "Toad". Cream's sophomore effort ''Music/DisraeliGears'' is considered the album that defined the band's style of mixed rock and blues; some of Cream's biggest hits, such as "Sunshine Of of Your Love" and "Strange Brew," appeared on the album. ''Music/DisraeliGears'' is also noted for its psychedelic cover art.

''Wheels Of of Fire'' was Cream's third album and their first double album, the first disc with studio tracks and the second with live tracks performed in San Francisco. It topped the American charts and became the world's first platinum-selling double album. With this album, the band shifted from blues to ProgressiveRock, using classical instruments and [[UncommonTime rare time signatures]].

Shortly before ''Wheels Of of Fire'' was finished, the members of Cream wanted to go their separate ways. The already-present animosity between Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce reached a high point, and Clapton had to act as peacekeeper. Soon, all three members did not listen to each other much while performing, with Clapton frequently recalling a concert where he actually stopped playing at one point but neither Baker or Bruce noticed. Clapton was also influenced to break up the band after a scathing review of one of their concerts in ''Magazine/RollingStone'', where Jon Landau dismissed him as a "master of the blues cliché", and after becoming captivated by Music/TheBand's debut ''Music/MusicFromBigPink''. Cream made an official announcement in July 1968 that they would break up soon after another tour and album. The band did a farewell tour in late 1968, and their final album, ''Goodbye'', was released in 1969.



* 1968 - ''Wheels Of Fire'' [[note]]The first half of the album was recorded in the studio[[/note]]

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* 1968 - ''Wheels Of of Fire'' [[note]]The first half of the album was recorded in the studio[[/note]]



* 1968 - ''Wheels Of Fire'' [[note]]The second half of the album was recorded live[[/note]]

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* 1968 - ''Wheels Of of Fire'' [[note]]The second half of the album was recorded live[[/note]]



* CoverVersion: Side two of ''Fresh Cream'', almost the entire live discs of ''Wheels Of Fire'' and ''Goodbye'', and parts of ''Music/DisraeliGears''. Worth noting is they would often [[RearrangeTheSong rearrange them.]]
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''Wheels Of Fire''.

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* CoverVersion: Side two of ''Fresh Cream'', almost the entire live discs of ''Wheels Of of Fire'' and ''Goodbye'', and parts of ''Music/DisraeliGears''. Worth noting is they would often [[RearrangeTheSong rearrange them.]]
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''Wheels Of of Fire''.



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Clapton takes the lead on "Strange Brew" and "Outside Woman Blues", and additionally sings the chorus of "Sunshine Of Your Love" and the bridge of "White Room". Baker provides SpokenWordInMusic on "Pressed Rat and Warthog", and sings additional vocals on "Mother's Lament" and "Those Were the Days"
* UncommonTime: On ''Wheels Of Fire''.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Clapton takes the lead on "Strange Brew" and "Outside Woman Blues", and additionally sings the chorus of "Sunshine Of of Your Love" and the bridge of "White Room". Baker provides SpokenWordInMusic on "Pressed Rat and Warthog", and sings additional vocals on "Mother's Lament" and "Those Were the Days"
* UncommonTime: On ''Wheels Of of Fire''.
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