History Music / Cream

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

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-->--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''.
5th Oct '15 3:04:06 AM bluesno1fann
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Upon the demise of Cream, Eric Clapton had stints with other 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 25 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 other 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 25 the 25th of October 2014, at the age of 71. His untimely passing more or less ends any chance of further Cream reunions.



* 1966 - ''Fresh Cream'' (original UK release)
* 1966 - ''Fresh Cream'' (Swedish release) [[note]]This edition of ''Fresh Cream'' was released only in Sweden. It changed the track-listing, and added ''Wrapping Paper'' and ''The Coffee Song''[[/note]]
* 1967 - ''Fresh Cream'' (US release) [[note]]This edition of ''Fresh Cream'' was released only in the US. It changed the track-listing, omitted ''Spoonful'', and added ''I Feel Free''[[/note]]

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* 1966 - ''Fresh Cream''
* 1966 - ''Fresh Cream'' (original UK release)
* 1966 - ''Fresh Cream'' (Swedish release)
[[note]]This edition of ''Fresh Cream'' was released only in Sweden. It changed the track-listing, and added ''Wrapping Paper'' and ''The Coffee Song''[[/note]]
* 1967 - ''Fresh Cream'' (US release) [[note]]This edition of ''Fresh Cream'' was released only in the US. It changed the track-listing, omitted ''Spoonful'', and added ''I Feel Free''[[/note]]
18th Sep '15 12:47:30 PM JohnPrestwick
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Upon the demise of Cream, Eric Clapton had stints with other bands before embarking on an extremely successful solo career; the other two members have been successful, but less so. Jack Bruce died from liver disease on 25th 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 other 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 25th 25 October 2014, at the age of 71. His untimely passing more or less ends any chance of further Cream reunions.


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** When Clapton recruited Bruce and Baker, he was unaware that the two had in fact had a feud running between them. This stemmed from the time they had played together in another band, where Baker had fired Bruce and threatened him with a knife. Surprisingly (and luckily), they put aside their differences in order to work with Clapton.
26th Jul '15 5:12:14 AM DeepRed
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* 1966 - ''Fresh Cream''
* 1966 - ''Fresh Cream'' [[note]]This edition of ''Fresh Cream'' was released only in Sweden. It changed the track-listing, and added ''Wrapping Paper'' and ''The Coffee Song''[[/note]]
* 1967 - ''Fresh Cream'' [[note]]This edition of ''Fresh Cream'' was released only in the US. It changed the track-listing, omitted ''Spoonful'', and added ''I Feel Free''[[/note]]

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* 1966 - ''Fresh Cream''
* 1966 - ''Fresh Cream'' (original UK release)
* 1966 - ''Fresh Cream'' (Swedish release)
[[note]]This edition of ''Fresh Cream'' was released only in Sweden. It changed the track-listing, and added ''Wrapping Paper'' and ''The Coffee Song''[[/note]]
* 1967 - ''Fresh Cream'' (US release) [[note]]This edition of ''Fresh Cream'' was released only in the US. It changed the track-listing, omitted ''Spoonful'', and added ''I Feel Free''[[/note]]
20th Apr '15 4:16:46 AM StFan
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* UsefulNotes/GreekMythology: They recorded a song called "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" based on ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.
16th Feb '15 9:52:06 PM Patachou
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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 ''Rolling Stone'', where Jon Landau dismissed him as a "master of the blues cliché", and after becoming captivated by Music/TheBand's debut ''Music from Big Pink''. 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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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 ''Rolling Stone'', ''Magazine/RollingStone'', where Jon Landau dismissed him as a "master of the blues cliché", and after becoming captivated by Music/TheBand's debut ''Music from Big Pink''.''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.



* GreekMythology: They recorded a song called "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" based on ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.
* ImportFilter: Both ways. Cream had many American influences like RobertJohnson and Howlin' Wolf (in fact, they were much more into these people than Americans). [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff And Cream were VERY popular in America]].

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* GreekMythology: UsefulNotes/GreekMythology: They recorded a song called "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" based on ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.
* ImportFilter: Both ways. Cream had many American influences like RobertJohnson Music/RobertJohnson and Howlin' Wolf Music/HowlinWolf (in fact, they were much more into these people than Americans). [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff And Cream were VERY popular in America]].



* RearrangeTheSong: "Crossroads", from RobertJohnson's "Cross Road Blues". Those awesome guitar solos? Clapton's additions.

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* RearrangeTheSong: "Crossroads", from RobertJohnson's Music/RobertJohnson's "Cross Road Blues". Those awesome guitar solos? Clapton's additions.
27th Nov '14 2:29:37 AM bluesno1fann
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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 Your Love" and "Strange Brew," appeared on the album. ''Disraeli Gears'' is also noted for its psychedelic cover art.

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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 Your Love" and "Strange Brew," appeared on the album. ''Disraeli Gears'' ''Music/DisraeliGears'' is also noted for its psychedelic cover art.
27th Nov '14 2:29:11 AM bluesno1fann
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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 & vocals), Ginger Baker (drums), and Jack Bruce (bass & vocals). 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]] popularized 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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'''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 (bass (lead vocals & 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]] popularized 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 ''Disraeli Gears'' 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. ''Disraeli Gears'' 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 ''Rolling Stone'', where Jon Landau dismissed him as a "master of the blues cliché", and after becoming captivated by Music/TheBand's debut ''Music from Big Pink''. 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.

to:

''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 ''Disraeli Gears'' ''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. ''Disraeli Gears'' 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 ''Rolling Stone'', where Jon Landau dismissed him as a "master of the blues cliché", and after becoming captivated by Music/TheBand's debut ''Music from Big Pink''. 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.



Cream's influence has extended far, from progressive rock bands such as Rush to jam bands such as the Grateful Dead to heavy metal bands such as Black Sabbath. 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 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 Rush Music/{{Rush}} to jam bands such as the Grateful Dead Music/TheGratefulDead to heavy metal bands such as Black Sabbath.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 JimiHendrix, Music/JimiHendrix, who came to England in hope of meeting Music/EricClapton, his idol.



* 1967 - ''Disraeli Gears''

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* 1967 - ''Disraeli Gears''''Music/DisraeliGears''



* 1966 - ''Wrapping Paper'' [[note]]Otherwise available on the Swedish version of their 1966 album ''Fresh Cream'', but not on a UK album[[/note]]
** ''Cat's Squirrel'' as the B-side
* 1966 - ''I Feel Free'' [[note]]Otherwise available on the US version of their 1966 album ''Fresh Cream'', but not on a UK album[[/note]]
** ''N.S.U.'' as the B-side [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1966 album ''Fresh Cream''[[/note]]
* 1968 - ''Anyone For Tennis''
** ''Pressed Rat And Warthog'' as the B-side

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* 1966 - ''Wrapping Paper'' "Wrapping Paper" [[note]]Otherwise available on the Swedish version of their 1966 album ''Fresh Cream'', but not on a UK album[[/note]]
** ''Cat's Squirrel'' as the B-side
album[[/note]] / "Cat's Squirrel"
* 1966 - ''I "I Feel Free'' Free" [[note]]Otherwise available on the US version of their 1966 album ''Fresh Cream'', but not on a UK album[[/note]]
** ''N.
album[[/note]] / "N.S.U.'' as the B-side " [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1966 album ''Fresh Cream''[[/note]]
* 1968 - ''Anyone "Anyone For Tennis''
** ''Pressed
Tennis" / "Pressed Rat And Warthog'' as the B-side
Warthog"



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

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



* GratuitousPanning: In most songs on ''Fresh Cream'' and ''Disraeli Gears'', all the drums were on the right channel. In "I Feel Free," all the main instruments were on the right channel, the tambourine was on the left, and the vocals were in the middle. In "Mother's Lament," the reverb on the vocals was only on the right channel.
* GreekMythology: They recorded a song called "Tales of Brave Ulysses" based on ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.

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* GratuitousPanning: In most songs on ''Fresh Cream'' and ''Disraeli Gears'', ''Music/DisraeliGears'', all the drums were on the right channel. In "I Feel Free," all the main instruments were on the right channel, the tambourine was on the left, and the vocals were in the middle. In "Mother's Lament," the reverb on the vocals was only on the right channel.
* GreekMythology: They recorded a song called "Tales of Of Brave Ulysses" based on ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.



* 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''.
6th Nov '14 8:59:56 PM bluesno1fann
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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 & vocals), Ginger Baker (drums), and Jack Bruce (bass & vocals). 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 & vocals), Ginger Baker (drums), and Jack Bruce (bass & vocals). 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.
26th Oct '14 1:37:08 AM bluesno1fann
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Cream basically [[strike:invented]] popularized 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 popularized the use of the wah-wah pedal.

The band was also known for its live performances. The members often incorporated jams into their songs, with some reaching to 16 minutes (such as "Spoonful" and "Toad"); this made them favorites around the world. They were at their time the number one biggest live act. Clapton's guitar solos were (and are) considered some of the best ever.

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Cream basically [[strike:invented]] popularized 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 popularized popularised the use of the wah-wah pedal.

The band was also known for its live performances. The members often incorporated jams into their songs, with some reaching to 16 minutes (such as "Spoonful" and "Toad"); this made them favorites favourites around the world. They were at their time the number one biggest live act. Clapton's guitar solos were (and are) considered some of the best ever.



Upon the demise of Cream, Eric Clapton had stints with other bands before embarking on an extremely successful solo career; the other two members have been successful, but less so.

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Upon the demise of Cream, Eric Clapton had stints with other bands before embarking on an extremely successful solo career; the other two members have been successful, but less so.
so. Jack Bruce died from liver disease on 25th October 2014, at the age of 71. His untimely passing more or less ends any chance of further Cream reunions.
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