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Scarface735
01-04-2007, 11:38 PM
Am i the only guy who appreciates Cream? ERic clapton, jack bruce, and Ginger Baker were perhaps the best psychedelic trio ever! anybody agree?

Maet
01-04-2007, 11:39 PM
Use to like 'em. Now they're just not for me.

Coincidentally, I stopped liking them when I stopped smoking pot two years ago.

M4jorpiz
01-04-2007, 11:41 PM
jack kicks ass i like em have all there albums on vinal

ledzep1023
01-04-2007, 11:42 PM
i deffinately agree
my favorite by them is crossroads live

ericgentz
01-04-2007, 11:43 PM
I really only liked Clapton... Better by himself..

Cptbeefheart
01-04-2007, 11:44 PM
Totally one of the greatest bands ever. Clapton is in his young stages and he is just firing away with hard blues. They broke up too fast, they could have done so much more.

-[NiL]-
01-04-2007, 11:45 PM
I like some of their songs, but I'm not a huge fan. Maybe I should check more of their stuff out.

real_québécois
01-04-2007, 11:47 PM
They were an amazing band, I agree they broke too fast

AngryGuitarist
01-04-2007, 11:48 PM
Spoonfull spoon full spoooooooooooooooooooooooooonfull
i love cream

ECistheBest
01-04-2007, 11:49 PM
wtf Cream is the best
u have to be smokin or something to say that
everybody supports cream.
I got the reunion at london CD
its pretty good i liked white room on it

DaliLama
01-04-2007, 11:59 PM
Love love love them, Sweet Wine, Deserted Cities of the Heart, Those Were the Days, N.S.U., Politician, SOO many amazing songs. I'm a big fan, Jack Bruce is out of control

DeathOnTwoLegs
01-05-2007, 01:14 AM
I really only liked Clapton... Better by himself..
I always thought the exact opposite. John Mayall, Cream, Blind Faith, etc. were all better than Clapton solo.

Food_for_funk
01-05-2007, 01:41 AM
What a good band.

Hey AngryGuitarist, I like Al di Meola!

Sloopy
01-05-2007, 02:49 AM
Mods...Close this thread theres already like a dozen of its kind. Use the search button man.

BrainDamage
01-05-2007, 05:22 PM
They broke up too fast, they could have done so much more. atleast we've got a few albums to listen to. Blind Faith broke up too fast.

But yeah, Cream is great.

TheHeartbreaker
01-05-2007, 06:28 PM
As did Derek and the Dominos... even though I wouldn't entirely call it "breaking up".

lounge act
01-05-2007, 06:41 PM
Cream were great. they had so many good songs, i cant even think of one of their songs that i dont like. i think tales of brave ulyssees is my favorite though.

Lessthanbass22
01-05-2007, 07:30 PM
Theres already a 5 page thread about this, they are my favorite band though.

Heres the link
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=428838&highlight=cream+jack+bruce

TheHeartbreaker
01-06-2007, 01:51 AM
Cream were great. they had so many good songs, i cant even think of one of their songs that i dont like. i think tales of brave ulyssees is my favorite though.

Uh... Mother's Lament? :p:

Cptbeefheart
01-06-2007, 02:11 AM
Wrapping Paper is their only song I don't like. I even like Mother's Lament!

TheHeartbreaker
01-06-2007, 02:15 AM
Say what?! :eek:

It's been a while since I've listened to Wrapping Paper, so I can't remember if I like it or not.

ECwomantoneman
01-06-2007, 10:24 AM
My uncle said he got bevvied with Jack sometime in the 80's

I'd take it with a pinch of salt though.

For all you Liverpool fans though, he also dated Ian St. John's daughter for a while. I tell no lies on that one!

ECwomantoneman
01-06-2007, 10:26 AM
Also, I reckon that Clapton's improvisation skills that he displayed with Cream far exceeded Hendrix's on stage jamming. Clapton stayed to the point of the song...sometimes for 20mins+!!!!!

claptonfan55
01-07-2007, 05:08 PM
Cream is one of my favorite bands of all time. Come on, how can people not like "White Room," "Sunshine of Your Love," and "Crossroads."

TheHeartbreaker
01-07-2007, 08:49 PM
Also, I reckon that Clapton's improvisation skills that he displayed with Cream far exceeded Hendrix's on stage jamming. Clapton stayed to the point of the song...sometimes for 20mins+!!!!!

I thought that Jimi was excellent near the end of his career, but he couldn't touch Clapton in the 20+ minute jams.

ledhed68
01-07-2007, 09:01 PM
Also, I reckon that Clapton's improvisation skills that he displayed with Cream far exceeded Hendrix's on stage jamming. Clapton stayed to the point of the song...sometimes for 20mins+!!!!!

While i do agree with you that Clapton's improv>Jimi's improv, long jams do not equal quality

TheHeartbreaker
01-07-2007, 09:10 PM
With Clapton's improvising, most of it, to me, was fairly good.

I especially love Spoonful from Wheels of Fire.

ledhed68
01-07-2007, 09:13 PM
With Clapton's improvising, most of it, to me, was fairly good.

I especially love Spoonful from Wheels of Fire.

I agree with you, that his improvising is great, and he really does hold the attention. All I wanted to do was state my opinion that long =/= good

GettintheLedout
01-07-2007, 10:49 PM
SWLABR


enough said

therussian
01-07-2007, 11:02 PM
No no no no.

Tales of Brave Ulysses



Enough said

TheHeartbreaker
01-09-2007, 07:47 PM
I agree with you, that his improvising is great, and he really does hold the attention. All I wanted to do was state my opinion that long =/= good

I don't feel, though, that simply because a song is long it is bad.

I listen to a lot of jam bands, and if they can keep my attention for 10, 20, 30, or even more minutes than that, I don't care how long the song is.

Angus77
01-09-2007, 09:39 PM
I <3 Cream.
Their stuff is just so easy to love!

Cptbeefheart
01-09-2007, 10:48 PM
I <3 Cream.
Their stuff is just so easy to love!

I agree, its just something about Jack Bruce's voice combining with Clapton's psychedelic guitar and Ginger Baker's pounding drums that makes me want to listen to them over and over again.

GettintheLedout
01-09-2007, 11:19 PM
No no no no.

Tales of Brave Ulysses



Enough said
fine. I'll accept that.

TheHeartbreaker
01-10-2007, 07:38 PM
I agree, its just something about Jack Bruce's voice combining with Clapton's psychedelic guitar and Ginger Baker's pounding drums that makes me want to listen to them over and over again.

Sadly, though, Jack's voice has seemed to deteriorated quite a bit... at least that's how it appeared in the Royal Albert Hall reunion videos.

ledhed68
01-10-2007, 07:57 PM
I don't feel, though, that simply because a song is long it is bad.

I listen to a lot of jam bands, and if they can keep my attention for 10, 20, 30, or even more minutes than that, I don't care how long the song is.

I'm not saying just because its long, its not good, all I'm saying is that longer doesn't mean its better, if its longer and of better quality, then yes, all I'm saying is that it's quality, not quantity.

TheHeartbreaker
01-10-2007, 08:20 PM
Okay.

Sloopy
01-10-2007, 10:22 PM
I'm not saying just because its long, its not good, all I'm saying is that longer doesn't mean its better, if its longer and of better quality, then yes, all I'm saying is that it's quality, not quantity.

Meh, as long theres no drum solos and adequate vocal or horn stuff going on it keeps me interested. Horn sections ftw!

TheHeartbreaker
01-10-2007, 10:33 PM
I can stand drum solos that are entertaining, but I have heard some that are boring as hell and drag on forever.

ledhed68
01-11-2007, 07:39 AM
I can stand drum solos that are entertaining, but I have heard some that are boring as hell and drag on forever.

I agree, for example, the Moby Dick solo is just way too long and it just doesnt hold my attention. While the drum solos by the drummers from the Allman Brothers are absolutely incredible, they really hold my attention extremely well

TheHeartbreaker
01-11-2007, 04:55 PM
Actually, the last time I saw The Allman Brothers Band, they had a 20 minute drum solo going that was easily the low part of the show.

Possibly becaues Jaimoe was sick, and Marc Quinones seemed to just... **** around the whole time.

timmEH
01-12-2007, 05:14 PM
ginger bakers drum solo's are amazing

TheHeartbreaker
01-13-2007, 12:02 PM
Ginger Baker is amazing. Period. Even his name is awesome.

paintITblack39
01-13-2007, 01:22 PM
Ginger Baker is amazing. Period. Even his name is awesome.
Yep, he's quite possibly the best drummer ever.



And his name rocks.

Sloopy
01-13-2007, 07:00 PM
Yep. I'm naming my next offspring Ginger whether they like it or not.

TheHeartbreaker
01-13-2007, 07:14 PM
I'm going to name my first child (boy or girl) Duane, and if they don't like it, I'll beat them. :)

TheHeartbreaker
01-13-2007, 08:10 PM
Is your name Thorsteinn by chance?

Sloopy
01-13-2007, 08:29 PM
I'm going to name my first child (boy or girl) Duane, and if they don't like it, I'll beat them. :)

Girl Named Duane.... good song title no?

TheHeartbreaker
01-13-2007, 08:43 PM
Better than a girl named Dickey. :p:

IrishBlues
01-14-2007, 12:37 AM
^ You can always use Melissa, Jessica, Martha or Elizabeth.

TheHeartbreaker
01-14-2007, 09:52 AM
Or Maydelle or Desdemona.

paintITblack39
01-14-2007, 11:28 AM
I'm going to name my first child (boy or girl) Duane, and if they don't like it, I'll beat them. :)
Why not Rafeal?


damn TBS commercial

TheHeartbreaker
01-14-2007, 12:24 PM
Not sure I've seen that commercial before, actually. Weird, too, because I watch a lot of TBS.

timmEH
01-14-2007, 12:27 PM
i think ginger is jsut a nickname guys......
his name is Peter Edward "ginger" Baker
sorry to ruin your guys' dreams :p:

Lost_Rose
01-14-2007, 12:27 PM
I'm going to name my first child (boy or girl) Duane, and if they don't like it, I'll beat them. :)

LMAO they beat you first if your not careful :p:

TheHeartbreaker
01-14-2007, 12:30 PM
i think ginger is jsut a nickname guys......
his name is Peter Edward "ginger" Baker
sorry to ruin your guys' dreams :p:

No, we knew that (well, I did at least), but still, it's an awesome name anyways.

I mean, everyone thinks Slash is an awesome name, even though its not his real name either.

timmEH
01-14-2007, 12:31 PM
well if someone named their child slash they deserve to get beat with my belt buckle.... a giant rush belt buckle :)

TheHeartbreaker
01-14-2007, 12:32 PM
Nice.

timmEH
01-14-2007, 12:36 PM
does anyone else think sweet wine is an amazing song?
cuz i do

TheHeartbreaker
01-14-2007, 12:45 PM
Yes, it is. It's easily one of my favorite songs from Fresh Cream, which is possibly my favorite album of theirs.

IrishBlues
01-14-2007, 02:21 PM
Sweet Wine is in my top 5 easily.

TheHeartbreaker
01-14-2007, 02:28 PM
It's actually Skuli Thorsteinsson, my dad's is Thorsteinn Skulason, and my grandpa's is Skuli Thorsteinsson, and so on

Cool.

I hope you go by Thor. That'd be badass. ;)

TheHeartbreaker
01-14-2007, 03:40 PM
Oh... So do you go by Skul? Or is it pronounced with an umlaut, like Skool?

TheHeartbreaker
01-14-2007, 03:50 PM
Is Icelandic close to German in any way? That's where I got the idea that maybe the "u" was pronounced like the umlauted "u".

TheHeartbreaker
01-14-2007, 06:25 PM
Oh, okay.

MartiniKiss7
01-15-2007, 01:30 AM
As You Said is a really good song

TheHeartbreaker
01-15-2007, 09:49 AM
Just out of curiosity... How many people here saw Cream at their reunion dates?

BrainDamage
01-15-2007, 12:48 PM
^^ :wavey:

Madison Square Garden, 10/24 (first night).

Strat_Monkey
01-15-2007, 12:52 PM
^^Damn... I'd have killed to be at one of those!

TheHeartbreaker
01-15-2007, 01:08 PM
^^ :wavey:

Madison Square Garden, 10/24 (first night).

I envy you! :cry:

timmEH
01-15-2007, 01:53 PM
wow lucky guy brain damage
i might have commited acts of violence for those tickets

TheHeartbreaker
01-15-2007, 01:58 PM
:haha

ledhed68
01-15-2007, 08:19 PM
^^ :wavey:

Madison Square Garden, 10/24 (first night).

God, i hate you so much....

in a loving way.

PLEASE DON'T BAN ME!!! :cry:

TheHeartbreaker
01-15-2007, 09:14 PM
Well, we know BrainDamage went to the reunion, but did anyone go to any Cream concerts when they were originally together?

Now that would be something. I doubt many people on this forum, though (if any at all), are old enough to have been.

IrishBlues
01-15-2007, 09:38 PM
I wish I lived in the 60s.

:sad:

ledhed68
01-15-2007, 09:47 PM
Well, we know BrainDamage went to the reunion, but did anyone go to any Cream concerts when they were originally together?

Now that would be something. I doubt many people on this forum, though (if any at all), are old enough to have been.

If i ever get my hands on a time machine, that's one of the first things I'll be doing.

TheHeartbreaker
01-15-2007, 10:18 PM
I wish I lived in the 60s.

:sad:

Same. And you changed your avatar.

IrishBlues
01-16-2007, 12:17 AM
Same. And you changed your avatar.

Yeah I'm trying some new ones out, went from Clapton to Eat a Peach now to Dylan. I can't decide which to stick with.

TheHeartbreaker
01-16-2007, 04:38 PM
Eat a Peach. :)

No, the Dylan one isn't too bad.

IrishBlues
01-16-2007, 05:37 PM
I was feelin' the Eat a Peach one. I don't know what I'll stick with.

TheHeartbreaker
01-16-2007, 05:39 PM
I have the inside cover of Eat a Peach as my desktop. It's awesome. :headbang:

timmEH
01-16-2007, 06:10 PM
i ate a peach once.....
it was almost as good as jack bruce's harmonica playing!!! that guy is incredible!

IrishBlues
01-16-2007, 06:10 PM
That's awesome. Right now I have the hammers from "The Wall" movie and right before that it was Neil Young. It's always changing.

To stay on topic Cream's awesome. I remember the first time I heard them I saw a clip of them playing Crossroads and I was like :eek:

ECwomantoneman
01-20-2007, 05:43 PM
does anyone else think sweet wine is an amazing song?
cuz i do

I got Live Cream Vol. 1 for Christmas, and that version of it is absolutely brilliant! It sums up everything great and good about Cream! Jazz, Rock and Blues all in one song! Curiously, the Live version has a couple of reggaeish moments in it as well

ECwomantoneman
01-20-2007, 05:49 PM
If i ever get my hands on a time machine, that's one of the first things I'll be doing.

Damn straight. With all their Live tracks on CD, I kept noticing a "recorded on" date that kept cropping up - that of March 10, 1968 at the Winterland.

Tracks:

N.S.U. (Live Cream Vol.1)
Sweet Wine (Live Cream Vol.1)
Tales of Brave Ulysses (Live Cream Vol.2)
Steppin' Out (Live Cream Vol.2)
Spoonful (Wheels of Fire)
Crossroads (Wheels of Fire)

If you have heard these songs you'll probably understand why I'd sell my soul just to go to that gig!

TheHeartbreaker
01-20-2007, 06:52 PM
Wait - those were all played on one gig?

Why then, did they release them through three different albums (which I own all of, thankfully)?

ledhed68
01-20-2007, 07:31 PM
Wait - those were all played on one gig?

Why then, did they release them through three different albums (which I own all of, thankfully)?

Maybe it was their management that wanted that to make more money. Just a theory.

get-born
01-20-2007, 11:51 PM
If i ever get my hands on a time machine, that's one of the first things I'll be doing.

Did you know that this Russian dude traveled 1/50th of a second into the future? Maybe in a few years we can go to Woodstock...

TheHeartbreaker
01-21-2007, 12:59 AM
Would travelling at such speed even be noticable? I'm assuming it's a joke. :)

ECwomantoneman
01-25-2007, 05:01 PM
Maybe it was their management that wanted that to make more money. Just a theory.

Couldn't be more right. Robert Stigwood beat the hell out of the band by over-extensive touring which helped highten the tensions between Jack and Ginger and led to a speeded up demise. Why? He wanted to cash in on Cream so he could finance the BeeGees. Bastard!!!! :grrr:

TheHeartbreaker
01-26-2007, 04:57 PM
:haha

The BeeGees, eh?

ECwomantoneman
01-26-2007, 05:13 PM
Yep, the BeeGees. Though I ain't a homophobe (usually) I think from that you could tell he was gay.

TheHeartbreaker
01-26-2007, 05:24 PM
Usually?

Come on, man, where's the love? Don't hate people for being gay. :)

Nonetheless, I agree. :o

hamett91
01-27-2007, 10:28 AM
I made the mistake of searching for some Cream concert videos on Limewire with my dad over my shoulder.

TheHeartbreaker
01-27-2007, 10:31 AM
Did you get actual footage of concerts, or footage of "cream" (if you know what I mean)?

hamett91
01-27-2007, 10:33 AM
Something to do with pies...

ECwomantoneman
01-27-2007, 10:58 AM
Go on Youtube if you want to see some Cream vids. Limewire is 'orrible when it comes to that sorta thing.

If you look here, you'll find some of my recomendations but there's a helluva lot more...


Clapton Guitar Demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPx3pUayCkA )

Spoonful (Smothers Bros. TV Show) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TbhG0U7Ipo)

Tales of Brave Ulysses (Smo Bros) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BGlFsf9DM8)

Sunshine of Your Love (Smo Bros) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI8SUc2SV4k&feature=PlayList&p=D135C33937BB2860&index=0)

Actul Concerts..

White Room (RAH 68) www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF3oPAll_FU

Crossroads (RAH 68) www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBSb6b1YX3g

BassistGal
01-27-2007, 11:17 AM
They are one of my favourite bands.
I really love playing their songs (Espicially Sunshine of Your Love, Badge and Politician)

ECwomantoneman
01-27-2007, 11:24 AM
I absolutely love Tales of Brave Ulysses!!! I got a wah wah for Xmas and already I can play it pretty badass!!!

It's surprisingly easy, the mad solos on it are just blues licks that are combined with really insane wah wah-ing (wah wah rocked fully and very fast)

TheHeartbreaker
01-27-2007, 12:14 PM
I should learn that song. I got a wah for Christmas as well, but have only been figuring out some Frank Zappa licks with it.

ECwomantoneman
01-27-2007, 12:17 PM
I think if you can do Zappa you can do TOBU

TheHeartbreaker
01-27-2007, 12:20 PM
Okay.

Strat_Monkey
01-27-2007, 12:48 PM
Cool, which wah did you get?

Also, anyone know how to get the wah sound from White Room? It's f*cking wild!

ECwomantoneman
01-27-2007, 12:56 PM
I got a Jim Dunlop Crybaby Wah, which contrary to the popular belief on these forums, I can get an exquisite tone from.

For the wah - wah parts on TOBU and White Room, use the rhythm PU on max volume and max tone for that "screaming" effect.

TheHeartbreaker
01-27-2007, 01:51 PM
I got a Crybaby Classic, and it's awesome, but I'm still working on getting different tones out of it.

Strat_Monkey
01-27-2007, 03:11 PM
I got a Jim Dunlop Crybaby Wah, which contrary to the popular belief on these forums, I can get an exquisite tone from.

For the wah - wah parts on TOBU and White Room, use the rhythm PU on max volume and max tone for that "screaming" effect.

It's not all Jim Dunlop's that are bad, just GCB95s. My one's modded a fair bit, and it's still not up to much, but if you're cool with yours then that's what matters :peace:

And thanks for the White Room info, but doesn't sound like I'll manage that tone on my Strat :( I need some more money...

Heartbreaker: I have little experience with those wahs, but like I say, if you're happy with it then it's all good!

TheHeartbreaker
01-27-2007, 05:01 PM
I'm happy with it so far. I had to make a minor adjustment with it by placing a folded up tissue beneath the pedal so it would be a lot easier to switch from on and off.

BlueOyster23
01-27-2007, 07:46 PM
...well in a sort of related story(even though I believe I have yet to visit this thread), I just got tickets to Eric Clapton(with Robert Cray) today for April 4. I'm pretty sure that within about 10 min. the concert was sold out.

TheHeartbreaker
01-28-2007, 10:26 AM
Awesome. Have a good time. :)

shiney_moondog
01-29-2007, 04:15 AM
I have seen both the Cream Farewell Concert and the Cream Reunion Concert and i have to say that 40+ years later, Jack, Eric and Ginger and still as good if not better than they were in the 60s however, their performances were more energetic when they were younger.

favourite cream song - swlabr

Strat_Monkey
01-29-2007, 09:28 AM
Yeah, SWLABR rocks. I mean, how can you dislike a song called She Walks/Was Like a Bearded Rainbow?

TheHeartbreaker
01-29-2007, 08:08 PM
I'm sure that there are some musical differences.

Obviously you were present at the show, but based upon the videos I watched, Jack's voice had (quite expectantly) declined in comparison to how it once was, and Ginger's drumming seemed to not be quite as frisky ( :D ) and energetic as it was in his younger days.

ledhed68
01-29-2007, 09:01 PM
I'm sure that there are some musical differences.

Obviously you were present at the show, but based upon the videos I watched, Jack's voice had (quite expectantly) declined in comparison to how it once was, and Ginger's drumming seemed to not be quite as frisky ( :D ) and energetic as it was in his younger days.

That's just expected, i mean they're like in their 60s(?). You can't expect them to be like they were in their 20s

psychodelia
01-29-2007, 09:02 PM
That's just expected, i mean they're like in their 60s(?). You can't expect them to be like they were in their 20s

Yeah, like that video Encore_God posted of Clapton saying he's not at the technical level he was several years ago.

TheHeartbreaker
01-29-2007, 09:34 PM
I remember that video. Of all of the Cream members, I believe Clapton has dealt the best with age.

timmEH
01-30-2007, 03:17 PM
^i dunno bruce is still pretty amazing

shiney_moondog
01-30-2007, 05:22 PM
yeah and so is Ginger and hes even older than the other two

TheHeartbreaker
01-30-2007, 08:17 PM
Don't get me wrong - they can still play. I'm simply saying that compared to where they once were, Clapton seems to have taken aging better than the others, and it's not quite as evident in his playing that he is older as with Jack and Ginger.

Sloopy
01-31-2007, 10:26 PM
Don't get me wrong - they can still play. I'm simply saying that compared to where they once were, Clapton seems to have taken aging better than the others, and it's not quite as evident in his playing that he is older as with Jack and Ginger.



Ginger's the geezer haha. Their Albert Hall DVD is amazing, and I'm glad they're not over doing anything a big reunion tour. They know that they're different people and that their legacy/heyday was in the 60's not the 00's.

daytripper75
02-01-2007, 02:12 AM
i listen to them from time to time. im not in love with them, but i like em well enough.

TheHeartbreaker
02-01-2007, 10:25 AM
Ginger's the geezer haha. Their Albert Hall DVD is amazing, and I'm glad they're not over doing anything a big reunion tour. They know that they're different people and that their legacy/heyday was in the 60's not the 00's.

:cheers:

hippy12
02-01-2007, 03:21 PM
I used to be in love with Cream, but recently i've just not been enjoying their songs as much, it's annoying because i want to like them, but i can never just listen to a whole album anymore... :(

TheHeartbreaker
02-02-2007, 11:22 AM
Do you know why?

R_H_C_P
02-02-2007, 04:22 PM
Oh your God, I don't believe I haven't even posted in here.

I bought Cream's BBC sessions the other day, it's cool, bit quiet though...

TheHeartbreaker
02-04-2007, 12:13 PM
It's a good album, but for live Cream albums I'd definitely go with Live Cream Volume 1 and Live Cream Volume 2.

BBC Sessions doesn't really do a great job of representing a Cream concert, since it's simply a radio show, and the band was meant to showcase a lot of their songs, rather than play nine or ten of them by jamming, as they normally would.

R_H_C_P
02-04-2007, 12:43 PM
I've got their live volumes 1 and 2. AMAZING I must say.

TheHeartbreaker
02-04-2007, 12:49 PM
Good. :)

IrishBlues
02-04-2007, 06:51 PM
I need more live Cream albums.

Listening to "I Feel Free" right now. Cool song.

TheHeartbreaker
02-04-2007, 07:00 PM
Definitely a great song.

ECwomantoneman
02-05-2007, 03:53 PM
I Feel Free was the first Cream song I learnt in its entirety. You could say it has all the musical traits of Cream, a bit of jazz, blues, rock and psychodelia all in like 2 and a bit minutes!

TheHeartbreaker
02-05-2007, 04:56 PM
I'm probably going to learn some more Cream songs soon.

I love jamming to Spoonful, though.

IclaptonisgodI
02-05-2007, 10:15 PM
if any1 wants my opinion they just need to read my name

TheHeartbreaker
02-06-2007, 04:33 PM
What's up with the "l" at the beginning and end of your name?

Cptbeefheart
02-06-2007, 05:10 PM
Probably the only way he could get that name, since someone else no doubt has claptonisgod already.

TheHeartbreaker
02-06-2007, 05:18 PM
Oh.

hamett91
02-09-2007, 09:17 PM
Outside Woman Blues :liplick:

TheHeartbreaker
02-10-2007, 08:05 AM
Yes, good song.

Sloopy
02-10-2007, 12:17 PM
Anyone else think NSU is amazing?

And that Toad is nothing special?

BrainDamage
02-10-2007, 01:03 PM
^^They closed their main set with Toad at the reunion shows...I thought it was a strange choice to end with a drum solo. NSU is cool :cool:

Sloopy
02-10-2007, 01:57 PM
^ Yeah to me drum solos are boring. I guess to drummer they might be cool.

NoQuarter2
02-10-2007, 02:07 PM
And that Toad is nothing special?
I dont like any drum solos except for that one... It's alot more gripping then lets say... Moby Dick...

TheHeartbreaker
02-10-2007, 06:49 PM
^ Yeah to me drum solos are boring. I guess to drummer they might be cool.

They're fun to see live, but not so fun to listen to on CD.

Sloopy
02-10-2007, 09:51 PM
Yeah. Haha when Neil Peart did his drum solos I can vividly remember seeing Alex and Geddy stuffing their faces and trying to catch Neil's eyes because he had to sit out there the whole show.

BrainDamage
02-10-2007, 09:56 PM
^^haha thats great :p: From the DVDs I have, Rush seem like the really enjoy being on stage. Good for them. Well, except Peart, who never shows any emotion. In the 3 DVDs, Replay, R30, and Rio, I can remember him smiling ONCE (R30- Xanadu, between the main riff at the beginning and the part where Lifeson plays those descending chords. Lifeson looked back at Neil and he smiled back :eek: ).

Sloopy
02-10-2007, 09:58 PM
Yeah. If a band is having a good time, everyone has a good time.

TheHeartbreaker
02-10-2007, 10:25 PM
Does Rush always have random items on stage... I mean, from the gig they played on the R30 DVD, there were washing machines and vending machines on stage.

BrainDamage
02-10-2007, 10:27 PM
^^yeah. I think they have stuff in them that Rush gives out to the crowd at the end of the show. I'm pretty sure the washing machines had t-shirts in them.

Blues Breaker
02-10-2007, 10:30 PM
I dont like any drum solos except for that one... It's alot more gripping then lets say... Moby Dick...

if you watch the Blind Faith DVD. Gingers drum solo is pretty good. if you were blind you could swear it was Bohnam but a lot better. i'm no drum expert but i'd say John used a lot of Gingers fills.

TheHeartbreaker
02-10-2007, 10:30 PM
Wow. That's ****ing awesome.

jac_murphy
02-11-2007, 12:12 AM
Does Rush always have random items on stage... I mean, from the gig they played on the R30 DVD, there were washing machines and vending machines on stage.

I know this is going off topic, but I'll answer quickly. I heard it was because Geddy likes to put his amps below the stage (I suppose he thinks they sound better there) and the washing machines and stuff were added so the stage didn't look lopsided with only Alex's equipment on one side.

-Jacques

TheHeartbreaker
02-11-2007, 09:36 AM
That's... interesting. Actually, though, I think I know where Geddy is going.

The other day I was sort of messing around, and rather than be in my room where I play, I walked into a different room and played, but I could still hear my music (but not quite as loud).

I've noticed that when I play with a lot of distortion (which I do from time to time for fun), I will occasionally tend to "lose control" of my sound, because I'm focusing more on the noise coming from the amp, rather than what I'm playing.

However, when I was in the other room, I found myself much more focused on the guitar, and able to play much, much better.

That probably doesn't make any sense, but I may be able to relate to why Geddy was doing that.

Sloopy
02-11-2007, 01:10 PM
Back on the subject of Cream,


What do you guys think would have happened to Cream if they hadn't broken up?

TheHeartbreaker
02-11-2007, 01:17 PM
I feel that, if they hadn't broken up when they had initially, they would have probably released two more albums before deciding to call it quits.

I'm sure the albums would have been good, but nothing like the ones that they actually created.

Sloopy
02-11-2007, 01:20 PM
I think that Eric would have left to go solo anyhow.

But Ginger and Bruce would create a new band wiht a new guitarist, I was thinking Steve Winwood...

TheHeartbreaker
02-11-2007, 01:35 PM
Hm... Steve Winwood as the lead guitarist of Cream... that would be something.

I honestly doubt that line-up would carry out the same Cream formula, because though Steve Winwood is a decent guitarist, his talent with that particular instrument is nothing compared to Jack and Ginger's talents are for their instruments.

Sloopy
02-11-2007, 02:55 PM
Well we'll never know will we?

I gotta start that time machine...

BrainDamage
02-11-2007, 03:07 PM
^^sorry, but Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes has the copywrite to time travel :p:

hehe, no one will understand that, Chris said it during the first show I saw them at

I don't know if I would have liked Cream to continue. I'm happy with what we have, and plenty happy with what followed in Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominoes (two bands that I feel as great as they were, would have been phenomenal had they continued).

Sloopy
02-11-2007, 03:39 PM
Derek would have been bigger than Blind Faith IMO.

BrainDamage
02-11-2007, 03:46 PM
^^possibly. I just like the idea of Clapton and Steve Winwood playing together :p:

Sloopy
02-11-2007, 04:57 PM
Yeah. I heard Steve Winwood died, is that true?

ECwomantoneman
02-11-2007, 06:07 PM
^^^I don't think so. Where'd ya hear that?

Also, I think that Cream splitting up and "What might they have acheived" is just a nice thing to mull over when you're supposed to be listening to a brain numbingly dull English lesson........

I'd say if they'd hung around, and kept to a similar formula, they'd have acheived Led Zeppelin fame and folk would've been saying "Led who?" ;)

Having said all that, on their final album (Cream that is) Goodbye, with the exception of Badge, the studio tracks pretty much sucked (by Cream standards anyway)
But this was probably because the attitude of the band by then was "Let's get this over and done with"

TheHeartbreaker
02-11-2007, 06:21 PM
Derek would have been bigger than Blind Faith IMO.

I prefer Derek and the Dominos to Blind Faith (though they are both awesome).

Too bad the Dominos only released one studio album.

Sloopy
02-11-2007, 07:42 PM
Yeah. Blind Faith gets a bit soft though, Derek had staying power.

TheHeartbreaker
02-11-2007, 08:11 PM
I agree.

Sloopy
02-12-2007, 08:54 PM
Do you like Wheels of Fire better than Disraeli Gears Heartbreaker? I do.

TheHeartbreaker
02-12-2007, 09:04 PM
That's a tough question, honestly. Neither are my favorite Cream album, but they're both extremely good.

Disraeli Gears has some amazing songs, but Mother's Lament is definitely something that I feel they should have left out of the album.

Wheels of Fire is amazing, and I love the four live songs that make up Disc 2.

For those albums, I'd probably consider my favorite to be the one I had most recently listened to, which is in fact Wheels of Fire.

ledhed68
02-12-2007, 09:47 PM
Disraeli Gears has some amazing songs, but Mother's Lament is definitely something that I feel they should have left out of the album.


Are you serious? That song is hysterical, it really shows that Cream has a lighter hearted side to them and they know how to joke around while staying serious, I love it.

Sloopy
02-12-2007, 11:06 PM
Nah. I agree with Heartbreaker it sorta ruins the atmosphere.

blink+guitar
02-13-2007, 02:33 AM
i love em and i agree with you i went to the eric claptons world tour on feb 3 in australia (check out the review) if cream ever did another reunuin i would go no matter where it was

ECwomantoneman
02-13-2007, 07:24 AM
Opinions on Deserted Cities of the Heart from Wheels of Fire anyone?
IMO it's an absolute cracker!

Blues Breaker
02-13-2007, 04:21 PM
Are you serious? That song is hysterical, it really shows that Cream has a lighter hearted side to them and they know how to joke around while staying serious, I love it.


i agree. i have the deluxe edition of the cd.

it tops of a great album. its different to anyother blues based band.
i love it

TheHeartbreaker
02-13-2007, 06:55 PM
Are you serious? That song is hysterical, it really shows that Cream has a lighter hearted side to them and they know how to joke around while staying serious, I love it.

It ruins the atmosphere, and even if that wasn't the case, it's not very well executed.

ledhed68
02-13-2007, 08:01 PM
It ruins the atmosphere, and even if that wasn't the case, it's not very well executed.

Well, everyone has their own opinion

TheHeartbreaker
02-13-2007, 08:21 PM
Exactly. But mine is right. ;)

Sloopy
02-13-2007, 08:58 PM
^ Haha +1

TheHeartbreaker
02-13-2007, 09:24 PM
:D

So what is everyone's favorite Cream album? I myself enjoy Fresh Cream.

Cptbeefheart
02-13-2007, 09:44 PM
Disraeli Gears slightly over Wheels of Fire.

Sloopy
02-13-2007, 11:45 PM
Fresh Cream and Wheels of Fire

BassistGal
02-15-2007, 08:07 AM
Disrael Gears is my favourite, but i enjoy all of them (My favourite band :D)

Now, check out this preformance of We're Going Wrong by them.
I just watched it and its a truly powerful amazing preformance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNSrT3RAU-I&mode=related&search=

zeppelinpage4
02-15-2007, 08:17 AM
Disrael Gears is my favourite, but i enjoy all of them (My favourite band :D)

Now, check out this preformance of We're Going Wrong by them.
I just watched it and its a truly powerful amazing preformance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNSrT3RAU-I&mode=related&search=
Wow amazing I never saw Cream on a vid till now and i'm glad you posted that. :)

What album is that song from? if you don't mind me asking.

I liked Cream when I started playing two years ago but I didn't go much further with the band, I should start listening to them more now. ;)

BassistGal
02-15-2007, 08:40 AM
^ The song is from the album Disraeli Gears

Im inlove with this band :)

zeppelinpage4
02-15-2007, 08:51 AM
Lol yeah Clapton was the first guy I listened to when I started playing guitar.

Jimmy Page finished the job and made me the guitar addict you see before you. :p:


I should look into getting Disraeli Gears.

BlackDacca
02-15-2007, 09:05 AM
I think Disraeli Gears is a must buy for any Rock fan, if for 'Sunshine of your Love' alone. What other Cream stuff would you suggest buying or deter people from buying?

hamett91
02-15-2007, 04:30 PM
Fresh Cream. Mainly because I love Cat's Squirrel and I Feel Free.

TheHeartbreaker
02-15-2007, 04:37 PM
Yes, Cat's Squirrel. That song is awesome. I prefer the BBC Sessions version to the studio version, though.

ledhed68
02-16-2007, 08:16 AM
My favorite is Disraeli Gears, but their reunited album/DVD is absolutely incredible

TheHeartbreaker
02-16-2007, 04:33 PM
I've seen some of the videos from their reunion, and it looked nice.

BrainDamage was at one of the reunions... lucky bitch. :p:

HOLY NIX
02-17-2007, 05:51 PM
Am i the only guy who appreciates Cream? ERic clapton, jack bruce, and Ginger Baker were perhaps the best psychedelic trio ever! anybody agree?
Oh God yes GO CLAPTON i love 'em they are the best

Brickjp84
02-19-2007, 11:34 AM
I just bought the dvd Eric Clapton: Croassroads Guitar Festival. Such a great Dvd. It features artists like BB King, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Santana, Eric Johnson, James Taylor, Joe Walsh, and John Mayer. I saw it in stores and couldnt pass it up. Anyone else ever see this?

TheHeartbreaker
02-19-2007, 04:28 PM
I've seen most of it. It is amazing, definitely.

Those two guys who played the acoustic guitars and wrote and sung the music for O Brother Where Art Thou? were amazing as well.

IrishBlues
02-19-2007, 04:37 PM
^ That was definately a highlight of that DVD.

TheHeartbreaker
02-19-2007, 04:40 PM
Do you remember their names?

hamett91
02-20-2007, 12:04 AM
Dear God...I Feel Free, N.S.U., Sweet Wine.... so...good. I recently fell in love with Fresh Cream. :)

rockonth
02-20-2007, 02:15 PM
have you seen the video of Strange Brew on this TV show? , i cant remember which one it is but Clapton looks like he's chewing tobacco, i heard they were made to lip sync when they didnt want t, so they messedit up.

Irenic Retral
02-20-2007, 02:35 PM
Dear God...I Feel Free, N.S.U., Sweet Wine.... so...good. I recently fell in love with Fresh Cream. :)

Very good songs you've mentioned from them. A favorite of mine is Born Under A Bad Sign. A covered track of course.

TheHeartbreaker
02-20-2007, 04:51 PM
Yes. The bass in Born Under A Bad Sign is quite nice.

ECwomantoneman
02-21-2007, 03:27 PM
have you seen the video of Strange Brew on this TV show? , i cant remember which one it is but Clapton looks like he's chewing tobacco, i heard they were made to lip sync when they didnt want t, so they messedit up.

Yeah its quite funny to look at it *Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G1JZS3P-h4) *, especially just for admiring Clapton's ridiculous afro. Also, at the start, you'll see the TV host. Is this guy wearing a hat or is that his hair??? :wtf:

AND at around 0:30 you see Jack and something dangling from his bass. It looks like some sort of teddy bear or something!!!

TheHeartbreaker
02-21-2007, 04:44 PM
AND at around 0:30 you see Jack and something dangling from his bass. It looks like some sort of teddy bear or something!!!

:haha

I think it's a parrot!

fadingboy
02-21-2007, 04:44 PM
Yeah its quite funny to look at it *Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G1JZS3P-h4) *, especially just for admiring Clapton's ridiculous afro.

Haha he looks like he's just come back from scalping Noel Redding and has decided to wear the prize on his head.

TheHeartbreaker
02-21-2007, 04:45 PM
:haha

Sloopy
02-21-2007, 07:39 PM
Look on www.youtube.com/doublefantasy80 for a SWEET Crossroads 1968 vid.

TheHeartbreaker
02-21-2007, 09:19 PM
Nice.

ledhed68
02-21-2007, 09:29 PM
Look on www.youtube.com/doublefantasy80 for a SWEET Crossroads 1968 vid.

Very good video, but I don't think anything tops the version on Wheels of Fire

TheHeartbreaker
02-21-2007, 09:34 PM
Agreed. Nor Spoonful from that album either.

ledhed68
02-21-2007, 10:11 PM
Agreed. Nor Spoonful from that album either.

I'm going to disagree with the Spoonful part, I like their version from their reunion better than all other versions.

ECwomantoneman
02-22-2007, 01:11 PM
Spoonful's simply class!!! It was the first Cream song I learnt the whole way through so I've got quite a sentimental fondness for it :)

TheHeartbreaker
02-22-2007, 05:46 PM
Live or studio?

hamett91
02-23-2007, 12:19 AM
Any Cream DVD's from the old days? (before the reunion, like Clapton and his ES-335 phase). :D

TheHeartbreaker
02-23-2007, 04:30 PM
Not that I know of, but there are plenty of videos on YouTube.

clapton-floyd
02-23-2007, 05:09 PM
There is, there's a DVD of their farewell concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, the ones in 1968, I think it's called: "Farewell Concert" or something like that. Then there's a edited version of that with out-takes and stuff called "Strange Brew"

hamett91
02-23-2007, 05:11 PM
Cool man. I've been looking for a DVD but all I could find was reunion footage.

clapton-floyd
02-23-2007, 05:24 PM
Link for Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cream-Farewell-Concert/dp/B00005O03Z/sr=8-1/qid=1172265814/ref=sr_1_1/026-6234390-3366840?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

TheHeartbreaker
02-23-2007, 05:25 PM
Interesting.

Ferdinandstrat
02-23-2007, 05:47 PM
Question:

What was Eric's most known look back in Cream?

BrainDamage
02-23-2007, 06:59 PM
There is, there's a DVD of their farewell concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, the ones in 1968, I think it's called: "Farewell Concert" or something like that. That video isn't very well shot. I rented it last week, the interviews are nice, but the footage is so-so.

TheHeartbreaker
02-23-2007, 08:51 PM
Question:

What was Eric's most known look back in Cream?

What do you mean, hairstyle and appearence?

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 08:07 AM
What do you mean, hairstyle and appearence?


Hair style,and appearence aswell...

Calum_Barrow
02-24-2007, 08:18 AM
I would say it was the longish hair, the tash, maybe the sunglasses and the velvet blazers with cuffs and frills everywhere, and jeans etc. This was the same time as he was using the Fool SG, and I think it is his most known style from this era (at least to me anyway).
http://www.geosound.org/finnishedgeo33/cream-clapton-11-15-67-gothenburg.jpg

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 08:20 AM
I would say it was the longish hair, the tash, maybe the sunglasses and the velvet blazers with cuffs and frills everywhere, and jeans etc. This was the same time as he was using the Fool SG, and I think it is his most known style from this era (at least to me anyway).
http://www.geosound.org/finnishedgeo33/cream-clapton-11-15-67-gothenburg.jpg



Thanks,you helped me a lot!

TheHeartbreaker
02-24-2007, 08:31 AM
Are going to become an Eric Clapton Cream-era impersonator or something? :p:

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 08:45 AM
Are going to become an Eric Clapton Cream-era impersonator or something? :p:


Nope,ever heard of the Sonic the Hedgehog game series(it IS related)?

TheHeartbreaker
02-24-2007, 08:51 AM
Yes, I have.

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 09:05 AM
Yes, I have.


Good.

As known,the game is filled with anthropomorphic animles as main characters(Sonic,Tails Knuckles ETC).

Their are teams that are constructed out of three members,each represnts an ability(speed,flight,power).

So basicly,I took Cream(the band,not the character),and made a team out of them.

Eric is a cat,he represnts speed.

Jack is a jackrabbit,he represents flight.

And Ginger is a fox,he represents power.

I though about doing it with other power trios aswell.

TheHeartbreaker
02-24-2007, 09:06 AM
:haha

That's awesome. Do The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Mountain.

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 09:10 AM
:haha

That's awesome. Do The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Mountain.


I dont know Mountain,but I certainly did Hendrix.

Jimi's a hedgehog(cos' in the original version,he is played by a psychodelic version of Shadow the Hedgehog).

Noel's a bear(but a slim one).

And Mitch is a cat(cos' I love cats so much).

TheHeartbreaker
02-24-2007, 09:19 AM
Cool. And I highly recommend checking out Mountain. They're great. :)

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 09:24 AM
Cool. And I highly recommend checking out Mountain. They're great. :)


OK,i'll try.

Wait,what about Rush?

TheHeartbreaker
02-24-2007, 09:27 AM
Oh ****, I forgot about Rush! :eek:

Definitely do them. :cool:

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 09:36 AM
Oh ****, I forgot about Rush! :eek:

Definitely do them. :cool:

Well,I know that Geddy's going to be a bat or a dog.

But i'm not sure about the others.

TheHeartbreaker
02-24-2007, 09:38 AM
A bat! :haha

That'd be so funny seeing a bat sing like Geddy.

rx_eb
02-24-2007, 11:03 AM
how about ZZ top

:D 3 otters

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 11:06 AM
how about ZZ top

:D 3 otters


They are going to lions,hairy.

TheHeartbreaker
02-24-2007, 11:07 AM
:haha

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 11:11 AM
Any other power trio's out their?

TheHeartbreaker
02-24-2007, 11:13 AM
Hot Tuna (when they began to play electric instruments). Not sure if you've heard of them, though.

They would have guest musicians play with them, but they were mostly a trio when playing electric, and their best known members are Jourma Kaukonen and Jack Cassidy of Jefferson Airplane.

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 11:16 AM
I only remmber T.rex.

TheHeartbreaker
02-24-2007, 11:27 AM
Well, on a variation they were a trio, but they were also a duo.

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 12:01 PM
Well, on a variation they were a trio, but they were also a duo.

Just like Van Halen.

They were a quatret and also a trio.

TheHeartbreaker
02-24-2007, 12:36 PM
Van Halen was a trio? Was that without David Lee Roth or something?

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 03:17 PM
Van Halen was a trio? Was that without David Lee Roth or something?


Currect.

ECwomantoneman
02-24-2007, 03:18 PM
Question:

What was Eric's most known look back in Cream?

Either
AFROOOOOO!!!
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/oldtimers/images/atlanec.jpg

Big hair and Walrus 'tache

http://www.angelfire.com/ca/oldtimers/images/ECtennis.jpg

EDIT: Sorry 'bout the size!!! :p:

Ferdinandstrat
02-24-2007, 03:19 PM
I actually did went with the afro,and the cat whiskers replaced the mustache.

KurtSlashJimi2
02-24-2007, 05:01 PM
Cream Rocks Clapton Rocks

hamett91
02-24-2007, 07:10 PM
Cream Rocks Clapton Rocks
Yep.

ECwomantoneman
02-24-2007, 07:12 PM
Oh for him to have a little angriness once and a while now though... :(

rx_eb
02-24-2007, 09:46 PM
Any other power trio's out their?

Emerson, Lake & Palmer?

Triumph? (you probably don't know this canadian band, i actually prefer them to rush)

Van Halen was a trio? Was that without David Lee Roth or something?

perhaps a power instrumental trio with vocal :haha

just like the who or led zep

Supreme WarHawk
02-24-2007, 11:46 PM
wow. you prefer Triumph over Rush?


...wow.

well...yeah. Rush and cream are my favorite trios.

Ferdinandstrat
02-25-2007, 01:21 AM
Emerson, Lake & Palmer?

Triumph? (you probably don't know this canadian band, i actually prefer them to rush)



perhaps a power instrumental trio with vocal :haha

just like the who or led zep


I heard their song,Alied Forces.

No,Eddie was on vocals.

rx_eb
02-25-2007, 04:08 AM
wow. you prefer Triumph over Rush?


...wow.

well...yeah. Rush and cream are my favorite trios.

well i never liked Rush in the first place, but i respect them of course

Aich we're digressing :eek:

Supreme WarHawk
02-25-2007, 04:23 AM
^ aww dude. Rush rulezz.