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Cream (band)

Cream were a seminal 1960s rock band which featured the guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker.

Celebrated as the first of the great power trios of rock, their sound was characterised by a melange of blues and psychedelia, combining Clapton's mastery of the genre with the airy voice of Jack Bruce and, at times, manic rhythms of Ginger Baker. The drug-addled imagery and ambience of the time abounds. Cream epitomised the high energy sound of the time, anchored in a familiar blues style; from the traditional classics such as "Crossroads" and "Born Under a Bad Sign", through more eccentric imagery found in "Strange Brew" and "Tales of Brave Ulysses", and culminating in the protracted eccentricities of "Spoonful" and "Toad". Both these live tracks feature on the Wheels of Fire - Live at the Fillmore, essentially a completely different album to the In the Studio album, but with the cover differing only in the title, the colour, and the details of the tracks.

The late Felix Pappalardi[?], producer (and later member of Mountain[?]), sometimes called the 'fourth member' of Cream, features heavily on the In the Studio album.

Discography

  • Fresh Cream
  • Disraeli Gears
  • Wheels of Fire - In the Studio
  • Wheels of Fire - Live at the Fillmore
  • Goodbye Cream
  • Live Cream
  • Live Cream Volume 2



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