Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream Import
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A lot of rockers have "gone to France" since then, or worse, become grotesque caricatures of themselves. Some left the business altogether - Arthur Brown was last seen painting houses on Cape Cod. But the ironically nicknamed "Slowhand" is alive and well, having evolved as a player while still staying true to his blues roots. An amazing achievement. He even looks healthy. I saw him a year ago on a double bill with Robert Cray, (who simply burned the house down), and he still had the bite I noticed first on Stepping Out, which appears on the John Mayall album that introduced Eric Clapton. He also had most of the legendary speed.
What this longevity has meant is that there's always another crop of sprouts introduced to EC. The enterprising ones, who've heard that he lays claim to the title of "best rock guitarist ever," may follow the string to see where it leads, and it leads of course, to Cream, the first "super" group. Cream's tenure was brief, but its impact was immense. (Led Zeppelin, for example, got their entire act from Cream. Clapton was almost tapped to replace John Lennon in the Beatles.Read more ›
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Cream was never a huge favorite but wanted to add the LP for my daughters collection. I should have heeded previous feedback as the sound quality of this album is really bad by... Read morePublished 13 months ago by D W Dixon
I am a boomer and remember Cream as a teenager. When Jack Bruce died, I revisited my youth, bought this CD and it is awesome!Published 14 months ago by Eula Lieber
Good price, delivered fast, looks and plays fine. . . . case has a little crack. . . but that's OK.Published 16 months ago by Rosalie A. Private Chef/ Executive Chef.