Sunday, November 4, 2007


I finished the Dave Thompson book on Cream the other week and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a lot of insight into the events and people surrounding the group. It jibes well with Strange Brew but gives information on what the group wanted to do from the outset, and what they felt they actually accomplished.

It provides some great insight into the perspectives of each member, Clapton in particular, and how they changed over the life of the group and what influences caused the changes. I found the feud between Baker and Bruce amusing. The origins of it are really quite juvenile set against the larger picture. The same complaints are expressed by Baker again during the 2005 reunion shows.

This book combines really well with Strange Brew to give a great picture of the music scene at the time and the people in it.

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