Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Cat’s Squirrel” by Cream

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Cat’s Squirrel” by Cream

“All right, all right, all right, all right, all right, all right…all right, all right, all right, all right.”

That pretty much sums up the lyrical content of this scorcher from Cream’s 1966 debut album, Fresh Cream. And for my money, the band’s studio recordings are far more preferable than their live workouts featuring endless jamming extended to maddening proportions.

While some were spray painting the buildings of England with proclamations that Eric Clapton was God, the real star of the show was bassist Jack Bruce. Not only was Bruce the songwriter behind some of the group’s biggest hits, but it was his voice that defined the group’s sound. And one would be hard-pressed not to mention Ginger Baker here as well for his undeniable contributions on drums.

And as for Clapton, he’s been literally coasting on the stellar guitar work he laid down with this group for over 40 years. Enjoy your retirement and thanks for the memories.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 under Cream, Music, Rock.
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