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Love this bass line, man.

Categories:  Beat of the Day  Bronx Banter

Tags:  badge  cream  eric clapton

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1 matt b   ~  Apr 12, 2010 2:00 pm

L'Angelo Misterioso on Rhythm Guitar on this one. I kid you not.

Thanks Alex, this one never gets old for me.

2 thelarmis   ~  Apr 12, 2010 2:14 pm

tom roberts and jerry lang wrote this, i believe. not sure who they are though...

jack bruce played on Frank Zappa's amazing Apostrophe (') album.

Pantera covered this tune in 1994. was an extra track from the Far Beyond Driven sessions.

3 OldYanksFan   ~  Apr 12, 2010 2:20 pm

[1[] Actually, it's lead guitar also... listen to the lead during the bridge. Sound familiar? It's George Harrison. George also co-write it with Clapton.

4 thelarmis   ~  Apr 12, 2010 2:28 pm

OYF is right! here's a link...

i'm not a big Cream fan, so i don't know much about this stuff. i did teach "sunshine of your love" to a student the other week...


5 OldYanksFan   ~  Apr 12, 2010 2:29 pm

[2] Tom and Jerry are both mice.
Bruce is an amazing bass guitarist. Plays a bottom line and top at the same time. His shit on 'Wheels of Fire' blows you away. Wheels of Fire was produce by Felix Pappalardi, of 'Mountain' fame. After Pappalardi died, Bruce played with fat Leslie in 'West. Bruce and Lang.

6 OldYanksFan   ~  Apr 12, 2010 2:36 pm

[4] Shame on you Dude! The Beatles are still the God of Rock, but Cream is not far below. Clapton, Bruce and Ginger Baker in their young primes. I used to listen to an entire album 1 tract at a time (all Left then all Right) just to isolate Bruce and Clapton. Hard to believe their music is over 40 years old.

7 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 12, 2010 2:38 pm

Hideki Matsui on the reaction he thinks he'll get tomorrow: "They might applaud or they might boo me" Somehow I doubt he'll get booed.

8 thelarmis   ~  Apr 12, 2010 2:43 pm

[2/5/6] okay. apparently, there was some punk band called Poison Idea. they had a song called "The Badge". it's their version that Pantera covered for The Crow soundtrack. (no wonder the song kinda sucked!)

i'm a BIG Beatles fan. i didn't say i hated Cream or anything bad about them. i know they're all great players. i just don't care for 'em that much and i certainly wouldn't put them a notch below the Beatles.

i dug the jazz-ish trio ginger baker had w/ bill frissell and charlie haden in the mid-90's.

i was on a festival a few years ago and Mountain played. apparently, they treated all the staff and stage hands like shit. everyone was badmouthing them. oh well, whatever. i know a few of their classic tunes and they're okay, but i'm not a fan or anything.

don't jump down my throat for that! i'm just not in a classic rock mood right now! oh, that said, i'm playing a half-dozen old ZZ Top 70's tunes on a gig Thursday night and can't wait. their old stuff is pretty ruling! : )

9 matt b   ~  Apr 12, 2010 2:55 pm

[3] Yes, Harrison was Misterioso, but I wouldn't say he plays lead. He plays the familiar figure during the guitar break, I believe, but the solo is Clapton.

[2] There's some debate as to what Bruce did on Apostrophe. He's credited with playing bass on the title track (and it sure sounds like him), but I read an interview where he denied it and said he only played some cello on a different track. I think Bruce was just being difficult, because that Zappa/Jim Gordon/Bruce jam that is "Apostrophe" - well, it sure sounds like Jack Bruce.

10 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 12, 2010 3:16 pm

[4] whatever will we do with you?

no Floyd, no Cream???

A man can't live on just metal and jazz!


Anyways, here's my favorite performance of my favorite Cream song ...


Particularly strong performance from Bruce, bass and vocals

11 thelarmis   ~  Apr 12, 2010 3:54 pm

"A man can’t live on just metal and jazz!"

HA! well, he can...but, for good measure, i'll throw in: Indian Classical & Baroque! : D

12 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Apr 12, 2010 9:38 pm

named after Clapton misreading Harrison's handwriting where he had written "bridge" on the lyric sheet

13 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Apr 13, 2010 8:36 am

Great song. I dig Cream, and Clapton back then was amazing..so so sad that's been more than 35 years of crap from him since.. (and Rod Stewart too!) "Crossroads" will always kick ass though.

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