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The Fourth Great Cream album,
This review is from: Goodbye (Audio CD)This album was released after the band had already split.
Three great live tracks and three great studio tracks.
I'm So Glad, Politician and Sitting On Top of the World are the live cuts and splendid they are too. Great trio interplay with guitar and bass slightly better recorded than Gingers drums. Jack's tonsils get some work out.
Badge is Eric Clapton's studio track and is a really fine song with some fine pumping bass from Jack behind Eric's singing.
Doing That Scrapyard Thing is an off the wall belter from Jack Bruce with completely silly lyrics and a cheeky vocal performance.
What A Bringdown penned by Ginger Baker is a winner too. The album sleeve credits Ginger with vocals but it sounds like Eric to me? Jack wails the loud bits. Its a very percussive track as one would expect. Fine work from Jack on piano and organ.
The fourth of four fantastic Cream recordings.
At their best one of the most exciting groups ever. Cream used improvisation more than any other group outside of jazz. I guess thats why most so called rock journalists dont like them now. They were far too adventurous and unpredictable. Not for them the never ending cliches of the so called superstar groups who went on for years playing the same stuff year in and year out.