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appalling, self indulgent, but after a few drinks and cranked up loud.....?
on 15 September 2008
I am a life-long Jack Bruce fan. My first album I ever bought was Disraeli Gears by Cream. I love his voice, his bass playing, his song-writing (Out of the Storm is one of my favourite all time albums). BUT I am sorry, but this is self-indulgent dross. The worst version of "Play With Fire" you are ever likely to hear, "Powerhouse Sod" is basically a technically impressive Bruce bass-solo, but TOOOOO long, Doctor is a real rocker. Sadly Leslie West's trademark "violin-sound" guitar is out of tune in the quiet section of Play with Fire or The Doctor, I forget now which it is and I really do not want to listen to it right now..
Historically interesting (I guess), I bought it on Vinyl in the 70s when it was first released and again on CD as part of my "buy everything by Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker or Eric Clapton" strategy.
But I cannot believe that Jack would want anyone to listen to this now.
(But I admit I do still slap on the 'phones and crank up the volume for the second half of Play With Fire and The Doctor from time to time. Alcohol helps).