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kcar
Posted: Jan 01, 2018 13:41
 

 misterbearbaby wrote:

Jack Bruce is a God. Ginger Baker is clinically insane. Proof? Just listen to the music...

 

I get the impression that they were both difficult. Ginger has the larger reputation for nastiness. If you're interested, check out this article that contains interview excerpts from both men. This bit is eye-opening: 

Famous Rock Feuds: Jack Bruce On Ginger Baker (And Ginger, Literally, On Jack)

The story goes when late bassist Jack Bruce was a few hours from death in 2014, he phoned up close friends to say goodbye. When he called his ex-Cream band mate Ginger Baker, he told him, “I’m dying, Ginger, f*ck you,” then slammed down the phone. Baker tried to call back several times, of course, but Bruce wouldn’t pick up.

If that is not a true story, it is certainly plausible. Bruce, who had a wicked sense of humor, always said Baker wanted the last word – well, this time he wouldn't get it.

 


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Sep 28, 2017 11:59
 

 misterbearbaby wrote:
Jack Bruce is a God. Ginger Baker is clinically insane. Proof? Just listen to the music...
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Insane perhaps, but listen to Wheels of Fire and at times Baker sounds quite like 2 drummers going at the kit at the same time! See- even schizophrenia can come in handy. I agree that Jack Bruce is perhaps the greatest jazz/rock bassist to walk the Earth with Jaco. 
 
You may want to stop arguing with yourself - at least in a public forum.  Then again, maybe not.
misterbearbaby
(It's still 1972)
Posted: Jun 24, 2017 11:42
 

 misterbearbaby wrote:

Jack Bruce is a God. Ginger Baker is clinically insane. Proof? Just listen to the music...

 
Insane perhaps, but listen to Wheels of Fire and at times Baker sounds quite like 2 drummers going at the kit at the same time! See- even schizophrenia can come in handy. I agree that Jack Bruce is perhaps the greatest jazz/rock bassist to walk the Earth with Jaco. 
misterbearbaby
(It's still 1972)
Posted: Jun 24, 2017 11:35
 

This is one of those great songs in the 'genre' Classic Rock that serves as a benchmark against which all rock *songs* shall be judged in this Bearcave. My criteria being: production values, toe-tappin' heartfelt goodness, and sing-along-ability.

I say songs, meaning that term quite literally as "a short poem or other set of words set to music or meant to be sung" and add the criterion: "variations of the common V-C-V-C-B-C structure". (Folksy rock, jam-band tunes, arena-rockers anthems, all of Pink Floyd — for example — are not 3-5 minute long **songs** and are not measured against this standard.)

There are a few other songs that come to mind as Gold Standards: Quicksilver "Mona,"  Beatles "Birthday"- pick your own faves & noses,  I s'pose. Then, in the pop realm, the GODFATHER OF ALL POP TUNES is the impeccable "Lady Marmalade" performed by Patty Labelle and produced by Allen Toussaint. There's not a single quantum-vibration out of time or out of tune in that incredible song! 
kurtster
(drifting)
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 13:24
 

Just pulled this album out two days ago to rip it.  

Still works after all these years.  This is another one of those songs that is just too short. 
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 13:23
 

Goose bumps. 

9 => 10

One of the best from the period. 
Skydog
Posted: Nov 26, 2016 6:29
 

 luv4music wrote:
L'Angelo Misterioso on rhythm guitar

 
what part did Harrison play on this song?
was it that stand alone part in the middle? 
forthbrdge
(Former Cheese Capital of the World)
Posted: Oct 22, 2016 6:59
 

Strike that comment, it was for the previous song, but I was too slow in posting...
forthbrdge
(Former Cheese Capital of the World)
Posted: Oct 22, 2016 6:57
 

I thought Fine Young Cannibals...
Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 14:41
 

Just discovered that I never liked this song. "I told you 'bout the swans that they live in the park. Then I told you 'bout our kid, now he's married to Mabel" Really? Eesh.

Rating this 3 and PSDing

misterbearbaby
(It's still 1972)
Posted: Aug 20, 2016 11:33
 

 Padutarb wrote:
My favourite Cream song.
I love everything about it, it couldn't be bettered than the way they laid it down.
Brilliant guitar, bass and drums.
George Harrison on rhythm guitar and backing vocal is just the icing on the cake!
 

  
Yes, L'Angelo Mysterioso! ...and don't forget Felix Pappalardi on keyboards.  I have the most vivid memory listening to this song on my room at my parents' home, the year I left for college- one of those where I can feel the light, the breeze through the window over my Lafayette stereo, the color of the grass...

Remember when Felix's wife killed him, then later died in Mexico in some bizarre murder/suicide while receiving phony cancer treatments? Makes me thankful for my boring happy life!  


misterbearbaby
(It's still 1972)
Posted: Aug 20, 2016 11:24
 

 kcar wrote:


Great photo. A shame that Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker couldn't stand each other. 

 
Jack Bruce is a God. Ginger Baker is clinically insane. Proof? Just listen to the music...


misterbearbaby
(It's still 1972)
Posted: Aug 20, 2016 11:23
 

 GuiltyFeat wrote:
Kinda makes me wish my life had gone in another direction and that I had a swanky apartment with a turntable and thousands of vinyl records. Kinda.

 
Got that, finally- it took 45+ years but its all cool, as cool as I imagined it in 1969. Just was dusting a little swank off my turntable before sitting down to write... I totally have the asskicking stereo of my dweams - assuming my dreams stopped in about 1981.


chinaski
(Dallas, Texas)
Posted: Aug 20, 2016 11:15
 

What a great LP. I still have it along with the accompanying poster of the album cover photo.
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Apr 01, 2016 11:04
 

okay call me nostalgic
but i just love the sound of an accoustic drum kit

DanFHiggins
(Mid Maryland)
Posted: Mar 18, 2016 7:21
 

Masterful tune
GuiltyFeat
(Ra'anana)
Posted: Mar 14, 2016 4:14
 

Kinda makes me wish my life had gone in another direction and that I had a swanky apartment with a turntable and thousands of vinyl records. Kinda.
kcar
Posted: Feb 15, 2016 15:58
 

 Proclivities wrote:
Cool tune.
cream 
Seems like I've been hearing Cream a lot more lately, in a few different places, not sure why.

 

Great photo. A shame that Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker couldn't stand each other. 


Andybob
Posted: Feb 15, 2016 14:17
 

 lemmoth wrote:
bam23 wrote:
It was never a particularly good song, for my money ($2 as a cutout record), but I somehow like it. What really is the point other than another vehicle for more of the same guitar soloing? And odd lyrics that never made a lick of sense.

 
"Then I told you 'bout arckid, now he's married to Mabel" is pure genius - thanks George, or  Eric or Ringo for that matter {#Yes}

And by the way, accoriding to Jonny Cragg of the band Arckid (and formerly of The Twenty Twos and Spacehog) arckid is British vernacular meaning "brother." So now it makes even more sense.
 
Arckid is really 'our kid' and it's British slang for any sibling, older, younger, male or female. Term of endearment.
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 11:42
 

bam23 wrote:
It was never a particularly good song, for my money ($2 as a cutout record), but I somehow like it. What really is the point other than another vehicle for more of the same guitar soloing? And odd lyrics that never made a lick of sense.

 
"Then I told you 'bout arckid, now he's married to Mabel" is pure genius - thanks George, or  Eric or Ringo for that matter {#Yes}

And by the way, accoriding to Jonny Cragg of the band Arckid (and formerly of The Twenty Twos and Spacehog) arckid is British vernacular meaning "brother." So now it makes even more sense.

hugogdt
(Uppsala)
Posted: Jan 15, 2016 2:15
 

 westslope wrote:
Adore this song.  

 Me too, just upgraded from 9 to a 10. And when you hear it from the vinyl and loud ... 


westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Dec 14, 2015 16:58
 

Adore this song.  
bam23
(Berkeley)
Posted: Dec 10, 2015 14:49
 

It was never a particularly good song, for my money ($2 as a cutout record), but I somehow like it. What really is the point other than another vehicle for more of the same guitar soloing? And odd lyrics that never made a lick of sense.
PopKombo
(Up Against the San Gabriels)
Posted: Sep 07, 2015 16:30
 

I still don't have time to wait in the Q ...
jagdriver
(Now with a New York state of mind)
Posted: Aug 07, 2015 7:45
 

 Hannio wrote:
Then I told you bout our kid and his magic tomato.

 
 LOL!
Padutarb
Posted: Jun 07, 2015 11:35
 

My favourite Cream song.
I love everything about it, it couldn't be bettered than the way they laid it down.
Brilliant guitar, bass and drums.
George Harrison on rhythm guitar and backing vocal is just the icing on the cake!
 
fitmartin
(mountains,rivers, and forests southeastern British Columbia)
Posted: Jun 07, 2015 11:33
 

Miss Ginger Bakers drumming in music, they were a great combo!
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Mar 12, 2015 7:28
 

Cool tune.
cream 
Seems like I've been hearing Cream a lot more lately, in a few different places, not sure why.
nikki54
Posted: Mar 02, 2015 12:56
 

What a shame they couldn't overcome their differences; I would love to have heard at least two more albums from them. They were so great together.
hugogdt
(Uppsala)
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 2:35
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Yeah. Elite bassist and better gentleman.

 
And a great singer too
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Dec 29, 2014 18:43
 

 Jim_Messenger wrote:
RIP  Jack.

 
Yeah. Elite bassist and better gentleman.
Jim_Messenger
(United Kingdom - Near Nottingham)
Posted: Oct 28, 2014 5:41
 

RIP  Jack.
sirtezza
Posted: Jun 25, 2014 5:01
 

this may have already been covered, but......

why is it listed as a 1989 release?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Goodbye (also called Goodbye Cream) is the fourth and final original studio album by the English rock band Cream. The album was released in Europe by Polydor Records and by Atco Records in the United States, debuting in Billboard on 15 February 1969



sedjo
(The Swamps Cheshire England)
Posted: Jun 25, 2014 4:52
 

London Grammar followed by Cream?

{#Hug}I love you Bill.xxx
luv4music
(Yorktown Heights, NY)
Posted: Apr 23, 2014 13:45
 

L'Angelo Misterioso on rhythm guitar
kcar
Posted: Mar 26, 2014 22:58
 

 dc_zee wrote:
I truly love this song, but I have a strong, rather sad reaction to it (and I'm not a sad person)....always curious about my reaction to this one. 

 
Hits me that way too...

Bill and Rebecca: why in hell haven't you played this in 2.5 years!??!? 
dc_zee
Posted: Dec 15, 2011 18:10
 

I truly love this song, but I have a strong, rather sad reaction to it (and I'm not a sad person)....always curious about my reaction to this one. 
Sasha2001
(I can see Zabars from my window)
Posted: Aug 11, 2011 14:42
 

 johnjconn wrote:
George Harrison wrote this song as pay back for EC help on the White Album

 
sirdroseph wrote:
Not a big Cream fan, but I am a fan of this song!
 


 



Wonder what song Harrison would have written had he known Clapton was crazy for his wife, Patty Boyde. Of course, everyone that met Patty fell in love with her.
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Aug 11, 2011 14:37
 

 johnjconn wrote:
George Harrison wrote this song as pay back for EC help on the White Album

 
sirdroseph wrote:
Not a big Cream fan, but I am a fan of this song!
 
 

Actually co-written by L'Angelo Mysterioso (GH's nom du record) and EC.  Everyone can tell where George's riff comes in after the chorus and before EC's solo.
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Jul 11, 2011 5:52
 

 johnjconn wrote:
George Harrison wrote this song as pay back for EC help on the White Album

 
sirdroseph wrote:
Not a big Cream fan, but I am a fan of this song!
 
 

Lol! I just came in here to say this sounds like George Harrison!{#Lol}
johnjconn
(chicago land)
Posted: Jun 09, 2011 14:16
 

George Harrison wrote this song as pay back for EC help on the White Album

 
sirdroseph wrote:
Not a big Cream fan, but I am a fan of this song!
 


Businessgypsy
(Deepest, Darkest Florida)
Posted: Apr 07, 2011 8:20
 

jagdriver wrote:
...The solo was played over and over and over, probably damaging both Jeff's needle and the LP...
and your head, but in a good way! Me, too!

sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Apr 07, 2011 8:16
 

Not a big Cream fan, but I am a fan of this song!
apd
(Toronto, On)
Posted: Mar 06, 2011 20:55
 

I heard this story years ago, always wondered if it's true. Either way, good story.

 
slawjam wrote:
 
The name of this song came from Clapton's nearly illegible scribble on the top of the page that said "bridge?" , meaning he needed to write a bridge - aka "the middle 8" - which Harrison then took to be "Badge", the name of the song. He kept calling it "Badge", and it stuck. Kind of an inside joke.
 

unclehud
(300 feet above the planet)
Posted: Feb 03, 2011 13:27
 

 bokey wrote:
One of the greatest 2:47(thought it was 2:11) minutes ever.
 
OMG!!! How could you have gotten that WRONG?!?!  {#Mrgreen}
michaelc
(Walnut Creek, CA)
Posted: Dec 02, 2010 15:16
 

 mandolin wrote:

  Very long wait for the punchline


lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Dec 02, 2010 15:12
 

Grazie a L'Angelo Misterioso
mandolin
(...drifting...)
Posted: Aug 29, 2010 7:32
 


DaveInVA
(In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA)
Posted: Aug 29, 2010 7:32
 

My favorite Cream song also....{#Music}
Rp10v3r
(Gainesville, FL)
Posted: Aug 29, 2010 7:31
 

All time favorite.{#Bananajam}