Cream - The Reunion

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  1. Jan H

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    Wow, can't believe there's no discussion about this yet. To all of you Brits, ex-pats, and vacationers that get to see these guys live at the Royal Albert in May, I extend a hearty middle finger. Short of Zeppelin with Jason Bonham and the Who with the ghosts of Moon and Entwistle, this has got to be the greatest show I can think of, provided Jack Bruce can still deliver the vocal goods. I would have to believe they'll be a DVD of this show somewhere down the line.
     
  2. Rachael B

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    I wouldn't care if Jack Bruce can sing anymore. They could just pick their fiddles as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    I am hoping that EC will put down the Strat, and plug in a Gibson through a wall of Marshalls.

    He obvioulsy gets some great tones no matter what he plays, but Cream just needs to have the sound of a Humbucker equippped gee-tar through a cranked Marshall.

    BGL
     
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    I am looking forward to this too. Was mentioned in the local paper. Aside from a reunion of the three remaining Zeppelin members, this is #2 on my all time reunion list. I just hope it's more like "old" Cream than the watered down versions Clapton sometimes plays today. (Heard a version of Badge the other day that was so laid back it was painful to listen to...) No backup singers, no horns, no guest musicians, no added rhythm guitarists or keyboards. Just Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Jack Bruce for me please. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, except Elton John, of course.

    That was a little joke. I hope.

    First I've heard of this and I'm hoping for the best. Who would have thought Ginger would live this long? It's amazing!
     
  6. Kevin C Brown

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    Or someone like Nicky Hopkins or Ian MacLaughlen (I know I butchered that spelling...). Some keyboards to fatten up the sound might be OK. [​IMG] But "Cream" is the idea I hope, not "Cream Lite." I think I remembered that they played at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in '92 or '93 or so. Eric was asked about a reunion way back then, and he said it was definietly possible. I got the distinct impression that Ginger's ... sobriety ... was the main issue.
     
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    Sorry Kevin, Nicky won't be able to make that gig.
     
  8. Colin Jacobson

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    Being deceased does make it difficult to play...
     
  9. Dome Vongvises

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    Sounds like good news. I wonder if Zen's heard this yet?
     
  10. Dennis Nicholls

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    I wonder if Zen would have blind faith in such a reunion. :p)
     
  11. Larry Geller

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    A friend of mine got front row center for 3 of the shows & 2nd row center for a fourth over the internet last night! Lucky bastard!
     
  12. Kevin C Brown

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    Dang, Nicky Hopkins RIP. [​IMG]
     
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    He was my favorite rock pianist.

    Anyone know how he died? He was always noted for being a bit frail.

    I remember seeing him once at the Shrine Auditorium when he was with Quicksilver. For some reason, his piano wasn't amplified. There was a beautiful young flower child of a woman lying over the top of his piano and they just stared into each others eyes while he played his piano. Luckily, I was near the front, so I could hear a bit of what he played.

    I'm telling you. Those were the days.

    As for Cream, I think it's great.

    As for Jack Bruce, on a Gov't Mule's The Deep End, he plays bass and sings the opening track. Both voice and bass are in very fine form. The song is actually very "Cream" like.

    If Arthur Lee can do it, so can Cream!!!
     

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