Music today was Cream’s Wheels Of Fire (1968) and the first double album to go platinum reaching No. 3 in the UK and No. 1 in the USA. A supergroup with Jack Bruce on bass, vocals, and harmonica, Eric Clapton on guitar and vocals, and Ginger Baker on drums and the spoken word on Pressed Rat And Warthog. It had one disc in the studio and a second disc live. It was produced by Mountain’s Felix Pappalardi and featured a cross-section of original material written by Bruce and Pete Brown and by Ginger Baker and pianist Mike Taylor (sad story) plus Clapton’s contribution interpretations of classic blues songs including Willie Dixon’s Spoonful and Robert Johnson’s Crossroads and opening with one of their most known songs, White Room, closing with the 16-minute Toad complete with extended drum solo. The artwork was by Australian artist Martin Sharp who was also responsible for Disraeli Gears (1967). Great if you like this kind of thing.

Music Of The Daze

The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.

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