Sunday 28 July 2019

Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)

The debut album from this British band.

Cream was a trio with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, percussion, harmonica, piano and vocals.

This band is legends in the history of music, a step or two below the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

Their lineup is the legends Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.

And their music were years before their time. This album was even recorded and released before The Beatles music changing Sgt Peppers album.

Does it stand the test of time and will it be highly rated on a prog rock blog like this ?

The music is hard blues with a lot of beat and psych. The music is very heavy at times and must have been detonating like a bomb back in those days, four years before heavy rock was officially invented.

There is also some melodic pearls here. The hit song I Am So Glad is still a very good song anno 2019.

The three musicians really get going on most of these tracks and that is the best thing about this album.

OK, there are some not so good things here too. Nevertheless, this is a good album and well worth checking out.

3 points

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