Monday, 19 August 2019
Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
The second album from this British trio.
Cream was a trio with a lineup of guitars, harmonica, piano, bass, drums, percussion and vocals.
Cream was Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. Together, they created a heck of a lot noise. They were also one of the origins of today's rock scene. A highly, highly influential band.
This album is one of the reasons for that.
Cream has moved a bit away from pure blues on this album and gone heavy psychedelic. Something the album art-work more than hints about. There is a lot of hippie about it.
The band has not gone soft, though. The heaviness has been ramped up. Even the hit single here, the evergreen Sunshine Of Your Love is even today a pretty heavy, hard rocking song. It is a very good song too.
The rest of the album is not as commercial. It is much more psychedelic and intricate.
Some of the stuff sounds a bit dated today. It is still a very fine album and one well worth checking out.
It is a very good album, indeed. And I think it will age well in a good record collection.