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A hugely influential '60s supergroup, Cream came together in 1966 and released four albums before disbanding in 1969. The trio of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Jack Bruce made an unusual sound: a fusion of throwback blues, wah-wah–laced psychedelia, proto jam-rock, and serious technical chops. A perfect band for their times, they found themselves selling out shows at hot spots like Fillmore West and Winterland Ballroom and soon became an integral part of the soundtrack for the fast-growing hippie/counterculture movement. Recorded in New York and released just after the Summer of Love in late 1967, Disraeli Gears was a tremendous smash in both America and the band's native U.K., spawning classic hits like "Sunshine of Your Love," "Tales of Brave Ulysses," and "Strange Brew." (Deeper album cuts like "Take It Back" and "Outside Woman Blues" are fantastic too.) Without a doubt one of the quintessential albums of the '60s, this remains as impressive today as it was upon its release. 

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Cream of the crop

There were some great bands in the 60’s and great steps were being taken towards what would become rock but white most like the Beatles and Rolling Stones at the time were taking baby steps, this was a leap in the right direction.

Wore out the LP in grade school!

The cardboard cover for the original LP was an actual “black light” poster. This album plays like a greatest hits collection for Cream. Now in HD sound!

Must Get!!!!!

The perfect line up clapton, Jack bruce, and Ginger baker!!!!!


Formed: 1966 in England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '90s, '00s

Although Cream were only together for a little more than two years, their influence was immense, both during their late-'60s peak and in the years following their breakup. Cream were the first top group to truly exploit the power trio format, in the process laying the foundation for much blues-rock and hard rock of the 1960s and 1970s. It was with Cream, too, that guitarist Eric Clapton truly became an international superstar. Critical revisionists have tagged the band as overrated, citing the musicians'...
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