My Top 32 Cream Songs

Fossie 32

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#6 Pressed Rat and Warthog - Wheels of Fire ......... I like the crazy lyrics

Youtube comment: taurotar 3 years ago
"The bass line that Jack Bruce plays when Clapton starts his solo is an English folk song called "Green Bushes." It was actually utilized by the British composer Vaughn Williams in his "English Folk Song Suite." I think Fairport Convention may have used it as well. It's totally referential and lost on most Americans but most 'Brits' get it. There are some good links on YouTube to different versions if anyone is interested."

 

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Fossie 32

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#2 Crossroads - Wheels of Fire

I was working at my dream job in a record shop in the school holidays and they were playing this. It was the first time I noticed bass on a record as it pumps out of the one channel. Great the way Bruce's style is melodic yet powerful.

 
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Fossie 32

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#1 White Room - Wheels of Fire
I think they only had two Top 40 hits, this and Sunshine of Your Love. [Edit: Actually, there was Strange Brew and Badge which made Top 40 in Oz and 11 singles altogether - most of the others charted in other countries.]

Catchy psychedelic riffs and a great showcase for their talents.
RIP Jack Bruce

 
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adammania9

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I'll rattle off my top ten Cream songs

10. Sweet Wine
9. The Coffee Song
8. I Feel Free
7. Strange Brew
6. Badge
5. Spoonful
4. Crossroads
3. Tales Of Brave Ulysses
2. Sunshine Of Your Love
1. White Room

If I can only take one album to a desert island, it's Fresh Cream, personally.
 

Fossie 32

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I'll rattle off my top ten Cream songs

10. Sweet Wine
9. The Coffee Song
8. I Feel Free
7. Strange Brew
6. Badge
5. Spoonful
4. Crossroads
3. Tales Of Brave Ulysses
2. Sunshine Of Your Love
1. White Room

If I can only take one album to a desert island, it's Fresh Cream, personally.
Nice! Never heard of The Coffee Song - only on Euro pressings it seems :)
 

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This is a difficult task ranking in order. I reserve the right to change my mind! And i've run out of time and patience to consider the rest of the songs.
1. Crossroads. The Wheels Of Fire version is outstanding. I'll never forget how i felt hearing it for the first time and it still sends shivers up my spine.
2. Sunshine Of Your Love.
3. Spoonful. (Wheels of Fire version)
4. Tales Of Brave Ulysses
5. Deserted Cities Of The Heart.
6. White Room ( would have rated higher years ago, but i've gained a greater appreciation for pick's 4 and 5.)
7. NSU (Live)
8. Sweet Wine ( Live )
9. Sitting On Top Of The World. ( Live)
10. Politician (Live)
11. Badge
12. I'm So Glad ( Live )
13. Sleepy Time Time ( Live) get's a high pick for Clapton's playing about half way through and Jack of course)
14. We're Going Wrong
15. Outside Woman Blues
16. I Feel Free
17. Strange Brew
18. Rolling and Tumbling
19. Toad. ( love drum solos )
20. Traintime
21 Those Were The Days.
22. SWLBAR
23. As You Said.
24. Lawdy Mama. ( too Strange Brewish for me though)
 

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