Disraeli Gears, Cream's second recording, contains the riff that started a thousand rock 'n' roll bands. "Sunshine of Your Love," featuring Jack Bruce's pounding foundation figure (co-writer Eric Clapton cooked up the chorus) came to define late '60s hard rock, and, much to the band's chagrin, pointed the way to heavy metal in the next decade. In Cream's hands, however, even the bluntest of hard-rock devices were delivered with grace and precision, thanks to Bruce's inventive bass work, Ginger Baker's sophisticated drumming, and Clapton's gorgeous guitar playing. As perfectly meshed as this trio was, it is Clapton's thick-toned, supremely melodic picking that can't help but draw the most attention. To hear his cutting solos on "Outside Woman Blues," "Sunshine of Your Love" (with its "Blue Moon" quote), "Tales of Brave Ulysses" (featuring a startlingly effective use of the wah-wah pedal), and "Strange Brew" (where Clapton reinterprets an Albert King solo note-for-note) is to understand why he caused a sensation in the rock world, establishing a guitar-god reputation that has yet to fade.
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Performance CreditsCream Primary Artist
Ginger Baker Drums,Vocals
Jack Bruce Bass,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Eric Clapton Guitar,Vocals
Technical CreditsJack Bruce Composer
Pete Brown Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
Tom Dowd Engineer
Felix Pappalardi Composer,Producer
Robert Stigwood Arranger
Gail Collins Composer
Martin Sharp Illustrations
Arthur Reynolds Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Disraeli Gears based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
It`s the guitar. Just great riffs and awesome distortion. It´s also the compositions by Bruce,Brown and Clapton that are I think awesome also. My favorite songs are Strange Brew and the other one that Eric Clapton composed . I don`t remember the title but it had the famous ''woman tone'' that made him famous. Ginger Bakers drumming is also awesome, with Keith Moon influence but powerful.
One of those albums that must be owned before one can claim to have a decent collection of Rock N Roll music.