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Friday, January 28, 2005
 

Anyone For Tennis?

Cream --Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker-- have announced that they will play four shows at the Royal Albert Hall, site of the famous "Goodbye Concerts" in 1968. The dates are May 2, 3, 5, 6.

Cream: Fresh Cream (1966)They've only played together once since then; at the rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame induction in 1993.

Freeway Jam has mixed feelings on this one. Clapton's been through a lot since Cream; Layla and George Harrison's wife; heroin and Tulsa Time; Phil Collins producing and getting 'sober'; MTV and VH1, his son falling out a window and television advertisement song placements.

He can't possibly be the same guy with the wigged out hair who played the blues like a guy on acid, who was known as "God" in those days, can he?

And then there's Jack Bruce; abandoned by God, pitching in the minor leagues for West, Bruce & Laing while similarly forsaken Cream producer Felix Papillardi toiled on bass with West and Laing for Mountain. After that, he was nothing in comparison to the glory years. Ringo Starr eventually put him in his oldies review, where he played alongside has beens like Peter Frampton, and the guy from Grand Funk Railroad. And, Ringo, too. He can't be that same guy with even wiggiered out hair who played blues like a guy on acid, can he?

And Ginger Baker, now 67 years old. Rumor had it, and it may well be true, I haven't checked, that Baker plays uncredited on Johnny Rotten Lydon's Public Image Limited album album. Whoever it is he sounded just like Ginger, crazy and busy and jazzy and rhythmic. Drummers are always the craziest; Baker always seemed a bit slow when I've heard him interviewed. What he's like now is anyone's guess, but rumor has it, he's still Ginger Baker.

So the analysis is: this can't possibly be good. But maybe it doesn't need to be. Maybe it just needs to be OK. They won't be around forever, after all.
 
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