Cream Is A British Rock Supergroup Essay

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Cream is a British rock supergroup made up of three members: Eric Clapton as guitarist and vocalist, Ginger Baker as the drummer, and Jack Bruce as bass guitarist and vocalist. They are credited with forming the first supergroup (Fielder). Ginger Baker was the drummer for Graham Bond, but was getting tired of the group, so he decided to start Cream. Eric Clapton was originally the guitarist for the Yardbirds, then John Mayall and the BluesBreakers. He was still a member of the BluesBreakers when he was invited by Ginger Baker to help form Cream; Eric Clapton would only agree to join the band if Jack Bruce, who had also been part of the BluesBreakers for a short while, could join and play bass guitar. Despite the fact that Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker constantly argued, and their fighting resulted in Jack Bruce being kicked out Graham Bond, Ginger Baker agreed. A little over two years after forming, Cream broke up because of Bruce and Baker’s fighting (Franklin). After the breakup, each band member continued to have successful music careers and form other supergroups.
Cream’s first album, “Fresh Cream” is a blues style album, but their second and third albums, “Disraeli Gears” and “Wheels of Fire” are blues mixed with psychedelia. Cream’s musical style was influenced by blues artists such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Albert King. The rhythm of the single “Strange Brew” was inspired by Albert King’s “Lawdy Mamma”. (“The Making Of Cream”) Although Cream’s style was…

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