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Cream were a seminal 1960s rock band which featured the guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce, and drummer Ginger Baker.
Celebrated as the first of the great power trios of rock, their sound was characterised by a melange of blues and psychedelia, combining Clapton's mastery of the genre with the airy voice of Jack Bruce and, at times, manic rhythms of Ginger Baker. The drug-addled imagery and ambience of the time abounds. Cream epitomised the high energy sound of the time, anchored in a familiar blues style; from the traditional classics such as "Crossroads" and "Born Under a Bad Sign", through more eccentric imagery found in "Strange Brew" and "Tales of Brave Ulysses", and culminating in the protracted eccentricities of "Spoonful" and "Toad". Both these live tracks feature on the Wheels of Fire - Live at the Fillmore, essentially a completely different album to the In the Studio album, but with the cover differing only in the title, the colour, and the details of the tracks.
The late Felix Pappalardi, producer (and later member of Mountain), sometimes called the 'fourth member' of Cream, is featured heavily on the Disraeli Gears album.
After breaking up in November 1968 the three members of Cream didn't play together until 1993, when Cream was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and played at the induction ceremony. The band has not played together since then although there are plans to rehearse, in early 2005, for several shows at the Royal Albert Hall.
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The late Felix Pappalardi, producer (and later member of Mountain), sometimes called the 'fourth member' of Cream, is featured heavily on the Disraeli Gears album. The Chauffeur: A track which only appeared on the Resident Evil: Apocalypse Soundtrack. Both these live tracks feature on the Wheels of Fire - Live at the Fillmore, essentially a completely different album to the In the Studio album, but with the cover differing only in the title, the colour, and the details of the tracks. Teething: A track which only appeared on the Be Quiet And Drive single and a soundtrack. Cream epitomised the high energy sound of the time, anchored in a familiar blues style; from the traditional classics such as "Crossroads" and "Born Under a Bad Sign", through more eccentric imagery found in "Strange Brew" and "Tales of Brave Ulysses", and culminating in the protracted eccentricities of "Spoonful" and "Toad". Soundtrack. The drug-addled imagery and ambience of the time abounds. Can't Even Breathe: A track which only appared on the Escape From L.A.
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Live Cream. Lovers: A dark track which only appeared on the Hexagram single. Goodbye Cream. Bender: A collaboration with Sevendust in which Chino lends his vocals for the album "Home"'s last track. Wheels of Fire - Live at the Fillmore (the tracks on this album were actually recorded live at "Winterland" in San Francisco). Savory: A collaboration with Far. Wheels of Fire - In the Studio. Deftones have a number of unreleased tracks that appear on a variety of other albums, such as:.
Disraeli Gears. Deftones members have worked on several side projects, including Moreno's Team Sleep and Cunningam's Phallucy. Guitarist Carpenter also works with a group called Kush who feature members from Fear Factory and Cypress Hill. Fresh Cream. Early track titles include "Buffalo" and "Diamond.". The band have a new album, possibly titled "Saturday Night Wrist" scheduled for release in Spring 2005. Erlewine is slightly bothered, however, noting that "Deftones feel compelled to strengthen their metallic roots" by forsaking "the very things that make them better and more interesting than the rest — namely, their love of art rock, whether it's via the Cure or My Bloody Valentine." He closes by writing, "When they do play by the rules, they're good, but they're great when they don't follow a map.".
In reviewing Deftones Stephen Thomas Erlewine writes that "Hexagram," the album's opener, " hits hard — harder than they ever have, revealing how mushy Staind is, or how toothless Linkin Park is, even if it's a bit of a shame that Chino Moreno has resorted to guttural barking for singing.". Delgado plays synth, keyboards or sampler rather than his previous turntables. Much of the material on the album was written by guitarist Carpenter, which accounts for the album's more heavy metal feel. Again, the album sold well, and "Minerva" received some radio play.
Their fourth and latest album, Deftones, was released in 2003. An acoustic of Boy's Republic was to appear on Black Stallion, and part of it was leaked and spread through file sharing programs. There was a possibility of a release of Black Stallion, a remix album of White Pony, but instead, a limited edition black and red version of White Pony was released with a bonus 13th track: The Boy's Republic. White Pony later went on to earn multi-platinum status as well as a Grammy award for Best Metal Performance.
Of White Pony, one review wrote, "Moreno is exquisitely mind-blowing, but his fear is also evident" and that "Deftones went soft, but in an impressive way, to twist around its signature punk-thrash sound."  (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:21o20r1au48n~T1). A collaboration with singer Maynard James Keenan of Tool on "Passenger" is a highlight. ("Teenager" was originally a Team Sleep song.) "Knife Prty" features a stunning, Diamanda Galas-like vocal performance by Rodleen. Reviews were overwhelmingly positive, noting Moreno's increasing sophistication as a lyricist and singer, and the group's bold experimentalism: The fragile "Teenager", for example, incorporates elements of glitch and trip hop, with programming duties carried out by friend and Team Sleep bandmate, DJ Crook, aka, "Crookone".
Delgado was now a full-time band member, and he added greatly to the atmospheric album. It is generally considered by fans to be Deftones' most mature recording. In 2000, the band's third album, White Pony, was released. This mellow version with a new trip-hop-esque beat by Delgado inspired vocalist Chino Moreno to expand on softer music, which eventually lead to his side project Team Sleep.
"Be Quiet And Drive" was performed acoustic with Incubus frontman Brandom Boyd and Adam Sandler for the "Little Nicky" soundtrack. Delgado again appeared on several songs, and demonstrated his deft, inventive touch at a time when turntable scratching was in danger of becoming a nu metal cliche. "My Own Summer" and "Be Quiet and Drive" were hits, the latter's music video earned significant play on MTV. It also sold well, and included a collaboration with Max Cavalera of Sepultura on "Headup," a tribute to Max's late step-son Dana Wells.
Around The Fur was released in 1997. Though Deftones were only tangentially associated with nu metal, they feared the increasingly negative use of the term and separated themselves from other such groups, both professionally and aesthetically. This was due in part to the fact that Deftones were often lumped into the then-emerging genre of nu-metal. About this time, Deftones stopped touring and collaborating with bands like Korn.
One review of '"Adrenaline" noted Cunningham's "surprisingly sophisticated drumming" and wrote that "Unlike many of their contemporaries, the Deftones are very controlled even in the midst of chaos."  (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:nr6m96hofep6~T1). Delgado was not yet a member, but he performed on several songs. "Bored" was a minor hit. The album sold well, and earned mostly positive reviews.
They signed to Maverick Records, which is owned by Madonna, in 1994 and released their debut album, Adrenaline, the following year. Deftones enjoyed the early sponsorship of local favorites Korn, with whom they shared a fan community drawn largely from skateboarders. Carpenter was struck by a drunk driver; this tragedy became a benefit when Carpenter received a large insurance settlement, and was able to buy some expensive, high-quality equipment for the band. Cheng joined after their original bassist left.
The founding members of the band met while skateboarding, and their first rehearsals together took place in 1989-1990 while they were in high school; among their early songs was a cover of Danzig's "Twist Of Cain". Moreno has cited Morrissey, The Cure's Robert Smith and Depeche Mode's David Gahan among his favorite singers, and beyond an occasional similarity in vocal technique, these singers' sweeping sense of drama and delicate vulnerability is often evident in Moreno's vocals. Moreno's poetic lyrics--described by a Time magazine critic as "furiously intelligent"--are often evocative, yet sparse enough to allow for multiple interpretations, and sometimes make startling use of wordplay. Deftones have often been praised as one of the more innovative and unique heavy metal bands of recent years.
The band consists of Chino Moreno (vocals, guitar), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums), Chi Cheng (bass) and turntablist/keyboardist/sampler player Frank Delgado. Deftones are a multi-platinum selling, Grammy award winning rock band from Sacramento, California. possibly 'Saturday Night Wrist', (2005). Deftones, (2003).
White Pony, (2000). Around The Fur, (1997). Adrenaline, (1995).