Cream (band)

This article is about the 1960s rockband, Cream is also the name of a British nightclub.

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.

Discography

  • Fresh Cream
  • Disraeli Gears
  • Wheels of Fire - In the Studio
  • Wheels of Fire - Live at the Fillmore (the tracks on this album were actually recorded live at "Winterland" in San Francisco)
  • Goodbye Cream
  • Live Cream
  • Live Cream Volume 2




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. Don Dokken (vocals), "Wild" Mick Brown (drums), Alex DeRosso (guitar), Barry Sparks (bass). 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.
. 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. Don Dokken (vocals), "Wild" Mick Brown (drums), George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilsons (bass).

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.
. 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.
. 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". In 2002 Reb Beach was replaced by John Norum (formerly with the band Europe), and Jeff Pilson was replaced by Barry Sparks on bass. 2002 also saw the release of the album Long Way Home.. The drug-addled imagery and ambience of the time abounds. They released Erase the Slate in 1999 and Live from the Sun in 2000.

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. In 1998 George left the band and was replaced by Reb Beach of the band Winger. Cream were a seminal 1960s rock band which featured the guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce, and drummer Ginger Baker. The band reunited in 1992, but didn't release an album until Dysfunctional in 1995 with Columbia Records. One Live Night (a live accoustical album) was released in 1996 by CMC, along with Shadowlifein 1997. This article is about the 1960s rockband, Cream is also the name of a British nightclub.. Recordings from their tour in Japan led to 1988's release of Beast from the East just before the band broke up due to creative differences between Don and George. Live Cream Volume 2. 1987 saw the release of Back for the Attack (another million-album release) which was also their highest charting album at #8 as well as part of the Monsters of Rock tour.

Live Cream. In 1985 the album Under Lock and Key also sold over a million copies with hits like "In My Dreams" and "It's Not Love.". Goodbye Cream. The album would go on to sell over one million copies in the US alone. Wheels of Fire - Live at the Fillmore (the tracks on this album were actually recorded live at "Winterland" in San Francisco). 1984 was Dokken's breakout year in the US with the release of the album Tooth and Nail, which contained several hit songs ("Into the Fire", "Just Got Lucky," and "Alone Again"). Wheels of Fire - In the Studio. Juan Croucier left Dokken in 1982 to join the band Ratt and was replaced by Jeff Pilson who became their first official bassist.

Disraeli Gears. While the band was very popular in Europe by then, they had not yet made the charts in the US. Fresh Cream. In 1981 the band released the album Breaking the Chains in Europe, which was re-mastered and re-released by Elektra Records in the US in 1983. In 1978 Juan Croucier replaced Peter Baltes as another temporary bassist; that same year the band released the singles "Hard Rock Woman," and "Paris is Burning.". Dokken's history started in the late 1970s when guitarist George Lynch and drummer Mick Brown from the group Xciter teamed up with Don Dokken on vocals and Peter Baltes as a temporary bassist to record Back in the Streets with Carerre Records.

Recently, Dokken has released their latest album, Hell To Pay, which has gotten rave reviews in metal circles. The band released a few albums in the late 90s and then Long Way Home in 2000, which met with some success due to attention from fans starved for traditional heavy metal. Don Dokken went on to a successful solo career, while George Lynch formed the Lynch Mob and recorded several albums. Jeff Pilson too released his acclaimed War And Peace album. Their early albums like Tooth And Nail, Under Lock And Key, Back For The Attack and Beast From The East were highly successful, but after that, intra-band rifts and spats ensured that the band would eventually break up.

Dokken was comprised of founder Don Dokken on vocals, George Lynch on lead guitars, Jeff Pilson on bass and Mick Brown on drums. Although their image was somewhat "glam," their music was traditionally heavy with technical expertise. The music consisted of traditional metal characterized by extravagant use of lead guitars and soaring vocals backed by a heavy thumping bass. Dokken was formed in 1978, one of the classic metal bands from that era, joining contemporaries like Twisted Sister, Judas Priest, Quiet Riot and Iron Maiden.

Scary. Mr. In My Dreams. Alone Again.

Dream Warriors. Lightning Strikes Again. Paris Is Burning. Kiss of Death.

It's Not Love. Tooth and Nail. Into the Fire. Breaking the Chains.

Sebastian Bach. Warrant. Children Of Bodom. Stratovarius.

Hammerfall. At Vance. Skid Row. White Lion.

Quiet Riot. Twisted Sister. Anthrax. Cinderella.

Motley Crue. Dio. Iron Maiden. Ratt.

Europe. Saxon. Queen. Van Halen.

Deep Purple. Rush. Alice Cooper. KISS.

Black Sabbath. Scorpions. Iron Maiden. Judas Priest.

Back in the Streets [EP] (1979). Breaking the Chains (1981). Tooth and Nail (1984). Under Lock and Key (1985).

Back for the Attack (1987). Beast from the East (1988). Dysfunctional (1995). One Live Night (1996).

Shadow Life (1997). Erase The Slate (1999). The Very Best of Dokken (1999). Live from the Sun (2000).

Yesterday and Today (2001). Long Way Home [PA] (2002). Long Way Home [Edited Cover] (2002). Then and Now (2002).

Sub-Genre - Classic metal, Melodic Metal. Genre - Metal.

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