Well, it’s strictly true, yes, but…..

Cream guitarist Jack Bruce dies

Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra  – ‎1 hour ago

9 thoughts on “Well, it’s strictly true, yes, but…..”

  1. It’s a white-wash obit for one of Glasgow’s own. The knives can wait till after he’s buried. Listening to Jack got me into electric bass playing, and, “Sunshine of your love” was the first tune I played.

  2. He’ll always be admired in this corner for having the balls to release ‘Things We Like’ less than two years after the breakup of Cream. And ‘Songs For A Tailor’ is something of a minor masterpiece.

    In some ways, I think the worst thing that ever happened to him was getting hooked up with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.

  3. So Much for Subtlety

    dearieme – “I remember when Cream appeared, because a mediocre jazz drummer was suddenly a pop drumming megastar.”

    I am sorry but is that a comment on Ginger Baker or Charlie Watts? Baker has always struck me as one of the vilest men in Rock and Roll. But I don’t know him personally.

    Dennis The Peasant – “In some ways, I think the worst thing that ever happened to him was getting hooked up with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.”

    This is like that famous Georgie Best interview isn’t it?

    Because I always knew that the money had to be good in the Reunion business – otherwise so many musicians who hated each other wouldn’t be doing it. But I did not quite realise how good it was.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/fameandfortune/8932131/Former-Cream-bassist-Jack-Bruce-I-squandered-too-much-money-on-drugs.html

    And in 2005, the Cream reunion earned me enough money to buy a town house in Colchester for £300,000 and we spent around £1m renovating and extending it.

    So he got the best part of £1.5 million for four gigs at the Royal Albert Hall? Bloody hell.

    What is odd that the money was good from the start. This is a surprise:

    At the age of 16 I started performing with a dance band in the evenings and began earning more money than my father, but he was pleased for me. He had assumed I would join him at the factory and never imagined I could actually make money in music.

    Who would have thought a nothing session musician in Glasgow back then would be earning more than his Dad?

    I feel I have made a wrong turn in life. I should have been managing drug-addled musicians royalties!

  4. Bloke in Costa Rica

    A mate of mine at Uni was a good enough trumpeter to do occasional gigs at Ronnie Scott’s and he was minted, at least compared to the rest of us raggedy-arsed paupers.

  5. Sunshine of your love was one of the first singles I purchased.He was due to play a gig in my home town in the mid 70’s, failed to arrive the first time, and was more than 3 sheets to the wind for the second, such were his demons at the time. RIP

  6. As I trudge the lonely road through this vale of tears I find the milestones are increasingly the tombstones of musicians I listened to in my youth.

    Goodbye, God bless and may St. Peter forgive you for “Lay down ‘n’ groove on the mat.”

  7. “Baker has always struck me as one of the vilest men in Rock and Roll.”

    You’d have to stand in line to hate that one.

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