Nice piece about Jack Bruce.
I absolutelely loved “Songs for a Tailor”, more than the Cream stuff actually.
As for the man himself, I always felt it was a bit of a shame that his clear bitterness towards Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page in particular was made so public.
I understand where it was coming from, but every time Jack spoke about Zep (invariably negative) I always though “Just shut up!!, you don’t need to go there!!, you’re making yourself look small!”
Still, that’s a human failing.
Above all, he was an absolutely fantastic musician.
I think Roger Waters said, “Perhaps the most musically gifted bass player ever.”
According to The Guardian’s obit, Roger Waters described Jack Bruce as “the most musically gifted bass player there’s ever been.”
From Noel Brilly : Wow!
Fabulous piece on Cream.
Keep up the good work, love the mixture of music and football.
From Andy Renno : Cream
Enjoy your knowledge on music.
Perhaps you should consider a blog about this subject.
Steady on, Andy.
I’m an author who already blogs far too much.
I said what I had to say about football in The Professor and My Four World Cups.
When I publish my rock memoir in 2015 I’ll summarise everything I know about rock groups and singers and the fun I had with them.
And chuck in some social history as well.
P.S. This sad acoustic lullaby was posted by Eric Clapton: For Jack
29th October 2014