Cream (British 1960s rock band)

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Cream are a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. Their sound was characterised by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock, combining psychedelia-themed lyrics, Eric Clapton's blues guitar playing, Jack Bruce's operatic voice and prominent bass playing and Ginger Baker's jazz-influenced drumming. The group's third album, Wheels of Fire, was the world's first platinum-selling double album. Cream are widely regarded as being the world's first successful supergroup. In their career, they sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Cream's music included songs based on traditional blues such as "Crossroads" and "Spoonful", and modern blues such as "Born Under a Bad Sign", as well as more eccentric songs such as "Strange Brew", "Tales of Brave Ulysses" and "Toad".

Cream's biggest hits were "I Feel Free" (UK, number 11), "Sunshine of Your Love" (US, number 5), "White Room" (US, number 6), "Crossroads" (US, number 28), and "Badge" (UK, number 18). Cream made a significant impact on the popular music of the time, and, along with Jimi Hendrix, and Terry Kath of Chicago, popularised the use of the wah-wah pedal. They provided a heavy yet technically proficient musical theme that foreshadowed and influenced the emergence of British bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Jeff Beck Group and Black Sabbath in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. The band's live performances influenced progressive rock acts such as Rush. Cream were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. They were included in both Rolling Stone and VH1's lists of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time," at number 67 and 61 respectively. They were also ranked number 16 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1966 Fresh Cream 4.4 12
1967 Disraeli Gears 5 16
1968 Wheels of Fire 4.6 15
1968 Wheels of Fire - In the Studio 1
1969 Goodbye 5 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1969 Best of Cream Compilation 1
1972 Heavy Cream Compilation 1
1972 I Feel Free Compilation 1
1983 Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream Compilation 5 6
1984 Cream Compilation 1
1992 White Room - Best Compilation 1
1995 The Very Best of Cream Compilation 4
1997 Those Were the Days Compilation 2
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cream Compilation 1
2005 I Feel Free: Ultimate Cream Compilation 2
2005 Cream Gold Compilation 3
2011 Icon Compilation 1
2011 Icon 2 Compilation 1
Best Of Compilation 1
Cream Compilation 1
Creme de la Cream Compilation 1
Fresh Outtakes Compilation 1
The Best of Cream Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1970 Live Cream Live 7
1972 Live Cream, Volume 2 Live 5
1995 Tales of Brave Live 1
2003 BBC Sessions Live 1
2005 Royal Albert Hall: London May 2-3-5-6 2005 Live 3.5 2
2006 Their Fully Authorised Story in a 2 Disc Deluxe Set Live 1
The First Farewell Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1966 Wrapping Paper / Cat's Squirrel 1
1966 I Feel Free 1
1968 Anyone for Tennis (The Savage Seven Theme) 1
1969 Badge 2
Sunshine of Your Love 1
White Room 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
Acid - The Lost Cream Tapes 1
Blues Addict 1
Cream Remasters - Live in Europe (CD 1) 1
Cream Remasters - Outtakes & Alternates (CD 1) 1
Cream Remasters - Renovating the Blues (CD 1) 1
Macrocosm (disc 1) 1
The Cream Remasters 8 - Back Bay Theatre/Winterland Outtakes (disc 1) 1

Live

Year Title Rating Releases
Cream Remasters - California Days Live 1
Cream Remasters - Disraeli Gears Live Live 1
Cream Remasters - East Coast Live 1
Cream Remasters 8 - Final US Tour Live 1

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