[Slowhand] Dreaming........

EddyPauley at aol.com EddyPauley at aol.com
Sat Feb 25 13:04:55 EST 2006

In a message dated 2/25/2006 12:16:30 PM Eastern Standard Time,
slowhand-request at planet-torque.com writes:

> Message: 5

> Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 01:33:29 -0500

> From: "Steve Proctor" <drpr at earthlink.net>

> Subject: [Slowhand] More Cream reunions?

> To: "Slowhand Digest" <slowhand at planet-torque.com>

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> >anyone else read what I read about Cream

> >possible doing a few more US dates, Jack

> >Bruce made the statement at the Grammys ?

> >I don't recall seeing any banter here about it

> >so maybe I was dreaming


> Chris, you're right. There was no banter on this subject and there should

> have been. You weren't dreaming - but I'm afraid Jack Bruce was. I can't see

> Clapton agreeing to do another Cream show.


> The New York shows, particularly Tuesday's show, were great. But compared

> to London, Clapton showed a profound lack of enthusiasm. He cringed when Jack

> said something overly patronizing to the audience. At one point, Eric

> seemed to say something negative to Jack. But mostly, Clapton just stood there

> and played, ignoring his bandmates. Just like the old days. "And Wednesday's

> even worse" - that day, Clapton seemed like he couldn't wait to fulfill his

> obligations and get out of there.


> I fully expect to get creamed for my comments. But "before you accuse me,"

> compare the commercially available Cream reunion DVD with the video of the

> New York shows. The enthusiasm in London is clear as evidenced by the band

> members' frequent recognition of each other at the end of songs, Clapton's

> hyperactive left leg and his frequent smiles.


> For the final New York show, the band didn't even seem to care about what

> they wore. Clapton wore the same T shirt he had worn the night before. And

> Jack wore a shirt with the inscription "WHO THE F*** NEEDS..." Sorry, I can't

> make out the last word(s). Check out

> http://home.earthlink.net/~freshcream/images/2005_1026_213338AB.JPG


> Let the flames begin!



My initial thought was that Jack Bruce was the one who was doing the
dreaming. I don't see another Cream show happening.

As for the RAH & MSG performances themselves, in the end as you mention there
are the various DVD's and CD's to listen to and compare. As you know my
thoughts are the same as yours on this subject, they were after the shows
themselves and in hindsight listening and viewing the DVD's/CD's as well.

Best Wishes,
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