[Slowhand] Re: Slowhand Digest, Vol 7, Issue 82
millard_richard at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 25 15:05:13 EST 2006
I was at all the RAH shows and two of the three NY
shows [including Weds] and I have to say that I had
exactly the same reaction as Steve Proctor. The vibe,
especially EC's attitude, was totally different. He
really seemed like he didn't want to be there.
> > From: "Steve Proctor" <drpr at earthlink.net>
> To: "Slowhand Digest" <slowhand at planet-torque.com>
> Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 01:33:29 -0500
> Subject: [Slowhand] More Cream reunions?
> > 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
> 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
> Let the flames begin!>
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