[Slowhand] Re: Slowhand Digest, Vol 7, Issue 82

Richard Millard 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

> 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




> Let the flames begin!>

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