Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by wntbtw, Nov 29, 2019.
That's a cool Instagram page.
I'm going to order this as a Christmas present for EVH.
Was Winterland 68' part of the Goodbye tour?
I believe this [the video above] is the 2nd RAH show as it is a different version of White Room. Compare your YT version to this one which is the one on the 'Farewell Concert' DVD:
That picture was taken, as you can see, by Bruce Krejcik who is a member here. He also saw Cream at Winterland March 9, 1968 & has been very emphatic that Clapton played only the painted SG that night--no 355 whatsoever & all pictures from that time frame Feb to April 1968 confirm that. Clapton had only the SG on stage w/ him until he bought the Firebird in April. Also it has been confirmed that the SOYL that was released 2 days ago w/ the announcement of new 'live' material being released in Feb is from the Oct 4 performance at Oakland which confirms that is the 'DarkBurst' LP [which Clapton then gave to Paul Kossoff when Free toured w/ Blind Faith]. Just some useless trivia for you! I`ll dig up some pictures that Bruce sent to me from Cream`s 3-9-68 gig @ Winterland.
I was not at these shows - I was too young. My inner ears are eternally grateful. I heard by this point Cream was painfully loud. Any earwitnesses who can testify?
No the US Farewell/Goodbye tour began Oct 4 and ended Nov 4.
Did they play any shows between the end of that tour (Nov 4) and the Farewell gig at the RAH (Nov 26)?
Alot of the time Clapton had a 'Y cord' hooked up to 2 Marshall 100w heads. This YT performance by Cream [Nov `67 in Detroit] is probably the most popular of all the bootlegs available & to me it seems like Clapton has both 100w amps working.
No they didn`t. Not sure what they did during that time. There`s the completion of the studio tracks on the 'Goodbye' LP & Clapton`s work on The Beatles 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' might`ve been recording at this time. And then there`s this--about a month after the RAH performances:
Holy **** that sounds epic! At the Grande no less. Thanks for sharing this.
Love Clapton's playing one that.
Here`s another great picture that Bruce himself took--Cream Sat March 9, 1968 at the Winterland Ballroom. 90% of the 'Live Cream' recordings were done during their 4 consecutive performances at this time in SF--you can see the recording mics all over the place! Historical picture for sure.
There's a guy at the centre of the stage with a film camera.
What was filmed?
Don't tell me there was a concert film?
From what I know that`s a BBC cameraman but have never heard on any actual released footage from those historic performances other than a little snippet of 'We`re Going Wrong' on the 'Fresh Live Cream' DVD.
I wonder where those films are.
Well, I don't recall them playing more than one night at the Forum, nor do I recall it being billed as their "farewell tour", but...
Clapton (and I have a lot of respect for him in many ways) just never got better (Or really ever played as well since) his days with Cream and The Bluesbreakers. I guess he was at his peak then. I know for myself and many other guitarists, we just keep getting better with age... not Eric... it’s sad... I really don’t understand it.... Did the drugs [heroin] do that much damage to him? (I’m not a hard drug or alcohol user, so I have no idea)
And why he went from playing LP’s/Sg’s/335’s which he got such incredible tones from to Strats I will never ever understand
Dude it's like you read my mind... I feel like saying this in front of people is taboo or something but I 100% agree with everything you've said and have felt that way for a long time.
The Dominos stuff is great and I'd put it in the same category as the Bluesbreakers and Cream.