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Disraeli Gears

Another interesting album cover. Very Psychedelic and perfect for the music within. In fact, this iconic album cover was designed by an artist name Martin Sharpe. Martin also helped write some of the lyrics for Tales Of Brave Ulysses. This was Cream's second album, done in New York City in only 3 and a half days. The rush was because the work permits for Eric, Jack and Ginger was to expire in that time. Producing was Felix Pappalardi, the founder of Mountain. Legendary engineer Tom Dowd was working the sound and Label president Ahmet Ertegen was also present.. The album cover was a perfect visual for the trippy music on the record... this is one of my favorite album covers from the Psychedelic era. The title of the LP came about because at some point in the recording process, Eric was talking about his bike, and referenced the 'derailleur' gear..a roadie who walked by named Mick Turner chimed in something about the Disraeli Gear and the band cracked up, and eventually used this as the title. It remains my favorite Cream album. A tremendous pairing of Psychedelic and Blues..


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01/14/2013 1:42PM
Disraeli Gears
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02/26/2013 10:28AM
...OF THE CROP
THX FOR THE DEJA VOUS BOBBIE K ;-) LONG TIME LISTENER OF YOUR PLETHORA OF ROCK MEMORIES ;-)
11/03/2013 3:58PM
Thanks Bob
Bob I will say (again) that you are the best. Living here on Maui, I get up extra early on Saturday to catch Revolution, the best program on radio. I am sure others think I am nuts. The one thing I really miss here is the Eagle. Streaming is ok but we have to endure the filler music, which is pretty repetitious. Steve on Maui
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