Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

Disraeli Gears – Cream [#376]

on August 14, 2015

DIRTY+DANCINGDisraeli Gears – Cream

Steelrattus here again, with the fifth of my guest posts in this seven day run.

Disraeli Gears is the first of the two albums in these seven days that I don’t know at all. So I have done the right thing, sat down, and listened to it. First impressions of the album are that it’s all very 60s/70s hippy culture. I quite liked the opening track, and the second track was famous enough for me to recognise it, but then it went slowly downhill from there. Part of the problem is that for the last few years I’ve struggled to listen to whole albums unless (a) I really like them and (b) they have some variety. Unfortunately this album doesn’t tick either of those boxes for me.

Checking the facts, the album was indeed released in 1967, hit No. 5 in the UK chart, and was Cream’s US breakthrough. The odd title is a malapropism (what I know as an “eggcorn”) between members of the band talking about a bicycle. They found it so funny they used it as the title. And here’s the famous track.


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