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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cream "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" Isolated Lead Guitar

Here's another bit of Eric Clapton genius with his isolated wah track on Cream's "Tales of Brave Ulysses," a cut from their great Disraeli Gears album. I've also included a very cool "making of" video that gives you some behind the scenes of the song.  Some cool things about it:

1. This was one of the first songs to use the then-new wah-wah pedal, which would go on to become a standard piece of gear for every guitar player afterwards.

2. Clapton is rocking the wah back and forth in time with song during the verses, which not many players do, but it works very effectively here.

3. Be sure to watch the "making of" video, which provides some revelations about the song. One of the big things is how the riff was stolen from the Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer in the City" and how big an influence the Spoonful was on Cream!

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2 comments:

Rand said...

Far out man! Cool! Really groovy! I can dig it! Thanks a lot!;-)

Rand said...

Far out man! Cool! Really groovy! I can dig it! Thanks a lot!;-)

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