Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It May Give You Warts…

Today in rock history, in 1968, the definitive (and lengthy – 16:51) version of “Toad” is recorded at Fillmore West in San Francisco (2nd show). The original studio-take appears on Cream’s debut “Fresh Cream.” This version is found on the studio/live “Wheels Of Fire,” the first double-album to go platinum. One time, in that same year, I was playing this solo with my band at a gig at the Music Box Ballroom in Omaha, and I was into it so much I broke a bass drum head. Extreme, yes, and, ultimately expensive; it hadn’t happened before or since. Here’s a vid of ol’ Ginger at his 70th birthday party showing that the Master has still got it! Thanks to for the info, and keep on rockin’ – but gently!

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