Good lord, is Disraeli Gears really 41 years old?
I've always wondered! Damn, the internetz rule!
The title of the album was taken from an inside joke. Eric Clapton had been thinking of buying a racing bicycle and was discussing it with Ginger Baker, when a roadie named Mick Turner commented, "its got them Disraeli Gears", meaning to say "derailleur gears", but instead alluding to 19th Century British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. The band thought this was hilarious, and decided that it should be the title of their next album. Had it not been for Mick, the album would simply have been entitled Cream.
Enjoy these two fabulous tunes. I shall love them passionately until I am lowered into the grave.
PS: The second song is NOT the Van Halen song of the same name!
World Of Pain - Cream
This song is so purty, you can't stand it...a big favorite of your humble narrator. Take special note of Clapton's heavenly riffs, and Ginger Baker's signature "tom-tom" drumming style. Lots of the otherworldly vibe is undoubtedly due to Felix Pappalardi's incredible production.
Dance the Night Away - Cream