This is the power trio’s perfect studio album which captured the dayglo spirit of psychedelic London like no other record could. As their blues influences waned, the hippie lyrics of Pete Brown came to the fore, while the strident voice of Jack Bruce fused with Eric Clapton’s stinging and milky guitar and Ginger Baker’s polyrhythmic drums. ‘Tales Of Brave Ulysses’, ‘SWLABR’ and ‘Strange Brew’ remain classics of their era, while ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’ has become one of rock’s most imitated opening riffs. The Martin Sharpe album sleeve completes the package and displays Eric Clapton with the finest perm of 1967, although I bet he regrets painting the guitar.
Tracks: Strange Brew; Sunshine Of Your Love; World Of Pain; Dance The Night Away; Blue Condition; Tales Of Brave Ulysses; SWLABR; We’re Going Wrong; Outside Woman Blues; Take It Back; Mother’s Lament....