and Jimmy’s crap.
So said Jack Bruce after the “Classic Rock Awards”, he then put on his flat cap, his mac but was shocked to find “One Foot In The Gave” had ended so he couldn’t take over as Victor Meldrew. So the BBC will have to find a place for him in the next series of “Grumpy Old Men”.
Above was just paraphrasing the bassists comments as they were the bits that everyone has seen in the headlines as they really stood out, here’s the full rant…
Everybody talks about Led Zeppelin, and they played one fucking gig – one fucking lame gig – while Cream did weeks of gigs; proper gigs, not just a lame gig like Zeppelin did, with all the [vocal] keys lowered and everything. We played everything in the original keys.
Fuck off, Zeppelin, you’re crap. You’ve always been crap and you’ll never be anything else. The worst thing is that people believe the crap that they’re sold. Cream is 10 times the band that Led Zeppelin is.
What? You’re gonna compare Eric Clapton with that fucking Jimmy Page? Would you really compare that? Eric’s good and Jimmy’s crap. And with that I rest my caseJack Bruce
Now that was on Tuesday, today he’s a little bit more conciliatory and claimed to be joking on a the Detroit radio show JJ & Lynne Morning Show at 94.7 WCSX…
I was just having some fun with the press gallery really… being fairly tongue in cheek.
The thing about Zeppelin is obviously it’s a little bit of jealousy on my part, or more than a little bit because the audience was created by Cream and Jimi Hendrix… this sort of very large audience… then Zeppelin came along and had a very easy ride in that way.
We were the pioneers and pioneers don’t always get the recognition they deserve. On the other hand, let’s face it: Jimmy Page ain’t no Eric Clapton… no matter what anybody thinks.
The only decent guy… the one good guy in that band is dead… so what are you gonna do? The trouble is if you say anything about the establishment… In Britain you mustn’t criticise the Queen or Led Zeppelin.Jack Bruce
Poor old Jack, not getting the attention you think you deserve, Clapton is selling out gigs and shifting albums, Ginge is doing his stuff in SA not really bothered about bright lights and fame, just going about dropping his trousers to help secure the prosecution of Lindiwe Noko, who is accused of defrauding him out of £30,000, while Jack is just remembered every time talk of a Cream reunion comes round. Maybe the back catalogue isn’t doing good business either.
Oh and Jack, Clapton ain’t no Peter Green 😉