The History of The Creams

The Creams - Frankfurt 1998

These first two albums...

A Big Dog.n Lords of the gromet Canning Factory

..."A Big Dog.n" and "Lords of the Gromet Canning Factory", were recorded, mainly by Alan Jenkins and Blodwyn P. Teabag, before the band really existed. Then they put a band together to record...

Ie

..."Ie", a comic rock opera about animal rights. This six-piece Creams line up added Vladimir and Robyn from The Chrysanthemums, Peter Pengwyn (formerly from Brighton's Jesus Couldn't Drum) and Alison Mackinder. They went and performed it live in Germany. Badly. So then they came home and recorded this...

The Creams and Nico

..."The Creams and Nico". (Not that Nico). And it was a work of great genius. So they did this one too...

Pluto

..."Pluto". That one was ok, but then the band split up. Alan, Blodwyn and Robyn recorded this one anyway...

Malcolm

..."Malcolm" - what they call a "transitionary album". "Malcolm" is a double-mini-CD, it looks like a big foreign stamp. Then they found a new bass player called Howard Fairey and went to play in Germany again, and while they were there they made this...

Are You Real or Just Some Sort of Disgusting Fridge Magnet

..."Are you real or just some sort of disgusting fridge magnet". This is a recording of the concert in Landsberg, (where they put Hitler in jail in the 20's and he wrote "Mein Kampf"). Its a cheap production with some bits of paper and a plastic wallet for selling at gigs. (Our album, not Mein Kampf). Then they spent a year and a half recording...

The All Night Book Man

..."The All Night Bookman", which is an epic two-hour double CD with 42 tracks. It is probably the best album ever made in the history of the world. That was probably about it for The Creams though.

There are two other live CDs by The Creams...

Net Yangers for the Pizza froyFuck My Ass

..."Net Yangers for the Pizza Froy" (Hannover, 1997) and "Fuck My Ass" (Hamburg, 1998). But these were made in limited editions of 8 and given away to people, so they don't count.

Listen to a song called "Wood" from the album "Malcolm".

The Creams

The Creams while we were recording "The All Night Bookman". Clockwise starting at 11 o'clock: Howard, Blodwyn, Alan and Robyn.

 

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