Post Number: 154
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:38 am: |
He left us an incredible musical legacy.
Post Number: 116
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:54 am: |
He will always be one of my idols. Listening to "Badge" right now.
Post Number: 197
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:03 am: |
Huge loss..... :.-(
Post Number: 3690
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:16 am: |
So Sad____ I really liked so much of his work. I think that there is so much of his post "Cream" work that I have heard that really resonated with me . His album collaboration with Ellen McIlwaine (Everybody needs it ) in 1982 was spectacular. In particular his fretless work on " Hang On To A Dream" on that Album was wonderful . He was still to young to leave us _____ . He was most definitely a guy that I listened to and learned from . I send my love and respect _____.
Post Number: 118
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:50 am: |
Yes love and respect....
Post Number: 5858
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:57 am: |
Another one of the greats is now gone. I still remember excitedly first listening to Disraeli Gears as a 13 year old.
May the Four Winds Blow You Safely Home.
Post Number: 671
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:03 pm: |
Jack was a significant influence on my playing.
Peace, love and prayers to those he leaves behind.
May God bless you Jack and hold you close.
For me and many, this is indeed a sad day.
Post Number: 11554
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:17 pm: |
Thanks for posting this.
For me, Cream was a major turning point in the music. The three of them created something extraordinarily new; and that music influenced not only my music, but, as a major influence on the culture, my life as well. And for that, I am very grateful. Thank you Jack.
Post Number: 598
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:25 pm: |
Another legend passes on to a better place.
Thank you Jack for the incredible body of music that you left to human kind. You will certainly be missed, but never forgotten.
Post Number: 1310
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:29 pm: |
Not what I was expecting to see when I came to the site.
Sitting here at work with tears in my eyes.
Legacy indeed, legendary bassist and vocalist. Thank you Jack for the inspiration. . . and the beauty of your skills.
Out into the fields, Jack, you go flying. Go on and keep flying. . .
Post Number: 232
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:44 pm: |
Perhaps my first influence.... Jack, you will be missed mightily, brother.
Post Number: 31
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:54 pm: |
He was the reason I became a bassist, and probably influenced my playing more than anyone else. Lost a lot of musical heroes, but i'm feeling this more than most.
Post Number: 233
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 3:35 pm: |
My first thought was, "Sh*t......."
Post Number: 390
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 6:54 pm: |
Oh, man... sad, sad news.
Post Number: 1074
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:41 pm: |
When I heard the news I also thought about this group of musicians --
"....Come on home
All those promises
That we drove
With nowhere to go
Well we started out so fine
Now the flame is all but dying
Ooh, waiting on a word..." ~ 'Waiting on a Word' ~ Jack Bruce
Post Number: 48
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:05 pm: |
Jack Bruce was a huge influence in my bass playing and sound during the 1970's, right up to owning an old EB-3 and a 200w Marshall stack! Listen to his playing on "NSU" from Live Cream 1, or "Crossroads" or "Spoonful" live on the "Wheels Of Fire" album. Brilliant! Not to mention his solo albums from the early 70's as well, or West, Bruce, and Laing. May he rest in peace...
Post Number: 1223
|Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:30 pm: |
Sad news, indeed. One by one the heroes/influences my generation loves are leaving us. Over the past year, my own health issues have made me think about this more and more.
Last night, for the first time in a year, I felt like going out to hear a band play. One of the band members asked me if I wanted to sit in with them and suggested a song to play. So, I played one song, a favorite, "Crossroads".
Post Number: 182
|Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:46 am: |
For those of you who know the Midlands in the UK, I saw Cream at Stourbridge Town Hall when Vox AC30s were all you needed. I had a Vox AC30 bass amp.
Sorry to hear this.
A sad loss.
Post Number: 1323
|Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:54 pm: |
I'll miss him a lot. His music was very influential to my playing. By coincidence, I discovered this Youtube: ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_ZcoqkQy8w ) for the first time just a few weeks back. What a pleasant guy - great stories, plus a great pleasure to see him play in a couple of contexts that allow the viewer to see his technique and some of his thinking up close.
Oh, and I just couldn't resist picking up a Warwick on ebay this afternoon!
Post Number: 543
|Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 6:14 pm: |
A sad loss of a great and influential musician. His bass tone was a force of nature! And rocking the fretless electric bass as early as '76. So great.
He also had a fine and immediately identifiable voice.
Post Number: 3595
|Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:29 am: |
Goodbye Cream was one of the first albums I stole from my brother. I think the riff to Badge was probably one of the earliest lines I learned on the bass although it was most likely a guitar riff.
Jack will be sadly missed
Post Number: 383
|Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:26 am: |
Walked into the guitar store where I work part time on Saturdays and was greeted with this news.
It was like a punch in the gut and a very somber way to start the day.
Huge influence on me via Cream and BLT - taught me that powerful basslines could be both melodic and supportive.
Post Number: 238
|Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:35 am: |
Post Number: 1313
|Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:45 pm: |
(Message edited by Pauldo on October 28, 2014)
(Message edited by Pauldo on October 28, 2014)
Post Number: 8302
|Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:20 pm: |
It's taken me a few days to even open this thread. Sigh. I can't really say anything that hasn't already been said.
Post Number: 370
|Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm: |
Saw him with Spectrum Road about 2years ago. It was a trip. Glad i went then.