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The House Of Love - Strange Brew (Cream Cover)

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Published on May 10, 2011

From '' Feel ''
Label: Fontana -- HOLCD6, 866 383-2
Format: CD, Single, Blue Cover
Country: UK
Released: 1992

Tracklist
1. Feel
Written-By -- Guy Chadwick, Warne Livesey
2. Let's Talk About You
Written-By -- Guy Chadwick
3. It's All Too Much
Written-By -- George Harrison
4. Strange Brew
Written-By -- Eric Clapton, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins

Producer:
The House Of Love (tracks: 2 to 4),
John Bell (tracks: 2, 4),
Ted Hayton (tracks: 3),
Warne Livesey (tracks: 1)

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"Strange Brew" is a 1967 song by British supergroup Cream.
Released in late May of that year as the lead single from their album Disraeli Gears, this song featured Eric Clapton on lead vocals rather than the usual lead by Jack Bruce.
The single peaked at number 17 on the UK charts in June of that same year.
The UK single release was the last Cream single to be released by Reaction Records.

Background

After the Murray "the K" Show Cream recorded a song called "Lawdy Mama" with Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic Studios in New York.
When Cream was working on the sessions for "Disraeli Gears", producer Felix Pappalardi took the tape of "Lawdy Mama" and with help from his wife Gail Collins transformed the song into "Strange Brew" which according to Eric Clapton "created a pop song without completely destroying the original groove."

Chart history

The song "Strange Brew" first appeared on the UK Singles Chart on June 10, 1967 at #43, it then hit its highest position on July 15 at #17, and it then left the charts on August 5 at #35 spending a total of 9 weeks on the chart.

Personnel

Eric Clapton - lead vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Jack Bruce - bass guitar
Ginger Baker - drums

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Lyrics

Strange brew killing what's inside of you.

She's witch of trouble in electric blue.
In her own mad mind she's in love with you, with you.
Now what you gonna do?

Strange brew killing what's inside of you.

She's some kind of demon dusting in the flue.
If you don't watch out she'll stick to you, to you.
What kind of fool are you?

Strange brew killing what's inside of you.

On a ship in the middle of a raging sea
she would make a scene for it all to be ignored.
And wouldn't you be bored?

Strange brew killing what's inside of you.
Strange brew
Strange brew
Strange brew
Strange brew
Strange brew killing what's inside of you.

Strange
Strange
Strange
Strange
Strange

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