Dave Thompson, author of Virgin's acclaimed Red Hot Chill Peppers biography, takes a new and very detailed look at the creation of one of the world's most influential bands by the three top rock instrumentalists of their time, all stars in their own right - after all the streets of London had been covered in 'Clapton is God' tributes even when Eric was still in the Yardbirds. Cream went on to become the first band to break open the lucrative US market by dint of their live shows alone. This book goes on the road with them, day by relentlessly hedonistic day. Cream wrote the rule book of rock band decadence long before Led Zeppell in came along and were a brilliant combination of fantastically skilful instrumental virtuosity, great bluesy songwriting and vocals and a druggy lifestyle which top rock writer Thompson turns into one of the most readable rock biographies ever.
Dave Thompson is the author of some eighty rock biographies including the first ever biography of U2. Publications have included the best selling biographies of Kurt Cobain (Never Fad Awau) and the Cure (A Visual Documentary), a study of dead rock stars (Better To Burn Out) and a succession of very hefty encyclopaedias on alternative rock, funk and record collecting. The Third Ear Listening Guide to Reggae & Caribbean Music won the prestigious 2003 ARSC Award tp Best Reshearch in Recorded Folk & Ethnic Music. is most recent titles include biographies of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Phil Spector and Genesis, and the novel To Major Tom- Letters To David Bowie. A regular columnist in Goldmine magazine. Thompson has also contributed to Mojo, Q, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press and Melody Maker. native of the Medway Towns, he lives in Seattle with cats.