Title: SWLABR

Artist: Cream

Album: Disraeli Gears

Year Released: 1967

What It Is: Classic power trio blues rock with, um, interesting lyrics. It’s my favorite Cream song, as Clapton, Baker and Bruce all dazzle and shine in 2:34.

Riffage / Hookage: Oh, you know there’s a riff. Clapton may have meandered into hackdom, but here, he’s the real deal.

Cowbell?:Ginger Baker was content to hit everything and use both bass drum pedals, so no cowbell here.

Words Of Wisdom: “You’ve got that pure feel
Such good responses
You’ve got that rainbow feel
But the rainbow has a beard.”

Rainbows with beards, pictures with mustaches. They must be on that acid thing everyone’s talking about

Mixology Report: Good for the classic rockers and people who love odd titles. Oh, and human beings in general.

For The Good Of The Order: There’s been a lot of speculation on what the hell this song is about. The title, allegedly, is an acronym for “She Was Like A Bearded Rainbow” or something. And that connotation is either sublime (talking about seeing someone in rainbow light that’s obscured) or dirrrty (the nether regions of a female, I guess.)You know, whatever it’s supposed to mean, does it really matter? No! Let’s not get too too deep here.

Here’s a still clip with the album cover (trippy) and the song! (I still can’t imbed. I’m gonna see about this!)

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