Monday, August 18, 2008

Badge by Cream – ****

First released: 1969

The notorious story about this Cream song written by George Harrison is that Eric Clapton mistakenly thought that Harrison’s scribble of the word “Bridge” was actually “Badge” and so the joke became the title. Not a bad idea, since the title would probably be “I Told You” or “You Told Me” or something like that had it been titled correctly. This originally appeared on Cream’s final studio album "Goodbye". I believe that there is an unreleased Harrison demo version in existence as well, but I don’t have it. It’s a very good song and has been part of Clapton’s live repertoire ever since.

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