Posted on: November 7th, 2008 Cream’s Jack Bruce Goes Insane
At a recent awards ceremony a drunk or senile or probably both Jack Bruce fired off a harsh critique of Led Zeppelin’s career. Apparently Jack Bruce forgot it was 2008 and not 1968. Bruce said about Zeppelin’s one-off reunion gig “Fuck off, Zeppelin, you’re crap”. “Everybody talks about Led Zeppelin, and they played one fucking gig — one fucking lame gig — while Cream did weeks of gigs”. He went on to say, “You’ve always been crap and you’ll never be anything else. Cream is 10 times the band that Led Zeppelin is.” Hmmm I wonder if Jack thinks Zeppelin is crap. Bruce is still bitter that Zeppelin and not Cream (as had been scheduled), became the headliner of the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert at the O2 Arena in London in December 2007. Bruce, obviously realizing he himself is the fucking loser backtracked from his comments by saying “I was just having some fun with the press gallery, really” but then couldn’t keep is old ass quiet by adding, “The thing about Zeppelin is that obviously it’s a little bit of jealousy on my part — or more than a little bit — because the audience was created by Cream and Jimi Hendrix…this sort of very large audience. Then Zeppelin came along and had a very easy ride in that way. We were the pioneers and pioneers don’t always get the recognition they deserve, maybe.” As for Led Zeppelin’s decision to tour with a replacement for Robert Plant, Bruce added “Well, I always thought Robert Plant used the wrong kind of fertilizer, anyway, so I think he might be an improvement…I’m just joking.” Asked about Page vs. Clapton’s guitar gifts, “Let’s face it: Jimmy Page ain’t no Eric Clapton, no matter what anybody thinks,” Bruce said. Bitter much? Seems like the only fertilizer is coming out of ol’ Jack’s mouth.