Performance Sound &ldquo;Isn&rsquo;t that amazing? I mean, there it actually is. I can&rsquo;t believe it. I lived long enough to hear it right.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s Lou Reed, lifelong audiophile, commenting to his longtime friend and producer Hal Willner while listening to the in-studio playback of the remastered version of &ldquo;I Wanna Be Black,&rdquo; from his landmark 1978 album, Street Hassle.
Performance Sound When it comes to delivering the low end, Jack Bruce has been the cream of the crop for six decades and counting. His syncopated approach to playing bass helped shift pop music&rsquo;s bottom-end emphasis away from just laying down root notes and fifths, in turn opening the door to a more adventurous yet melodically inclined style that laid the foundation for the rock explosion of the &rsquo;60s. Turns in both Manfred Mann and John Mayall&rsquo;s band set the table for Bruce to connect with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker and forge Cream, wherein the super Scotsman set the heavy-blues power-trio standard with epic runs and full-band interplay in songs like &ldquo;I Feel Free,&rdquo; &ldquo;Spoonful,&rdquo; &ldquo;Politician,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Sunshine of Your Love.&rdquo;