1969 to 1969
November 30, -0001 in Ripley
November 30, -0001
London, United Kingdom
The English blues and rock band Blind Faith were dubbed an early super group although releasing only one album, Blind Faith, in August 1969. They were more famous for their lineup of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ric Grech and Ginger Baker. In 1968 Eric Clapton had left Cream and Steve Winwood was no longer with Traffic. These early superstars with one album helped launch the genre of blues/rock fusion. They debuted at a free concert given at London's Hyde Park on 7 June 1969 but Clapton, thought that the band's playing was distinctly sub-par and a Cream copy.
Thoughts on Songs with Blind Faith
Honestly I thought it had more to do with the spiritual or an almost religious theme. He says he cannot see because of the thong between his I eyes. We are all waiting to set sail on a sea of joy or love . But because of the thorn between our eyes we cannot see the Sea of joy. This sea of joy can be God or a cosmic Ocean of humanity all love.
3 years ago
I read someone's opinion on the meaning, and his was as good as any. Slaves being led through a tunnel in which they thought was leading them to freedom. Instead the tunnel opened up at a ship that would bring them to America where they would be sold. "Sea of Joy" being a euphemism for the ship, because at the end of the song Winwood sings "set them free. I don't know if the song means that, but I think of it that way now when I hearvit. My favorite Blind Faith tune, really one of my favorites, period.