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The title stands for "She Was Like A Bearded Rainbow." Like the songs' lyrics, it is not supposed to make much sense.
Eric Clapton's guitar part was heavily processed. He ran it through a fuzz-box and used a wah-wah pedal.
This was released as the B-side of "Sunshine Of Your Love," Cream's only hit in the US.
Clapton got the idea for the album title after a roadie told him about the derailleur gears on his bicycle. Derailleur, pronounced "Di-rail-yer," are the kind of gears commonly found on 10-speed bikes. The roadie pronounced it "Disraeli," which led to the title.
This was one of 2 Cream songs (the other being "N.S.U.") that consisted of only initials. Many DJs attempted to give the song title to listeners by reading it as if it were a real word, instead of reading each individual letter (i.e. "swuh-lah-bur," instead of "S.W.L.A.B.R."). (thanks, James - Tracy, CA)
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