Discussion in 'Song and Band Battles' started by hawk11, Oct 27, 2011.
Rory Gallagher for me.
I like a few of Clapton's albums but never really got what all the fuss was about, I find most of his solo work forgettable except Slowhand, I do play that once in a while.
I agree 100%, LG. I've always found Clapton to be pretty predictable and dull for my taste. Rory on the other has the same love of the blues with far more energy and attitude.
Eric Patrick "Slowhand" Clapton, CBE
Rory Gallagher for me. I like Clapton, but he's overrated IMO. Gallagher is awesome.
I like both so it's a tough call. Clapton was great up to about 1971. Gets far, far too much adulation for very little in recent years. Having Ginger and Jack behind him in 2005 made a difference. Outside that forget it except for the odd occassion.
Rory on the other hand gets far, far too little adulation. Anyone one that suggests that Clapton is on a different level is either American (where Rory isn't so well known), blindly accepts the commonly accepted default position or just needs to listen more objectively (because Rory was that good, particularly at his best). Rory also attracts interest from many different types of musicians, not just rock or blues officianados.
At their best I can't call it but I will go for Rory as he was a more humble genuine character.
My vote is for Rory. I like Eric but prefer Rory overall.
no vote both top class...
Love them both, Clapton gets the vote
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