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Eric Clapton

Discussion in '70's Music' started by Foggy Hat, Aug 7, 2005.

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  1. Foggy Hat

    Foggy Hat Senior Member

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    In this thread discuss anying Eric Clapton.
    I was suprised to see that there wasnt already a thread about him. I think he is the quite possibly the best guitarist that ever lived.
    http://www.ericclapton.com/ is his website.
     
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    Agreed. Great guitarist. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, he is the second greatest guitarist alive today (topped only by B.B. King himself). The best is of course Jimi Hendrix and the second is Duane Allman. He is the one that made me a true fan of classic rock.
     
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    Seen Jimi, Duane, B.B., AND Eric. Jimi's the best, but I REALLY used to like Clapton when he used to do his long jams with Cream. He was also really good in Blind Faith. After he kinda changed his style, I lost a bit of interest in him. Still, he IS definitely ONE of the greats. After Jimi, I think my favorite is Vai.
     
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    His last really good playing was
    -> Rainbow Concert (1973)
    -> In Concert Derek & the Dominos (no Duanne Allman) (1973)
    -> Delaney and Bonnie On Tour With Eric Clapton (1970)

    He peaked a long time ago
     
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    Riordan GALLAGHER FAN

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    A great guitarist but i never really liked his lyrics just too many love songs.
     
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    I heard that Cream was going to tour this fall possibly reunion between Ginger Baker & Eric Clapton. I heard it on the radio in Boston. Did anyone else hear this?
     
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    TeleCat Blackmore's Advocate

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    Yeah, but they're only doing a British tour from what I heard with three show at the Royal Albert Hall :mad:
     
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    Working Class Hero Nothing is Real

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    I love Eric Clapton, and personally I think he's a better guitarist than Jimi. Jimi does amazing things with his guitar, but technically, I prefer Clapton.
     
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    Martha Washington eat it! it's GOOD for you

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    Well, I decided he was pretty hot stuff back while I was making model airplanes and listening to my Cream albums. He's still amazing, don't get me wrong, but sometimes he sounds like he's just going through the motions, playing things the way he's played them a million times before. Sometimes he sounds an AWFUL lot like B.B.King and I like B.B.King but we already have one of those (for the time being)

    In Cream, he played blues but an amped up adrenalized blues.
    Martha like.
     
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    When he started venturing into the blues only material in the late 80's / early nineties, I started to lose interest in EC. However, I still enjoy his 70's output alot. It's still bluesy but at least it rocked. Has anyone heard his new album? I've been hearing mixed reviews.
     
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