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Eric Clapton

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by YankeeFan, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Some of my favorite threads are ones about figures like John Lennon or Bob Dylan, where folks like Starman or Bubbler can really deliver the goods, and there's (in general) no animosity.

    So, in the aftermath of the election, let's discus a talented & fascinating rocker.

    Tell me what you know about Eric Clapton.

    YGBFKM Guest

    I used to really enjoy Clapton, but at some point he just became boring. I can't remember the last time I listened to him. And having just come across this on the Internet, I'm kinda glad I lost touch.

    This is great: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2007/dec/01/ericclaptonisnotgod
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I listened to some of the Clapton-Winwood live album today, so he was on my mind.

    The Blind Faith album is a classic, and they're great together live.

    YGBFKM Guest

    He's no Phil Lynott.

  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    You're not helping!

    YGBFKM Guest

    On the rare occasion I listen to Clapton these days, it's the Derek and the Dominos Layla album. "Bell Bottom Blues" is probably my favorite.

    YGBFKM Guest

  8. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    Six degrees of Derek Jeter:

  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Can't fully explain why, but "Promises" has always been among my very favorite of his songs.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The last 20 years of Eric Clapton have been roughly analogous to what watching Michael Jordan play Nerf basketball with his grandchildren when he's 70 is going to be like.
  11. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Clapton from the 60s though Unplugged was monumental. Once he rediscovered electricity, it just wasn't the same. I don't care if he is a serial borrower (as the 2007 piece suggests), he's laid down some of the best riffs in history.
  12. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member


    Left the Yardbirds because he didn't want to play pop music. Then proceeded to spend the next 20-plus years releasing some of the most shameless pop pablum on radio. His Unplugged record is one of the limpest ever to win a Grammy.

    Was with Cream. Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominoes. The common thread is that these potentially great bands all had him, and all broke up quickly.

    Love the stuff with Cream.
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