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Clapton...........sheesh

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Telecasterless, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. drf64

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    Clapton was really talented, but....
     
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    I tolerate this one pretty well, no strat and no bell bottoms and a pretty cool extended solo,at Chuck's behest...and JOHNNIE JOHNSON
     
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    He's been my guitar idol since I first heard him, but the 2 times I saw him live he was a real disappointment.
     
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    You can definitely tell this is a guitar player’s forum and not a musician’s forum. o_O

    Holy crap - two pages in and no one mentioned Jim Gordon’s drumming?!

    I’ve watched this clip probably a dozen times in the last couple years strictly to see Crazy Jim’s stick work.

    Besides that, it looks like two Twins. But look at the back one (emergency spare) and doesnt it look like a JBL equipped one with the mic in between the two speakers ?

    Great later period Clapton - with a stock Strat (no gloppy mid-boost , praise Jesus)

     
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    ...he's no Rory Gallegher...
     
  6. Wally

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    I am a Clapton fan....for 50 years now. That said, imho, the solo in that first cut is the weakest playing I have ever heard him play.
     
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    Ever since I heard his playing on Mayall's "Beano" album, I've admired his playing and ability to play any kind of music well.
     
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  9. Mike Eskimo

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    Really ?

    And it's his playing - not his tone - that you don't like ?

    Only asking because I have a friend who is a huge Clapton fan but basically likes Mayall-era Clapton/Cream/ and the blues record from 20 years ago. Strictly based on tone. Doesn't like his clean Strat-y 70's at all.
     
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    I liked that very much. Not an avid listener of Clapton, but I thought it was very good. Stage full of legends.



    Please don’t continue reading if you get butthurt easily....

    The comment I found hilarious from youtube comment section (paraphrased):

    “I was waiting for Carl Perkins’ wig to sing a line.”

    I will now go sit in the corner.
     
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    Huh?
     
  12. Wally

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    Some time right after 2:35, he totally misses a note. At about 2:47, he stumbles around what he is trying to do. I have been listening to him for a long, long time....imho, that is the weakest solo I have ever heard him play.
    And...That is the worst haircut he has ever had...again, imho. You might not hear what Inhear or see what I see.
     
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    ...he doesn't use his pinky finger.
     
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    Ain't nothing wrong with a Microfrets guitar. Hardly ever see those; great axes (in a strange way) with adjustable compensated nuts.

    Thanks for posting that! And as someone mentioned, Jim Gordon - you can see the craziness in his eyes, poor guy - was one of the best rock/blues/shuffle drummers this world ever produced.
     
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    I've got the double-DVD of the Johnny Cash TV Show this is taken from and it's full of great stuff like this.
     
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    Sounds like rock'n'roll to me.

    But does prove that Maple necks are the best.
     
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    How in the world did Clapton go from that hip dud with stage presence and interesting playing to a nerdy corporate stooge stage persona, repeating the same trite licks over an over and over and over and over with terrible tone?

    And yes, Carl is the ****.

    I wonder if Clapton forgot his influences (which he really did amalgamate in an interesting and innovative way early on) and just settled into doling out the caricature of himself that soooooo many seem to crave?
     
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    Clapton was one of my "heroes" 50 years ago. Do I think he is the top of the game now? Not at all. The thing is, guitar playing has evolved. Just like sports, players get better and better over the years. Clapton ain't no SRV, no Robben Ford etc, but back in the day when guitarists were mostly from 50's rock, like Chuck Berry etc, suddenly Clapton and some others set the world on fire with new approaches and licks.
    The thing about Clapton that is so good to me is how melodic his writing, arrangements of other's songs, and some leads can be. Full meal deal musician.
    If we judge guitarists by their solo's only, I dont know, that just seems short sighted. He can solo with the best still, but it can be a little predictable, because guitar work has continued to evolve.
     
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    I like his B.B. King and J.J. Cale collaborations as well as his early stuff. Dis him or not you can’t ignore his contributions to music.
     
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    he's a pretty bad human-being.
     
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