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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Peter77, Nov 27, 2020.
By the way....Old Brown Shoe....killer. And the solo.....same. Not many people can write like that.
What about Savoy Truffle ?
That’s been in my repertoaire, fantastic solo and that guitar bit in:
”If I grow up I'll be a singer
Wearing rings on every finger
Not worrying what they or you say
I'll live and love and maybe someday
Who knows, baby, you may comfort me”
this just so great
Creme tangerine and montelimar
A ginger sling with a pineapple heart!!
And your teeth will melt
What kind of guitar is Clapton playing here ?
As you can see by my avatar picture... I love George Harrison I don't know why but he always was my favorite Beatle, maybe because he had all the cool guitars!
So much to say about GH ... I have Gretsch, a Tele and a Rickenbacker just to sound (and looks) a little bit like him.
Just last night I was listening to The Traveling Wilburys, what a fantastic effort! Great songs too!
In an alternate universe George, Eric, and Ringo kept the ATMP/Bangladesh band together as a working group and ruled the 70's. I always felt both George and Clapton did their best work in a band setting.
It would have been Nice but I dont think at that time it was possible. Ringo was drinking a lot ( probably why Jim Keltner is there also) and I think Clapton had heroine problems.
George Harrison was one of the most lyrical electrical guitar players ever: you can remember his solos. You can sing them.
Nobody better, just different)
I was into George Harrison way before I was into guitars at all. He was also my favorite Beatle, although I've come to appreciate Lennon more and more over the years - McCartney was great but a little too schmaltzy for me. George was also my first concert in 1974 at age 15. Somehow a bunch of us got tickets and a friend's mother piled all of us into a station wagon and drove us there and came back and got us. Ravi Shankar opened, Billy Preston played a set and also played with George, I believe Robben Ford was in his band at the time, although I had no idea who he was then. Great show - his voice was a little hoarse, but he rose to the occasion. Tons of pot smoke in the air. Introduced me to concerts, which occupied many many happy nights over the next 10-15 years of my life.
Great slide player too...
It’s a vid here from that 74 tour.
Here is your tour
99% of Beatle maniacs never acknowledge the genius of George’s slide playing. (It’s outside/not an important part of their story).
But - he’s easily McCartney’s (as a bassist) equal in terms of his importance on his instrument (slide guitar).
When Ry Cooder calls you one of the best - you are.
And, I know slide as well as any of you know Beatles , and I agree with Ry !
Gibson ES-350T (early Chuck Berry guitar)
Having grown up in the midst of Beatlemania, George was always in control, even when things weren't going his way.
He was truly a Consumate Professional.
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From memory I think it was a Byrdland.
Edit: I hadn't read Mike Eskimo's answer of ES350T when I made my kneejerk response, based on what I've always remembered. So I've had a browse round the web and there does seem to be room for discussion about it. eg this:
Whatever it was, Clapton didn't seem to like it and played a Strat for the second show.
But the pictures did remind me of the sleeve of the first ever Clapton record I bought.
Love George and his playing. Never understood the overly strong rosewood Tele association. It was given to him by Fender (he didn’t seek it out), he played it for a few days and gave it away. The Rocky Strat seems a much more logical association.
That sounds about right, with the shot voice. But he has that full All Things Must Pass beard and really long hair when I saw him that October. Maybe he cut it sometime later in the tour...