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What can Eric Clapton REALLY TAKE CREDIT FOR?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Retro Relic, Oct 1, 2010.

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  1. Retro Relic

    Retro Relic Tele-Meister

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    Seams his histoy has shown nothing but an ability to suck off the talent of others...
    Yardbirds-Jeff Beck
    Hendrix-Cream
    Traffic-Steve Winwood
    Derik & the Dominos-Dalaney&Bonnie/D. Allman
    So on and So ON....


    I'm not trying to bash him, rather I'm asking for some help to settle an argument....
     
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    Making great music over the years?
     
  3. elicross

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    Uh-huh.
     
  4. WaylonFan76

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    he used the wha pedal in a recording before anybody else, if I'm not mistaken ( White Room ) which inspired Hendrix ... correct me if I'm wrong, could very well be...:oops:
     
  5. Retro Relic

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    But isnt it just a bit more than playing/paying tribute to those he admires?

    Isnt it more like a bad freind you discovered has been using you? Presenting their work and ideas as his own?
     
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    Eric can take credit for learning his vibrato technique from Paul Kossoff.
     
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    No artist lives in a vacuum. Everyone is influenced by someone...

    He is probably the most famous and influential electric guitarist of all time... I wonder how many millions of people have started playing because of him....????

    Not trying to bash him you say....?? Sounds JUST like that to me.
     
  8. Retro Relic

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    Thank you, thats what I was looking for...
     
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    So after lurking here for 4 months, you figured this would make a good first music/talent themed thread?
     
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    I've said this before ... IMHO Clapton needs someone to inspire him. He really doesn't get pumped up and do his best when he's by himself.
     
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    "He is probably the most famous and influential electric guitarist of all time... I wonder how many millions of people have started playing because of him....????"

    Thats a bit tired

    I truely am looking for ways to present my argument to someone...
     
  12. Retro Relic

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    Yes
     
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    "he used the wha pedal in a recording before anybody else, if I'm not mistaken"

    I believe the first was Del Casher
     
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    clapton fused blues and rock...yeah he had beck and page to help but when they got too pop for him he packed up his crap and started the bluesbreakers...

    you cant hate a man for sticking to his passion!
     
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    To me it is obvious

    Ridin' With The KING!

    BB KING!

    What a lame album. Eric Clapton. What a soulfull crooner!:confused:
     
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    I'm gonna be honest, I don't like a lot of Clapton stuff after Cream split. And Jack Bruce was the main man for them.

    I think it's a bit overly harsh to say he just sucks off the talent of others - he's undoubtedly a great guitarist and one of the most influential of all time - but I agree with the general sentiment that he needs someone of immense talent writing songs with him.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken he introduced the world to the Gibson Les Paul + Marshall amp combination.
     
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    He was in the Yardbirds before Jeff Beck, they were never in the band together.

    He did the Bluesbreakers and then started Cream before meeting or hearing Jimi, and after they met they were friends until Jimi's death.

    He wasn't in Traffic, but was in Blind Faith with Steve Winwood.

    He definitely nicked Delaney and Bonnie's band, and Duane Allman added a ton to that record.

    The thing is, he didn't "suck off the talent of others" any more than ANY musician who collaborates with others. If he didn't make great records, you wouldn't know who he was. It's not just his guitar playing, or his singing, or his songwriting, or his taste in other folks' singing, playing and songwriting, it's the whole package.

    You can like him or not, no sweat, but you can't deny that he was either the focus or a major contributor to some amazing records and bands.

    Tim
     
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    Don’t you know we’re ridin’ with king
    Don’t you know we’re ridin’ with king
    You’re ridin’ with me eric, you’re in good hands
    You’re ridin’ with the blues
    Don’t you know you’re ridin’ with king
    Yes yes you’re ridin’ with the king
    I wanted to say b.b. king but you know king
    Don’t you know you’re ridin’ with king
    Yes you’re ridin’ with king
     
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    He IS a great singer. He IS a great player. He'd be welcome in any of my recording, gigging, or jamming escapades.
     
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