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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. Post Toastie

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    He can take some credit for breaking up George Harrison's marriage.
     
  2. Retro Relic

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    Thank you Tim, well put!
     
  3. ShortBuSX

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    Did his talents not attract those other talents, to the point where they WANTED to collaborate?
     
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    The first use of a wah by Clapton was on "Tales of brave Ulysses", "White room" is a later tune. Although "Tales" already hints at what was about to come.

     
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    Better yet, what can you take credit for? If NOTHING else, Clapton popularized blues for a ****load of kids who would have never heard it outside what Page and Plant nicked for their first few records. Clapton gave credit and helped revive the careers of bluesmen who would have been largely forgotten.

    Sucking off the talent of others? LMAO. Tell us some of your accomplishments instead of lurking and having an anonymous go at a legend.
     
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    But true... :rolleyes:
     
  7. mike shaw

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    Clapton has always been the center of attention no matter where he was or what he did. He had a 'magnetic personality' I'm sure people worked with him because they liked him and that he was a great guitarist that could pretty much guarentee album sales.
     
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    I was of course talking about the Blues revival/Rock scene of the late 60s, artists who hung out together and inspired each other... if you want to split hairs, we can take it very far ...;)
     
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    John Hiatt cover...
     
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    First use of the wah effect that I can recall was Big Jim Sullivan on Dave Berry's "The Crying Game" around 1964. Actually it wasn't a wah-wah pedal as such, I do believe, but an earlier De Armond combined tone and volume pedal.

    I'm seldom blown away by Clapton's stuff, though I like him well enough as a player and actually rate him quite highly as a vocalist. But he does always seem to show a very high level of competence and fluency and I don't think I've ever heard him drop a bum note. What he can take credit for is achieving a very high profile (deservedly or otherwise, that's for the listener to decide) and inspiring and influencing generations of youngsters to take up playing guitar.
     
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    "I was of course talking about the Blues revival/Rock scene of the late 60s, artists who hung out together and inspired each other... if you want to split hairs, we can take it very far ..."

    Sorry, can't read your mind. Just responding to what you wrote.
     
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    I stand corrected ! That's what I was looking for... Disraeli Gears ... how could I forget !!!:twisted:
     
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    I kinda thought Earl Hooker was doing it before (slow)hand.
     
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    I thank you all, Ive been on the phone with a friend and knew this was just the place to get some great information.....

    But the comment quoted above...wow... didnt mean it to strike your nerve, please dont take this so personal..
     
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    Was he not the first to play a les paul through a cranked marshall-that holiest of growl tone? Before that, Keef used an lp with a vox,and bloomfield used an lp with a twin. Townshend used fenders and rics with the early marshalls. What aboot the so called "Woman" tone? (gibson neck tone rolled down and blasted). He did bite that awful perm off of jimmi though.

    Edit: sorry jimbach, didn't see your post
     
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    dude, Del Casher... really ??? where you pulled THAT one from ? I was talking about the scene Clapton was part of ... what are we talking about here ?
     
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    OP, since you don't feel Mr. Clapton's talent justifies his reputation, which guitarists do you believe have a well-deserved reputation?

    dan
     
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    Ouch!
     
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