Clapton's influence has touched just about every guitarist since the 1960s. Even if you're not familiar with his work, you're probably a fan of someone who worships at his alter if the six string features in the music you enjoy.
@squiggins So, fighting to save the concert from this COVID-19 fraud and a permanent lockdown makes you a stupid bastard. I hope you were joking when you wrote that. If you think so, then you have my pity. Keep being a black sheep.
По-альбомно не сильно заходит, но вот умения сочинять щемящие, но оптимистичные баллады вроде Change The World или Wonderful Tonight не отнять. Плюс, плюс Layla в исполнении Derek and Dominos - величайший блюзовый рифф всех времён на мой взгляд. Однозначно, великолепный музыкант.
Ну как же рифф может быть величайшим из всего блюза.. Это какое-то недоумение у меня вызывает. А спасибо конкретно за него нужно выражать на странице Альберта Кинга за песню As the years go passing by, где он его пропевает в самом начале.
Raped his own wife and abused her for years, said a bunch of racist shit in public, etc etc, read Pattie Boyd's biography and watch his latest documentary, most of it is there (the rape thing she did not mention, he was the one who exposed it, probably against her wishes, in an interview he gave to the Rolling Stone magazine in the 90s)
I don't get why people get offended when people bring up the fact that your fave is a crappy person. He's unbelievably talented as a musician, but that doesn't make him a nice person. It's really not that hard to figure that out. Most of those classic rock celebrities are assholes tbh lol
I had heard this too. He admitted he pretty much had no concern for people at times, especially when he had quite a lot of problems with drugs and alcohol. Pretty messed up but perhaps there is more to the story, in the end it is hard to know these things for certain, especially with celebrities.
News out today concerning Clapton fearing he is going deaf (tinnitus) :
Can't think of any worse news than this
As Guslayer already said, From the Cradle is an amazing album that stands up to anything he recorded with his former groups (I won't say it's better, because it's kind of silly to argue about that, but it's worthy of the stuff he did with Derek & the Dominos, Blind Faith and Cream although it is completely different from them all in that it's straight Blues). He's also made a number of other terrific records as a solo artist (461 Ocean Boulevard, Backless, his self-titled, Slowhand, There's One in Every Crowd, Me and Mr. Johnson, etc). I feel like people who spout off about what a disappointment his career has been since Derek and the Dominos ended haven't really listened to the records.
"Pilgrim" is my eternal favourite by him. Nothing can beat the atmosphere on this record. Can't forget the days in my childhood when playing the cassette, I felt the calm of everything outside and warm inside.