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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:51 am 
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Ronny's Noomies wrote:
I wonder how Clapton felt, in 1973, when he realized his best work was behind him.

So, you're saying his farting is better than his guitar playing?

(not that that's a bad thing)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:01 am 
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just plain doug wrote:
Ronny's Noomies wrote:
I wonder how Clapton felt, in 1973, when he realized his best work was behind him.

So, you're saying his farting is better than his guitar playing?

(not that that's a bad thing)

Precisely. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:31 am 
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Eric Clapton was worthwhile for Blind Faith, other than that, meh.

"It's GOD! I see GOD!"
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:38 am 
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I have a dvd of EC playing with marcus miller, and a few jazz artists and he sounds great a very versatile guitarist.

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BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
I have a dvd of EC playing with marcus miller, and a few jazz artists and he sounds great a very versatile guitarist.

I'm really surprised to hear that! He seemed so ingrained in blues rock.

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There's thousands that like Clapton.Why do people feel the need to bash him? Lots of people think Frank is shit too. Are they right?

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I Happen To Like Both Of Them So Does That Make Me A "Bad" Person ?


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Check out you tube for clapton layla jazz there are a few other videos of EC playing jazz very interesting.

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The guitar on the Jazz version is the same as he did years before on MTV unplugged layla.
He had his day long ago i seen him a steve windwood on TV from a concert recent and Windwood was better guitarist if anything :shock:

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calvin2hikers wrote:
There's thousands that like Clapton.Why do people feel the need to bash him? Lots of people think Frank is shit too. Are they right?

It's because the hype far outweighs the talent. It's hard not to be critical when half the rock planet thinks he's god. It's not his fault, though.

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This topic is getting a little out of hand from how it started. Frank Zappa was more than a musician, without getting too maudlin' about it the reasons why I differentiate between FZ and EC is that EC has nothing much to offer anymore, and what he offers is what the media in general wants. His biography (which I have not read, and which EC got paid a lot of money) missed out a lot what happened during 67 - 69, and in many cases inaccurate too. This according to a contemporary who used to borrow and trade guitars together. At least when FZ wrote his biography he did so on the premise that people who would want to read it would be interested in what FZ had to say about matters exercising his mind during the late 1980's, which it seems why FZ wrote the book. I can't see anything worthwhile (unless you wish to include fine tailoring) exercising Eric Clapton's life. Has he stopped playing the Albert Hall trying to break previous endless records?

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This topic is getting a little out of hand from how it started. Frank Zappa was more than a musician, without getting too maudlin' about it the reasons why I differentiate between FZ and EC is that EC has nothing much to offer anymore, and what he offers is what the media in general wants. His biography (which I have not read, and which EC got paid a lot of money) missed out a lot what happened during 67 - 69, and in many cases inaccurate too. This according to a contemporary who used to borrow and trade guitars together. At least when FZ wrote his biography he did so on the premise that people who would want to read it would be interested in what FZ had to say about matters exercising his mind during the late 1980's, which it seems why FZ wrote the book. I can't see anything worthwhile (unless you wish to include fine tailoring) exercising Eric Clapton's life. Has he stopped playing the Albert Hall trying to break previous endless records?


I don't put Clapton in Zappa's league. But I don't become a fan of somebody's music because of what kind of person they are either. And even if I did, Frank isn't perfect either.

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:roll: All that crap because what a journalist said Around 40 years ago.
You need hobbies :mrgreen:

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