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Joined: 12/13/2004
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What is your fav. Clapton band?
Mine Blind Faith
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 11
Posted: 12/19/2004 1:45:55 PM
All of them - Wherever Clapton played - it was all good.
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 13
Posted: 12/20/2004 8:32:08 AM
Royal Albert Hall - one of Eric's fav. places for performance anyways.
Joined: 10/19/2004
Msg: 21
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Posted: 1/29/2005 12:09:23 AM
Here's a tasty bit of Clapton trivia that years later seems really funny / strange.

When Clapton 1st began singing he did so only because no one in the band could and he was so ashamed of his own vocal abilities he sang with his back to the audience !

Kim ¦¬]
Joined: 2/11/2007
Msg: 22
Posted: 5/5/2007 4:41:45 AM
I think that one is yet to be made.

Dead Thread Ted
Joined: 4/29/2007
Msg: 23
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Posted: 6/1/2007 4:28:59 PM
It's definitely Cream, but he was kick-ass in John Mayall and the well as the Yardbirds.
Joined: 5/20/2007
Msg: 24
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Posted: 6/5/2007 9:51:09 PM
Clapton playing was the coolest to me with Cream. Tales of Great Uslyless, and White Room were great songs when I heard them at 15 years old, and bought a guitar because of those songs. After these years I play those songs, so I remember why I picked up the guitar. Clapton made me grab the guitar because of the feel he puts into playing, and yardbirds too with the speeding up the tempos of old rthym and blues songs.
Joined: 10/3/2006
Msg: 26
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Posted: 6/6/2007 10:34:33 AM
What? No mention of the Yardbirds?? WTF??????????
Joined: 4/26/2007
Msg: 27
Posted: 6/6/2007 10:52:02 AM
Clapton has definately been the man over the years. He hasn't exactly had a smooth road. An interesting biography has been written on his life. He had over a seven year heroin addiction that he overcame. He has survived the changes in music fads over the years. He also dealt with his son's death. The man keeps on wailing away with great songs and riffs. Slow Hand has an awesome box set collection that I had to own. I prefer his old stuff that is still played all the time. He puts on an awesome concert with style no doubt about it.
Joined: 7/19/2005
Msg: 28
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Posted: 6/7/2007 6:44:25 AM
My first exposure to Eric Clapton was when he was with Cream. Gotta go with that as my favourite.

in a white room........

Really, this was the guy that Jimi revered. Who am I to disagree with HIM???

Cheers, Raven
Joined: 3/1/2007
Msg: 29
Posted: 6/7/2007 11:46:06 AM

For those of you who don't know it, Bell Bottom Blues was written with George Harrison. Eric and George were like best friends, which is how Clapton ended up being lovers with Patti Harrison (Wonderful Tonight was written about Patti)

I actually dig Clapton's blues albums the most. (Betcha didn't think I knew how to rock n roll, I got the boogie woogie right down to my very soul)
 Strange Days
Joined: 10/18/2005
Msg: 30
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Posted: 6/8/2007 9:36:04 AM
I love the "Rainbow Concert"! Clapton, Townsead,Windwood, Wood, Gretch, Did I miss anyone? What a show! Clapton is on FIRE in his first show in two or more years. Right from the first note of "Layla", Clapton shows that he's still in control in a way few players can ever dream to play a guitar.
Joined: 3/13/2007
Msg: 34
Posted: 7/4/2007 10:00:14 AM
All I know is he has a day concert with several known guitarists in Chicago on July 28th and I wish I was going!
Joined: 9/20/2006
Msg: 35
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Posted: 12/22/2008 7:41:20 AM
Latest word on Clapton is that he's working on new music with Robbie Robertson. That could be interesting if it is ever released.

This is kinda odd but the North Korean gov't has invited Clapton to play a show in their country. It would be a first for a western rock star. Maybe the "Dear Leader" is a fan. It might happen in 2009.

 The Minister of Dudeness
Joined: 6/11/2006
Msg: 36
Posted: 12/23/2008 8:29:37 PM
Derek and the Dominoes. What an incredible band! They were Exhibit A for sex, drugs, and rock and roll at it’s most intense! Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is perhaps the greatest rock album ever. It was driven by breathtaking passion fueled by the unrequited love for a Beatle’s wife… a cornucopia of drug usage… blues-rock played with white boy R&B funkiness... a cameo appearance (but monster influence) from Duane Allman… and eventual death by drug abuse (Carl Radle), heroin addiction followed by alcoholism (E.C.), and murder/insanity/life in prison (Jim Gordon). All of this anchored by a rock superstar who had already attained legendary status by his mid-20's, yet sought anonymity because the music was more important to him than the trappings of stardom. That album took 2 years to top the charts since nobody knew who Derek was. By then, the band fractured part way through the recording of it's second album due to the byproducts of heavy drug usage (infighting, paranoia, and debilitation).

How do you top that?

His late 80’s touring bands were great (even though Phil Collins is a better drummer than a record producer), as were his recent touring bands (Derek Trucks, Abe Laboriel Jr., Chris Stainton, Abe Laboriel Jr., Willie Weeks, etc.).

Clapton is God.
Joined: 3/27/2009
Msg: 37
Posted: 4/8/2009 2:53:59 PM
My favorite Clapton song way back when was "bell bottom blues".
Joined: 3/22/2009
Msg: 38
Posted: 4/8/2009 7:13:01 PM
My favorite Clapton band has been the line up with Greg Philliganes, Steve Gadd, Billy Preston (R.I.P.) and Nathan East
 good guitar player
Joined: 6/24/2008
Msg: 39
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Posted: 4/8/2009 10:05:56 PM
Mayhall to 461 ocean Blvd. ..Eric is interesting great visonay or just ok, never reall warmed to D&D, his tone onthat album is brittle. To me after 74 he did nothing of interest, just another fat cat in a armani who lost his soul
Joined: 3/11/2009
Msg: 40
Posted: 5/2/2009 1:02:53 PM
The natural thought here is to say Cream, obviously. But I'll admit- I still very much favor his 1989 "Journeyman" album as one of his very best!
Joined: 9/20/2006
Msg: 41
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Posted: 5/2/2009 1:33:14 PM
I still have a vinyl copy of that Journey LP and it is one of my favourite Clapton LPs. I especially like his cover of Bo Diddley's "Before You Accuse Me" that is featured on it. I think Clapton is playing that tune on his current 2009 tour.

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