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#1
any fans?? i like him
didnt see a thread on him, dont know if
this is the right forum for him eather, so sorry if it
is the wrong forum..
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#2
yeah man, Clapton is great. i really like his work with Cream and his solo blues stuff. i think hes the best, but ill leave that up to everybody else
#4
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Clapton=God


Nice. Yeah, Clapton is one of the most soulful guitarists ever. I mean, listen to his stuff! It's Godly!
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yeah im going to see him with derek trucks later this year

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#9
clapton is a true god i will agree..
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#10
Of course Clapton = God. I prefer his Cream/Bluesbreakers era to what he is doing now. But I still like his new stuff.
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#12
I love Eric Clapton but many people underate him because of his more played out songs such as Layla, White Room, and Sunshine of You Love. Those songs being great, they are far from what Clapton can really give us. His stuff in the 60's and 70's are my favorites of his, especially Derek & The Dominoes. I'm not a huge fan of his 80's and 90's stuff but he still could show you how good he was. A couple things to check out nowadays would be his albums Back Home and Me and Mr. Johnson, also his Clapton and Friends Live at Montreux. It's jazz but it features awesome musicians and slowhand himself.
#13
I play a lot of his songs, but to be quite honest, they are not very challenging in the least. He uses basic Am Pentatonic patterns in all his songs.
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#14
Clapton is indeed God, but Beck is a superior guitarist. The Yardbirds did much better stuff after God left. I like how Clapton plays with just about every great musician you can name, J.J. Cale, Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy to name a few. I don't think music history would be the same without God.
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#16
I'm mostly a fan of his Derek & the Dominoes stuff. I never got into him as a soloist* that much, but I like the music a lot.


*guitar soloing, not his solo career: I do like some of his solo material.
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Clapton is indeed God, but Beck is a superior guitarist. The Yardbirds did much better stuff after God left. I like how Clapton plays with just about every great musician you can name, J.J. Cale, Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy to name a few. I don't think music history would be the same without God.

ok, fine. Clapton can be Jesus. Beck=God.
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#19
^ Beck isn't well known enough to be God. Clapton is still God. Anyway, Yes, I do like Eric Clapton, he is my #1 favorite Guitarist/Musician of all time. He is my hero, and I like all of his work, but especially with Cream. I hope to see him in the fall, he's coming somewhere around MD, so i'm gonna try to get tickets!
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#20
Clapton's amazing, especially in Cream, oh how I love them.
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#22
clapton is why i started getting into guitar more seriously. the unplugged album was awesome because i only had an acustic at the time. his electric stuff is awesome as well and he still continues to inspire me.
#24
Clapton's a great guitarist and his performance on "Crossraods" while he was with Cream, was truly outstanding.
#25
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y does clapton = god i think hes good but not that good


Clapton is beautiful theres so much soul in all of his music and none of it is that same chewed up 203942034 times and spit out without a change after about the 20th bite... ( that was a really weird way to explain that) yesm.
#26
Clapton is great. I really enjoy Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his early solo stuff. Let it Rain is one of my favorite songs ever.
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#28
Clapton is one of my biggest influences, he was one of the people who made me start guitar (Jack Bruce single handedly got me into Bass but thats a different story). I like all of Clapton's work, particularly the Derek and the Dominos era, I love every song on that album. He is indeed a Guitar God.
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#29
yea, hes great, definatly a true Guitar God, thoguh I think Townshend is about tied with him...
#30
Clapton is defenitaly an amazing guitar player.
He writes amazing acoustic songs, and some heavier stuff like Layla, he's so multi-talented.
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#31
IMO he was not bad with Cream, but he sucked as a solo artist. Like his covers of Knocking on Heaven's Door and Little Wing are HORRIBLE.
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#32
Clapton is great especially Derek and the Dominoes but i have to admit that my favourite song on Layla is "Thorn tree in the Garden" (a song which he doesnt play on) but Claptons work with Duane on "Key to the Highway", "Have you ever loved a woman" and "Why does love got to be so sad" is amazing, very insperational. I also love Cream, I love Crossroads's guitar solos.
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#33
^^to a few posts up...clapton>>>>townshend, in guitar skills...dunno about lyrics though
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#34
^^^true statement. clapton is a much better blues artist. townshend is a much better songwriter. but there is really no point in comparing the two. i love clapton's solo career just as much as his days with Cream and Derek and the Dominoes, Bluesbreakers. its all good music.
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IMO he was not bad with Cream, but he sucked as a solo artist. Like his covers of Knocking on Heaven's Door and Little Wing are HORRIBLE.

He did "Little Wing" with Derek and the Dominos and yes, it was horrible. His solo career was definatley not as good as his previous bands, but it was still good. He did a lot of his great stuff like "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" granted he couldn't improve upon J.J. Cale's versions, but I've never heard anyone do better than J.J. Cale. He also did kick ass southern rock stuff like "Tulsa Time." And he did good pop stuff, (he left The Yardbirds because he didn't like pop, but then started playing it) "Wonderful Tonight" which, no matter how you may criticize it, will get you laid.
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#38
clapton is an amazing guitarist. though some of his songs differ in styles (lay down sally), listening to his guitar work on the songs makes you respect him even more. made me think of the 70s show. Pastor Dave: "Now id like you all to draw in image of God. Stephen, what did you draw?" Hyde: "I drew Clapton" Eric: "Thats funny because, i drew clapton too"

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#39
lol yeah i remember that episode on the 70s show
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#40
Clapton's awesome.

Despite the many groups he has played in, I can honestly say that my favorite band he was with was Derek and the Dominoes.

Even though the band only released one studio album, one live album (upon which Duane Allman, who contributed to all but four tracks on their studio album "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs"), and a CD of a few jams, the band as a whole was great - great talent and skill, which was applied to make their music.

I noticed some guys earlier saying they thought the Derek and the Dominoes version of "Little Wing" was garbage, but it's my favorite version of the song, and, in my opinion, is the best.

I hope I get a chance to see Eric later this year with Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall III.