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Clapton's Shameful Slide

AA00475Bassman

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I haven't forgotten - I will say it again Clapton's Cream & pre Cream catalogues are a huge influence & why I TRY to play guitar !

Although surly the posters on this thread as I have never talked to the man & know very little of what he really thinks .

Most likely he is not such great guy was Harrison a good friend or just a vehicle to get close to Patty you could go on & on !

His political lean is nothing to me if he's a non vaccinated anti could care less .

His impact on anything in my view stops at the record needle !
 

rockabilly69

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I haven't forgotten - I will say it again Clapton's Cream & pre Cream catalogues are a huge influence & why I TRY to play guitar !

Although surly the posters on this thread as I have never talked to the man & know very little of what he really thinks .

Most likely he is not such great guy was Harrison a good friend or just a vehicle to get close to Patty you could go on & on !

His political lean is nothing to me if he's a non vaccinated anti could care less .

His impact on anything in my view stops at the record needle !
Pretty much how I feel, I read so many rock and roll biographies I can't count them, and in more accounts the guy was a shit person to many people, especially Harrison, but like you, I loved his tones from Mayall, Cream, and some Blind Faith too. And every now and then, a Derek and Dominoes clip surfaces that I like, but I won't spend another dime on anything he does anymore, as I don't like it. That said, his early work has definitely influenced me! He introduced me to the woman tone.

His crying about vaccinations falls on my deaf ears, because he spent so long as a junky and an alcoholic! I'm surely not going to listen to somebody who chose to wreck himself. His body has been falling apart for awhile, it's no wonder he had an adverse reaction to a vax.

Now where is my copy of Disraeli gears...

 

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goldtop0

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Clapton made me deaf for a month in their early Whisky a go go Cream shows. Of course I was right under him and in front of his Marshalls.


I can walk down the street, there's no one there
Though the pavements are one huge crowd.
I can drive down the road; my eyes don't see,
Though my mind wants to cry out loud.

I, I, I, I feel deaf
I feel deaf.
I feel deaf.

How many people would have been there rialcnis.
 

Doc Sausage

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Pretty much how I feel, I read so many rock and roll biographies I can't count them, and in more accounts the guy was a shit person to many people, especially Harrison, but like you, I loved his tones from Mayall, Cream, and some Blind Faith too. And every now and then, a Derek and Dominoes clip surfaces that I like, but I won't spend another dime on anything he does anymore, as I don't like it. That said, his early work has definitely influenced me! He introduced me to the woman tone.

His crying about vaccinations falls on my deaf ears, because he spent so long as a junky and an alcoholic! I'm surely not going to listen to somebody who chose to wreck himself. His body has been falling apart for awhile, it's no wonder he had an adverse reaction to a vax.

Now where is my copy of Disraeli gears...

More tolerance and inclusion. Ask yourself what’s really wrong with the world. Then go fog a mirror and look at who reappears.
 
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rialcnis

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rialcnis …where are you in the picture you posted ?

Cream played 3-or 4 days and I was there every night. I always stood in front of Clapton. I'd also saw the Bluesbreaker's shows in Hollywood. I have looked around for better photos, but this one is all I found.

I remember just looking straight up at his psychedelic SG. It was my inspiration for painting my 52 (converted to 57) as in my avatar.

That must be me. below.

I will say that although I loved his main riffs, I developed a distaste for rote, extended, pentatonic, repetitive, solos, but I watched him like a hawk and learned a lot.
My head is on bootleg cover's

WAS TRULY DEAF A MONTH

YxWOyo.jpg
 
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Cream played 3-or 4 days and I was there every night. I always stood in front of Clapton. I'd also saw the Bluesbreaker's shows in Hollywood. I have looked around for better photos, but this one is all I found.

I remember just looking straight up at his psychedelic SG. It was my inspiration for painting my 52 (converted to 57) as in my avatar.

That must be me. below.

I will say that although I loved his main riffs, I developed a distaste for rote, extended, pentatonic, repetitive, solos, but I watched him like a hawk and learned a lot.
My head is on bootleg cover's

WAS TRULY DEAF A MONTH

YxWOyo.jpg
Thanks for sharing your experience of seeing Cream on their first US tour in the 2nd half of 1967. What they were playing back then was new & exciting for many. The bootleg recording of their performance at the 'Whisky' is pretty good [at least we have it to listen to!]
 

rockabilly69

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More tolerance and inclusion. Ask yourself what’s really wrong with the world. Then go fog a mirror and look at who reappears.
Oh look I'm getting lessons on what's wrong the world from the guy who started this thread. https://www.lespaulforum.com/index....-stone-whipping-boy-in-one-generation.218007/

I just feel the same way about modern day Clapton, as you do about Rolling Stone Journalists and people who believe in Covid vaccines.

You have your opinion which you've expressed clearly, and I have mine, which I've also expressed.
 

rialcnis

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Thanks for sharing your experience of seeing Cream on their first US tour in the 2nd half of 1967. What they were playing back then was new & exciting for many. The bootleg recording of their performance at the 'Whisky' is pretty good [at least we have it to listen to!]
I thnk they were at their very best at the Whisky Shows...and very loud, ear destroying. That ending with 1812 Overture is really something.
 
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