Amph [God] Eric Clapton

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  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Actually, that article is of dubious authenticity - the quotes in it are nowhere else on the web.

    Also;

    So, don't rule it out - but certainly don't count on it!
  2. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I have the Cream: Classic Artists DVD that was released this past November, and half the time Baker is ranting in his interviews (filmed shortly after the MSG shows) about how Jack Bruce is the same as he's always been and blah blah blah...

    His main points of contention were that 1) Bruce had his bass volume too loud at one show and 2) Bruce and Pete Brown are scumbags who never gave any credit to Clapton or him for songwriting contributions.

    I get the feeling that Baker's temperamental overreactions are quite common and that he may calm down soon enough to organize at least another set of shows.

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  4. G-FETT Chosen One

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    The opening guiter rift on Layla is still the greatest opening rift of all time, in my opinion. Clapton = God, for sure.=D=
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Duane Allman invented that riff. :D
  6. G-FETT Chosen One

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    Shows what I know. :D

    God its still an awesome riff though. [face_laugh]
  7. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Actually, it was created as more of collaboration between Clapton and Allman. :p
  8. G-FETT Chosen One

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    How many years is it since he did his Unplugged albumn? Even today, when I hear Tears In Heaven, Live, it has the power to move me. Such a beautiful record.

  9. DT421 Force Ghost

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    So it was Derek and a Domino.
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    Unplugged was late 1992, but Tears In Heaven was first released on the soundtrack to the movie Rush earlier that year.

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/29/Rush_soundtrack.jpg/200px-Rush_soundtrack.jpg]

    Heh. The song was, definitely, but pretty sure that was Duane's riff...
  11. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Clapton came up with the basic riff (played by the rhythm guitar); Duane created the screaming version.
  12. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Guitarplayer

    Always willing to help out a friend in need, Allman?s musical collaborations often extended far beyond the call of duty. Case in point: When Eric Clapton was stuck for an intro during the historic Layla sessions that marked a high point in Duane?s career, Allman adjourned to another room and returned shortly thereafter with a gift for his friend?the title song?s signature opening riff. Those seven notes would help secure Allman a permanent place in rock history. (His epic slide part on the song didn?t hurt either!)

    The truth is probably lost under a mountain of blow and a smashed motorcycle helmet... :(
  13. G-FETT Chosen One

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    1992? :eek: My goodness, I didn't realise it was that long ago. Although, thinking about it, I guess I would still have been at school when it came out, so yes, that would be about right!

    I've heard the original version on the radio a few times, but to me nothing compared to the Unplugged version of Tears In Heaven. Theres just something about the way he sings it during that session that sounds so sad and intimate. The whole Unplugged session is great. You can tell he's really connecting with the crowd.

    This thread has inspired me to get my Unplugged albumn out tomorrow - I haven't listened to it fora very long time.[face_dancing]
  14. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    She don't lie!

    Oh, and looking through Guitar Player's articles I found this:

    I wish he'd play 12-string again. "Dance the Night Away" is awesome. :(
  15. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    JJ Cale's dog?
  16. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    When I left Arizona drivin' in my... Ford... just about to lose my mind:

    Eric Clapton's 1932 Ford Victoria

    "This is the third car we have built for Eric Clapton and certainly the classiest. E.C. wanted a "Gentleman's hotrod," and this Vicky fits the bill. Roush power is Slowhand's motivation."

    [image=http://www.roybriziostreetrods.com/progress/clapton32/late%20mix%20031_std.jpg]

    [face_love]

  17. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Looks like something a 1930's Chicago gangster would drive. :p

    I've been listening to the Bluesbreakers album, and, between that and Fresh Cream, I'm starting to believe that Clapton's 1958 Les Paul had the best tone ever. Too bad it was stolen in '66. The guitar in "All Your Love," "Hideaway," "Steppin' Out," "Little Girl," "Key to Love," and even the subdued "Ramblin' on My Mind" has a lot of power behind it.
  18. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Wow. Last night Clapton guested with Winwood.

    Here's the full set:

    Steve Winwood With Eric Clapton

    Highclere
    Countryside Rocks
    May 19, 2007


    I'm a Man
    Higher Love
    Back in the Highlife
    Dear Mr Fantasy
    Why Can't we Live Together

    (Eric joins)
    Take It Easy

    Presence of the Lord
    (youtube)
    Crossroads
    Little Queen Of Spades
    Can't Find My Way Home (youtube)
    Had to Cry Today (youtube)
    Gimme Some Lovin'





  19. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  20. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Apparently the whole show was webcast, which is where I assume those 3 clips were sourced. Keep a watch out for the full concret, I guess...
  21. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I could do without that third guitarist, though. :p I'd thought that Winwood lost his singing voice pretty significantly; I guess I was thinking of Jack Bruce.
  22. Lone--Rider Jedi Youngling

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    Isin't he Canadian?

    If so, [face_thumbs_up]
  23. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Clapton and Winwood are both English, I think.
  24. Lone--Rider Jedi Youngling

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  25. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Well, aren't you smart.