Clapton

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  1. StingRay85

    StingRay85 Well-Known Member

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    Isn't it crazy that this guy is still around, while others like Hendrix and SRV seem to be coming from a different era, so long gone it makes me sad to even think about it. And then you have Clapton, still doing it in style. Not that I don't like Clapton, but just imagine seeing Hendrix on this stage instead of him.

    Maybe somewhere in a different parallel universe...
     
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    video is Joe Bonamassa... ? :shrug:
     
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    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    btw: the vid is unplayable on the forum, for some reason...

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    so, some people might not play it, nor comment...
     
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    It's a duet between Clapton and Joe Bonamassa in Royal Albert Hall.

     
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    StingRay85 Well-Known Member

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    Towards the end it became a duel between Les Paul and Strat. The Strat won, although that LP didn't sound too bad either!
     
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    ok, yeah, it was a 2 hour 12 minute concert video...
     
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    fitz288 Apprentice Fermi's Paradox Analyst Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm a big Bonamassa fan, but I don't think it was the Strat that won the duel, I think it was the Strat player.
    Clapton is ....
     
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    I've never been a Clapton fan or a Strat guy. I'd say Joe sounded better but for one problem: The 12 bar blues is such a deep and narrow rut that I'm completely and totally tired of hearing that I feel like the loser if I have to hear it AGAIN.
     
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    Needed Prince to shake it up a bit.
     
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    IMO, musicians praise the Eric Clapton of the mid to late 60's than they do now.

    In the 60's Clapton was an innovative force.

    Now, he is still a fine guitarist but not the same as "God".

    Don't get me wrong, Clapton is still a major talent but not the Olympian that he was 50+ years ago.


     
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    Like this?
     
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    jimmyjames Well-Known Member

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    That's the one.
     
  13. BenjaminW

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    I'll always get chills listening to that era of Clapton (I do need to get into the Yardbirds, though) because it's one of, if not the building block for classic rock and everything after it.

    Derek and the Dominos had some good stuff on there, but after that it's like Clapton's almost a former shell of himself in a way.
     

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