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  1. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    who is a really good player....but he hates clapton with a passion.....says clapton sucks as a player.
    i personally do not think clapton sucks.....i think hes a master of the blues.
    why would my friend feel this way?
     
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    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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    What style of music is your buddy into ?
    Has he listened to his covers of Robert Johnson or his time in the blues breakers ?
    That’s what I enjoy listening to from EC !
     
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    elduderinoTF Strat-O-Master

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    Not sure why he'd feel that way. I don't think Clapton sucks, but I could never dig his stuff for some reason.
     
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    aiabx Strat-O-Master

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    <whispers> Sometimes people like and dislike different things</whispers>
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    He was sober ?
     
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    Nick-O Strat-O-Master

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    At 56, I have to admit after listening to Clapton for 45+ years, I don't really pay a lot of attention to him. I have seen him half a dozen times and have loads of his LP's and CDs. Maybe he is burnt out on him. Still respect his skills though, mightily.
     
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    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    I will always love Clapton, especially Layla album Derek and the Dominoes. That was some of the first leads I learned to play as a kid.
     
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    Rastus Senior Stratmaster

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    Yo,

    Your friend likely finds it hard to find anything that's been truly out-standing guitar playing by him since the early 1970's...

    As guitarists, we like to be blown away by a persons skills, & then we talk about them, & want to rip-off some licks & tricks...Mr.Clapton hasn't delivered on this front for a long while, in many peoples minds...

    Having said that, I've always found him to be a better song-writer / composer than a flashy player.

    I'd guess that your friend finds it hard to deal with, or come to terms with Mr.Clapton's everlasting popularity, especially Stateside.

    Ciao,

    Rastus
     
  9. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    i dont know....clapton is pretty bad ass if you ask me. hes not a flashy player......but he can improvise to just about anything you throw at him.....and this is why i appreciate him.
     
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    newplayeroldguy in the wind

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    we all have the right to be wrong
     
  11. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Asking for a friend?
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    So, I has a confession. I am EC. As all ya'lls loard and savior, I forgive him, for knows not what he says.
     
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    I hope your friend can outplay Clapton to make such a claim.
     
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    You either like someone or don't like someone. I would never say another guitarist sucks.

    Edit: i should have said except for my mate Daryl.... He sucks the big one... He can't even play sunshine of your love real good..
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    dude....it aint me...i love clapton.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    he is a good player, but no.....nowhere near. i actually asked him in a pm why he hated clapton so much.....he said clapton was average at best and a crappy human being. i asked how he was crappy and havent got an answer.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    i knew it, damnit!!!!
     
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    newplayeroldguy in the wind

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    "judge not, lest ye be judged"
     
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    I think I'd get on with your friend. :) I don't hate the man, but I don't like him or what he plays. Different strokes for different folks.
     
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