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i have a friend...

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by heltershelton, Nov 8, 2018 at 5:11 PM.

  1. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    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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  2. duzie

    duzie Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    May 1, 2016
    northwest nj
    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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  3. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talker

    360
    Mar 29, 2017
    Texas
    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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  4. aiabx

    aiabx Strat-O-Master

    577
    Nov 27, 2013
    Toronto
    <whispers> Sometimes people like and dislike different things</whispers>
     
  5. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
  6. Nick-O

    Nick-O Strat-Talker

    474
    Jun 20, 2014
    SC
    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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  7. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    49
    166
    Oct 16, 2018
    Oregon
    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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  8. Rastus

    Rastus Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 1, 2014
    Australia
    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 ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    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.
     
  10. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    Asking for a friend?
     
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  11. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    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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  12. stratnutz

    stratnutz Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Dallas TX
    I hope your friend can outplay Clapton to make such a claim.
     
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  13. Deebs3

    Deebs3 Strat-O-Master

    713
    Jul 10, 2014
    Australia
    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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  14. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    dude....it aint me...i love clapton.
     
  15. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    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.
     
  16. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    i knew it, damnit!!!!
     
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  17. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    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.