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  1. GuitarMechanic

    GuitarMechanic Most Honored Senior Member

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    Well at least he "says" he's sorry about that "crappy" thing
    https://1069thefox.com/news/030030-eric-clapton-disgusted-by-past-racist-outburst/
    I would never deny him his props for what he has done but I don't think he holds a candle to say... Rory Jimi SRV or Pagey (my personal favorite for blues) etc but that's my opinion. His playing is spot on correct notes but it doesn't and never has excited me at all so there's my opinion I would never say "Sucks" though in fact I wouldn't say it about anyone I would simply say "not my taste"
     
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    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    can we all come over to his house and watch him play? you should jam too :whistling:
     
  3. GuitarMechanic

    GuitarMechanic Most Honored Senior Member

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    You're awesome Thrup
    If you're every in Lonestarville we can hang out
     
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    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    what other players is he into? clapton is not my thing either but the man is a genius...definitely dont want to go toe to toe with him either
     
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    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

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    The Bluesbreakers album was what really inspired me to play guitar. I can respect Clapton for all he's accomplished, but there isn't much he's done since Bluesbreakers that I really dig.
     
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    Rastus Senior Stratmaster

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    Oh for sure ! I have vast respect for the man, do not be mistaken here !!!

    See if you can download a "Cream Greatest Hits" album, & play it for your friend...Not only is it hit after hit after hit, it's dang-good-music too, that will live on for a long time.

    Mr.Clapton has played quite a few times with Dr.John...These two-guys get on really well together IMO...Now here would be a record I'd like to see made by both-of-them...
     
  8. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    his favorite is ace frehley......really?
    so i dont get it.
     
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    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

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    Clapton is underappreciated by many...and with good reason, IMHO.
    After "461 Ocean Boulevard", he pretty much sucked because his personal life went to Hades and his creativity hit a brick wall. He surfaced briefly with "Slowhand" and then went back under. I don't like the new "sound" he developed in the '80s...it sounds forced, plastic and phony.
    But I still gotta give the man his props.
    Have your buddy listen to early Bluesbreakers stuff, 461 OB, Layla, etc. Or, have him listen to the live version of "Further On Up The Road', one of his best and improvised jams ever. If your friend still doesn't get it after that, then just let it be. Because he never will.
     
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    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

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    OK, so maybe you hangin' out wit' de wrong people...?
     
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    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    Don’t get me wrong, I really like Ace, but I think Mr. Clapton wipes the floor with him. I mean there really is no comparing the two. They reside on different planets...
     
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    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    ace is a feel player just like clapton... just like a neutered dog i dont get it either...lol...ps how is the tele doing?
     
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    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

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    I mean...how can you take a guy seriously that dresses up in an animal costume?:sneaky:
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    its doing the same.....when i get the part ive been.......we've been waiting on ill finish building it.
     
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    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    People are weird.
     
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    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes, and Jim Morrison told us this many years ago: "People are strange..."
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    but only if youre a stranger
     
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    One of the things I greatly admire about "the clap" is his ability to find a tone and phrasing that suits the piece more often than making every song suit his playing. He's really evolved as a player and a person over the years and cast aside mistaken belief systems of the past.
     
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    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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    Ace didn’t wear an animal costume lol
    I enjoyed (The Space Ace ) back in the day!
     
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    Laugh if you must
     
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