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  1. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

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    Well, they all wore some goofy stuff, anyway. Like, are you here to rock & roll or trick or treat, dudes?
     
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    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My personal thing is that I like a lot of what Clapton has done but for me, it all pales compared to Cream.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    it was all good. adding theatrics to rock n roll was killer.
     
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    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

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    bad link
     
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    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats to your friend on his excellent taste. Ace rocks!
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    yeah, ace rocked, but i never thought of ace as being "the best". yes he was good, but better than clapton? not in my eyes.
     
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    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    Maybe your friend is jealous of someone else's success.
    Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time can put talent on the road to success.
     
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    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    You mean you EX-friend, Daryl?:whistling:
     
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    mjark Senior Stratmaster

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    Who cares? He’s entitled to his opinion even if it’s contrary to most of the rest of the world.

    I was listening to From the Cradle just yesterday.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    yeah, but i dont understand the animosity. there are plenty of players that blow me out of the water, big time, that im just not in to......but i dont hate them.
     
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    newplayeroldguy in the wind

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    Hate is for haters- Personally, I have no time for such people.
     
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    Clapton was one of my biggest influences in The Yardbirds and Cream,but mainly the Gibson/Marshall tone was a lot of it.
     
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    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

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    I prefer his pre-80s sound/ playing.
     
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    I'm of the mind that Clapton is a better wtiter/composer than player. He's a good player...he's a great songwriter.
     
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    I always thought it was the opposite. At least in his early career.
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'm a huge Clapton fan but even I've gone through periods where I got a little tired of some of his playing and/or found it sterile. But he always brings me back.

    Sometimes I find a lesser known more recent blues player and I think man, this guy's as good as Eric Clapton, but it's a different era so he won't become a zillionaire.
     
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    Most of Clapton's music is an acquired taste.
    I had no time for him when I was a young buck, but as I got older, I grew to really appreciate him as an artist and a fellow human being.
     
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    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    Never liked Clapton much, but Cream were fantastic. I think Jack Bruce was the greatest talent in that band, but as a trio they worked like all good 3 piece bands can.

    But Ace Frehley’s version of White Room is dreadful (IMHO of course).
     
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    I always thought of him as an integral part of the British Wave. Cream , at the time, we're
    massively badass. I'm by no means a worshipper, but the man is a highly capable player
    and songwriter. Did a great cover of Stone Free , too, so he's also got that going for him.
     
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    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I grew up listening to Cream so that phase of Clapton's work is my fav. That said, my instructor has me learning Wonderful Tonight and I'm warming to his mid career work. There are plenty of musicians I don't care for but all of them do whatever they do better than me so my opinion of them is irrelevant.
     
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