Friday, September 17, 2010
"Eric Clapton. Just Sayin'..." : THE WEEKEND MIX
So how 'bout that Clapton post, eh? I was coddled and compared to a Nazi both in one day. The latter comment was wisely set aside for future use.
In the meantime, here are some of my very favorite Eric Clapton moments. I didn't bother with Cream, because...well...that's too easy.
The selections here are not just about the guitar playing, but the overall vibe, something that seems to gnaw at me more than a lot of you, when talking about "God's" latter day output.
The three tracks I've included from "Me & Mr. Johnson" are NOT from the CD, but from the bonus DVD of the band live in the studio, which to me is a perfect example of what E.C. can do when he's not thinking and just letting her rip. "Little Queen Of Spades" is hot shit.
The Bluesbreakers track is a b-side and is really what Clapton is all about, no?
The version of "I Shot The Sheriff" is from a 2004 Madison Square Garden appearance, a performance I tried to get my friend to accompany me to, but instead, got a bored harrumph. (Do you blame him?) This is one of the solos he missed and admitted regretting, when I sent him the track.
Two George Harrison tracks, one from the "Concert For George," the other from a Japanese show in September of 2009.
You know The Yardbirds.
The Beck/Clapton duet is from "Crossroads."
The Buddy Guy/Clapton duet is from the outstanding "Concert For New York" in 2001.
I Ain't Got You
Hoochie Coochie Man
Hell Hound On My Trail
Little Queen Of Spades
Love In Vain (Take 2)
Isn't It A Pity
Cause We've Ended As Lovers
I Shot The Sheriff