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    Default Eric Clapton - At Least HE Can Admit It...

    This IS NOT meant as a jab towards Ed...I just found it interesting how Clapton can admit that he is not as good as he used to be....and we are all discussing how Ed is or is not as good as he was....

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    And of ANYBODY Clapton should maybe be the last person saying this....say what you want about the guy...he is a LEGEND
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    Just read his autobiography (fascinating) and he mentions several times that he feels his playing just isn't what it once was. It always blows me away when somebody so talented is so humble.

    This is not a knock on Ed either and I'm no shrink, but I think part of his problems in the past (drugs, alcohol, getting along with bandmates) have been magnified by his ego. You have to work that shit out to be truly clean and sober and, after reading Clapton's book, it seems he has truely done just that.
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    It's also interesting that Clapton, who's maybe ten years older than Van Halen, is aware of YouTube and ITunes and how they work. (He mentions that J.J Cale wouldn't get noticed for his part in making the record unless he performed on it because no one notices the production credits when they buy it on ITunes.) It just seems that, in comparison, the VH camp is really out of sync with the world.

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    Very humble guy. I tell you...I love Eddie but there is NOTHING in this world like Eric Clapton. He has had such a great career. I know that his later career is filled with some cheese (Pilgrim, Back Home, Reptile) but I can't tell you how many times I go to YouTube and just punch in Clapton and watch for an hour or so. Hell...I even named my daughter Layla!!
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    Clapton da man!

    I love his music. I can't believe he doesn't think he plays as well as he used to but he would know. He has so much feeling in his playing, not many guitarists have that gift and those few that did are now gone.
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

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    It's been stated before, but guitar-wise, Clapton's career has really been amazing. How many musical genres has he been in and been successful? Nobody in popular music can say that, no one.

    It's funny, because I go in and out listening too him. What I mean by that is, I will go 6 months or so without listening to his stuff. But after 6 months, I'll hear something and it so makes me want to pick up the guitar and play. Then I ask myself, "Why haven't I listened to that lately?".

    He is terrific. I don't care if he (or anybody else) feels his playing ability has slipped a bit. He's still one of the best.

    And as we get older, I don't think anyone is as good as they use to be at anything.

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    Your telling me! Just look at the difference:



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    On a serious note, his voice improved dramatically throughout his career, which is very rare for many popular musicians. Such talent.
    Respects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevy5150 View Post
    Your telling me! Just look at the difference:




    Fake as hell, but hilarious.

    I've seen him a lot over the years and I think he's gotten better live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cokemach1 View Post
    It's been stated before, but guitar-wise, Clapton's career has really been amazing. How many musical genres has he been in and been successful? Nobody in popular music can say that, no one.
    I never really considered it until I read the book, but he did the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream and Blind faith - all before he hit 30!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis5150 View Post
    I never really considered it until I read the book, but he did the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream and Blind faith - all before he hit 30!

    Holy crap! Okay, that kind of makes you put your own life in perspective.

    And it make me feel very inadequate.

    Yeah, you throw all that stuff in with everything up through the late 90s (whether you liked some of that stuff or not), and you can see what I'm talking about as far as bouncing around to different styles of music.

    I've gotta get that book. I've read mixed reviews from "critics". But from Average Joes like me, they've all told me it's pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cokemach1 View Post
    I've gotta get that book. I've read mixed reviews from "critics". But from Average Joes like me, they've all told me it's pretty good.
    Critics are usually failed writers. The book is a great read. To get the inside story on his life and career, from him, is just fascinating. And he doesn't seem to sugar-coat too much of his own history, admitting that there were periods where he was a bit of a scumbag - mostly attributed to booze/drugs and a confusing early-childhood.

    I'm on a musician's autoiography kick right now. Before the Clapton book, I read Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries and actually got to meet Sixx at a book signing a few weeks ago (really nice guy). And Tuesday, Slash's book hits the shelves!
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