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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Eric Clapton Clapton Is God

A retread with feet of clay

Clapton Is God! The cream of early Eric
Eric Clapton

He may well have been God but it didn’t stop his divine licks getting covered under a wave of caterwauling harmonica whilst in The Yardbirds or backing revered bluesmen during their UK tours in the early 1960s.

Resurrected numerous times since, these (mostly) live cuts of early Eric are rough as a badger’s behind with little appeal beyond newly-inducted EC completists wanting a handy place to genuflect before their idol.

Whilst acknowledging the historical merit contained in some of this odds and sods compilation (jamming with Jimmy Page, etc), newcomers wanting to know what all the fuss was about are better off checking out John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers “Beano” album then proceeding sharpish to Cream.

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