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Lynching time, methinks.
So, see this an invitation to start comparing bands to each other, shittily,
It kind of does sound like Clapton...
Clapton is the worst guitarist ever. mawkish sentimentality, over-egging of emotional pudding and general shitness being his trademarks. Mr Hazel is one of the best ever; he plays that entire song in one position and gets more life from it than all of Clapton's fancy work put together.
but you can see why people would think it does sound like him if they haven't really bothered listening to it intently.
Clapton's early work (e.g. with John Mayall on Bluesbreakers) is excellent. And try telling me Sunshine Of Your Love and Layla aren't great.
There's a reason why many people think that Clapton is one of the only white people justifiably to have some cachet among the blues guitar elite. Panning him in such a sweeping way is akin to slating U2, REM or The Rolling Stones (all of whom have admittedly got shitter as they've got older, like Clapton), which often happens on DiS.
You are correct about Eddie Hazel, though.
Sunshine Of Your Love is certainly a good riff and he has a few other good tunes. And to be fair if you don't listen to a ton of guitar solos you are going to think Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapp if you just randomly hear some bluesy thing
i'll not deny he has written some great riffs or that 'worst guitarist ever' is a bit of hyperbole but i really cant think of a musician, or a man for that matter, who i detest more. I'm not really a big fan of straight blues playing anyway but his partcular brand is vomit-inducing.
and half baked cream studio albums. lol lol.
he is one of my dad's favourites, i have been subjected to his hideously tired playing from pretty much the day i was born.
Well into krautrock and dirty punk rock and other stuff. So this really shocked me.
by the fact they're both rubbish?
you shouldn't be allowed to listen to music.
"mother earth is pregnant..." bit but... aside from that, its a bit dull, isn't it?
but I'm not sure 'dull' is one of them.
but no, I was right before. Its not very good. Which is a shame because the cover and opening spoken bit and mere IDEA of the band are ace.
if you can be arsed. It's a fair bit crazier
we don't want his "kind"
Is that how much crazier 'Free Your Mind' is?
good with numbers
I don't think I've ever really listened to Eric Clapton to be honest. Can't see that changing any time soon either
on the train this weekend. I love the way he double tracks parts of the solo with a slight lag, panned to the opposite side of the stereo spectrum. Awesome. I'm going to do that on my next guitar solo.
doesn't really sound much like Clapton except on a very superficial level, ie, it sounds like a guitarist playing the blues.
Its my least favourite track on that album, to be honest. It doesn't have any of the qualities that made Funkadelic great, although I can see that I'd probably appreciate it more if I was a gitar-player.
but I enjoy the full band Funkadelic with the 'randomly twiddling all the knobs in the studio' production method a lot more. Like the end of Friday Night August 14th where the drums are echoing/all over the place. And the singers are going AYAH AYAH AYAH AHHHH. It's crazy.
off One Nation... is much better than the the studio version. DiScuss.
it hasn't got the weird, out-there-ness of the studio version.
Plus the drummer and bass player have lost it by the end and are constantly playing unnecessary fills.
when I was a young'un I love it at the time, we were on the second row at the front. He played loads of Cream stuff and even whipped out Layla, which he didn't really play anymore...
Maggot Brain is an amazing album and track man I love Funkadelic.
thought that For Reverend Green was by Babyshambles.
I haven't heard Maggot Brain so i can't comment.
Maggot Brain is stunning.
I liked Clapton's playing in short pop songs, like White Room and so on, but I find his extended blues soloing just boring and tedious - going through the book of blues cliches. It never seems to lead anywhere. Whereas Hendrix could play a 20-minute blues solo and keep you constandly enthralled.
(out of many) the most fundamental inspiration when he started trying to play in the experience.
"Maggot Brain"? It came out in Sept 1971, a year after Hendrix died.
Or do you mean a Clapton album?
based on the fact that he's not dead, right wing and therefore - not very cool.
In fact he was probably almost as good as Hendrix. But he didn't set his guitar on fire or choke on his vomit, I spose.
I'm not a Cream shagger, but he was miles ahead of most guitarists in the 60s. Harrison, Robertson etc. had nothing on him.
Its just a shame what the 70s did to people.
But his tone and his choice of notes and the lifelessness of some of his playing makes me lose interest. Nowhere near as good as Hendrix!
He could play an ace solo in a shorter tune but his blues wanking is dead boring. You'd never have seen him playing an apocalyptic 'God Save The Queen' or even something as cool as that little 'Woodstock Improvisation' thing Hendrix did. afaik