Eric Clapton, E.C. Was Here (1975)
I coveted this for a long time – long before I ever got around to owning it; Eric Clapton was my number one guitar guy for a while. Only a little while – but it was important (He was the first big-name live-gig I saw – and it was a good gig too; no revisionism there). But I drifted off after that. He was my high-school gat-hero I reckon. No shame there. There were others too. And it took me a while to shake it. I bought up everything and listened to it all before deciding that most of it, and almost all of it post 1970, was really pretty shite. Okay, some of the mid-70s stuff gets over the line. This live set is kinda nice in that it’s him playing some of his blues favourites. And though his band was not a great blues band I did like their playing. This is white-guy blues stuff, for sure. But it has moments. It’s not all shit.
Sample Track: Presence Of The Lord
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