ERIC CLAPTON "old sock"
i was never a fan of "old slow hand" until i saw him play live
a few years ago...that changed on that night,awesome show,
great effortless guitar playing,plus 'the blues' should be heard live
and not on cd IMO...it lacks feel from a studio!
so i thought i'd give this one a listen on itunes..
its a bloody covers album!...what the heck!!!!!
why do these old guys persist nowadays in releasing covers
albums...Rod Stewart ha a lot to answer for for being so
successful with his ones!
i can say that i only sort of like five of these on a first up listen, the rest,
well, it just appears EC is going through the contractual obligations
here, very little feel in his voice, very few riffs or great melodies on
his part...i expected more, i expected him to at least put a bit of himself
into these tracks but they are straight out covers...not my thing at all..
now, i am dreading Fogerty's album of covers coming out in the near
future and im a big fan of him...
this album's rating 1.3
, would have been less but i respect the fact EC
has been around for so long, is so influential, and with all the drugs in
his early years the fact that he actually lived to tell the tale! so for
that alone the score gets lifted to 1.5
from the album:
"i still got the blues for you"