Originally Posted by Dr. Broncenstein
I just don't understand the universal love for Clapton. I've been playing for 25 years, so I can identify a really great player when I hear them. My favorites tend not to be the most technically proficient, but more in line with the persuit of a certain tone. You'll find Eric Clapton at the top of almost any list of "guitar gods." Heck, the majority of my top 5 current favorites rotate in and out of Clapton's touring band... and they probably list him as a huge influence (and I'd be hugely influenced by that kind of money).
There's just something about Clapton that irritates the shiat out of me. I can't put my finger on it. Oh well... rant over.
Well, that live cover Clapton did of JJ Cale's "Cocaine" that "Concert at Buddakhan" or whatever it was called, that was some pretty awesome to me.