Tag Archives: Eric Clapton

Outro #4: On Paying Tribute

What good does it do to pay tribute? What does it accomplish to declare to the world that you see the worth of something, that you thrill to it? The question seems pressing to me after my last post, which … Continue reading

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Too Good: Derek and the Dominos, “Bell Bottom Blues” (1970)

A track can have extraordinary impact in many different ways. Here is a way that depends on a sense of limited access. Perhaps the experience I am about to describe can no longer be had in the age of universal … Continue reading

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Where Solos Take Us, and How: The Zombies, “Time Of The Season” (1968)

The Self manifests itself through the organism; but there is always some part of the Self unmanifested; and always, as it seems, some power of organic expression in abeyance or in reserve. —Frederick Myers [1] Whenever I rediscover Rod Argent’s … Continue reading

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What’s in a Song? 43 Versions of “Sunshine Of Your Love”

Jack Bruce 1943-2014 One happy Father’s Day Matt Smith gave me the superb gift of a mix of 42 recordings of “Sunshine of Your Love”—just the 42 most notable ones—starting with the original 1967 Cream track and running up to … Continue reading

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