Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Say It Ain't So

The SF Chronicle offers this review:

Clapton seems at crossroads, and he wants others to do the driving
Joel Selvin, Chronicle Senior Pop Music Critic

Monday, March 19, 2007

(03-19) 15:22 PDT SAN JOSE -- Eric Clapton may have been the first superstar rock guitarist, but he let two young guitar slingers do all the heavy lifting Sunday at the HP Pavilion.

With 27-year-old bottleneck expert Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band and Texas dynamo Doyle Bramhall II, 38, on guitar, Clapton, 61, consistently took the backseat in the two-hour concert.

After the young Turks had their way with a song, he might step up to offer a final, laconic solo, matching neither the intensity of his bandmates or his own past glories.

It's been a long road from the Yardbirds, Creem, Derek and the Dominos, etc.... I guess we all get tired and want to phone it in eventually.. Luckily, I still have the vinyl and the memories... Thanks for the ride. It was definately worth the price of admission.

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