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What song(s) did you perform on the Yes tribute? It's difficult to picture you as Jon Anderson emoticon




It's Awaken I believe. AMG claims that Doogie did a version of Owner Of A Lonely Heart with Rick on keys on another tribute album, but that doesn't seem to be listed on site.




It was Awaken. Probably my favorite Yes song from the 70's. I never saw this tribute album in stores.
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I agree up to a point that it's subjective, but I don't think anyone could deny that Clapton had a massive influence on guitarists in the '60s. I can only suggest that if you haven't heard Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton from 1966, then you really should (more famously known as the Beano album, 'cos Clapton's reading The Beano on the front cover).

Listen to Clapton playing his Les Paul through a Marshall at vol. 11, then point me to an album prior to that with a similar impact, tone, technique and feeling - where the electric guitar is concerned. There isn't one. The guy was basically untouchable at that time, and there's no doubt that he was a major, major influence on what came after - hard rock/heavy rock, whatever you want to call it. Clapton basically reinvented the blues over here in the UK, and sold it back to the States!

Dull!!! emoticon No way! Not back then in the '60s.

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He is called slowhand for a reason. He plays slow.




And that's not the reason....

He used to break strings on a regular basis and the audience would slow hand clap while the string was being replaced.

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He is called slowhand for a reason. He plays slow.




And that's not the reason....

He used to break strings on a regular basis and the audience would slow hand clap while the string was being replaced.




That sounds much more likely

.............then again I wondered if he was basically just so dull he'd get the slow clap!


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.............then again I wondered if he was basically just so dull he'd get the slow clap!






In your humble opinion again, no doubt? Your previous negative comment about Clapton's technique leads me to wonder if you have ever picked up a guitar!
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In your humble opinion again, no doubt? Your previous negative comment about Clapton's technique leads me to wonder if you have ever picked up a guitar!
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If Clapton impresses you then that's fine with me, each to their own. Personally he has never impressed me, I don't like his playing, I don't much like sound, especially the Cream stuff, some of which was very very basic and not really much better for it, in my view. However I don't see what relation any of that bares to whether or not I have ever picked up a guitar? I certianly didn't think "Clapton is so great I must learn to play guitar like that".......eh no, no way. Apart from anything else I have NO respect for ANY musician( or anyone else ) who stuffs him self full of drink/drugs, it's an entirely pathetic approach to life. After they've f*cked themselves up with that they make a "come back" and everyone is suppsed to be impressed. Totall sh1t for sure !!
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Clapton has never been more an a low average, in terms of technique, maybe he appeals in other ways to other people, to me.... he's dull!




Well, it was you mentioning technique that encouraged me to respond in the way I did!

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It was Awaken. Probably my favorite Yes song from the 70's. I never saw this tribute album in stores.



I do have the CD and I see it quite often in stores, but it's not great.

Doogie does a good job on the vocals of Awaken, but it's not the full song, the version is only about 6mins long.
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Clapton has never been more an a low average, in terms of technique, maybe he appeals in other ways to other people, to me.... he's dull!




Well, it was you mentioning technique that encouraged me to respond in the way I did!

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I'll take Clapton over any "shredder" anyday.
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I have to chime in on this one... so Doogie doesn't like Clapton, big deal, he wouldn't hold anything against anyone who finds him brilliant.

Funny thing about Blackmore and Clapton, because he was given his very first Strat from EC, used to play all the time with him at Big Jim's place, learned alot of the same licks around the same time, and are a part of the same era of virtuosos.
The problem started when Cream kicked them off the tour... Eric started to take notice to Ritchie adding bits of classics to their long jams, something to do with heavily controlling their crowd into a frenzy, before quieting them down, and then pouncing them with "God Saved The Queen" or something.
After that, they took seperate paths, and were no longer seeing eye to eye.
Eric with his blues glue, and Blackmore reinventing himself time and again, and taking the blues to his own level, instead of paying homage to it's dinosaurs.

I think Ritchie only knocks on Eric, cause he is far less technical, cause thats all he can really criticize.
Thats where the funny part comes in, as thats like Yngwie knocking Morse for his bravado, and really, if you think about it, "technique" is one area, no matter how tech Ritchie can get, he will never have anything on Morse in that department, and who cares about "technique" so much then????
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