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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 01:15 PM
Since there's a thread about Clapton's albums in the 70s, I thought I'd start one where you pick the first album you heard that got you interested in his music. For me, it's Jouirneyman. I first saw Clapton in 1990 in Dallas during that tour when I was just 5 years old. I didn't actually hear the album til a few years after that, but if I have to pick one album of his, Journeyman is the one. Great songs, most of them have been played live. I think he needs to reunite the band from that era & tour once again.
 
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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 01:20 PM
hearing Cream as a pup for me, then I went backwards to Mayall and did the D & B and D & D thang. Most of his 70's stuff is hit and miss with me.

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 01:22 PM


1985's Behind The Sun w/ the song Forever Man

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 01:26 PM
posted wrong place

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 01:37 PM

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 02:15 PM
461 Ocean Boulavard was one of the first vinyl albums I ever bought , before that I had a few 8 Tracks and cassettes , I still play it lots , I really enjoy Clapton's 70's albums . I just read the book Clapton , its a good read if your a fan .

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 02:24 PM
Fresh Cream

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 02:25 PM
his album with the Yardbirds
 
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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 02:52 PM
At the time I was listening to New Kids on the Block and other such music, and my dad got himself the Unplugged album. Well, I ended up playing that way more than he did.

Then I bought Timepieces, which was a greatest hits compilation. This was the first blues guitar / "real" music I ever listened to. I was hooked immediately. So my dad got me Slowhand, to "ease" me into the music before exploring the real catalogue (keep in mind that even after I started listening to Clapton, I couldn't deal with Jimi for a few more years b/c he sounded like "heavy metal" to me).

Then I got D & D "Live at the Fillmore". I was completely blown away by that album, went out and got a Cream greatest hits album called "Strange Brew", was similarly blown away, and the rest is history.

I'd say from the time I was about 12 until I went to college, I listened to about 75% Clapton. 25% ABB (who I got into a couple years after Clapton, when I heard Nobody to Run With on the radio), and pretty much nothing else.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 02:57 PM
I loved all the Cream stuff, but "Crossroads", and then "Badge" really hooked me. Layla sent me over the top and back to Mayall. I've been a hit and miss Clapton fan since, but I've really enjoyed some of his music, especailly stuff I've seen of his live perfromances. So nice to see so many "youngsters" in here who got started on EC relatively late.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 02:59 PM
I was really into the Beatles in Elementary school. Then I remember, at about age 7 or 8, hearing on the radio Creams' Sunshine of Your Love and Hendrix's version of All Along The Watchtower and being totally captivated by the guitar sound. I bought the Layla Album about 6 years after it came out and that's the one that "hooked" me.
 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 03:00 PM
I don't think it was an album but a 45 ... For Your Love (Yardbirds). Next was Disraeli Gears followed by Wheels of Fire (with a show in there ... Cream hooked me for good)

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 03:15 PM
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hearing Cream as a pup for me


Same here...

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 03:24 PM
Had to be Disraeli Gears or Fresh Cream? I don't remember which really came first for me.
Anyway, I did get to see the Goodbye Cream concert at MSG in N.Y.C.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 03:36 PM
Wasnt really an album. It was the fact that Derek was joining Eric's touring band that I decided to dig into Clapton's back catalog and became a fan besides stuff played on the radio.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 03:55 PM
I've liked bands that Clapton was in (Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Cream, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends), but have never really gotten into him as a solo artist...




 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 04:09 PM
Album that got you interested in Clapton

Can't really say that it was an album, more like a particular song. E.C.'s take on "Crossroads" immediately grabbed my attention the first time I heard it. Add,.. the first Eric song I learned to play on the gitar was his take on "Driftin' Blues" off E.C. was here. One of those, tune your axe to the pitch of the record, and try to play lead along with Eric, lifting the needle off the record and gently placing it back down, close to the desired spot in the song....over and over and over, until...some little light went off in your head and you then, loved Clapton...because he was the one who showed you why this note fit here, here ....and here....Learned to play slide the exact same way. Trying to keep up with Duane on the first Anthology and then later (74?) Vol. 2.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 05:45 PM
First time I heard Cream Sunshine of Your Love.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 05:53 PM
Unplugged.

I'm a youngen, just turned 31. Unplugged came out when I was 11 or 12 and I immediately loved it. Went through a lot of musical phases during those years, from rap to rock to metal, but Clapton and Bob Seger were always in there.

 

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I've liked bands that Clapton was in (Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Cream, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends), but have never really gotten into him as a solo artist...

Same here.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 05:58 PM
For me it was the LAYLA album. I was about 17 years old and read about its legendary status in Rolling Stone Magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time." I remember I said to myself "gotta get it!" and before long I picked it up on LP. The clerk at the record store denied that Duane Allman played on it. "That ain't Southern Rock" he told me.
(I thought to myself Duane Allman plays 'southern rock'? I never heard of the term before!! )

I used to play the LP all the time, and spent a lot of time looking at the gatefold liner photos. Man those guys looked high and loaded especially Clapton. I noticed that Duane was in the sessions, but he looked more normal than Clapton.

Also I spent a lot of time wondering who Emile was and why they abused his house!!


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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 06:00 PM
The John Mayall LP w/Clapton.....also contain's Clapton's 1st recorded vocal..love that LP....

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 06:28 PM

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 06:29 PM
Slowhand! I was a 13 year old kid running around with 17 and 18 year old friends and that was one of the big releases back then.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2010 at 06:31 PM
I feel that I am on the younger side of this forum. Up until a point in my life I only really knew his greatest hits songs... the album that made me absolutely love Clapton was From the Cradle. I think i was in 6th or 7th grade.
I haven't looked back.

The corresponding tour that went with it was unforgettable.... Still one of my favorite blues albums to this day.

 

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