i praised Sage the other day, now i have to come here and defend Clapton?
C'mon now! Hate the man, hate the music, whatever. Thats a personal opinion and need not be defended.
Though his prowess and skill are highly unquestionable and undeniable.
In my opinion, like the famous spray painted saying went, "Clapton is God." If there was never a man named Jimi Hendrix, Clapton would be arguably the best guitar player of all time.
Dude was NASTY is his day. I don't love his solo stuff tremendously, but GD Cream was the shit! Swlabr, Tale of the Brave Ulysses, Im so glad. Blind Faith too, no one loves, "Can't find my way home" around here?
I mean i guess everyone has their tastes, but my influences are deeply rooted in classic rock.