Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Yngtchie Blacksteen, Jan 24, 2012.
Oh wow, so good!!
He's such a great singer too.
simple...he's god !
Fabulous. It's from '85 though. He was way too messed up in '78 to sing that well.
I've been a Clapton fan boy since I was 12 years old and have heard just about everything he's ever done. With the possible exception of the live version of "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?" from the D&D Fillmore album, the version of Double Trouble in the OP contains the most intense, passionate playing I've ever heard from Clapton.
Yes, it's from 1985. This is the whole show:
Whoa! Thanks for that link!
Thanks man- can't wait to hear the whole show.
Damn that was fine! Between this and another post with the video of EC and Winwood doin' Double Trouble the EC hasn't played anything worthwhile since Cream crowd should be takin' easy, at least for a few days.
Yeah that was good.
Abot the "clapton didn't do anything good in the 70s" idea that many seem to have - they should take a listen to the Crossroads 2 box set. Even in the wost period of his life he could still bring it live
Man, that was fun-thanks for posting!
Nothing wrong with EC's mid boosted sound either. Check out the link below.
Actually that does sound kinda Lace-Sensorish to me. There's a sort of compressed attack on the notes that I always associate with the Laces. That said, I recall reading somewhere that the 1985 US tour was the last time EC played Brownie live, often bringing the old girl out specifically for Double Trouble.
They should, but they won't. They seem to have a mental tape loop that goes "should go back to LP's and Marshalls, should go back to LP's and Marshalls....."
In terms of the clip, I would be more interested in the amp than guitar, although having played lace sensors for many years myself, I can't believe those aren't single coils.
Was this the "Soldano" era (1985)? Either way, he's at his best when he's in the fury of very loud power tube distortion.
Whatever. Haven't heard this clip before. It works, here.
I would love to know what his rig was then...wow..
Those sound like traditional single coils to me. Your opinion may vary.
Also (I had to look this up), lace sensors weren't introduced until 1985.
So it's possible he's playing through the first l.s.ers, but my aging ears doubt it.
Again, though, I'm much more interested in the amp he's using.
Some expression there! Great vocals too...
Lace Sensors are single-coil pickups. That's why they sound good.