Wednesday, November 10, 2004
According to billboard.com, Cream is getting back together to play some shows. I am often asked whether Eric Clapton is advanced. He is not. He is terrible. But Cream was the best thing he was involved in, most likely because he was playing in a group atmosphere where he couldn't give in to his "You Look Wonderful Tonight" urges. The same thing happened with the Police, I think, which is why I think Sting isn't advanced (as many of you know). I'm not much of a fan of the blues, especially the version played by people like Clapton, but taste aside, I don't think that Clapton was ever really ahead of his time or particularly innovative. That is why he can't be advanced, even if you think he is great.