2005-12-11 16:14:29 UTC
problem was with Clapton who refused to play the original solos from
the albums. Clapton's Cream solos are like gospel to a lot of guitar
players. I wonder how many guitar players have sat in their bedrooms
trying to figure out the Crossroads solo, one of the classics of all
time. Instead Clapton played something 'kind of like the originals.'
Sorry but that just didn't cut it. My other gripe was that Clapton's
guitar tone was not right for Cream. He should have used a Les Paul or
an SG to get the original tone, not a strat.
I've seen a lot of classic rock acts and they almost always play the
original solos as true as possible. Sometimes they add on but they do
play the original 1st.