crazyjoe - 1/13/2018 at 12:35 AM
I always have appreciated Claptons music, though never been a really rabid fan. I was completely unaware of this in his history, not sure what to make of this, other than to say I don't like it and I find it upsetting. Anyone have an opinion here? I am sure there are Folks here with more insight than what I've got........Peace.........joe
Eric Clapton Apologizes for Racist Past: ‘I Sabotaged Everything’
StratDal - 1/13/2018 at 01:10 AM
If that's his deal, so be it. Live with it Eric.
Be careful crazyjoe. Enraged claptonestas know no bounds.
sealevel - 1/13/2018 at 03:23 AM
I would say watch the press conference for Life in 12 bars to better understand what it's all about.What the man was then to the man he is today is amazing.I commend him.The documentary airs on showtime February 10th.
crazyjoe - 1/13/2018 at 04:07 AM
What You say makes a lot of sense sealeval, I am sure none of would care to be judged by our worst moment or worst possible behavior, I know I wouldn't...........Peace......joe
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Chain - 1/13/2018 at 04:37 PM
I watched a clip (I think on youtube) of him and the producer of the upcoming documentary at a screening followed by a Q & A. Clapton mentioned several times how painful it was for him to watch much of the documentary given his behavior, treatment of others, footage of his cocaine use (in the movie there's evidently footage he never knew existed of him snorting cocaine), and other clips where he was clearly under the influence.
The producer, a longtime friend, explains how Clapton really wanted her involvement specifically because he knew she wouldn't sugar coat any of his past. Near the end of the clip, Clapton explains that while painful to watch, it was essential that he show the world this side of him and it's a way for him to come to terms with some of the destruction he caused himself and others around him (I'm paraphrasing a bit).
Whatever one's opinion of Clapton, I think all would agree that to expose oneself in such a manner takes serious balls. I'm looking forward to seeing this film as apparently there's a great deal of previously unseen footage and much to learn about Clapton beyond just the music.
BrerRabbit - 1/13/2018 at 06:11 PM
I've been aware of this for decades - heard some of his extremist hate stuff in the 1980's, didn't surprise me because I couldn't stand his music at the time anyway and it fit the whole ugly Clapton vibe. Overproduced commercial bollocks. Got back into Clapton in the 90s, when he stopped with the relentless pop machine and got real again.
I am impressed by his honesty, as well as his sobriety, it raises my opinion of him.
How could anyone who generates a monster riff like "Sunshine of Your Love" be anything but a tyrant? Just be relieved some of these rockers were not politicians, Townshend and Jagger, Morrison leap to mind.
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nebish - 1/13/2018 at 09:30 PM
At this point I just figure everyone has something in their past or some skeleton in the closet.
BrerRabbit - 1/13/2018 at 10:32 PM
Yep . And precious few of us have the soul to apologize and own our mistakes, as Eric has done. Most folks just double down on their bad, or pretend it's good, or deny it altogether. Saw an interview with Eric not too long ago - really humble genuine fellow, had some good things to say about addiction, still praying every day and struggling after decades of sobriety. He is way ok in my book..
crazyjoe - 1/13/2018 at 11:55 PM
I knew that from some of You Guys, I would get a little insight and a little different and maybe better look at this thing, You Folks are awesome! Thanks.............Peace........joe