Cocaine by Eric Clapton

Cocaine by Eric Clapton

Cocaine Eric Clapton is one of the most popular, influential, and high profile guitarists in the world today. There’s no doubt that Clapton has a way with words. He’s a master of word play, whether he’s singing or rapping. He’s also quite adept at laying down great guitar riffs and crafting interesting lyrics. So what makes his music so great?

On the album With Eric Clapton, there are fourteen songs, spread out over two discs. Some of the songs, “Honky Tonk Women” and “Blue Hawaii”, have been covered by other artists, but still manage to hold their own. The great thing about this album is that you’ll rarely hear Eric Clapton simply strumming chords. Instead, he seamlessly switches up his style of playing, moving from smooth and flowing riffs to angry, distorted bar chords, all in great detail. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s on this fantastic album:

“Honky Tonk Women” This is the first song on the album and features Eric Clapton at his best. He starts out by warming up with a slow bluesy piece, then doing a quick solo for the rest of the song. It ends with a blistering rendition of “Blue Hawaii.” A very memorable song.

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“Blue Hawaii” Another great Eric Clapton song, this time from his album of the same name. This time he’s backed by the Blue Note band, who give him a similar feel as Cream. As you would expect, it also features some amazing guitar work from John Butler. Listen to how John goes into a minor key, then quickly transitioning to another minor key before backing out into the minor bar. It’s a great lesson for any guitarist who wants to learn blues guitar!

“Cocaine” From his last album with The Yardbirds, this is a song about how hard life can be. The title has a double entendre, as you’ll soon find out, when you read the lyrics. There are plenty of great references to cocaine in here, but Clapton is still able to use his trademark smooth tone to make this song a fun listen.

“Cocaine” is just about everything you would expect from an Eric Clapton album. It’s got a great guitar part and is filled with some of his trademark baritone notes. Even if you haven’t heard of him before, I’d suggest giving this album a listen. It will add a new dimension to your music library. And since Eric Clapton covers such diverse topics in his songs (drugs, women, love, etc.) it’s sure to become one of your favorites.

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