E.C. Listening: Eric Clapton's 50 Greatest Guitar Moments
GW celebrates the 50 greatest guitar moments of Eric Clapton's five-decade career.
44. "Those Were the Days"
Cream—Wheels of Fire (1968)
This up-tempo track features Clapton performing some “Crossroads”-like high-register wailing (in the key of A, as on that song) over Ginger Baker’s and Jack Bruce’s bombastic double-time groove.
His solo is noteworthy for the way he keeps his phrasing coherent and his bends and vibratos smooth at such a brisk tempo and with such a busy accompaniment.
Distractions like those could easily cause a less seasoned guitarist to get ahead of himself rhythmically and lose his composure, in terms of touch and feel.
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