E.C. Listening: Eric Clapton's 50 Greatest Guitar Moments
GW celebrates the 50 greatest guitar moments of Eric Clapton's five-decade career.
47. "After Midnight"
Eric Clapton—Eric Clapton (1970)
At the dawn of the Seventies, following stints in several legendary British bands, Clapton launched his solo career with a new American sound and a switch from Gibson guitars to the Fender Stratocaster, the guitar with which he would shape the sonic signature of his latter-day career.
“After Midnight” is the first song he recorded by American singer/songwriter J.J. Cale, whose work Clapton had been introduced to by Delaney Bramlett, one of his musical collaborators at the time.
With its frenetic tempo and gospel-inflected backing vocals, the recording was a major success for the newly reinvented Clapton. His guitar solo for the track is simple, yet effective.
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