Eric Clapton Discusses the Vax and the Narrative

I’ve been a fan of Eric Clapton since Cream recorded the song “Badge”* in (roughly) 1969. I consider him one of the four all-time great electric guitarists (the other three being Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, and Bill Nelson).

I’ve never been very interested in biographies of or interviews with celebrities, so I had no real acquaintance with Mr. Clapton’s personality and character until I watched the interview below, which was conducted and published by Oracle Films. He seems like a really nice guy, and a man of integrity, especially considering his position in the lofty empyrean of rock music celebrity.

However, his amiable personality did him no good when he ran up against the Narrative concerning COVID-19 and the “vaccine”. His interest in alternative therapies for the disease and his public mention of the adverse effects of the experimental mRNA treatment (which he experienced personally) put him beyond the pale of polite discourse and invited his cancellation from the pantheon of Guitar Gods. He and Van Morrison became the Evil Twins of the music world, and are now reviled by the bien pensants who control the Narrative and decide who is allowed to prosper and who gets squashed.

I recommend watching the entire interview:

Hat tip: Arutz Sheva

*   Yes, I know George Harrison co-wrote the song with Clapton.

17 thoughts on “Eric Clapton Discusses the Vax and the Narrative

  1. Very good post and video.

    On a related note, I would also add Prince to the group of great electric guitarists.

    • and what about Jeff Beck?
      But this is a topic for ” RollingStone” magazine.
      As for Cream, that was an awakening in mainstream, pop.

  2. Alas, Prince is after my time. “My time” runs from ca. 1965 to 1975. Outside of that, I have no opinion. Buddy Holly is before my time. Boy George is after my time.

    • Okay, so Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits is not on the list because he was too late. sniff. In my opinion Mark was better than Eric until living in the “Scene” got to him. Eric played with him at the Nebworth concert in England when he play “Solid Rock” from his “Making Movies” album.

      • Yes, I like Mark Knopfler; maybe I should have included him. Dymphna was a big fan of his, so I have a lot of CDs of his later work. His lyrics are also of high quality, although not at the level of Al Stewart’s.

        • “Money for Nothing” was a fave because it was about us tradesfolk peeking through the shrouded windows at the ‘stars’ as they lived their ‘lives’ out for us.

        • Baron, you should check out a great little movie from 1983 – Local Hero – which Knopfler wrote the soundtrack to.
          I have watched it many, many times: The acting is superb and eEach time I discover a small detail I hadn’t noticed before! It’s very low key and difficult to categorise. I have a feeling you’d like it (if you don’t already know about it, that is …)

          • Thank you. Yes, I’ve seen the movie and I have the soundtrack CD.

    • And J.J. Cale whose album “Troubadour” was published in 1975. Eric did one of J.J.’s songs on his 1980 album. Can you guess what the title of the song that Eric did was?

        • Cocaine. My brother had the 8-track of J.J. Cale’s Troubadour and it kept us entertained as we looked for gold in the Sierras as there was no employment to be found in 1975

  3. Fine fellow indeed. I’ve a similar experience with this jab business, and I won’t bend – no matter what. There’s a red line in every man’s life and this is one for me.

  4. Stevie RV. BB King. Jimmy RV playing behind the beat. Early ZZTop. There is no era in music. Only what you like. Eric was good.

  5. An excellent post which, regardless of what you might think of Eric Clapton, Makes a good deal of sense. Have you noticed the scorn and vehemence in the voices of those who speak of Anti-Vaxers? It is this sort of herd bullying that led to the rise of political correctness.

  6. This was moving, all the more for being related without self-pity. Of course people should be fully informed; I believe I was, but had the jabs because I believe the risks of not doing so, especially with my age and medical history, are greater.

    You had me digging out “Badge”- not sure it’s their best. The late Jack Bruce (bass player) was a fan of JS Bach, and I think it shows- “Sunshine of your Love” comes to mind.

    • “Badge” has excellent lyrics. George Harrison’s work, I presume. That’s what I like about it, besides the guitar licks.

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