Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Eric and Nigel Talk Shop on Guitars

"These go to eleven"

The Cream's Eric Clapton (back in the "Clapton is God" days)



Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel

10 comments:

crystal said...

Speaking of Eric, I just noticed that Amazon.com is selling songs as mp3s. I know iTunes and other places have for a while, but my os is too old for me to access them. The first song I bought from Amazon was one by Eric that I couldn't find for free anywhere ... I Can't Stand It :-)

Jeff said...

Crystal,

That's a good song. It's nice to see Eric clean and sober these days. Until I'd seen that interview, I hadn't realized how much he'd served as the model for Spinal Tap's fictional "Nigel" character.

You can build free playlists on www.finetune.com. Does your OS allow you to build a playlist on that site?

crystal said...

I went and took a look. I think I signed up but had to do it in Opera as the way I have firefox wouldn't work. I'll go back later and see if I can make it work. Thanks for the tip :-)

cowboyangel said...

I expected Eric's eyes to be a little "sleepier" looking. But he seemed rather straight in that interview.

Spinal Tap is great. I need to see that again.

Thanks for those videos.

Garpu the Fork said...

Have I mentioned that Spinal Tap is one of my favorite movies?

Charles of New Haven said...

This pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock psalms is enough to prompt the question, 'what day did the Lord create Spinal Tap, and couldn't he have rested on that day also?'

Jeff said...

I expected Eric's eyes to be a little "sleepier" looking. But he seemed rather straight in that interview.

Well, relatively. This was before his days with the Dominos, after all. :-)

To Friar Charles' point, the days of the so-called virtuosos could be tough to take. Sez Eric, "Full vibrato... It takes a long time to get that right and perfect it." Puh-leeze... It's about the only thing I can do on the guitar. It really does help to play, Eric, when your fingers are as long as a normal person's hands.

Ah, the days of the 35-minute guitar solos... In some ways I miss them so. At least guys played their own instruments back then.

See, here is how I once again get revealed as an old dinosaur out of touch with "young fogeys". The satirical humor of Spinal Tap is lost on a lot of young people nowadays. A 40 year old interview and a 23 year old movie. Does anyone even play rock 'n roll anymore?

I'm into the New Deal, Rock 'n' Roll, and Vatican II. What seems to be in vogue these days is Radical Capitalism, Hip-Hop, and Preconciliarism. :-D

Garpu!

Somehow I knew you'd be a Tap Fan.
Hello Cleveland. Stone-'enge. :-)

Spinal tap... It reminds me of something I've wanted to post about for a long time but haven't gotten around to yet.

Joe said...

No way!!.............. WAY!!

Great videos. Clapton is unbelievable (and I'm one who has loved his evolution.) Spinal Tap es unico!!

thnx Jeff

Joe said...

No way!!.............. WAY!!

Great videos. Clapton is unbelievable (and I'm one who has loved his evolution.) Spinal Tap es unico!!

thnx Jeff

Jeff said...

No way!!.............. WAY!!

:-)

"He choked on vomit... It was someone else's vomit."