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Eric Clapton — I'll Make Love To You Anytime
Album: Backless
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Released: 1978
Length: 3:08
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Well I can't read and I can't write
And I don't know my left from right.

I can't tell if the sun's gonna shine
And I don't know if you'll ever be mine,
But I'll make love to you any old time at all.

I can't swim and I can't fly,
I ain't no fish, ain't a bird in the sky.

I can't tell if the sun's gonna shine
And I don't know if you'll ever be mine,
But I'll make love to you any old time at all.

I can't count from one to ten,
And I don't know the shape I'm in.

I can't tell if the sun's gonna shine
And I don't know if you'll ever be mine,
But I'll make love to you any old time at all.
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Yay, another song that sounds like every other song that he plays. 
Boy did this guy steal JJ Cale for all he was worth.  Nothing negative.  It undoubtedly helped Cale make a living.
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I started to read down the comments... thinking a reply more apropos, but sure as shit I ran right into those that pain my sensibilities. So I just opened a new page on which to write. I love you so much Eric. You  surely would not remember meeting me, so many get introduced.... but I will never forget. You're a special musician. This is known to you of course. But you handle it well. You're among the all time greatest guitartists.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

clapton_4 by ~kenmeyerjr
©2005-2010 ~kenmeyerjr

Eric Clapton yet again, this time in a more contemporary version, watercolor.


 
LOOKS Like he stole Keefs ring - EC fucking rips off everybody
 hoediddle89455 wrote:
is this man able to play something that is not other musicians stuff? he is so overrated, it's not funny anymore
 
"Over-rated" - perhaps, but he has written a fair number of songs.  I'm not sure why you refer to this song as if it's a recent release or refer to him in the present tense - this was recorded over 40 years ago.
Oooh Yeah.

The Great Imitator!
is this man able to play something that is not other musicians stuff? he is so overrated, it's not funny anymore
I've got this album, this is as good as it gets.  :(
Boring 
Roll It is my favorite track on this album. Love listening to Marcy Levy
 deepwoodskev wrote:
He sounds drunk, drugged, half-asleep and bored as hell on this track.
 
Not sure what guitar you are listening to, but I got absolutely no problem with this groove...
 deepwoodskev wrote:
He sounds drunk, drugged, half-asleep and bored as hell on this track.
 
You say that as if it's a bad thing.

I thought "This had better be an actual cover of J J Cale" and looked it up.

(Because I'm not generally an aficianado of this stuff.)
The same Crossroads and Little Wing cover guy. It would be a nice track from anyone else. 
He sounds drunk, drugged, half-asleep and bored as hell on this track.
A rare non-snooze-inducing track from EC. It probably helps that it's JJ Cale's song.
 WonderLizard wrote:

Clapton's first two solo hits, "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" were Cale compositions. Cale was until then well known only to a carefully hidden underground of hippie southwestern musicians. His album Naturally, abetted by the fame reaped from Clapton recording his compositions, made him a name. So I guess they helped each other. Both are masters, rich deserving of their accolades.

 
This probably explains why they are my least favorite Clapton songs. They're just not that good, at least they haven't held up well IMO
{#Guitarist} ZESTY!
 fatcatjb wrote:
where would Eric Clapton be without JJ Cale?

 
This one is easy... STILL a rock and roll legend. 

Considering that, before he became enamored with Cale's music AND helped Cale get the recognition that he so richly deserved, Eric was already an international rock-and-roll star.
 WonderLizard wrote:

Clapton's first two solo hits, "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" were Cale compositions. Cale was until then well known only to a carefully hidden underground of hippie southwestern musicians. His album Naturally, abetted by the fame reaped from Clapton recording his compositions, made him a name. So I guess they helped each other. Both are masters, rich deserving of their accolades.

 
"After Midnight" was his first solo hit, though "I Shot The Sheriff" was his first #1.  "Cocaine" wasn't a hit as a single until the 1980s, though the studio version was the B-side of the dreadful "Lay Down Sally".  But, yes, they obviously helped one another, which is also what I was suggesting in my previous post.
 Proclivities wrote:

One could just as easily ask the inverse of that question. 

 
Clapton's first two solo hits, "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" were Cale compositions. Cale was until then well known only to a carefully hidden underground of hippie southwestern musicians. His album Naturally, abetted by the fame reaped from Clapton recording his compositions, made him a name. So I guess they helped each other. Both are masters, rich deserving of their accolades.
ya-ho, clapton does knoftler, does JJ, how much more fun can a junky have? good stuff.....(anybody hear a certian swamper here?) {not JJ>......hint, might have veggies invovled............
do NOT like his singing here.
Does anybody know if Eric used an empty Coricidin bottle for his slide guitar like Duane?
 fatcatjb wrote:
where would Eric Clapton be without JJ Cale?
 
One could just as easily ask the inverse of that question. 
 a_genuine_find wrote:
Eric playing with a slide and a wah wah ???{#Rolleyes}{#Stupid} {#Think}{#Music}
 
Somewhere I remember him playing in a band with a guy named Duane.
This Duane guy played a mean slide I have heard.  Maybe a little rubbed off ?
 Typesbad wrote:
It says someting about JJ Cale's distinctive style that without ever having heard it before, I could this was one of his.
 
I was only half paying attention when Bill said he was going to play some Clapton.  Did a sort of auditory double-take a bit later when it clicked.
I remember when this album came out, some critic made the comment "Backless? more like Spineless".
Guess he didn't like mellow Eric too much. 
Players play, writers write (wrong, in this case).   
 SavetheTuna wrote:
Ahhhh...a road less traveled.  It's good to hear some different Clapton
 
Agreed, but this is an appetizer for JJ Cale.

This sounds so flat and lifeless, as if Clapton was loaded on heroin or something. . . hey wait a minute. . .

{#Stupid}

 fatcatjb wrote:
where would Eric Clapton be without JJ Cale?
 
This version gets a 9, but J.J. Cale, 10 all the way!

where would Eric Clapton be without JJ Cale?
Ahhhh...a road less traveled.  It's good to hear some different Clapton

clapton_4 by ~kenmeyerjr
©2005-2010 ~kenmeyerjr

Eric Clapton yet again, this time in a more contemporary version, watercolor.



Eric Clapton - Change the World, Live (1999)

1999 live at Madison Square Garden,NewYork city.



Not bad,

Nowhere near as good as the original JJ version.
Bad cover, sorry Clapton.
I didn't even realize that Clapton had covered this.

I agree with the other commenters —- JJ's version is the only one you need.
This is nice music! Love it!
 black32 wrote:
I personally think Clapton's early-mid 70's stuff is his best (with the exception of the blues breaker album). Derek was good but too jammy, cream was to disorganized, blind faith too experimental (still good though), 80's stuff was a bit washed up and his recent stuff lacks passion. 461, backless, slowhand...they all have great songwriting (his and others) and tasty mellow licks.Edited By black32 at 8:16 am on 4/09/2003
 
the others being JJ Cale, who made Clapton.

 a_genuine_find wrote:
Eric playing with a slide and a wah wah ???{#Rolleyes}{#Stupid} {#Think}{#Music}

Surely you meant, "Eric playing LIKE A GUITAR GOD with a slide and a wah wah??"

Yeah, that's what I thought you meant.  And you know?  You're so right!

 black32 wrote:
....  461, backless, slowhand...they all have great songwriting (his and others) and tasty mellow licks.

Those were good albums, weren't they?  He still has the technique and the style ... what was that jazzy thing he did several years ago?  "Mr. Robinson" or something?  That has tasty stuff that's a good bit different from his older work.

Eric playing with a slide and a wah wah ???{#Rolleyes}{#Stupid} {#Think}{#Music}
I sure would like to see him play onstage with Steve Winwood. But the a-hole promoters have the Bay Area show on a Monday night! Christ, can't there be a decent show on a Friday or Saturday? {#Yell}

Padawan, you smoke.


 black32 wrote:
I personally think Clapton's early-mid 70's stuff is his best (with the exception of the blues breaker album). Derek was good but too jammy, cream was to disorganized, blind faith too experimental (still good though), 80's stuff was a bit washed up and his recent stuff lacks passion. 461, backless, slowhand...they all have great songwriting (his and others) and tasty mellow licks.
 
Couldn't agree with you more there (with the slight exception of Dominos)... even if EC himself thinks of those years as time wasted mostly drunk and/or high, producing album after another with stuff that he was never quite so satisfied with.


 roguewarer wrote:
i hate all you RPers who know so much about music, composers, who covered what and when. jeez! my tiny brain can't POSSIBLY absorb all this delicious history AND the music. if my head explodes, it's y'alls' fault
 
Many of us have absorbed it as we went through the years, and apparently it has stuck with us.  I constantly amaze people with my music knowledge.  It's just that I devoured so much back in the day, and always read the backs of the LPs to glean composer and artist credits, etc.  I can remember obscure bits of musical history, but can't remember what I had for dinner last night!  I hope your head does not explode.{#Laughing}
Hey JJ, here comes another big black Limo with a case full of dosh, thanks EC!{#Tongue}
Somehow JJ has more appeal....... Can't fault EC's guitar tho'.
Roach wrote:
Please play the original by the master, JJ Cale.
One of my favorite JJ Cale songs....good to hear any old time.
I personally think Clapton's early-mid 70's stuff is his best (with the exception of the blues breaker album). Derek was good but too jammy, cream was to disorganized, blind faith too experimental (still good though), 80's stuff was a bit washed up and his recent stuff lacks passion. 461, backless, slowhand...they all have great songwriting (his and others) and tasty mellow licks.
i hate all you RPers who know so much about music, composers, who covered what and when. jeez! my tiny brain can\'t POSSIBLY absorb all this delicious history AND the music. if my head explodes, it\'s y\'alls\' fault :notworthy:
Originally Posted by zaakster: Clapton's not about to bash anybody over the head these days
These day? Time warp! This song was released in 1978.
It says someting about JJ Cale's distinctive style that without ever having heard it before, I could this was one of his. What's this? A JJ Cale song (Cajon Moon) after Clapton doing a JJ Cale song? That comes close to wearing stripes on both your pants and shirt but not close enough that I'm complaining.
Originally Posted by Roach: Please play the original by the master, JJ Cale.
Originally Posted by Roach: Please play the original by the master, JJ Cale.
J.J. Cale is incredible and completely underrated. He is the master..Right on Roach! :cool:
Is he back on the smack? Sounds like he\'s got the \"nods\" on this one.
Please play the original by the master, JJ Cale.
Why bend a note when you break its skinny little neck? I love the wah wah parts, both on the lead and the rhythm. Guitars are understated, in typical Clapton style, but there's a lot more energy under the surface. Clapton's not about to bash anybody over the head these days -- but it's pretty stylistic in that laid back, dark shades kinda way. Not his best, but not bad either. :cool: