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Eric Clapton — It Hurts Me Too
Album: From The Cradle
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Released: 1994
Length: 3:15
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You said you was hurting, almost lost your mind
And the man you love, he hurts you all the time
When things go wrong, go wrong with you, it hurts me, too

You love him more when you should love him less
I pick up behind him and take his mess
When things go wrong, go wrong with you, it hurts me, too

He love another woman and I love you
But you love him and stick to him like glue
When things go wrong, go wrong with you, it hurts me, too

Now you better leave him; he better put you down
Oh, I won't stand to see you pushed around
When things go wrong, go wrong with you, it hurts me, too
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 musikluvr wrote:
I saw him on this tour. He absolutely tore it up. Great show.
 
I saw this tour as well in Cleveland and many. many other versions of Clapton since the very early 70's live.  This one fell flat compared to the others quite frankly.  It was more like a recital than a concert.  I found that I had a coworker who also went to the same show and he came away with the same feeling.

 I am a huge fan of Clapton. I own this album and many more.  Great stuff, yes, but in the big picture of Clapton it comes off to me as more like checking a box than anything else.
I bought this when it came out. I was 14, and it was my first blues record.  I ended up getting into Jimmy Reed, Freddy King, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters and a bunch of other blues after loving this so much!  For some bizarre reason, I didn't get into the British blues, John Mayall, early Fleetwood, etc, until recently.  They might not have been the original bluesmen, but they really had something going on across the pond at that time!
 justin4kick wrote:
After Moby's Natural Blues this blues sounds quite unnatural to me. He's forcing it.
 
Quality takes effort.
 palatin8 wrote:
Though his singing voice has improved, he's far away from where he wants to be, a wannabe still.
 

Your comment cannot be dignified with an actual reply. 
Sorry Eric. This is BLUESHAMMER  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaM6lTmhnak
After Moby's Natural Blues this blues sounds quite unnatural to me. He's forcing it.
 palatin8 wrote:
Though his singing voice has improved, he's far away from where he wants to be, a wannabe still.
 
Eric Clapton is a wannabe? After making music for 57 yrs, 'he's far away from where he wants to be'? At age 73 how much farther does he have to go? 
Though his singing voice has improved, he's far away from where he wants to be, a wannabe still.
 Dosequis wrote:
Clapton needs a good kick in the pants from Joe Bonamassa !!  WAKE UP EC !!!

 
Clapton doesn't need to emulate anyone. He's in his own category. JB is excellent, but different.
Who posted here that EC was not handy with the slide? This song is a powerful blues, yeah! {#Bananajam}
Clapton needs a good kick in the pants from Joe Bonamassa !!  WAKE UP EC !!!
 DeemerDave wrote:
This is the best Clapton vocal I have ever heard{#Bounce}

 
I was thinking it was one of the worst.
 number7 wrote:
Rarely hear Eric sing out loud. Very nice.

 
"Journeyman" has a bunch of songs where he stretches the cords, also.
This is my favorite blues song of all time but this is far from my favorite rendition. Jerry Lee does it better, to name just one.
Rarely hear Eric sing out loud. Very nice.
Cream aside,  Clapton is a good to great guitar player but as a bluesman - plastic.

That said,  Cream was great
 fredriley wrote:
This is serious, metalfittin', shitkickin' heavy blues. Say what you want about Clapton, but he was and is a great blues player. The rest of his stuff was IMO Ho-Hum, but his blues is the motherlode, 100% pure. 9 from the back-to-basics Nottingham jury.

  Thankyou for that comment NJ ... I had the chance to speak to him recently and he is a really down to earth guy he spoke on a level playing field with me.. no grandness about him.


I like this although Eric trying way too hard to sound black. The result is quite contrived and falls short of the mark. Nevertheless I like the album.

Oh, yeah... I saw him with Cream on their initial U.S. tour. Story here: https://ca-dreaming.com/Tunage/Cream/.
EC's work with Cream is for the ages, but I don't care that much for his other stuff (OK his guitar playing on While My Guitar Gently Weeps is incredible as well).  This cover is ok, better than your typical blues cover, but I would much rather her Elmore Jame's version, just about anything by EJ for that matter.
I saw him on this tour. He absolutely tore it up. Great show.

He's completely overrated. He's a total snooze. With the possible exception of Layla. I remember when Clapton was doing a bunch of blues dates years ago and a DJ in Chicago, after making an announcement about the shows, said something like "Why bother with that when you can go to a blues club and see an actual blues act." And check out this all-star version of My Back Pages featuring two solos, by Clapton and Neil Young. Neil's solo blows Clapton's away.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4UcaLHaabY

I'm probably the only one who thinks Clapton is overrated... I have always felt that way.
 


 mfassett wrote:
I'm probably the only one who thinks Clapton is overrated... I have always felt that way.
 
Yeah, but I hardly ever want to get into that fight. Horrible songwriter... "Bell-bottom Blues"? Bleh. Great technician, tho, but not IMHO the "greatest guitarist" of an era of greats. Always liked Cream, tho.
I have been listening to Clapton since I was 13 years old. I've always loved his style, riffs and vocals. That doesn't mean I don't know where he came from but I still love him. He was a huge influence in the 70's and I know many artists who got their inspiration from him.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but over-rated is a little harsh in my opinion.
 mfassett wrote:
I'm probably the only one who thinks Clapton is overrated... I have always felt that way.
 
You're not the only one. Anyone familiar with Otis Rush or Buddy Guy already knows where he copied his vocal style, repertoire and guitar riffs. He doesn't even do a good job of it. If you liked this song, you really owe it to yourself to checkout the real blues masters. A great recent remaster is John Lee Hooker's "It Serves You Right To Suffer". Especially tracks "Decoration Day" and the title track. https://www.amazon.com/It-Serves-You-Right-Suffer/dp/B00000JNNV/qid=1388870839
This is serious, metalfittin', shitkickin' heavy blues. Say what you want about Clapton, but he was and is a great blues player. The rest of his stuff was IMO Ho-Hum, but his blues is the motherlode, 100% pure. 9 from the back-to-basics Nottingham jury.
Never understood the appeal of Clapton himself and his music, as he is an imitator. As a guitarist, how he’s can be put in theTop 100 of any lists is beyond me. He’s the only person in concert that I’ve walked out on twice. The only thing he might be OK at is his covers.
Elmore James wrote the songs that Willie Dixon missed......{#Guitarist}{#Fire} 
Yow, love it.



This is the best Clapton vocal I have ever heard{#Bounce}
 Proclivities wrote:

No, plenty of people share that sentiment.  He's done some good stuff, but, to me, he's far from the deity some folks had declared him to be.

 
I don't think anyone would argue that he's not a great guitarist, it's just that his musical sensibilities have always been squarely traditional and even a bit conservative. Has he ever really experimented with genre or form in the way that his contemporaries like Townsend, Beck, and Page did?
 Nadita wrote:
It Hurts Me Too is a song that Tampa Red recorded on 10. Mai 1940 in Chicago for Bluebird. It has been coverd many times and changed at one point to a song called: when things go wrong with you it hurts me too. My absolute favorite Version is the one by Caren Dalton, 1969 I believe. 

 
 
More Elmore James, please. 
Nothing makes me want to hit mute more than hearing a phlegmy-throated singer ...
It Hurts Me Too is a song that Tampa Red recorded on 10. Mai 1940 in Chicago for Bluebird. It has been coverd many times and changed at one point to a song called: when things go wrong with you it hurts me too. My absolute favorite Version is the one by Caren Dalton, 1969 I believe. 

 

 bluedot wrote:
This whole album SMOKES. It's all blues standards, and
Clapton redeems himself for all that commercial pop
crap he's been spewing over the years.
 
I completely agree.  I'd forgotten how much I really liked the album when it came out.
 mfassett wrote:
I'm probably the only one who thinks Clapton is overrated... I have always felt that way.
 
No, plenty of people share that sentiment.  He's done some good stuff, but, to me, he's far from the deity some folks had declared him to be.
 mfassett wrote:
I'm probably the only one who thinks Clapton is overrated... I have always felt that way.
 



Not sure that EC is overrated, but this song is.
 mfassett wrote:
I'm probably the only one who thinks Clapton is overrated... I have always felt that way.
 
Agreed. I bought this CD when it came out and saw him in tour for this show. Clarence Gatemouth Brown opened the show and reminded me what the music was about. Haven't listened to Clapton since.
Good Call!!  {#Angel}
 mfassett wrote:
I'm probably the only one who thinks Clapton is overrated... I have always felt that way.
 
We'll still like you even though you're wrong.
Omg, first SRV and then Clapton? All we need to finish the Holy Trinity is BB King! :notworthy:
Originally Posted by mfassett: I'm probably the only one who thinks Clapton is overrated... I have always felt that way.
Not the only one...
This whole album SMOKES. It\'s all blues standards, and Clapton redeems himself for all that commercial pop crap he\'s been spewing over the years. Clapton\'s best album since Cream\'s Wheels of Fire IMO. This particular song is a cover of an Elmore James song, if I\'m not mistaken. Elmore James was known as the blues king of the SLIDE guitar. :p
I\'m probably the only one who thinks Clapton is overrated... I have always felt that way.
Not bad for a white boy..... (pimp)
Great CD (although I think Eric's voice can't quite decide where to go on this song). Also check out his Riding with The King CD.
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