Friday, May 31, 2013

"Blues Power" by Eric Clapton & His Band

Song#:  0392
Date:  11/08/1980
Debut:  86
Peak:  76
Weeks:  5
Genre:  Blues-Rock

Pop Bits:  This second single from Clapton's live album "Just One Night" didn't catch on quite as well as the live double-sided single "Tulsa Time/Cocaine" (#30). It probably was just a bit too much of a bluesy jam to get any traction at pop radio. But it got enough attention to spend a few weeks on the chart.

ReduxReview:  The audio posted is from the album, so it is the full 7-minute version - a bit too long for my taste. The single was around 3-1/2 minutes, so I'm sure it took out the front part and most of the long-ass solo (which I'm sure was cool in concert).  Again, a live track doesn't do much for me. Would rather be there. I wasn'<snore>

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  This song was co-written by Clapton and Leon Russell. It first appeared on Clapton's self-titled debut album in 1970.


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