- May 11, 2004
At the height of the punk/shock rock era, and during the depths of his raging alcoholism, which he completely apologized for in his 2017 documentary, A Life in 12 Bars:EC made the racist comments in the '70s, fifty years ago or so when he was in his 20s.
“When I realized what I said, I just was so disgusted with myself. I was so f***ing angry. And I thought, I needed to apologize to the people that I said that to, because it was shocking, and unforgivable, and I was so ashamed of who I was. I was becoming, not only chauvinistic, but fascistic, too. I was kind of a semi-racist – which didn’t make sense. I mean, half of my friends were black. I dated black women. And listened to black music – and championed black music. But it didn’t matter at all. They could all have gone to the wall, as long as I had the bottle. I hated everything – everything.”
Well said. And yes, if you’re on the wrong side of ‘some’ line, stones will cast by those without sin. I must find a way to rejoice in that such deities live among us.At the height of the punk/shock rock era, and during the depths of his raging alcoholism, which he completely apologized for in his 2017 documentary, A Life in 12 Bars:
Cancel culture apparently has no room for forgiveness to someone who acknowledges he's made a gross mistake and has learned from it.
Hope the vaccine cured him from being “ boring” saw him these past few years.. boring as hell.. phoning in.. kept giving him a pass.. even became an apologist.. boomer bends..boomer songs for boomer fans ha haEC is fully vaccinated. He did have very bad reactions to both shots.
I traded the joy i brought to the world as a drunk for sobriety- it does have its' downsides. I am sure EC had his reasons; the upside is huge- being able to look myself in the mirror for one.nd although I wasn't fond of the Strat tone,
That sounded really good!I have to say, if you don't like Clapton's strat tone, give Derek and the Dominos at the Fillmore East 1970 concert a listen. That strat into that big, whoopass Dual Showman makes for a pretty compelling sound, IMO.
That's the best he ever sounded on a strat, IMO. But I do agree...it was pretty much downhill from there.