Uncut’s latest Ultimate Music Guide is a 124-page blockbuster dedicated to the extraordinary life and even more extraordinary music of Eric Clapton. It’s the story of a guitarist so great they called him God, and the epic lengths he went to prove his mortality.
For this expansive tribute magazine, we’ve unearthed a wealth of long-lost Clapton interviews from the archives of NME and Melody Maker. They stretch from the hesitant first steps of The Yardbirds, through the volatile supergroups era of Cream and Blind Faith, and on into a solo career where encounters veer from drunken tragicomedy to moments of great reflective wisdom.
We’ve also revisited every one of Clapton’s albums to provide a comprehensive survey of his career; a career which, observed from the vantage point of 2016, is a lot more consistent than even the guitarist himself might credit.
In the words of his great compadre, JJ Cale, he’s got that green light, babe. He’s got to keep moving on…