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Can Blue Boys Play The Whites Revisited?

Don Snowden, The Boston Phoenix, 19 March 1985

ANYONE WHO TAKES the crapped-out lethargy of his recent output as proof positive that Eric Clapton never played a worth while lick in his life is hereby directed to side 1, track 3 of White Boy Blues (Compleat). ‘Choker’ is 81 seconds of pure guitarzan brilliance. Jimmy Page lays down a piledriver rhythm riff, the indomitable Wyman-Watts tandem keeps up the pace and Clapton just blazes through a series of savagely fluid runs that stand as a microcosmic encyclopedia of Anglo blues lead guitar.

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