*Yawn* Clapton? He's got those pale lily white blues again? Sorry but Clapton hasn't had anything that resembled an edge since 1970. Dude's a technician. He reverse engineers the blues and for all of his studied tone and practiced licks, he just never had the fire. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to John Lee Hooker and Hound Dog Taylor. No bullshit here.