Eric Clapton — I'll Make Love To You Anytime
Album: Backless
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Released: 1978
Length: 3:08
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Well I can't read and I can't write
And I don't know my left from right.

I can't tell if the sun's gonna shine
And I don't know if you'll ever be mine,
But I'll make love to you any old time at all.

I can't swim and I can't fly,
I ain't no fish, ain't a bird in the sky.

I can't tell if the sun's gonna shine
And I don't know if you'll ever be mine,
But I'll make love to you any old time at all.

I can't count from one to ten,
And I don't know the shape I'm in.

I can't tell if the sun's gonna shine
And I don't know if you'll ever be mine,
But I'll make love to you any old time at all.
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He sounds drunk, drugged, half-asleep and bored as hell on this track.
A rare non-snooze-inducing track from EC. It probably helps that it's JJ Cale's song.
 WonderLizard wrote:

Clapton's first two solo hits, "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" were Cale compositions. Cale was until then well known only to a carefully hidden underground of hippie southwestern musicians. His album Naturally, abetted by the fame reaped from Clapton recording his compositions, made him a name. So I guess they helped each other. Both are masters, rich deserving of their accolades.

 
This probably explains why they are my least favorite Clapton songs. They're just not that good, at least they haven't held up well IMO
{#Guitarist} ZESTY!
 fatcatjb wrote:
where would Eric Clapton be without JJ Cale?

 
This one is easy... STILL a rock and roll legend. 

Considering that, before he became enamored with Cale's music AND helped Cale get the recognition that he so richly deserved, Eric was already an international rock-and-roll star.
 WonderLizard wrote:

Clapton's first two solo hits, "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" were Cale compositions. Cale was until then well known only to a carefully hidden underground of hippie southwestern musicians. His album Naturally, abetted by the fame reaped from Clapton recording his compositions, made him a name. So I guess they helped each other. Both are masters, rich deserving of their accolades.

 
"After Midnight" was his first solo hit, though "I Shot The Sheriff" was his first #1.  "Cocaine" wasn't a hit as a single until the 1980s, though the studio version was the B-side of the dreadful "Lay Down Sally".  But, yes, they obviously helped one another, which is also what I was suggesting in my previous post.
 Proclivities wrote:

One could just as easily ask the inverse of that question. 

 
Clapton's first two solo hits, "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" were Cale compositions. Cale was until then well known only to a carefully hidden underground of hippie southwestern musicians. His album Naturally, abetted by the fame reaped from Clapton recording his compositions, made him a name. So I guess they helped each other. Both are masters, rich deserving of their accolades.
ya-ho, clapton does knoftler, does JJ, how much more fun can a junky have? good stuff.....(anybody hear a certian swamper here?) {not JJ>......hint, might have veggies invovled............
do NOT like his singing here.
Does anybody know if Eric used an empty Coricidin bottle for his slide guitar like Duane?
 fatcatjb wrote:
where would Eric Clapton be without JJ Cale?
 
One could just as easily ask the inverse of that question. 
 a_genuine_find wrote:
Eric playing with a slide and a wah wah ???{#Rolleyes}{#Stupid} {#Think}{#Music}
 
Somewhere I remember him playing in a band with a guy named Duane.
This Duane guy played a mean slide I have heard.  Maybe a little rubbed off ?
 Typesbad wrote:
It says someting about JJ Cale's distinctive style that without ever having heard it before, I could this was one of his.
 
I was only half paying attention when Bill said he was going to play some Clapton.  Did a sort of auditory double-take a bit later when it clicked.
I remember when this album came out, some critic made the comment "Backless? more like Spineless".
Guess he didn't like mellow Eric too much. 
Players play, writers write (wrong, in this case).   
 SavetheTuna wrote:
Ahhhh...a road less traveled.  It's good to hear some different Clapton
 
Agreed, but this is an appetizer for JJ Cale.

This sounds so flat and lifeless, as if Clapton was loaded on heroin or something. . . hey wait a minute. . .

{#Stupid}

 fatcatjb wrote:
where would Eric Clapton be without JJ Cale?
 
This version gets a 9, but J.J. Cale, 10 all the way!

where would Eric Clapton be without JJ Cale?
Ahhhh...a road less traveled.  It's good to hear some different Clapton

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Eric Clapton yet again, this time in a more contemporary version, watercolor.