We watched the other night the somewhat interesting* documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars. One thing that popped out was how poorly the Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album as well as the single Layla did supposedly because it wasn’t widely known that this was Eric Clapton’s new band.
What the what???
I certainly knew it at the time. The radio stations I listened to talked about the upcoming album, the band name, etc. in advance. That Clapton and Duane Allman were working together was big news. Layla didn’t become a “hit” until two years later when it was on a compilation album.
Was this really true?
I blame the overall poor quality of the album. I listened to the whole thing again a couple years ago and it had too many poor tracks on it.
- The doc. is fairly good, but spent most of its time getting up to DatD. After that it just rushed through the remaining 40+ years.
Oh. I forgot. Clapton is God. Everybody happy now?