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What Went Wrong With… And What Is Wrong With… Eric Clapton?

A caricature of Eric Clapton as a worm by What Went Wrong Or Right With...?

While I’m in the mood for writing about past-it, racist Rock stars, I have to mention Eric Patrick Clapton CBE, member of bands The Yardbirds and Cream, and number fucking 2 in Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists (higher than Prince, Van Helen, Santana, Chuck Berry, and B.B. King if you can believe it!). Clapton’s career was essentially built on raping Blues music; copying, watering-down, and re-packaging it for a white audience and although he cites black Blues artists as his influences, his opinions about black people were (and probably still are) very much racist. Like a precursor to Eminem, Eric is famous for making a shite version of black music whilst ironically being a bigot and over the subsequent years he’s seen fit to blame drugs and alcohol for his prejudiced point of view.

If you’re not aware, back in 1976, two years after he released a cover version of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff” and reached the number 1 spot in the charts, Eric Clapton whilst performing at a concert in Birmingham went on a racist rant against immigrants and immigration, saying:

“Do we have any foreigners in the audience tonight? If so, please put up your hands. Wogs I mean, I’m looking at you. Where are you? I’m sorry but some fucking wog… Arab grabbed my wife’s bum, you know? Surely got to be said, yeah this is what all the fucking foreigners and wogs over here are like, just disgusting, that’s just the truth, yeah. So where are you? Well wherever you all are, I think you should all just leave. Not just leave the hall, leave our country. You fucking [indecipherable]. I don’t want you here, in the room or in my country. Listen to me, man! I think we should vote for Enoch Powell. Enoch’s our man. I think Enoch’s right, I think we should send them all back. Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white. I used to be into dope, now I’m into racism. It’s much heavier, man. Fucking wogs, man. Fucking Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and fucking Jamaicans and fucking [indecipherable] don’t belong here, we don’t want them here. This is England, this is a white country, we don’t want any black wogs and coons living here. We need to make clear to them they are not welcome. England is for white people, man. We are a white country. I don’t want fucking wogs living next to me with their standards. This is Great Britain, a white country, what is happening to us, for fuck’s sake? We need to vote for Enoch Powell, he’s a great man, speaking truth. Vote for Enoch, he’s our man, he’s on our side, he’ll look after us. I want all of you here to vote for Enoch, support him, he’s on our side. Enoch for Prime Minister! Throw the wogs out! Keep Britain white!”

This daft racist outburst has over the years been suppressed or at least assuaged by mainstream media apologists who have attempted to excuse his behavior either by calling attention to someone brown pinching his wife’s white buttocks or by linking the incident to drug and alcohol consumption (read this great takedown of apologists Barbara Charone and Harry Shapiro). It’s strange that every time I’m off my tits on Absynth and Ketamine or snorting crushed-up Ecstacy pills, I’ve never felt the urge to shout racist shit at all the white people around me. Maybe it’s just me.

Eric Clapton himself has given a different, half-arsed excuse that most racists often do. He told The Daily Beast that “I was so ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which didn’t make sense. Half of my friends were black, I dated a black woman, and I championed black music”. This lame excuse sounds to me like a greater amount of people were pointing out the irony of Eric’s racism and he therefore had to acknowledge it. But even when he did, he called himself a “semi-racist” like yelling “wogs” and “coons” in a concert is only partially racist (why is it that racists don’t like being called “racist”? Own that shit motherfuckers). Another go-to defence that racists usually clamber toward is the cliche of “my best friends are black” with Clapton adding that since he tried to fuck a female minority he somehow can’t possibly be prejudiced against any ethnic minorities. What great racist logic.

Clapton’s daft diatribe in the 70s at least gave birth to Rock Against Racism, a campaign founded by photographer Red Saunders after he wrote a letter to the NME. Saunders was the first to point out the ironies of a racist white Blues player, writing “When I read about Eric Clapton’s Birmingham concert when he urged support for Enoch Powell, I nearly puked. What’s going on, Eric? You’ve got a touch of brain damage. So you’re going to stand for MP and you think we’re being colonised by black people. Come on… you’ve been taking too much of that Daily Express stuff, you know you can’t handle it. Own up. Half your music is black. You’re rock music’s biggest colonist. You’re a good musician but where would you be without the Blues and R&B?”. Saunders then ended the letter with the hilarious postscript “P. S. ‘Who shot the Sheriff’, Eric? It sure as hell wasn’t you!”. Brilliant.

After his son tragically died, it was reported that Clapton buggered-off to the Caribbean to “heal”, not to Iceland or Finland or some other white country but to Antigua of all places. It’s strange that this racist twat’s instinct was to chill-out and relax in a black country after making a career within a black musical genre whilst still somehow managing to hate black immigrants.

On a side-note, it’s quite curious that Eric’s favourite guitar was called “Blackie”. This “affectionate” nickname sounds all too familiar to ethnic minorities living in the UK, especially those who grew up during the latter half of the twentieth century and who bore the brunt of the National Front and other assorted racist pricks.

In the recent Brexit vote, Clapton apparently voted to remain in the EU which goes to show that voting leave and remain was much more nuanced than “racist” and “non-racist”, in fact people declaring that they voted “Remain” seems to be a faux badge of honour, somehow serving to prove that a white person who cast such a vote can’t possibly be racist simply because they ticked a box in a ballot and chose to align themselves with a bloc of white countries. But I digress.

Back to ol’ Eric; this miserable-looking, crusty-old cunt hasn’t made anything worth listening to since the 80s (if at all) so now, just like other wrinkly, washed-up Rockers well past their sell-by date, Clapton has released a crappy Christmas album. So, to coincide with this article, I’ve included the video for his latest shite seasonal single “White Christmas” but when he sings the line “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know” who knows what he’s picturing in his demented, racist little mind.

Looking like a constipated bookworm in an Oxfam suit, usually with a sullen, joyless expression (probably from pent-up racist aggression), the final irony of Eric Clapton is that after leading a completely miserable life (supporting Enoch Powell, stealing girlfriends away from his friends only to divorce them, people around him dying, not to mention making shedloads of shite Dad-Rock) these days he at least looks like he could play some meaningful frigging Blues music. But alas he can’t, he’s now making shitty festive covers that only the oldest, dullest, blandest, whitest people would listen to. His interpretation of Blues is very, very, light blue.

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12 replies »

  1. Is that seriously a song he released?? What a talentless racist. Can’t call him an artist. Yep we definitely know why he picked that from the hat. Go back to your retirement hole, no one wants to listen to your shite!!

  2. Was Clapton’s racist rant ever recorded in audio form ??? I can’t see how his career survived that . It may be the most racist , hateful and bigoted outburst ever said by a modern (or living) “A List” celebrity / entertainer in a public forum . It’s more specific , detailed , vicious and premeditated than anything The Ultimate Warrior (Rest in Paradise) , Hulk Hogan , Mel Gibson , Michael Richards , Richard Dawkins , Michael Shermer , Tim Minchin , Dr. Dre , Bill Maher , Penn Jillette , Bill O’Reilly , Howard Stern , Don Imus , Rush Limbaugh , Tucker Carlson , Steve Harvey , Conor McGregor , Floyd “Money” Mayweather , Iggy Azalea , Eminem , Kevin Hart , Bob Saget , Natasha Leggero , Sarah Silverman , Andrew Dice Clay , Melissa Villasenor , Kerry King , Rob Zombie , Joss Whedon , Carlos Mencia , Kanye West , Quentin Tarantino , Morrissey , Lemmy (Rest in Paradise) or even Donnie Trumpet have ever said in public .

    Even for 1976 what he said was very , very , very , very , very , very , very , very extreme . How was he not exiled from the entertainment industry for life after this despicable tirade ???

  3. Whedon claimed to be a feminist for over 35 years all the while cheating on his (monogamous) female partners
    and verbally downgrading women in private . His ex-wife refuses to say any of the extreme misogynistic things he’s said over the years because she doesn’t want him kicked out of Hollywood .

  4. What do you think of Enoch Powell’s heroic feats in World War 2 fighting against the horrific , barbaric Fascist Nazi War Machine ? Apparently , he killed over 50 Nazis . Do you view Powell as a pragmatist , political savant and gentleman diplomat or as a vicious , diabolical white supremacist ?

    Do you believe Enoch Powell would have more in common with Malcolm X (Rest In Paradise) or a 2018 Eric Clapton ?

    I would think that Enoch Powell would have more in common with K-Rino than Eric Clapton . Clapton is an idler and a spoiled champagne socialist . “Sir Clapton” hasn’t fought for anything meaningful in his privileged life . Both Powell and K-Rino may be considered to have ethnocentric viewpoints ( “had” in the case of Powell ) .

    • I love the way you periodically ask idiotic shit just for the sake of it, fuck knows what you want me to say?

      Firstly, I don’t agree or understand why society ignores a person’s past (or opinions) as long as they’ve killed people for their country. Just recently media-morons were whitewashing all the horrid shit that George H.W. Bush did just because he served in the Navy. Bottom line: enlisting or killing your “enemy” doesn’t nullify bigotry.

      Fuck Enoch Powell and his military career. I mean where are all the coloured people with the “whip-hand” over whites in this country? The fucker was a racist cunt.

      And P.S. just because I listen to K-Rino now and again, it doesn’t mean I’ll defend his opinions (although black people have ACTUALLY been oppressed by white people in the US so his opinion isn’t the same as Enoch who was part of the white establishment – he was just a prick who feared any potential reversal of racist pro-white hierarchy in the UK – not exactly the same).

  5. In that case – as we approach 2020 – shouldn’t the wealthiest 1 to 3% in first world countries be considered the current oppressors ?? It doesn’t matter their gender identity , sexual preference , ethnicity or religion .

    Wouldn’t it help Great Britain more , for example , if there was direct wealth redistribution from the top 3% to the bottom 33% ??

  6. Pretty soon The Greater London ( England ) Area will become so expensive that a person will have to have a net worth of 4 million pounds or more to be able to afford to live there with a decent standard of living . And maybe a 2 million pound net worth to live well in any large metro area in England , Scotland and Wales . The same goes for large cities in any other first world country . This worries me . It seems like the wealthy elites want to turn us into debt slaves so they can rule over us “human cattle” .

    • Seriously Paul, if you keep straying away from the topic, I’ll have to mark your comments as “spam”. You’ve left 5 replies for this article so far (3 of which I condensed into 1 reply above) and now these extra 2 in the space of a few days. You sometimes leave multiple replies within the space of a few hours, most of the time asking me stuff that in all honesty clogs up the comment section, not to mention wastes my time.

      I don’t know if you’re trolling but you’ve gone from Eric Clapton to asking whether Enoch Powell was a hero to wealth distribution in London, and you’ve done similar shit under other articles. Look at your steering (or rambling) in the right-wing article as an example.

      That shite isn’t good for any visitors let alone SEO. Replying to you is just unneeded admin that I don’t need. Answering shit that has nothing to do with the issue itself means I’m doing pointless crap instead of writing new articles. Maybe that’s what you want, who knows.

      It can’t be healthy for you to keep visiting this site day in and day out and comment almost every other day. Get some fresh air lad, it’ll do you good.

  7. Another GREAT read…/ article on Eric Clapton…I just watched a documentary about him, and the way he
    chased after his friends wife, the adultery, poems and letters, stalking basically …changed my opinion about
    him…I was never a fan of his music in the hay day, but appreciated it in my later years as classics become, but after the docu, and now your article…I CONCUR…HES A PIECE OF SHIT..💩

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