Eric Clapton is considered the second best guitarist of all time by many people behind Jimi Hendrix. He was in a couple of music groups called Yardbirds and Cream before he started his solo career in the early 1970s.
He made many good songs like the trippy Cocaine, the bluesy I Shot the Sheriff, the energetic After Midnight, several big songs with Phil Collins from Genesis during the 1980s such as It’s In the Way That You Use It, Forever Man and She’s Waiting and one of my favorite songs by Eric Clapton, the emotional, rocking song with a piano intro called Pretending.
Pretending was from one of Eric Clapton’s strongest albums called Journeyman that he made in the late 1980s and was a return to his more down to earth blues rock after making a couple of heavily produced albums with synthesizers and horns such as August. It’s a great song to demonstrate both Eric Clapton’s fiery guitar playing and powerful singing voice.
One funny thing to take note of with this music video is that it is obvious the guitar he is playing is not actually plugged in because he is playing an “electric” guitar in the “rain”. “face palm” Oh, well, it’s not supposed to be realistic. It’s supposed to be dramatic, and I hope you like it as much as I do.