Friday, January 13, 2012

Eric Clapton - Money and Cigarettes

Eric Clapton - Money and Cigarettes.   Maybe it is just because I like to compartmentalize and group things - but to me, this is the last record in Eric's 3-album trilogy that I categorize as his post-Tulsa era.   Money and Cigarettes was released in 1983.  The cover depicts Clapton, cigarette in hand, standing next to a melting Fender Stratocaster guitar.  Eric Clapton named the album like this "because, that's all I saw myself having left."  The rather wimpy single "I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart" became a modest.  The other three studio albums in this 3-record grouping are: No Reason to Cry, and Backless.  [He also had the one-off Slowhand in this era - which is the out-lyer, for many reasons, to be discussed.]  And  and a nondescript live album called Another Ticket - which was his last on Polydor.  Many artists' last albums on or for a particular label are greatest hits or live albums, put out just to satisfy (and thereby end) the contract.  Having fulfilled is commitment to RSO/Polydor, his next studio album would be on a label of his own making - Duck Records.

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