If you’re at all into classic, blues based, rock & roll from the early ’70s, the wah pedal and general vibe of this song will absolutely melt your face. From the instant you press play Clapton’s guitar, all wah’d out in a hazy tone, sets the mood immediately.
While I can live without the majority of Clapton’s work from the mid-seventies onward, Derek & The Dominos sole album Layla is betond essential. Without a doubt it is the crown achievement of the man’s career. This live album, notably recorded at the Fillmore sans Duane Allman, paints a nice little picture of the era and is worth picking up for several of the live renditions alone.
If you have read anything about the guy’s personal life at the time, (1970) both the lyrics, and the songs (barely controlled blues rock), make a lot of sense. This was an artist on the brink of destruction.
Coming up: Not long after they were released, I got my hands on the Layla sessions bonus disc which is comprised of five jam sessions from the studio sessions including Duane Allman. I’ve listened to these on headphone more times than I can recall. Stay tuned for a couple tracks posted on the Drunkard soon.
MP3: Derek & The Dominos :: Got To Get Better In A Little While (live)
Amazon: Derek & The Dominos – Live At The Fillmore