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Sat Aug 28, 2021, 10:55 AM

Eric Clapton Appears Frustrated With Covid-19 Vaccine on New Song 'This Has Gotta Stop'

Rolling Stone

In what appears to be his latest salvo against Covid-19 vaccinations and the lockdown, Eric Clapton has surprise-released a new single, “This Has Gotta Stop,” with an accompanying animated video that also addresses climate change disaster.

A bluesy shuffle, “This Has Gotta Stop” appears to reference some of the medical issues that Clapton said he experienced after receiving an AstraZeneca vaccination earlier this year with what he claimed were “disastrous” results: “My hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning,” he wrote at the time. As he sings in “This Has Gotta Stop,” “I knew that something was going on wrong/When you started laying down the law/I can’t move my hands, I break out in sweat/I wanna cry, I can’t take it anymore.” In the chorus he sings, “This has gotta stop/Enough is enough/I can’t take this BS any longer.”

Written by Clapton, the song features drummer Sonny Emery and longtime Clapton bassist Nathan East, and backup singer Sharon White, and was produced by Simon Climie, another part of Clapton’s team. A spokesperson for Clapton said there were no plans at the moment for a full album to follow.

The video includes images of people turned into marionettes or staring zombie-style at their phones; politicians or government officials addressing crowds; and others holding signs that say “Liberty” and “Enough Is Enough.” It also includes an illustration of Jam for Freedom, the anti-lockdown UK street-performer group that Clapton supports, as well as imagery of a world on fire from environment disaster.




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Reply Eric Clapton Appears Frustrated With Covid-19 Vaccine on New Song 'This Has Gotta Stop' (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 2021 OP
spanone Aug 2021 #1
Treefrog Aug 2021 #2
Clash City Rocker Aug 2021 #3
smb Aug 2021 #4
Gidney N Cloyd Aug 2021 #5
gulliver Aug 2021 #6
ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #19
gulliver Aug 2021 #22
ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #30
Deuxcents Aug 2021 #7
GoodRaisin Aug 2021 #18
ForgoTheConsequence Aug 2021 #8
Grins Aug 2021 #9
dalton99a Aug 2021 #10
chowder66 Aug 2021 #11
vanlassie Aug 2021 #15
chowder66 Aug 2021 #21
TheDemsshouldhireme Aug 2021 #12
Johonny Aug 2021 #13
Leith Aug 2021 #25
durablend Aug 2021 #14
edhopper Aug 2021 #16
PlanetBev Aug 2021 #20
vanlassie Aug 2021 #31
Orrex Aug 2021 #17
tonedevil Aug 2021 #24
Orrex Aug 2021 #27
dawg Aug 2021 #23
blogslug Aug 2021 #26
Eko Aug 2021 #28
CrackityJones75 Aug 2021 #29
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #32
KelleyKramer Aug 2021 #33

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:03 AM

1. Eric, so you think four and a half million deaths worldwide is bullshit?

Sad.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:04 AM

2. I always liked his music, but god, what a buffoon.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:05 AM

3. I heard one of his songs on the radio yesterday and I changed the station

Sad to say, I’ve lost all respect for him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:07 AM

4. Old Man Yells At Cloud

“My hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning,” he wrote at the time.


Does "at the time" refer to "just after another booze and cocaine binge"? Because he's already told us that that's what caused his hands and feet to become simultaneously frozen and burning so intensely that he could feel it through the numbness.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:09 AM

5. I miss when rock stars sung anti-war songs.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:13 AM

6. He needs to re-release his song, "Cocaine" to help folks understand his medical credentials

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Response to gulliver (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 12:59 PM

19. Fair Take, But...

...he didn't write that song. So, it's not autobiographical.
It could be, but it's not really.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 01:20 PM

22. Fair enough

I'm not for canceling him, of course, for the song or for his current COVID silliness. Just pointing out he's not exactly a good source for medical advice. I'll still be glad to listen to his music, even that song. I heard it countless times back in the day.

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Response to gulliver (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:33 PM

30. He's Become A Old Crank

I've been a fan for a very long time. But, he's just a cranky old man now.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:15 AM

7. Didn't he say he'd only play

For un vaxxed people?

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 12:52 PM

18. I think it was about him refusing to play a concert if only

vaccinated were allowed in. He wanted everybody to be able to attend whether they were vaxed or not.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:20 AM

8. Well known racist releases ignorant song.

No big suprise.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:22 AM

9. AstraZeneca?

I forgot about them. They are one of the 4 approved Covid vaccines.

The report on adverse effects show problems in 41 cases out of 5 MILLION doses.

Looks like Clapton may have been one of them. Since he is not dead, and working, I assume the reaction he had is no longer a factor (and maybe a reaction to his years of serious drug abuse.)

Fuck this guy. I know a lot of people like him, and he’s a terrific guitarist, but enough. He also a jerk-wad.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:25 AM

11. While I'm sorry he had side effects, millions more have been saved from death and other effects of

Covid.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 12:32 PM

15. Assumably, even Clapton has not died of Covid yet.

He and Van Morrison are well known whiners.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 01:10 PM

21. Selfishness is a helluva drug. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:26 AM

12. Surprised he could play

with his supposed numb hands.

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Response to TheDemsshouldhireme (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:27 AM

13. He got better

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Response to Johonny (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 01:33 PM

25. Very good

I like Monty Python references.

btw: question for everyone: has anyone else seen the man with shaving cream all over his face in that scene? It's one of those things I just have to look for every time I watch that scene.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 11:28 AM

14. asdf

A bluesy shuffle, “This Has Gotta Stop” appears to reference some of the medical issues that Clapton said he experienced after receiving an AstraZeneca vaccination earlier this year with what he claimed were “disastrous” results: “My hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning,” he wrote at the time.


But you're still around to bitch about it. Unlike how many million people...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 12:36 PM

16. She no lie

she no lie, she no lie...

VACCINE!

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Response to edhopper (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 01:09 PM

20. You win the thread, edhopper

Rimshot!

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Response to edhopper (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 03:58 PM

31. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 12:40 PM

17. Always kind of thought he was an asshole

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Response to Orrex (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 01:32 PM

24. I think that is because...

 

he has always been an asshole.

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Response to tonedevil (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 01:56 PM

27. You know, when you put it like that, it all makes sense!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 01:23 PM

23. Who cares what the Yardbirds' third best guitarist thinks?

Certainly not me.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 01:53 PM

26. I'll play this instead

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 02:46 PM

28. Slowhead

What an idiot.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 28, 2021, 02:57 PM

29. Can this has been just shut the fk up already?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Aug 29, 2021, 10:48 PM

32. Don't listen to him or you'll end up here:

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 05:42 AM

33. He seems like the kinda guy that would. ..


He seems like the kind of guy that would try to run off with his best friends wife.

Jus sayin

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