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For Your (Re)Consideration: In the Beginning There Was My Hatred for Eric Clapton

It is such a gift, bloody and beautiful and ethereal and visceral, to be able to make music (much less release it). And this track was such an abuse of this grace, this privilege. And on the exact day I heard this abomination, I was asked to write this column for the Observer, in which I would take a second look at all these things we take for granted, all the albums we might have missed, all of the musical atrocities that we have accepted with minimal protest.

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