Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton, colloquially known as The Beano Album, is a studio album by the English blues rock band John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. Produced by Mike Vernon and released in 1966 by Decca Records (UK) and London Records (US), it pioneered a guitar-dominated blues-rock sound. The album was commercially successful and most critics viewed it positively. In 2003 and 2012, Rolling Stone ranked it number 195 on its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". It was voted number 391 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).Wikipedia
men in stonewashed jeans at a pub jam night. played by talented musicians but bland and having the impressive ability of sucking all of the soul out of the blues and turning it into an egotistical self important thing. its painting by numbers. its probably the whitest version of the blues i've ever had to listen to. utter dross.
A quintessential blues album which gained Clapton his “God” nickname. This influenced very popular guitar sounds in the years and decades which followed and is an album which many many successful artists will point to as inspiring. I see there’s a lot of haters for this one. Like it or not, it’s had a massive impact. It’s not just “another blues album”, it’s one that helped bring the blues into the limelight for decades to come. It’s fine to dislike it or hate on Clapton out of context, I don’t even disagree with some of that sentiment, but in context, this simply is a transformative record for rock n roll, blues, the British Invasion, and guitar playing. Fuck the haters, 1966 Clapton is God.
No way am I gonna listen to fuckin Eric Clapton
Uber blues. Couldn't be arsed with the whole thing. It's probably unfair to judge this because everyone has heard the blues been done so, so, so many times that it all just sounds the same. Maybe this was pioneering at the time...but who gives a fuck? If it was a footballer, it'd be Michael Ballack. Not due to ability, but because he played for Chelsea, a team in blue and also, more importantly because like Eric Clapton, who features in this, his son died. Yeah, sue me.
Eric Clapton's 'on-the-rise' guitar chops coupled with John Mayall's versatile vocals make this an essential blues record. The entirety of the album comprises of CHBs, earned through its infectious blues bars and concise lyricism - a prodigious achievement especially for a 1966 release. 'Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton' is influential in both the genre and equipment - trademarking the Gibson Les Paul wired into an overdrive amp sound, which is apparent in the whole album.
Loved this album. I could hear where this album influenced so many other albums.
incredible - an album from my childhood days. My brother bought it at the time and I listened along, because he always listened to his music a little louder. John Mayall and Eric Clapton, 2 blues musicians of the extra class
I'm tough on the Clapton records on this list; a lot of his solo records on this list border on his yuppie 80s rock. This, however, is just a solid blues record. Love the horns, love the organ, and Clapton is absolutely ripping through this album. If I had one minor complaint, it's that John Mayall's voice is a little weaker than needed for some of the notes, but it's never so bad it's offensive. Favorite tracks: "Hideaway", "What'd I Say", "Have You Heard"
As a very fair weather blues man, I have never heard of these guys. Groovy but wore on me after 1/2 album.
3.2 - solid blues album. Nice guitar licks from Clapton. Not something I’ll be coming back to a lot when I want to hear the genre.
Clapton's recent and not-so-recent shenanigans render this pretty unpalatable for me. I get why your dad likes it but it's not for me today.
Fuck Eric Clapton.
Si señor, tenga sus 5!
Nada que decir, discazzo
Un classique du blues rock et de eric clapton. C’est un album qu’il faut avoir ecoute dans sa vie et je l’ai deja ecoute des dizaines de fois. 5*
The "Beano" album... just AWESOME! Clapton at height of his powers. Raw blues and rock, great guitar tones and playing.
very good album, lots of absolute slaps and gives me a reminder of the blues brothers which is nice. solid 5 star
Discazo, Clapton se adueña del disco. Solo hay un solo de batería, eterno, pero solo uno.
A pleasant rift of the harmonica blues along with Eric Clapton
White boy blues at its finest
It's blues music but with Eric Clapton on the guitar? Awesome, love it.
Great old school, raw rock album
Blues the way it should be
Discazo. Blues a punto de derivar en psicodelia. Clapton hace magia y no se le da el suficiente credito pese a la fama que tiene. Otro disco que parece sacado de Louisiana, no se por que no habian temas en True Detective. Ideal para escucharlo con las luces bajas y tomar el whiskey mas barato que puedas digerir.
Very good, nice solos and an overall decent flow.
A fantastic album. Really pushing british blues forward
First time listening, classic blues album.
Nice blues-rock with mono&stereo tracks
Really enjoyed this album and will add to my usual rotation. Early Clapton sounds amazing.
Ok tbink i get it now
Incredible blues. Album, enjoyed every track on here. Guitar, organs, drums all phenomenal.
An excellent blues album, even if you don't care about the groundbreaking sound design.
BIG BIG BIG Fan of this one. Such a great and varied album.
(A Guitar) Stroke of genius
Eric Clapton playing the blues at his best. Searing guitar work on both the covers and original songs. Didn't know that John McVie played bass in this band. I'd like to give it a 4.5 as I'm trying to save the 5's for things I absolutely love, but since that's not an option, this is strong enough for me to round up!
A key release during the mid-sixties and set the stage for almost all blues-based rock albums for the next decade. Amazing in its simplicity. Ramblin’ On My Mind is the first ever Clapton vocal and provides a blueprint for what he has been mining ever since. The overall musicianship is very high quality. John McVie bass is solid and, along with Hughie Flint, provides the requisite support for Clapton's guitar and Mayall's keys. To me this is ageless.
What a fricken tone
Groovy bluesy vibes. Very enjoyable listen!
really, really well done album it really feels like it made the most out of the blues genre there’s so much creativity and diversity, I love it - 10/10
Jazzy, I like
Excellent UK blues
Never heard this before, I love it.
suspeito pra falar, bluezao de respeito
This album is so fucking good. This Eric Clapton guy might have a future on the guitar. Such diverse and interesting blues themes in the instrumentals. Favorite tracks: Hideaway, What'd I Say, Have You Heard
Fucking CUTE. I'd listen to it again, all old times n cute! Only thing is after a while I got bored to listen to the whole thing, but as singles I fuck with it hardd
Really dig this album, solid blues tracks with riffs i recognize from other artists. So not sure whom was borrowing riffs from who but its a good album for blues fans.
what. an. album. great vocals killer instrumentation. Clapton absolutely shreds on guitar. There’s a great mix of blues styles but it all comes together like a delicious soup of sound. loved it.
Damn. This album melts in your years. Like Santana and BB King had a band and then Eric Clapton joined in. This is an album you can have on all the time. Just a great groove to hang with and some of the best guitar-centered blues you'll ever hear. The interplay between Clapton's virtuosic guitar playing and Mayall's expressive vocals creates a mesmerizing and unforgettable listening experience. "Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton" is an essential album for any fan of the blues.
Easy listen. Can't really fault it. It's on the lower end of 5 though.
Loved every second of it. Best track: All Your Love
Wow great album. My favorite so far. Good easy listening blues
I demand an explanation for why I had to grow up only hearing Tears in Heaven and Layla but not Clapton's best stuff. This is a fantastic blues rock album with excellent guest artists and a great sound.
Eric Clapton is my beloved little blues guitarist. I've recently come to appreciate good blues. This album is an excellent example of good blues. No, amazing blues!
tjanksgiving is suhc a lame holiday god. so fuckign lame!!!!! this album isnt that lame though even though all evidence points to it being lame. cover is kind of uglt and the genre is "British Blues" . laaaaame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the guitar on here owns though. everything elese also isnt too bad. a little hit or miss just since most of the slower stuff on here is not awesome. whatever
4 and a half
Very long but classic
Straight dirty blues
Bluesy, tasty riffs with lots of soulful vocals.
not my cup of tea
This is some fine ass tunes.
Great British blues
Un disco entero dedicado a hacer que la guitarra de Eric Clapton destacara y de hecho lo hace muy bien y se convierte en un disco que vale la pena, especialmente a quien le gusta el blues, pero creo que puede funcionar muy bien con otro público. Cortito y al punto, pero creo que vale la pena, de la versión extendida del 2001, una rola compuesta en su totalidad por Clapton que me gustó más que otras del disco.
3.5| Bueno, sabemos que casi todo es obra de Clapton. Es una banda de Blues muy blues, me gusta mucho como van las rolas aunque aún no destellaba ese poder de Clapton. No sabía que estuvo también McVie tu qué grandes sorpresas nos tendrían un nos años después de su aventura en los bluebreakers
Otro sólido 4.7 cómo no.
Love the guitar work by Eric Clapton. Easy to see why he was considered a guitar god.
My kind of music. Reminds me of Sunday morning prep work at Tres
Good album but lacking a little bit lyrically. Guitar playing is phenomenal
Disco imprescindible en la historia del blues.
I didn't know this album, although it sounds like a classical. It was a very pleasable experience listen to it and it's easy to see their influence on modern songs.
Really liked it!
Blues rock at its finest. Not a fan of the genre, but you can feel the emotion and authenticity in these young Mayall, Clapton and co. A record to let it soak into your skin
Esta bien, clásico y bien
No me creo que el álbum sea del 66, vaya solos de guitarra... Locurote.
Well that's what I expect from rock music in 60s. Really great album. Even though It's not enough for a 5, I will definetely come back to it.
Discazo de blues con Clapton dándolo todo. Guitarras de locura.
Not bad for white guys.
tá linde crl
Great guitar playing. Great late 20th century blues.
A very pleasant surprise.
Love it. Some absolute belters in here - all your love, what I'd say (ridiculous solos). Even the songs that are not very original are great. Granted, I've heard this album a few times growing up so nostalgia could be a factor but ive added it to my rotation.
Hey John McVie is on this album, too. Gave it a second listen, and it's really, really good. Teetering between 3 and 4 stars. Absolutely deserves to be on the list.
Fijn album. Gewoon erg fijn!
Pretty outstanding white boy blues. Great for shining a light back on the blues, now go back and listen to the Chess Records roster instead.