The following questions involve the following passage. It was written by Little Steven and published in Rolling Stone magazine. Read it, then answer the questions:
“Eric Clapton is the most important and influential guitar player that has ever lived, is still living or ever will live. Do yourself a favor, and don’t debate me on this. Before Clapton, rock guitar was the Chuck Berry method, modernized by Keith Richards, and the rockabilly sound
- Scotty Moore, Carl Perkins, Cliff Gallup - popularized by George Harrison. Clapton absorbed that, then introduced the essence of black electric blues - the power and vocabulary of Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin and the three Kings, B.B., Albert and Freddy - to create an attack that defined the fundamentals of rock & roll lead guitar.
Maybe most important of all, he turned the amp up—to eleven. That alone blew everybody’s mind in the mid-Sixties. In the studio, he moved the mike across the room from the amp, which added ambience; everybody else was still close-miking. Then he cranked the thing. Sustain happened; feedback happened. The guitar player suddenly became the most important guy in the band.”
To read the rest, go to Rolling Stone.com, it’s an awesome article.
Question: What’s the main purpose of the article?