Eric Clapton - BOTTLE OF RED WINE

First performance: 21/01/1972


Coverinfo

1972-01-21 - THE CAPTAIN'S GARTER, NEPTUNE, NJ

Bruce played the song only once in 1972. One show, triple bill, with The Sundance Blues Band opening for Inferno and headliner Ruby Falls & The Rock City Band. Vini Lopez did the lead vocals on the song. 
 
The Sundance Blues Band made their commercial debut on April 30, 1971. The original lineup featured Southside Johnny (harp), Steve Van Zandt (lead guitar and vocals), Vini Lopez (drums and vocals), Garry Tallent (bass), and Joe Hagstrom (rhythm guitar). Springsteen made several brief guest appearances during early May 1971, before Hagstrom left the band in the same month and was replaced shortly after by Springsteen. Bruce made his debut as a fully-fledged member on May 15 and would remain in the band through July 4, 1971, after which he departed to devote his energies to the newly formed The Bruce Springsteen Band. The Sundance Blues Band would continue without him, with David Sancious soon installed in place of Springsteen (who continued to make occasional guest appearances). Bruce who had only just returned from a month-long stay in California, joined the band onstage for elements of this and the following two nights shows.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Bottle of Red Wine" is an uptempo blues rock song, written and recorded by Eric Clapton for his eponymous studio album Eric Clapton in 1970 under Polydor Records. Polydor Records released the song as the B-side to the 1970 single release "Blues Power". Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream.
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Get up to get you man a bottle of red wine
So get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine
I can't get out of bed with this crazy feeling in my head
So get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine
So get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine
So get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine

You heard what I said
Well I don't love you anyway
Get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine

So I went to an allnight get together
Said everyone I knew was there
Baby and I had a love that last's forever
Said everywhere I looked someone was standing there

So I went to an allnight get together
Said everyone I knew was there
Baby and I had a love that last's forever
Said everywhere I looked someone was standing there

Get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine
Get up, to get your man a bottle of red wine

Still can't get out of bed with this crazy feeling in my head
So get up, I fell down
Get up, get up right now
Change your man, or find him paralysed
Get up, get up right now, he's hittin' the bottle baby