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I'm sure that, deep down, Pete Townshend
has always been really miffed that he's not Eric Clapton
. I think he's always wanted Clapton's technique and mastery of style and tone. Because he's not had that, he's very aggressive in his playing. He channels all that fury into his style, and that's what makes him so good live - it's all barre chords, and he smashes them out with a real anger ... it's ...
Presented the Good Tradition Award to Shirley Collins at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. (4th February 2008).