In 2018, I interviewed The Selecter’s lead singer Pauline Black for my book In Defense of Ska. We discussed the political movements surrounding 2 Tone ska in the late ’70s, like the Anti-Nazi League and Rock Against Racism. Casually she mentioned what a big fat racist Eric Clapton was—most likely still is.
" and in the long run even he's your brother, even though the cunt's a nazi" x
SHARPs are under-recognized and under-discussed.
Clapton is a Trump supporter too. Racists never change their stripes.
The whole skinhead history is so strange and fascinating.
You can read more about Clapton, Rock Against Racism, and the relationship between the UK punk and reggae scenes in my review of the mid-'70s roots reggae compilation "Step Forward Youth": http://duffguidetoska.blogspot.com/2019/07/duff-guide-to-ska-fast-takes-various_22.html.