The Road To Escondido
started out as an Eric Clapton solo album, with Cale assisting with music and production. As the project went on, it became a collaborative effort and Cale ended up getting top billing. Cale was a big influence on Clapton, whose hits "Cocaine
" and "After Midnight
" were written by the Oklahoma guitarist. "Three Little Girls" was one of just two songs Clapton wrote for the album; most of the others were written by Cale.