"Old Sock" Is Inspired By Bowie
Eric Clapton reveals how Bowie gave him the title of his new album
"The construction of the song gave me cold chills; it is seriously good," said Clapton. "I called the office and said ‘can you send a message to David’s office and just say ‘thank you for writing such a beautiful song.’ And he came back, ‘Thanks for the shout out, old sock...really appreciate it.’ And then I thought, ‘there it is.’"
Old Sock follows some of Clapton's major musical influences and favourite covers, from Leadbelly to J.J. Cale; Peter Tosh to George Gershwin; Hank Snow to Gary Moore and Taj Mahal. The album also includes a collaboration with Paul McCartney, along with two original songs - "Every Little Thing" and "Gotta Get Over".
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