Anyone who knows Greg Koch, knows he's lexicon of licks both as a guitar player and a witty spokesperson. Also he pronounces his last name "COCK", and since he's about 6' 8", he can pronounce it any way he wants.
Greg puts the Clapton thing in perspective when he says, "Clapton's foundation is so strong, it doesn't matter if hasn't learned a new lick since 1975...". He also refers to the 1966 John Mayall's Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton album, otherwise known as the "Beano" album, which I was just listening to. BTW, "Beano" refers to a comic strip of that name EC is reading in the cover photo. His take on Freddie King's "Hideaway" contains some serious Billy Gibbons licks & tones that aren't on Freddie's original recording... Meaning, Clapton is a foundational influence of Gibbons. Capiche?!
Like others, I'd fallen off the Clapton bandwagon until he recorded 1994's "From the Cradle" a tribute to the 3 Kings-- his foundation.
So if he's become an old sock to you-- and even to himself for naming his new album "Old Sock", just take it from Greg Koch, and check out Beano... as well as From the Cradle.
And if that's still not enough, Click Here for what someone else has to say about his foundation!
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