OLD SOCK VS. FORK IN THE ROAD: Which Album Cover Has The Most IDGAF Old Dude Swag

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Neil VS Clapton! battle of the fedora codgers! weigh in on the issues people

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http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2009-04/1238661086_folderlda.jpg 32
http://exclaim.ca/images/clapton.jpg 15


u r the best magician ever. my bad levitate me pls (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 March 2013 18:34 (eight years ago) link

Neil wins on handwritten font alone

Donkamole Marvin (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 8 March 2013 18:34 (eight years ago) link

neil why because clapton looks like and is a gigantic prat

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 March 2013 18:38 (eight years ago) link

neil does have the most iconic handwriting...i wonder how many of his albums use that? a lot of them for sure

neil obv kills clapton on every level, and his cover's "oh hey i shot this with a shitty old nokia phone" is pretty IDGAF....that said...literally calling your album OLD SOCK is kind of incredible

the Clapton font is really really unforgiveable

Donkamole Marvin (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 8 March 2013 18:43 (eight years ago) link

also Clapton in general is really unforgiveable...

I always die a little inside whenever I have to bite my tongue about him around various relatives

Donkamole Marvin (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 8 March 2013 18:44 (eight years ago) link

also that Clapton is somehow managing to slightly peer DOWN in that photo is just FUCK OFF

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 March 2013 18:45 (eight years ago) link

the clapton looks like it was swiftly made with CorelDRAW v. 1.4

the neil looks like the hand-sharpied product of an unhinged mind you'd find in a salvation army five-for-a-buck pile

advantage: neil

a basset hound (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 8 March 2013 18:52 (eight years ago) link

I guess what Eric is trying to tell us is that he is an ass:

http://www.heehaw.com/images/logo.png

He is the worst.

ARE YOU HIRING A NANNY OR A SHAMAN (Phil D.), Friday, 8 March 2013 18:55 (eight years ago) link

someone should turn neil's handwriting into an actual font.

fact checking cuz, Friday, 8 March 2013 18:57 (eight years ago) link

otm

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 March 2013 18:57 (eight years ago) link

old sock would be a good ilx user name

buzza, Friday, 8 March 2013 18:59 (eight years ago) link

yeah clapton does look smug as fuck the more i look at it....neil's like all creepin' on u o_O

anyway i voted for neil cuz i would never not vote for neil in anything and certainly not in favor of clapton

otm x 1000

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 March 2013 19:15 (eight years ago) link

background presence of tropical vegetation ought to be infuriating to any right-minded person

goole, Friday, 8 March 2013 19:24 (eight years ago) link

that summer camp font, good god

goole, Friday, 8 March 2013 19:25 (eight years ago) link

if i'm being honest i may have made this thread just as an excuse to bitch about eric clapton yet again

it's a living

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 March 2013 19:29 (eight years ago) link

Trolled by Clapton!

cwkiii, Friday, 8 March 2013 19:31 (eight years ago) link

Clapton's cover is way more swag. WAY MORE.

OLD SOCK.

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 8 March 2013 19:32 (eight years ago) link

woah chr1s i don't even know u anymore

though i guess the poll is about SWAG, and clapton's looking all pleased with himself, clearly on vacation on his estate on some island, so...

I'm only talking swag, Clapton's has swag, Neil's...not so much

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 8 March 2013 19:35 (eight years ago) link

he should have called it COCK SOCKET

goole, Friday, 8 March 2013 19:36 (eight years ago) link

Neil's photo looks like he press the photo button while he falling down.

Clapton is getting blown while rich guitar playing lawyers pay huge sums to tell him how cool his tones are

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 8 March 2013 19:36 (eight years ago) link

well, no he shouldn't, i just felt like writing that out

xp

goole, Friday, 8 March 2013 19:36 (eight years ago) link

He should have called it EASTER ISLAND

cwkiii, Friday, 8 March 2013 19:39 (eight years ago) link

Actually the only way I'd ever respect Eric Clapton even a little bit is if he changes the name of this album to I'M AN ASSHOLE

cwkiii, Friday, 8 March 2013 19:39 (eight years ago) link

neil - "I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin' bushwackin', hornswagglin' cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter."

eric - "this pic was taken on the beach by our summer home in hawaii. not pictured, beach and home obv! :P"

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 8 March 2013 19:40 (eight years ago) link

Neil - Yr weird deadbeat uncle trying to figure out how a polaroid camera works
Clapton - VP of yr office on a weekend vacation

do the math

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 March 2013 19:45 (eight years ago) link

or what al said

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 March 2013 19:45 (eight years ago) link

neil looks like he got too close to the camera after setting the timer and then just said fuck it and used the photo anyway
clapton looks like the kind of disgusting old men my former roommate used to sleep with

advantage: neil

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Friday, 8 March 2013 19:49 (eight years ago) link

Love Neil, don't care for Clapton but gotta vote for the latter cause Neil's artwork here feels far more affectedly shitty. Clapton's is just a lapse in taste.

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Friday, 8 March 2013 19:53 (eight years ago) link

Which is to say, lazy enough to be TRULY IDGAF

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Friday, 8 March 2013 19:54 (eight years ago) link

Clapton one reminds me of
http://www.manrecordings.com/manrecorder/wp-content/uploads2/2010/11/caetano-veloso_araca-azul1.jpg

brimstead, Friday, 8 March 2013 20:00 (eight years ago) link

Interestingly, Old Sock was originally titled Racist Fucking Piece of Shit.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 8 March 2013 20:03 (eight years ago) link

all these arguments against clapton ironically add to the evidence that he gives less of a fuck. young's cover is somewhat calculated while clapton is effortlessly and repulsively lame.

chilli, Friday, 8 March 2013 20:10 (eight years ago) link

chilli & chr1s are winning me over i think

To be fair I am peppering yr work email with supporting claims.

We've already put in twice the work the Shakey or Slow-Hand put into their respective album covers

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 8 March 2013 20:33 (eight years ago) link

DON'T LISTEN TO THEM m@tt

Clapton's effortlessly says Hi I'm a Right Bloody C--t and whether he did it on purpose or not he's still Eric Clapton therefore he loses

aka the Don Henley equation

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 March 2013 20:34 (eight years ago) link

it's really the 'swag' part of the equation, being a cunt is often an important part of swag

it's really the 'swag' part of the equation, being a cunt is often an important part of swag

― u r the best magician ever. my bad levitate me pls (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, March 8, 2013 2:35 PM (13 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

OTM OTM OTM OTM

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 8 March 2013 20:36 (eight years ago) link

Also we all need to step back and think on one thing:

Eric Clapton has a new album. That album is called OLD SOCK. OLD SOCK! SERIOUSLY

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 8 March 2013 20:38 (eight years ago) link

This is new?! I had just figured that it was some forgotten thing from the 90s or the 00s.

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Friday, 8 March 2013 20:39 (eight years ago) link

It comes out next week!

OLD SOCK!!!

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 8 March 2013 20:39 (eight years ago) link

Clapton GIVES A FUCK that's why he's a cunt his whole persona is this fake laid back slowhand bullshit and it's a LIE

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 March 2013 20:40 (eight years ago) link

point:

Clapton GIVES A FUCK that's why he's a cunt his whole persona is this fake laid back slowhand bullshit and it's a LIE

― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, March 8, 2013 2:40 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

counterpoint:

OLD SOCK!!!

― chr1sb3singer, Friday, March 8, 2013 2:39 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

IT'S THE NAME OF HIS YACHT

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 March 2013 20:46 (eight years ago) link

hahahahaha for real?

yea he is too well-dressed to not give a fuck

marcos, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:47 (seven years ago) link

dig his goatee though!

marcos, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:47 (seven years ago) link

i think you guys don't realize he probably goes to sleep in a suit, it's not a sign of "effort"

da croupier, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:49 (seven years ago) link

more buck
http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Peter-Buck.jpg

tylerw, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 21:16 (seven years ago) link

the hell?

ruffalo soldier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 21:33 (seven years ago) link

Holding Cramps vinyl = trying too hard

Master of Treacle, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 21:35 (seven years ago) link

more like peter suck

mattresslessness, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 21:36 (seven years ago) link

Buck's going for this 70 year old lifer thing and im like, yeah, you could be doing something better than this. Even down to the forgettable garage rock stuff.

Master of Treacle, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 21:57 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

Lolll

the thirteenth floorior (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 4 February 2016 13:12 (five years ago) link

haha

this is a great poll

niels, Friday, 5 February 2016 11:02 (five years ago) link

I can't tell if that is an actual album cover or a meme, which is probably the point, good work Elton.

Still

OLD SOCK!

Engineer:"Well, Eric I just love the mix, think everything is sounding great...say what are you going call this one?"
Clapton: "Old Sock"
Engineer: "...huh."

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 5 February 2016 15:00 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Has there been a "pointless" round for "Neil Young Albums" ?

(I know there's been a "songs on Leonard Cohen's Greatest Hits" round)

Mark G, Wednesday, 9 March 2016 13:15 (five years ago) link

For a sec I thought that Clapton painting was signed by Peter Buck

Master of Treacle, Wednesday, 9 March 2016 14:57 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

old sockeye

no poke balls (rip van wanko), Sunday, 7 August 2016 22:56 (five years ago) link

was reading that expecting "lands-the-biggest-salmon-of-his-career," or perhaps "biggest-salmon-since-blood-on-the-tracks"

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Monday, 8 August 2016 03:01 (five years ago) link

that is one really big fucking fish tho

type of fish that needs a fisherman with a slowhand, a fisherman with a gentle touch

Pull your head on out your hippy haze (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 8 August 2016 20:22 (five years ago) link

Lay Down Salmon

Kenneth Without Anger (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 8 August 2016 20:49 (five years ago) link

The tiny purple fishes run laughing through your fingers

salthigh, Monday, 8 August 2016 21:07 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

fuck, you may as well decide for yourself:

http://www.craftweb.org/web/ed/music.html

memories of a cruller (unregistered), Monday, 14 November 2016 07:50 (four years ago) link

this man fucks

goole, Monday, 14 November 2016 16:57 (four years ago) link

this man fucks

― goole, Monday, November 14, 2016 10:57 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 15 November 2016 15:49 (four years ago) link

he'd be a good host for the inauguration ball.

juggulo for the complete klvtz (bendy), Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:30 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

trying too hard imo

niels, Saturday, 7 January 2017 21:35 (four years ago) link

You think!? It's completely unnatural and unconvincing.

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Saturday, 7 January 2017 21:48 (four years ago) link

Is this a genre?

calstars, Saturday, 7 January 2017 21:55 (four years ago) link

it's a great cover, I just find the whole setting with the bike a bit trying to hard - if Cliff truly dngaf he would've been in his kitchen or smth

niels, Saturday, 7 January 2017 21:58 (four years ago) link

Old Dude Swag levels are off the charts though

badg, Saturday, 7 January 2017 22:50 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

This thread is about idgaf swag complete opposite

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 January 2017 13:31 (four years ago) link

eight months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/uMrFaBq.png

niels, Sunday, 22 October 2017 09:28 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYLYsvHVAAMLsNW.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 21:42 (three years ago) link

Lyme disease - era Neil

zlstrz (calstars), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 22:39 (three years ago) link

-max Realness achieved-

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 22:42 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

dgaf swag on:

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Jimmy-Wes.jpg

niels, Saturday, 1 December 2018 09:12 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

comic sans swag

https://imgur.com/5lQSGqi

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Sunday, 2 June 2019 19:13 (two years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/5lQSGqi.jpg

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Sunday, 2 June 2019 19:13 (two years ago) link

not nearly enough old dude swag to pull that off imo

naked rollercoaster-riding world record holder (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 2 June 2019 19:29 (two years ago) link

kinda cool/amazing that jim kweskin is still releasing albums though

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Monday, 3 June 2019 14:11 (two years ago) link

also amazing that Mel Lyman's cult/commune is still going strong 50+ years after its inception (albeit with less murder and mayhem these days). afaik Kweskin still makes a living with the construction company that grew out of it

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 3 June 2019 14:50 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

that pic exudes "figured out how to live" energy (the piles of money helped with that I'm sure)

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 16:25 (one year ago) link

but the eyes say "syd knows i betrayed the true psych vibes"

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 16:28 (one year ago) link

I wonder if he calls that guitar, "Precious".

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 17:22 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Slothfingers and Can’t

calstars, Sunday, 12 September 2021 13:30 (six days ago) link


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