George Thorogood and the Destroyers. Retrieved ISBN X. Retrieved March 16, — via robertchristgau. Valdosta Daily Times. Retrieved April 2, John Lee Hooker's version of the "One Bourbon" half of the medley was used by Thorogood and Rudy Toombs , the writer of the original "One Bourbon" was not credited on the album.
Australian Chart Book — illustrated ed. St Ives, N. ISBN George Thorogood. We went up to Washington to see his Concert in Person. We brought more of his and The Destroyers music when we were there. One person found this helpful. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. I had this album as a teenager in the late Seventies and I was blown away by GT's power and immediacy. For some reason, I never replaced it when CDs came along until I recently rediscovered it.
To my delight, it has lost none of it's freshness and immediacy and the tracks are now a fixture in my playlists. I can highly recommend this to anyone who loves the raw and direct sound of a blues slide guitar. Have this on 12 inch Report abuse. Rock and roll - blues at it finest. Este CD es una joya. Report abuse Translate review to English. Back to top.
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Thorogood's demo Better Than the Rest was recorded in , but was not released until His major recording debut came with the album George Thorogood and the Destroyers , which was released in The band's early success contributed to the rise of folk label Rounder Records. During the late s, Thorogood and his band were based in Boston. He was friends with Jimmy Thackery of the Washington, D.
While touring in the s, the Destroyers and the Nighthawks were playing shows in Georgetown at venues across the street from each other. At midnight, while both bands played Elmore James ' " Madison Blues " in the same key, Thorogood and Thackery left their clubs, met in the middle of M Street, exchanged guitar patch cords and went on to play with the opposite band in the other club.
Thorogood gained his first mainstream exposure as a support act for the Rolling Stones during their U. The next day, Thorogood and his band met his roadies in Washington and continued the one-show-per-state tour. In addition, he played Washington, D. With his contract with Rounder Records expiring, Thorogood signed with EMI America Records and, in , released the single " Bad to the Bone " and an album of the same name that went gold.
The song became the band's most well-known song  through appearances on MTV and use in films, television and commercials. Thorogood and his band went on to have two more gold studio albums in the s, Maverick and Born to Be Bad. Thorogood's popularity waned in the s, although he had a No. Thorogood has been a baseball fan  for most of his life, playing semi-pro ball as a second baseman during the s drummer Jeff Simon played center field on the same team.
He took his daughter to Chicago for her first major league game Cubs vs. In a Guitar World interview, he stated "I'm a Mets fan. There aren't many of us but you know, that's me. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.