Tag: George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Thursday 1/21/2021 8pm ET: Feature LP: George Thorogood and the Destroyers (1977)

George Thorogood and the Destroyers is the self-titled debut album by American blues rock band George Thorogood and the Destroyers, released in October 1977. Consisting mostly of covers of blues hits, it includes a medley of John Lee Hooker’s “House Rent Boogie” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, the latter a song written by Rudy Toombs for Amos Milburn, and later covered by Hooker.

In 2015 Rounder released George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers, a new remix of the album featuring the three-piece band as originally recorded and mixed. It omits the bass overdubs by Billy Blough, which were added after the original recording sessions. It also adds the previously unreleased Elmore James track “Goodbye Baby”.

“You Got to Lose” – 3:15
“Madison Blues” – 4:24
“One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” – 8:20
“Kind Hearted Woman” – 3:48
“Can’t Stop Lovin'” – 3:04
“Ride On Josephine” – 4:17
“Homesick Boy” – 3:02
“John Hardy” – 3:18
“I’ll Change My Style” – 3:57
“Delaware Slide” – 7:45
‘Goodbye Baby’ – 3:27

George Thorogood – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Ron Smith – guitar
Billy Blough – bass guitar
Jeff Simon – drums

Monday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – George Thorogood

George Lawrence Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is an American musician, singer and songwriter from Wilmington, Delaware. His “high-energy boogie-blues” sound became a staple of 1980s rock radio, with hits like his original songs “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone”. He has also helped to popularize older songs by American icons, such as “Move It on Over”, “Who Do You Love?”, and “House Rent Blues/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”.

With his band, the Destroyers, Thorogood has released over 20 albums, of which two have been certified Platinum and six have been certified Gold. He has sold 15 million albums worldwide. Thorogood and band continue to tour extensively with an Australian/New Zealand Tour scheduled for January 2020, and in 2014 the band celebrated their 40th anniversary of performing.

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of the 80s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Van Halen, T’Pau, Living Colour, Red Rider, Peter Gabriel and more . . .

Wednesday 12am: Feature LP: George Thorogood and the Destroyers – Rockin’ My Life Away (1997)

Rockin’ My Life Away is the tenth studio album released by George Thorogood and the Destroyers. It was released March 25, 1997 on Capitol Records. The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top Blues Album chart.

“Get Back into Rockin'” – 4:16
“Trouble Every Day” – 4:16
“Night Rider” – 3:43
“The Usual” – 3:51
“Living With the Shades Pulled Down” – 3:26
“Manhattan Slide” – 3:31
“Rocking My Life Away” – 3:33
“Jail Bait” – 3:41
“My Dog Can’t Bark” – 4:00
“Blues Hangover” – 4:18
“Stoop Down Baby” – 3:18
“Rock & Roll Man” – 2:50