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Old 09-27-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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George Thorogood and the destroyers

there may have already been a george thorogood thread, but if there has been, its completely out-dated now...

(please no search bar related comments, i did 'employ' the search bar, but i really didnt feel like trauling through pages of threads to find out whether a george thorogood thread pre-dated this one)

so...who else is a fan?

my dad came home with the george thorogood greatest hits album about a week ago now, and its completely addictive!!!

so....george thorogood and the destroyers....
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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I saw him not long ago (I went to see Buddy Guy).

He put on a good show, but it's just not my thing really. He has held up great though- his voice (and his antics) are the same as always.

He opened the show with a new song called "Rock Party" that was very good.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:51 AM   #3
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I haven't really explored much of his stuff but "I Drink Alone" is such a great song.
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:14 PM   #4
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He has awesome songs and greeaaaattt crunchy riffs.

One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer will be my favorite.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:16 PM   #5
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I think the reason I can't get into Thorogood is that most of his songs are cover of blues songs that I've heard performed better by numerous people. After listening to Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker, Thorogood sounds kind of fake to me.

Most Thorogood fans aren't much into the blues (clearly, since most of the crowd when I saw Thorogood had never heard Buddy Guy before) and are hearing these songs for the first time. Add that onto the fact that he's got a great frontman persona and the title of "the world's best bar band" and it's understandable why he's successful. He guarantees a good time, and plays good songs. He's getting blues songs out to the masses, and he's a fantastic showman so I'll always have respect for the guy.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:34 PM   #6
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I love George Thorogood & The Destroyers...good beer drinkin' music!

Thorogood's first three albums are a must...



George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Release Date: 1977

You Got To Lose
Madison Blues
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Kind Hearted Woman
Can't Stop Lovin'
Ride On Josephine
Homesick Boy
John Hardy
I'll Change My Style
Delaware Slide



Move It On Over
Release Date: 1978

Move It On Over
Who Do You Love?
The Sky Is Crying
Cocaine Blues
It Wasn't Me
The Same Thing
So Much Trouble
I'm Just Your Good Thing
Baby Please Set A Date
New Hawaiian Boogie



I'm Wanted (originally released as; More George Thorogood & The Destroyers)
Release Date: 1980

I'm Wanted
Kids From Philly
One Way Ticket
Bottom Of The Sea
Night Time
Tip On In
Goodbye Baby
House Of Blue Lights
Just Can't Make it
Restless
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:24 AM   #7
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I think the reason I can't get into Thorogood is that most of his songs are cover of blues songs that I've heard performed better by numerous people. After listening to Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker, Thorogood sounds kind of fake to me.

Most Thorogood fans aren't much into the blues (clearly, since most of the crowd when I saw Thorogood had never heard Buddy Guy before) and are hearing these songs for the first time. Add that onto the fact that he's got a great frontman persona and the title of "the world's best bar band" and it's understandable why he's successful. He guarantees a good time, and plays good songs. He's getting blues songs out to the masses, and he's a fantastic showman so I'll always have respect for the guy.



fair enough...

i myself am a blues fan...and i love hearing his versions of classics.

that being said, you raise a very fair point, credibility very much in tact
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:51 AM   #8
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I've always liked "Lonesome Goerge." You have to admit he's very unique and I love slide guitar.
I remember many many moons ago watching SNL when he was a fairly unheard of musical guest. They came out and did Bad To The Bone of course and I was thinking what the hell is this? I don't know but I kinda like it!
Did you know he and The Destroyers did 50 gigs in 50 states in 50 days? (51 counting playing Maryland & Washington DC the same day.)?
Did you he played minor league baseball?
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:30 AM   #9
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I like to put on some Thorogood every now and then, saw him twice. He's a great slide player but I find him rather repetitive. I also get tired of his macho, American badass type attitude.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:43 PM   #10
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Personally, I'd take any George Thorogood blues cover to the original version...9 out of 10 times...

Thorogood's versions have more juice to them.

Plus, all of George Thorogood songs aren't covers.

I saw George in concert a couple of times, he puts on a great show.
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:59 PM   #11
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George got me into the Blues. When the mood strikes me and I want something with an "edge" I'll put him on, crank it and enjoy! He's great driving music! Saw him open for ZZ Top on the "Antenna' tour. What an awesome show! Truly a great showman!
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