George Thorogood & the Destroyers

George Thorogood & the Destroyers

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It's easy enough to trace the lineage of every one of the ten cuts on George Thorogood & the Destroyers' self-titled 1977 debut. Even the originals, of which there are only two, wear their influences on their sleeve, so there's not a minute of this album where the presence of Hound Dog Taylor, Elmore James, BoSee more details below

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It's easy enough to trace the lineage of every one of the ten cuts on George Thorogood & the Destroyers' self-titled 1977 debut. Even the originals, of which there are only two, wear their influences on their sleeve, so there's not a minute of this album where the presence of Hound Dog Taylor, Elmore James, Bo Diddley, and John Lee Hooker loom large. Not one of those bluesmen ever played with much finesse, and Thorogood picked up that thread and ran with it, playing so hard the group seemed like a gang of primitives. No wonder they chose the name "the Destroyers": they ruined everything in their path. This brutal attack is one reason George Thorogood & the Destroyers feels distinctive, even when the lifted Elmore riffs, Bo Diddley beats, and wild, careening Houserocker rhythms are blatantly obvious: as he hammers away at his guitar, Thorogood plays with personality, his enthusiasm for making noise readily apparent. No matter how hard the Destroyers ride "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," this album isn't about groove and it's certainly not about virtuosity -- it's about bashing out the blues at a punishing volume, and their lack of subtlety is why this 1977 debut still sounds powerful years after its release.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/2013
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661917620
catalogNumber:
619176
Rank:
32934

Tracks

  1. You Got to Lose  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  2. Madison Blues  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  3. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  4. Kind Hearted Woman  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  5. Can't Stop Lovin'  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  6. Ride on Josephine  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  7. Homesick Boy  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  8. John Hardy  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  9. I'll Change My Style  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  10. Delaware Slide  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Thorogood & the Destroyers   Primary Artist
George Thorogood   Indexed Contributor,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Billy Blough   Bass
Jeff Simon   Drums
Ron Smith   Guitar

Technical Credits

Earl Hooker   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
George Thorogood   Arranger,Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
John Nagy   Engineer
Steven Jurgensmeyer   Reissue Design
Henry Horenstein   Cover Photo

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