Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of George Thorogood & the Destroyers -- their first album may not have come out until 1977, but they cut their first sessions in 1974 -- Capitol's Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock was designed to replace 1992's The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers as the band's definitive single-disc overview. Considering that the 1992 disc is out of print as is the exhaustive and exhausting 1997 double-disc set Anthology, this does indeed stand as the best compilation currently in print, and even edges out Baddest by running a little bit longer and containing more of his late-'80s/early-'90s radio hits. Thing is, it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of George Thorogood & the Destroyers -- their first album may not have come out until 1977, but they cut their first sessions in 1974 -- Capitol's Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock was designed to replace 1992's The Baddest of George Thorogood and the Destroyers as the band's definitive single-disc overview. Considering that the 1992 disc is out of print as is the exhaustive and exhausting 1997 double-disc set Anthology, this does indeed stand as the best compilation currently in print, and even edges out Baddest by running a little bit longer and containing more of his late-'80s/early-'90s radio hits. Thing is, it doesn't contain all of his hits -- "Treat Her Right," which was on the previous comp, is missing as are several other charting songs: "Born to Be Bad," "Hello Little Girl," "I'm a Steady Rollin' Man," "Howlin' for My Baby," "Gone Dead Train," and "I Don't Trust Nobody." Chances are, most listeners won't notice what they are missing since all of his big hits are here -- "Madison Blues," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," "Move It on Over," "Who Do You Love," "Bad to the Bone," "I Drink Alone," "Gear Jammer," "Willie and the Hand Jive," "You Talk Too Much," "If You Don't Start Drinkin' I'm Gonna Leave," and "Get a Haircut." Fans will find this to be a satisfying overview, even if it falls just short of being complete.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2004
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724359843025
  • Catalog Number: 98430
  • Sales rank: 2,226

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Thorogood Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Johnny Otis Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
George Thorogood Composer, Producer, Author
Steve Hunter Composer
Terry Manning Producer, Mastering
Michael Donahue Executive Producer
Ken Irwin Producer
Elmore James Composer
Clarence Lewis Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
Charlie Midnight Composer
John Nagy Producer
Tom Rothrock Remixing
Hank Williams Composer
Delaware Destroyers Producer
Joel Selvin Liner Notes
M. Levy Composer
Mack Vickery Composer
Diana Barnes Art Direction
David Avery Composer
Bill Birch Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    George Thorogood 30 years of hits

    I don't know where my head has been over the years. George Thorogood has been around forever. I heard his songs and never realized who the artist was, I had to look up the titles on ITunes. Anyway, it is a great CD. It has his classic songs and they are fun and up lifting. If you need to dance or to bring yourself out of a "funky mood", I suggest you put this CD in and crank it up. You will start tapping your feet and singing along and there is no way after listening to this up beat CD you could feel bad. It is a fun CD to listen to at anytime. Just remember you'll want to "crank it up" to really get the full enjoyment out of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is true American rock

    It seems impossible to me that anyone would not love this music. It's just amazing. 'Nuff said.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    what's not to love?

    i got this album and listened to it to find a lot of songs that i heard on the radio that i liked on here. I don't have another cd of their's but this album sums up their career great and excellently. Anyone who likes a suttle but pulsing rock will enjoy this album

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