The Hard Stuff

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
There isn't much mystery involved with a George Thorogood record -- you know you're going to get some raunchy slide guitar, growled vocals, barroom ready rockers and loads of rough and ready blues & roll. The only real question is will Thorogood and his group deliver the real deal Thorogood of the past or a watered-down imitation. His 2006 album The Hard Stuff delivers the hard stuff in a way Thorogood hasn't for awhile. The title track serves notice right away that Thorogood's heart and soul are in all the way. It rips and hollers like classic Destroyers; Thorogood evens sounds passionate and angry for a change. The rest of the record struggles a bit to keep up but is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
There isn't much mystery involved with a George Thorogood record -- you know you're going to get some raunchy slide guitar, growled vocals, barroom ready rockers and loads of rough and ready blues & roll. The only real question is will Thorogood and his group deliver the real deal Thorogood of the past or a watered-down imitation. His 2006 album The Hard Stuff delivers the hard stuff in a way Thorogood hasn't for awhile. The title track serves notice right away that Thorogood's heart and soul are in all the way. It rips and hollers like classic Destroyers; Thorogood evens sounds passionate and angry for a change. The rest of the record struggles a bit to keep up but is varied and exciting enough to sound like the soundtrack to a wild night at the local old-timers bar. There's some New Orleans R&B a cover of "Hello, Josephine" jumpy blues "Moving, Love Doctor," a faithful and raucous cover of the great Hound Dog Taylor's "Give Me Back My Wig", hard driving, generic in a good way rockers "I Got My Eyes on You," "Any Town USA," "Rock Party" and a John Lee Hooker cover "Huckle Up Baby". All of which are pretty standard for Thorogood but the fire with which he runs through his usual paces on The Hard Stuff adds enough vigor to make it an impressive addition to the man's catalog. To his credit, there are some welcome surprises that liven things up immeasurably: the tender and sweet late night ballad "Little Rain" which shows admirable restraint and sports a gloriously clich├ęd and perfect sax solo, a rollicking acoustic slide workout on Johnny Shines' "Dynaflow Blues," and most surprising of all, a jangling and reverent cover of Bob Dylan's "Drifter's Tale." While the record doesn't exactly capture the loose, rock hard feel of albums he cut in his glory days, it is no patch on them and should remind people that Thorogood is a master of good time rockin' blues.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/30/2006
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992003924
  • Catalog Number: 20039
  • Sales rank: 103,105

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hard Stuff - George Thorogood (3:51)
  2. 2 Hello Josephine - George Thorogood (3:05)
  3. 3 Moving - George Thorogood (4:13)
  4. 4 I Got My Eyes on You - George Thorogood (3:32)
  5. 5 I Didn't Know - George Thorogood (2:56)
  6. 6 Any Town USA - George Thorogood (4:16)
  7. 7 Little Rain - George Thorogood (4:09)
  8. 8 Cool It! - George Thorogood (3:01)
  9. 9 Love Doctor - George Thorogood (3:39)
  10. 10 Dynaflow Blues - George Thorogood (3:45)
  11. 11 Rock Party - George Thorogood (4:22)
  12. 12 Drifter's Escape - George Thorogood (3:15)
  13. 13 Give Me Back My Wig - George Thorogood (4:25)
  14. 14 Takin' Care of Business - George Thorogood (4:12)
  15. 15 Huckle Up Baby - George Thorogood (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Thorogood & the Destroyers Primary Artist
George Thorogood Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals
Jim Suhler Guitar
Billy Blough Bass
Jeff Simon Drums
Tom Hambridge Percussion, Background Vocals
Rick Steff Piano, Accordion
Buddy Leach Saxophone
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Mike Morgan Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Steve Morse Liner Notes
George Thorogood Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Jim Suhler Composer
Shawn Berman Engineer
Bernard Besman Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Richard Fleming Composer
Jim Gaines Producer, Audio Production
Delaware Destroyers Audio Production
Tom Hambridge Composer
Ewart Abner Composer
John Ned Shines Composer
Theodore Roosevelt Taylor Composer
Henry Marquez Art Direction
Leon Zervos Mastering
Holland K. Smith Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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