George Thorogood and his band, The Destroyers, electrified the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ with their high-energy performance of ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.’ The classic blues rock track was given new life as Thorogood’s gritty vocals and searing guitar solos commanded the attention of the live audience. This recording captures the raw energy and passion of Thorogood’s live show, making it a must-listen for fans of the genre.
George Thorogood is a blues rock musician best known as the lead singer and guitarist of his band, The Destroyers. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1950 and began his music career in the 1970s, releasing his first album, “George Thorogood and The Destroyers,” in 1977.
Throughout his career, Thorogood has released a total of 16 studio albums and has become known for his high-energy live performances and his bluesy, guitar-driven sound. Some of his most popular songs include “Bad to the Bone,” “I Drink Alone,” and “Move It On Over,” which have become blues rock staples.
Thorogood is known for his distinctive guitar style, which is heavily influenced by blues, rock, and boogie-woogie music. He often uses a variety of effects pedals to achieve his desired sound, and his solos are known for their technical proficiency and creative flair.
In addition to his work with The Destroyers, Thorogood has collaborated with various other musicians throughout his career, including blues legend Bo Diddley and rocker John Lee Hooker.
Thorogood has earned a reputation as one of the best live performers in the blues rock genre, and he has toured extensively throughout the United States and internationally. He continues to tour and perform to this day, and his music remains popular with fans of all ages.
Albums you must know
“George Thorogood and The Destroyers” (1977) – This was Thorogood’s debut album, and it established him as a force to be reckoned with in the blues rock world. The album features some of his most iconic songs, including “Move It On Over” and “Who Do You Love,” and it helped to establish his high-energy, guitar-driven sound.
“Bad to the Bone” (1982) – This album is perhaps Thorogood’s most well-known and successful release, and it includes the title track, which became his signature song. The album also features other popular tracks like “I Drink Alone” and “Treat Her Right.”
“Live: Let’s Work Together” (1985) – This live album showcases Thorogood’s skills as a performer and captures the energy and excitement of his live shows. It includes live versions of many of his biggest hits, as well as covers of classic blues and rock songs.
“Boogie People” (1991) – This album marked a departure from Thorogood’s earlier blues rock sound and saw him experimenting with elements of blues, rock, and soul. It includes the hit single “Get a Haircut,” which became one of his most popular songs.
“Rock Party” (2010) – This album is a celebration of Thorogood’s long and successful career, and it includes a mix of original songs and covers of classic rock and blues tracks. It also features guest appearances from other musicians, including blues legend Buddy Guy.