George Thorogood and the Destroyers (album)

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George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Studio album by George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Released 1977
Recorded 1977 at Dimension Sound Studios, Boston, Massachusetts
Genre Blues rock, boogie rock
Length 45:10
Label Rounder
Producer ???
George Thorogood and the Destroyers chronology
George Thorogood and the Destroyers
(1977)
Move It on Over
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]

George Thorogood and the Destroyers is the self-titled debut album by American blues rock band George Thorogood and the Destroyers, released in 1977. Consisting mostly of covers of blues hits, it includes "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer", a medley of John Lee Hooker's "House Rent Boogie" and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer",[3] a song written by Rudy Toombs for Amos Milburn and later covered by Hooker as well. The song remains a fan favorite that is still played today.

Track listing[edit]

The track listing of the original release is as follows:[4]

  1. "You Got to Lose" (Earl Hooker) – 3:15
  2. "Madison Blues" (Elmore James) – 4:24
  3. "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" (John Lee Hooker)[5] – 8:20
  4. "Kind Hearted Woman" (Robert Johnson) – 3:48
  5. "Can't Stop Lovin'" (E. James) – 3:04
  6. "Ride On Josephine" (Ellas McDaniel) – 4:17
  7. "Homesick Boy" (George Thorogood) – 3:02
  8. "John Hardy" (Traditional) – 3:18
  9. "I'll Change My Style" (Parker–Villa) – 3:57
  10. "Delaware Slide" (Thorogood) – 7:45

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ George Thorogood and the Destroyers (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=George+Thorogood+and+the+Destroyers
  3. ^ Poling, Dean (March 19, 2010). "Bad to the Funny Bone: A Strange Conversation with George Thorogood". Valdosta Daily Times. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ George Thorogood And The Destroyers - George Thorogood And The Destroyers Images at Discogs.com
  5. ^ The song is titled "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" but is a medley of that tune preceded by "House Rent Boogie", also called "John L's House Rent Boogie". The songwriter is credited as John Lee Hooker, who was indeed the author of "House Rent Boogie". John Lee Hooker's version of the "One Bourbon" half of the medley was used by Thorogood and Rudy Toombs, the writer of the original "One Bourbon" was not credited on the album.