George Thorogood and the Destroyers (album)

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George Thorogood and the Destroyers
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Studio album by George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Released 1977
Recorded 1977
Studio Dimension Sound Studios, Boston, Massachusetts
Genre Blues rock, boogie rock
Length 45:10
Label Rounder
Producer Unknown
George Thorogood and the Destroyers chronology
George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Move It On Over
(1978)Move It On Over1978
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 included a medley of John Lee Hooker's "House Rent Boogie" and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer",[3] the latter a song written by Rudy Toombs for Amos Milburn, and later covered by Hooker.

In 2015 Rounder released George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers,[4] a new remix of the album featuring the three-piece band as originally recorded and mixed. It omits the bass overdubs by Billy Blough which were added after the original recording sessions. It also adds the previously unreleased Elmore James track "Goodbye Baby".

Track listing[edit]

The track listing of the original release is as follows:

  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" (William Parker, Manuel Villa) – 3:57
  10. "Delaware Slide" (Thorogood) – 7:45
  11. 'Goodbye Baby' (E. James) - 3:27 (2015 remix only)





  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "George Thorogood & the Destroyers - George Thorogood & the Destroyers,George Thorogood | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  2. ^ "CG: George Thorogood and the Destroyers". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  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 Delaware Destroyers". 
  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.