Maverick (George Thorogood and the Destroyers album)

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Studio album by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Released January 25, [1]1985
Recorded July 1984
Studio Dimension Sound, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Genre Blues rock, Boogie rock
Length 43:34
Label EMI America
Producer Terry Manning
George Thorogood & The Destroyers chronology
Bad to the Bone
(1982)Bad to the Bone1982
Singles from Maverick
  1. "Willie and the Hand Jive"
    Released: June, 1985
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Maverick is the sixth album by the band George Thorogood & The Destroyers. It was released in 1985, and was produced by Terry Manning.

The album included what have now become some of his best-known songs, including "I Drink Alone" and "Willie and the Hand Jive," the latter of which became Thorogood's only single to date to crack the Billboard Hot 100 charts.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gear Jammer" (George Thorogood) – 4:39
  2. "I Drink Alone" (Thorogood) – 4:35
  3. "Willie and the Hand Jive" (Johnny Otis) – 4:09
  4. "What a Price" (Fats Domino, Murphy Maddux^, Jack Jessup) – 2:48
  5. "Long Gone" (Thorogood) – 4:30
  6. "Dixie Fried" (Carl Perkins, Howard Griffin) – 3:46
  7. "Crawlin' King Snake" (John Lee Hooker) – 4:02
  8. "Memphis/Little Marie" (Chuck Berry) – 5:54
  9. "Woman with the Blues" (Thorogood) – 3:34
  10. "Go, Go, Go" (Berry) – 3:32
  11. "The Ballad of Maverick" (David Buttolph, Paul Francis Webster) – 2:05

^ Murphy Maddux is listed in the album credits as "M. Muddux"




External links[edit]


  1. ^ EMI America. "George Thorogood "Maverick" (retailer Sales Stats Advertisement)." Billboard 1 June 1985: 1. Web.
  2. ^ '80s Top 100 - T Retrieved 12-8-2013.