Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock CD (2004)

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George Thorogood & The Destroyers have delivered 30 years of pure rockin’ and rollin’ with absolute respect to the masters who came before them and the fans in front of them. The 16-song, 78-minute compilation features their biggest tracks, “Bad To The Bone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “You Talk Too Much,” “If You Don’t Start Drinking (I’m Gonna Leave),” and 11 others. The album also debuts an unreleased version of “Rockin’ My Life Away,” a track that had originally been cut in February 1993 for the Haircut sessions, recorded by Terry Manning and produced by Terry & the band, at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, The Bahamas.


Label Capitol Records
SKU 61004464
UPC 724359843025
UPC 14 00724359843025
Format CD
Release Date 5/18/2004
Author George Thorogood
Associated Artist/Work Destroyers
Artist Influence Albert King
Artist Influence Bo Diddley
Artist Influence Buddy Guy
Artist Influence Chuck Berry
Artist Influence Elmore James
Artist Influence Freddie King
Artist Influence Hound Dog Taylor
Artist Influence Howlin' Wolf
Artist Influence Jimmy Reed
Artist Influence John Lee Hooker
Artist Influence Johnny Winter
Artist Influence Muddy Waters
Artist Influence T-Bone Walker
Artist Influence The Rolling Stones
Artist Influence Willie Dixon
Artist Contemporary AC/DC
Artist Contemporary Aerosmith
Artist Contemporary Albert Collins
Artist Contemporary Anson Funderburgh
Artist Contemporary Big Twist & the Mellow Fellows
Artist Contemporary Bob Seger
Artist Contemporary Brownsville Station
Artist Contemporary Cub Koda
Artist Contemporary Dave Edmunds
Artist Contemporary Evan Johns
Artist Contemporary J. Geils Band
Artist Contemporary Omar & the Howlers
Artist Contemporary Otis Rush
Artist Contemporary Robert Cray
Artist Contemporary Stevie Ray Vaughan
Artist Contemporary Stray Cats
Artist Contemporary The Allman Brothers Band
Artist Contemporary The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Artist Contemporary Vaughan Brothers
Artist Contemporary ZZ Top
Artist Follower Jonny Lang
Artist Follower Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Artist Follower Monster Mike Welch
Artist Follower Tedeschi Trucks Band
Technical Info
Producer George Thorogood; The Delaware Destroyers; John Nagy; Ken Irwin; Terry Manning; Kevin Flaherty (Compilation)
CatalogID 5984302
Lable Name Capitol
Released 05/17/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 77m : 24s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724359843025
Album Notes and Credits
George Thorogood (Vocals/Guitar): George Thorogood (vocals, guitar).
Audio Remixer: Tom Rothrock.
Liner Note Author: Joel Selvin.
Recording information: Cincinnati Gardens, OH (??/1970-02/1993).
Author: George Thorogood .
Photographer: Henry Diltz.
If George Thorogood did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. With his Delaware Destroyers by his side, Thorogood spent the 1970s, '80s, and '90s cutting through all pretense and pomposity with a raw, rootsy, bare-bones style steeped in traditional blues, R&B, and early rock & roll. His gravelly vocals, power-tool slide guitar, and no-frills bar-band aesthetic have endeared him to fans of honest, good-time music for decades, as documented on this hits package.
30 YEARS OF ROCK is like a walk through through American musical history, as Thorogood makes his way through the songs of such roots legends as Hank Williams (a rocked-up version of "Move It on Over," a proto-rockabilly song to begin with), Elmore James (the blistering slow blues "The Sky Is Crying," predating Stevie Ray Vaughan's version), Bo Diddley (a tough, pounding "Who Do You Love?"), and more. Thorogood's own songs are on offer as well, most notably the Muddy Waters-like jukebox staple "Bad to the Bone" and the humorous "I Drink Alone." Hoist a bottle of (domestic) beer in celebration of George Thorogood's 30 YEARS OF ROCK.
Artist Overview
Rock & roll rarely gets nastier and dirtier than George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Steeped in the bar-band verities, these Delaware road dogs hit it big in the '80s with the ubiquitous "Bad to the Bone." Any number of their blues-drenched rockers could serve as the perfect soundtrack to a barroom brawl.
Disc 1
1 Madison Blues
2 One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
3 Move It on Over
4 Who Do You Love?
5 Bad to the Bone
6 I Drink Alone
7 Gear Jammer
8 Willie and the Hand Jive
9 Sky Is Crying, The - (live, Live)
10 Reelin' & Rockin' - (live, Live)
11 You Talk Too Much
12 If You Don't Start Drinkin' (I'm Gonna Leave)
13 Get a Haircut
14 Rockin' My Life Away - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
15 American Made
16 Who Do You Love - (Rothrock Remix 2004, Rothrock 2004 remix, previously unreleased)
Product Attributes
Artist Thorogood,George
Label Capitol Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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