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GEORGE THOROGOOD has a theory. “In any field, especially the arts, there are always two things—‘genius’ and ‘very clever.’ There’s no in-between. You’re either a genius or very clever. I’m going to throw out two names at you. John Lennon--genius, right? And Mick Jagger? Very clever. See what I’m saying? I’ll give you another ... Read more in Amazon's George Thorogood & The Destroyers Store

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  • Audio CD (18 Aug 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B00000031Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,779 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. You Got To Lose 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Madison Blues 4:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer 8:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Kind Hearted Woman 4:220.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Can't Stop Lovin' 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Ride On Josephine 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Homesick Boy 3:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. John Hardy 3:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I'll Change My Style 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Delaware Slide 7:540.79  Buy MP3 

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Discover Geo. Thorogood 4 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
I have owned this album since it was available only on vinyl, and it's about worn out now.
Geo. Thorogood's delivery is a shock to the system on first acquaintance; hard, driving, clear, vibrant and exciting in its rawness.
This is rock'n'roll beyond the likes of the Rolling Stones,tight and disciplined, it is brash and loud and always inimitably Geo. Thorogood, but always different.
'One bourbon, one scotch, one beer' is the only track to disappoint, and then only after several listenings - it does go on a little.
Never less than superb, this album was my introduction to Geo. Thorogood and the Destroyers and it's hard to beat.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw blues 25 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
This is George Thorogoods debut album from 1977 and as a demonstration of the joys of the blues combined with driving rock its rarely been bettered.
The band is mainly just drums (Jeff Simon), bass (Billy Blough) and George on guitar, mainly played in the classic Elmore James bottleneck style.

The songs all drive along with the exception of the lovely accoustic blues of "Kind Hearted Women". The Amazon reviewer is a little unkind in saying George isn't a great guitarist or vocalist. Listen to this track and everything George does contradicts this opinion. Theres great feeling in his playing and his impassioned vocals, including impressive falsetto may not technically be the best, but pure technical ability has never been an ability required in blues for some of the finest performances.

My favourite track is the brilliant, and lengthly cover of John Lee Hookers "One Scotch One Bourbon one Beer". Again performed with passion and a song that tells a story as well. I never get tired of listening to this album.

You should buy this ahead of any of his more polished 80's album. This is raw and all the better for it.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Third Rate Blues Pastiche 4 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD
I had a colleague who used to go on about this album. I could not believe how lame it was when I eventually heard it. Come on Muddy Waters worst albums are ten times better than this.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic 24 April 2002
By apeterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is like the best bar band you've ever heard. People who talk smack about George Thorogood are really missing the point. By playing such cranked-up versions of their music, he has undoubtedly introduced more people to Bo Diddley, Cuck Berry, Elmore James, and John Lee Hooker than any PBS documentary ever will.

If you want to collect Thorogood, his first two albums (this one and _Move It On Over_, both released by Rounder) are his best. He sold more copies later when he switched to EMI, but the records just aren't as consistent or fun. An unfortunate consequence of the label change is that both of the compilations put out by EMI miss out on classic material from the first two records, stuff like "Ride on Josephine", "You Got to Lose", and "It Wasn't Me".
also recommended: the 1986 _Live_ set
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The historical context!! 25 April 2001
By Dr.D.Treharne - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Way back then, having sought out the (very difficult to find in the UK) originals and tried to reconcile them what was going on in electric blues at the time I was told I should listen to George Thoroughgood - equally difficult to find! This album was everything that I wanted it to be, high energy, raw and considering how long it took to record, amazing quality.No matter that it had only two George Thoroughgood written tracks, it transformed some of the other tunes into something I could relate to. Thus Bo Diddleys "Ride on Josephine" and Earl Hookers "You got to lose" were headed in a direction that I could understand. 24 years later I still get the buzz that I had then when I put it. Surely that's the test of a great album? All that I need now is for someone to re-release "Rockin all Night" by Little Jimmy and Brothers of the Night the next album that the friend who introduced me to George Thoroughgood suggested that I try. It'd be great to listen to that and enjoy it all over again. Meantime,this one passes the test of time!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great from start to finish 28 Nov 2011
By Starhead - Published on Amazon.com
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These early Rounder recordings are great... the best stuff he ever did. He became a bit of a joke later on but back then this guy was just straight up one of the best players in town and had great taste in material. His own writing never matched the work he did covering the songs he loved. You need this one and Move It On Over for sure...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent bluesy rock and roll 30 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What critics of George Thorogood and similar musicians fail to realize or acknowledge is that he has helped introduce people to the blues and roots rock and roll. It's not his fault that these original masters like Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, etc. have been ignored or underappreciated for their contributions. After listening to Thorogood myself, I was more inclined to investigate and listen to those great original masters of the genre. In this way, Thorogood has done these artists a service by bringing their music to the forefront. He has also acknowledged their contributions publicly. Those who level criticism against Thorogood must then be critical of any white artist who derives influence from the blues or black American music. Anyway, the album is one of Thorogood and the Destroyers' more varied releases.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lomesome George is 16 Jan 2000
By the1jake - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album is the epitomy of every single guy growing up. It simply rocks. I can still recall the first time I heard "Move it on Over" (yes I know, 2nd album), I was hanging out with some of my buddies in high school cruising around. (I was sixteen at the time) The guy who owned the car pops in an eight-track of this Thorogood guy and the rest is history.
As George so eloquently stated. You don't eat filet mignon all the time, some times it's good to have a really good burger.
To this day, One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer remains one of my favorite songs. Besides, isn't this type of music what rock & roll is all about?
Simply put, this music Rocks and it Rolls!
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