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George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Beeindruckt von einem Konzert von John Hammond, kam George Thorogood (*31. 12. 1952, Wilmington) zur Musik und gründete 1973 mit Bill Blough (b), Jeff Simon (dr) und Ron Smith (g) The Destroyers, die erdigen, eckigen und herzhaft-authentischen Bluesrock spielten.

Thorogoods Vorbilder waren Elmore James, John Lee Hooker und Chuck Berry, von denen er viele Titel in sein Repertoire aufnahm. -Der Satan of Slide- (Musik Express) war fasziniert von der Direktheit des Urban-Blues und dem Tempo des Rhythm & Blues, und bald genoß er als Gitarrist den gleichen Ruf wie Johnny Winter und Rory Gallagher.

Der Kritiker John Stretton schrieb: Wer seine Slide-Gitarre genau so hören möchte, wie sie der Erfinder einzusetzen gedachte, der liegt bei Thorogood richtig.  

 

Volle Dröhnung aus Rhythm und noch mehr Blues

1979 verkauften die Destroyers von ihrer zweiten LP MovE IT ON OVER (US #43) über 500000 Exemplare und konnten sich mit 'Who Do You Love' (US #94) in den Charts plazieren. Thorogood & Co. lehnten es jahrelang ab, in größeren Hallen zu spielen. Sie benötigten den intimen Rahmen, um die -volle Dröhnung aus Rhythm und noch mehr Blues- (Zeit) anbringen zu können.

Die LP MOVE IT ON OVER wurde ohne Ron Smith eingespielt, der die Band verlassen hatte und später im Umfeld von Maze und Tiggy Clay auftauchte. Als vierter Mann war statt dessen der Per-kussionist Uncle Meat Pennington dabei, der seinerseits 1980 dem Saxophonisten Hank 'Hurricane' Carter Platz machte. 1979 erschien die LP EVEN BETTER THAN THE REST (US #65) mit alten Aufnahmen.

An denen neben Thorogood und Simon der Bassist Michael Levine, Ex-Uttimate Spinach, beteiligt war.  

 

Bad To The Bone

Das neue Jahrzehnt begann für die -kompakte Band- (Crash), wie das alte geendet hatte: Die Destroyers verkauften von MORE GEORGE THOROGOOD (US #72) und BAD To THE BONE (US #43) respektable Auflagen und waren ununterbrochen unterwegs.

1981 traten sie erfolgreich im Vorprogramm der Rolling Stones auf. Einem Remake von 'Willie And The Hand Jive' (US #63) von Johnny Otis verdankte Thorogood im Sommer 1985 endlich wieder einen Top-75-Hit, der aus dem Album MAVERICK (US #32) ausgekoppelt wurde.

Auf dieser LP verstärkte der Gitarrist Steve Crismar die Destroyers. Zugeständnisse an Popaktualitäten waren bei Thorogood und seinem zeitlo-sen Rock'n'Roll die Ausnahme. Saxophon, Bläsersätze und Bottleneck-Gitarre markierten die Akzente (Musik Express). Sowohl auf dem Mitschnitt LIVE (US #33) vom Sommer 1986.

Als auch bei der in Memphis aufgenommenen 87er-Produktion BORN To BE BAD (US #32).  

 

Unprätentiöse Bluesrock

-Der unprätentiöse Bluesrock- (Hifi Vision) verfehlte bei Auftritten auch weiterhin nicht seine Wirkung. Die Plattenumsätze gingen allerdings in den 90er Jahren stark zurück.

1991 / 92 beendeten BOOGIE PEOPLE (US #77) und der Sampler THE BADDEST OF THE BAD (US #100) Thorogoods Chartskarriere. Er blieb jedoch eine konstante Größe in der Rockszene, der sein Publikum selten enttäuschte.

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Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock (CD) George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock (CD) Art-Nr.: CD984302

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(Capitol) 16 tracks (77:35) 16 page booklet - contains two previously unreleased tracks, an alternative version and a re-mix plus personal comments on all the songs by George himself.
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Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas '95 (CD) George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas '95 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDECHO2045

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(2015/Echoes) 12 Tracks - Famous and historic radio performance from The Las Vegas Aladdin Theater, August 14, 1995! These recordings transport a fantastic live atmosphere! MM/Bear Family Records
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2120 South Michigan Avenue (2-LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.) George Thorogood & The Destroyers: 2120 South Michigan Avenue (2-LP, 180g Vinyl,... Art-Nr.: LP93381

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(2011/Capitol) 14 Tracks - Deluxe gatefold cover, limited edition! Contains exclusive vinyl bonus track 'Sweet Little Rock And Roller'! Featuring BUDDY GUY and CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE!
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Boogie Chillin' - The El Mocambo Broadcast 1978 (2-LP) George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Boogie Chillin' - The El Mocambo Broadcast 1978... Art-Nr.: LPPARA072

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(2017/Parachute Recording Company) 8 Tracks - Deluxe gatefold cover - The concert featured here comes from a CBC FM Radio Broadcast performed by the Destroyers in July 1978, at the famous El Mocambo in Toronto, Canada. Featuring cuts...
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Live At Rockpalast - Dortmund (2-CD & DVD) George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Live At Rockpalast - Dortmund (2-CD & DVD) Art-Nr.: CDMIG90722

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(2017/MIG-music) 30 tracks
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Ride 'til I Die - The Hard Stuff (2-CD) George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Ride 'til I Die - The Hard Stuff (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDEDG514

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(2013 'Eagle', 28 tracks, 2-CD
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George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers (CD) George Thorogood & The Destroyers: George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers (CD) Art-Nr.: CDROU3743

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(2015/Rounder) 9 tracks. Archive release from the rock guitarist. The 'first take' of the band's debut album featuring Thorogood's original trio - Thorogood on vocals, electric guitar, harmonica, Ron Smith on guitar and Jeff Simon on...
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Boogie People (CD Longbox, Cut-Out) George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Boogie People (CD Longbox, Cut-Out) Art-Nr.: CDCDP92514

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(1991/EMI America) 10 Tracks (39:41)
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Anthology (2-CD) George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Anthology (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDCAP27573

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(2000/Capitol) 30 tracks - Multi-Label Collection with 30 power tracks spanning 30 years Bad To The Bone !
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(2013/Capitol) 11 tracks
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Live At Montreux 2013 George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Live At Montreux 2013 Art-Nr.: DVDEAG306639

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(2013 'Eagle') Region code 1 !!!!
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(2013 'Eagle') 11 tracks
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Move It On Over George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Move It On Over Art-Nr.: LPROU9177

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2013 'Rounder'. Their 1978er album
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​2013 'Rounder' 40:49/10. Their 1978 album.
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​2013 'Rounder', 46:59/10. Their 1977 debut
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Two tracks written by producer Tom Hambridge. The remainders are classics from the Chess blues, and r&r catalog - re-arranged by Thorogood. GEORGE THOROGOOD - gtr/voc, JIM SUHLER - gtr, BUDDY LEACH - saxes, BILL BLOUGH - bass, JEFF SIMON...
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Live In Boston, 1982 George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Live In Boston, 1982 Art-Nr.: CDROU3285

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Only recently discovered professional live recordings- This show was recorded when the Destroyers were at the peak of their creativity. Superb show. Highly recommended. GEORGE THOROGOOD -gtr/voc, HANK CARTER - ten, BILL BLOUGH -bass,...
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Live In '99 George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Live In '99 Art-Nr.: DVD88309

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88 mns Recorded live at the Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO, June 6, 1999. Code free
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10 Great Songs George Thorogood & The Destroyers: 10 Great Songs Art-Nr.: CDCAP9449

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(1982-1993 'Capitol') (44:58/10)
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Essential Recordings George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Essential Recordings Art-Nr.: CDROU3271

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'Best Of' compilation from the catalog of the largest independant record company in the US.
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The Dirty Dozen George Thorogood & The Destroyers: The Dirty Dozen Art-Nr.: CDCAP84082

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(1982-2009) (49:11/12)
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I Drink Alone - Bad To The Bone 7inch, 45rpm George Thorogood & The Destroyers: I Drink Alone - Bad To The Bone 7inch, 45rpm Art-Nr.: EMI57762

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Bad To The Bone - 25 Anniversary Edition George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Bad To The Bone - 25 Anniversary Edition Art-Nr.: CDEMI23502

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(1982 'Capitol') (75:47/17)
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The Hard Stuff George & The Destroyers Thorogood: The Hard Stuff Art-Nr.: CDEAG325

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One of his bluesiest efforts in years. Originals and covers by Howlin' Wolf, Fats Domino, Jimmy Reed, Johnny Shines, Hound Dog Taylor, and John Lee Hooker. GEORGE THOROGOOD - gtrs/voc, JIM SUHLER - gtr, BUDDY LEACH - sax, BILL BLOUGH -...
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30th Aniversary Tour: Live In Europe George Thorogood & The Destroyers: 30th Aniversary Tour: Live In Europe Art-Nr.: CDEAG286

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(2004 'Eagle') (73:53/13) Recorded live at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, May 03, 2004' - Seit 1973 steht Thorogood auf der Bühne und hat in den dreißig Jahren kaum etwas von seiner Faszinaton verloren. Hier liefert er uns...
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Haircut George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Haircut Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD573

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(1993 'EMI') (43:19/10)
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Maverick George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Maverick Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD223

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(1985 'EMI') (43:41/11)
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Born To Be Bad George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Born To Be Bad Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD224

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(1988 'EMI Records') (39:13/10)
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More (cut-out) George Thorogood & The Destroyers: More (cut-out) Art-Nr.: ROU3045

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(1980) Rounder
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I'm Wanted George Thorogood & The Destroyers: I'm Wanted Art-Nr.: CDROU3045

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(1980 'Rounder') (35:11/10) Sein drittes Rounder-Album.
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​2013 'Rounder', 10 tracks. Their 1976 debut.
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