Need a theme song to represent someone with an attitude?
"Da-duh-da-duh-da. Da-duh-da-duh-da. Bad to the bone."
Yeah, George Thorogood pretty much owns that particular niche of pop culture or just general barroom bad-boy-ishness. Just picture Arnold Schwarzenegger as the titular cyborg in "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" putting on some shades and taking off on a stolen motorcycle as the three-note guitar intro to Thorogood's signature hit fires up.
Thorogood, along with his appropriately named backing band the Destroyers, will return Tuesday to the Fox Theater in Bakersfield, a town the 67-year-old blues rock singer/ guitarist said has just the kind of attitude he himself brings.
“Bakersfield is, let’s face it, the real, true, original home of hardcore country music in America,” Thorogood said via phone interview. “That’s pretty much where it started. Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, people like that, really had a harder sound. It wasn’t as much of a commercial, polished sound that you get out of Nashville these days.