George Thorogood Talks New Live Album, Early Influences, And More | 102.5 WDVE
Chad Tyson 102.5 WDVE
Had a great conversation with George Thorogood today!
He called in to chat about the new George Thorogood and The Destroyers album "LIVE IN BOSTON, 1982 - The Complete Concert," which is out now. The album title probably sounds familiar...that's because highlights from the November '82 concert at the Bradford Ballroom have been released before, but this is the entire show!
There are 24 songs on the new album (12 of which are previously unreleased), it clocks in at about 2 and half hours, and I would honestly rank as one of the best live albums of all time.
We also talked about his early influences, life during the pandemic, returning to touring, and much more.
George Thorogood's Live In Boston 1982 is one of the great live albums... and now it's even bigger
BOSTON GLOBE REVIEW
- James Sullivan Boston Globe, 12/7/20“The crowd is roaring at full volume even before the band takes the stage. The new 4-LP expanded version of George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ ultra-rowdy Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert is a bittersweet reminder of just how much the live local music scene of the past half-century or so has made this town go, go, go. For the music fanatic in your life this shut-down Christmas, there’s a lot more holiday cheer where Thorogood’s marathon house-wrecking set...came from.”
Still Bad to the Bone | SPIN
Written By Jason Stahl
George Thorogood has made a living performing other musician’s songs. He’s performed them so damn well we all think he’s the original artist. His self-described journey of “starting from the bottom and clawing to the middle” began once he got the heck out of Delaware. As he sang in “Bottom of the Sea,” Thorogood has “been all around the world.” He traveled cross-country for a shot at being in John Lee Hooker’s band becoming a street performer along the way. He lived in Boston. Has been performing in New Zealand and Australia and Europe for decades. He currently lives in Southern California. READ MORE