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Thorogood’s band made their triumphant return to Boston’s Bradford Ballroom on November 23 1982, with this 27 song blistering set — captured by Guy Charbonneau, in his Le Mobile remote recording truck.

By Henry Yates (Classic Rock)

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George Thorogood’s ode to brawlin’ and heart breakin’ Bad To The Bone was inspired by The Rolling Stones and almost recorded by Bo Diddley. Surprisingly, it was never a big hit.

In the summer of 1981, a white bluesman called George Thorogood, from Delaware, watched a Rolling Stones concert from the wings, and asked himself what they had that he didn’t. 

Thorogood and his band – at that time drummer Jeff Simon and bassist Bill Blough – had enjoyed sufficient success with their debut album to be invited to open for the Stones on that US tour. Unfortunately, Thorogood’s schoolboy fantasy was being soured by the muted audience reaction to his set of blues standards. 

Congratulations to the Boogie People Fan of the Month for November 2020, Daniel S! Learn more about Daniel below!

Dan Shantler

 

Where are you from?: North Tonawanda NY

How many years have you been a fan?: Since 1981

What is your favorite George Thorogood song: Ride on Josephine

How many times have you seen George Thorogood live? What was your favorite show?: 20X

What’s one thing that sets you apart from other George Thorogood fans?: I have met George a couple of times and we talk baseball, not music. We share the love of Stan Musial and I can answer his question on who was the Fordham Flash.

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Courtesy Spencer Kaufman @ Consequence of Sound

George Thorogood and The Destroyers have been going strong for more than 40 years. And they’re going back nearly that long for a new deluxe reissue of the album Live in Boston, 1982. In advance of the release, Thorogood is teaming up with Consequence of Sound to premiere a visualizer for the deluxe edition’s previously unreleased live version of his signature tune, “Bad to the Bone”.

The deluxe edition, dubbed Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert, adds 12 previously unreleased songs to the original 2010 release, for a total of 27 tracks. The reissue will be available as a 4-LP 180-gram vinyl set; a 2-CD edition; and digitally beginning December 4th via Craft Recordings. A red marble vinyl release will be made available exclusively for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 27th, and limited to 1,000 copies.

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