Courtesy EverettPost.com

George Thorogood and the Destroyers are known for recording memorable versions of other artists’ tunes, but frontman George Thorogood has written plenty of memorable songs as well. It’s those originals that are the focus of a new compilation titled, aptly, The Original George Thorogood, that’s due out April 15.

The album, which you can pre-order now, will be available on CD, via digital formats, and as a two-LP vinyl set, including a standard black-vinyl version and a limited-edition translucent-orange-vinyl collection.

The CD and digital versions of The Original George Thorogood feature 14 tracks, while the vinyl editions boast 11 songs. All versions include such classic Thorogood tunes as “Bad to the Bone,” “I Drink Alone,” “Born to Be Bad,” “If You Don’t Start Drinkin’ (I’m Gonna Leave)” and “You Talk Too Much,” as well as the previously unreleased track “Back in the U.S.A.”

“It’s easy to write a song, difficult to write a good song, and even harder to write a great song,” says Thorogood. “It strikes home that I have the ability to write some pretty great songs, and there’s a real sense of achievement to that.”

George adds about the compilation, “We’ve been playing a lot of these songs for a long time, and some haven’t been performed live at all. I hope fans are surprised by the ones they’ve never heard before.”

This year, Thorogood and the Destroyers launched the Good to Be Bad: 45 Years of Rock Tour, which resumes on April 29 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The band also will be supporting Sammy Hagar & the Circle on the Crazy Times! trek, which includes a variety of dates in June, August and September. Check out a full list of shows at GeorgeThorogood.com.

Here’s The Original George Thorogood’s full track list:

“Bad to the Bone”
“I Drink Alone”
“Gear Jammer”
“Born to Be Bad”
“If You Don’t Start Drinkin’ (I’m Gonna Leave)”
“Back in the U.S.A.”*
“Rock and Roll Man”
“You Talk Too Much”
“Miss Luann”
“Back to Wentzville”**
“Rock and Roll Christmas”
“Oklahoma Sweetheart”
“Woman with the Blues”**
“I Really Like Girls”**

* = previously unreleased
** = on CD and digital versions only.

Spin.com

Written by: Daniel Kohn

The powers-that-be did their best to prevent this year’s Major League Baseball season from happening, but, alas, we’re back. By we, I mean the annual SPIN baseball preview. READ MORE

 

Congratulations to the Boogie People Fan of the Month for April 2022 Mike P! Learn more about Mike below!

Mike Picchioldi 

Where are you from?: Edwardsville, IL

How many years have you been a fan?: I started listening to George when the album Move It On Over came out in 1978

What is your favorite George Thorogood song: Gear Jammer

How many times have you seen George Thorogood live? Around a dozen times, but my favorite show was in 1985 at the Illinois State Fair grandstand.

What’s one thing that sets you apart from other George Thorogood fans?: Everyone knows Bad to the Bone and sings along, but can they sing along to Madison Blues or Bottom of the Sea? I can!

Want a chance to be featured as the Boogie People Fan of the Month? Join NOW!

Congratulations to the Boogie People Fan of the Month for March 2022 Mike J! Learn more about Mike below!

Mike J FOTM 

Where are you from?: Downington, PA

How many years have you been a fan?: 39 years

What is your favorite George Thorogood song: Rock Party

How many times have you seen George Thorogood live? More than 10! Favorite show was at Stabler Arena in Allentown Pa when I was 21. And just got to recently see George at the OC Bike Fest last week. Absolutely amazing as usual. George continues to totally Rock!

What’s one thing that sets you apart from other George Thorogood fans?: George was my wife and I's first date...we have been married for 35 years! We have seen George so many times, have taken all of our kids to see George many times. Have been Blessed to meet George on three occasions and am amazed how he was so down to Earth and took the time to talk to me about his life and music. Best exp. of my life every time! Best artist ever!!! I really can't listen to anyone else! Absolutely just can't get enough! Thank you.

Want a chance to be featured as the Boogie People Fan of the Month? Join NOW!

Cron Job Starts