Coincidentally or intentionally, the thirty-fifth anniversary of George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ most popular song and album, August 1982’s Bad to the Bone, falls on the release of Thorogood’s earthy roots-and-branches new album Party of One . As you will hear below, George Thorogood never ceases to surprise in casual conversation, with an unguarded frankness that is refreshing in today’s “spin doctor Special Olympics”. For instance, I have interviewed literally hundreds of the greatest rock musicians, but George Thorogood is the only one who told me that he was planning to be a professional comedian, not a musician. And at the time of that 1978 second release Move It on Over , George actually delayed his tour because he was playing professional baseball, albeit an abbreviated season. But when he finally took his three-piece outfit on the road that year, nobody tore it up live on stage better than this guy, and Thorogood proved it time and again, most successfully in the studio with 1982’s Bad to the Bone.