With a handful of classic rock radio hits, many just as well received on blues music channels, veteran rocker George Thorogood and his Destroyers blew the roof off the historic Charleston Music Hall Friday (Oct 4th) night as they brought their Good To Be Bad tour to the holy city. 45 years into a storied career, the 69 year old noted guitar slinger proved he still has the chops and the fan base to fill a venue.
Extended versions of a dozen of his classics were enough to fill 90 minutes, and leave the near sell out crowd fully satisfied. Thorogood established the mood right away with one of his anthems as 'Rock Party' set the tone for a TGIF celebration at the music hall. He followed with the first of three incredible covers from the 1950's with Bo Diddley's 'Who Do You Love' getting the crowd on their feet.
Just settling in Thorogood welcomed the crowd to what he called a Friday night blues and hootenanny party. He promised the crowd he was going to get dirty, he wasn't going to get loud, and hell yeah he was going to get bad. George delivered on all three accounts, as he segued into 'Shot Down', made popular by early punk rockers The Sonics. He followed that with 'Night Time' off his 1980 release 'More George Thorogood and the Destroyers' aka 'I'm Wanted'.