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Greatest Hits:30 Years Of Rock
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Wow it's been 30 years since George and his Destroyers first plugged in, turned up and took their rockin' blues on the path to stardom. This CD rounds up 16 key cuts: Move It On Over; Who Do You Love?; One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer; Willie & the Hand Jive; Bad to the Bone; I Drink Alone , plus live tracks, alternate takes and more rowdy rock 'n' roll!
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This has got George's best known songs on it as well as two great live cuts. Great all-American rock and roll. When I hear "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" I get goosebumps. I could've done without the remix of "Who Do You Love?", especially when you consider (as another reviewer pointed out) "Ride On Josephine" isn't on this, but that's seriously a minor quibble for the insane price I nabbed this for. I love it and I'm glad I've got in in the old music collection.
Maybe when I'm out of college and have some money to burn I'll get George's catalogue, but for now this greatest hits comp is a can't miss.
Thorogood is a true blues musician, every song, every lick inspired by the blues. He never strayed. In his music you hear the influence of greats like John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and Muddy Waters, but Thorogood plays it in his own energetic style. He won't be remembered as a great technician. SRV or Albert King could pick circles around him in their sleep. But he has created a distinct innovative modern blues style that hopefully will influence many others.
A must add that I just love the sound of that Gibson ES-125 with P-90s. It has a very distinctive sound that you just can't get with most other guitars, and that sound is a perfect complement to the blues as Lonesome George so beautifully demonstrates on all the songs on this CD.
The rest of the disc, however, may leave you wanting more unless your a hardcore GT fan. "Madison Blues", "If You Don't Start Drinkin'" and "Get a Haircut" are good fun, but Thorogood treats "Willie & the Hand Jive" like a throwaway and likewise goes through the motions on "You Talk to Much" and "American Made", the weakest song on the CD.
The back to back live tracks, "The Sky is Crying" and "Reelin & Rockin'" point out Thorogood's biggest weakness and best strength. His balls-to-the-wall approach, though heartfelt, hurts a song like "Sky" which requires more subtlety. "Reelin'" though, is the type of all out party song Thorogood excells at.
Devoted Thorogood fans will not be disappointed by this CD. Newbies to his music, however, may get lost once they get past his biggest hits.