Thirty years after the release of their debut Rounder album, George Thorogood and the Destroyers carry on as one of America's most exciting and successful roots rock bands, offering a mix of classic and original rock and blues songs that continues to strike a chord with their legion of fans. As George says on the soon-to-be released Live in Boston, 1982 album, "We're gonna do some old things tonight, we're gonna do some new things, and we're gonna do some very, very BAD things. We're gonna try to play some rhythm and blues for ya'll tonight, some country western and some rock and roll." In George's hands, it's a formula that never grows old.
George's Rounder albums, which include the hits "Who Do You Love?" and "Move it On Over," remain highlights of his catalogue. Cut live in the studio, the gritty and raw sound of these albums signaled a welcome return to basics, during a time when rock music had become increasingly removed from its roots. George honored the music of heroes such as John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Hank Williams and Bo Diddley with high energy performances that sound as fresh today as when they were first released.
The rise of George Thorogood and the Destroyers coincided with Rounder's emergence as America's most enduring roots label. They are among the true stars on the Rounder roster.