George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Live At Rockpalast: Dortmund 1980

The „Satan of Slide“, as the international press calls George Thorogood because of his grand talent for the use of the bottle neck, is mixing urban blues, rock’n’roll and rythm & Blues and created a set with songs of well-known artists like Elmore James, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley or Chuck Berry. The critics agree that he is playing in the same league with Johnny Winter or Rory Gallagher. The band interrupted their US tour to fly over to Germany for this gig, so they were in perfect shape and raised the tension from the opener „House Of Blue Lights“ over the popular „One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer“ and the current hit single „Who Do You Love“ to the furious finale with Chuck Berry’s „Reelin‘ And Rockin“. The DVD+2CD digi contains many photos and professional liner-notes and is a sought-after part of our popular Rockpalast series. Rockpalast is a production of WDR Germany.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Live At Rockpalast: Dortmund 1980

That was not what George Thorogood & The Destroyers expected from their Rockpalast show on 26th November 1980 at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund. Starting with the third song of the concert, the Willie Dixon tune I’m Wanted, the audience – having been rather reserved at first – was asked by the American singer and guitarist to participate. The space in front of the stage was empty, so Thorogood wanted to motivate the crowd to get up and dance. Some fans followed his invitation, so that at the end of the regular show there was quite a party. With the encore then the whole thing went a little astray, when our sax player Hank Carter announced in broken German that we would like to see more dancers. But when Carter said: ,Kommen Sie hierher, kommen Sie!’ the people thought they should get on the stage., Thorogood smirks about this small misunderstanding. There was quite a scramble between the musicians ending in a chaotic but peaceful stage happening. It wasn’t exactly what we were looking for, but we went with it and had a great time! George Thorogood & The Destroyers were founded 1973 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. The Satan of Slide, as the adept guitarist was called by the international press because of his superb skills with the bottleneck, mixes urban blues, rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm & blues in his play. He developed a program with songs of prestigious role models like Elmore James, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley or Chuck Berry. If you want to hear a slide guitar as it was intended by its inventor, with Thorogood you are on the right track, an American critic certified, and his colleagues agreed that Thorogood needs to be mentioned in the same breath with Johnny Winter or Rory Gallagher.

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George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Live At Rockpalast: Dortmund 1980

Format: 2-CD + DVD
Label: MIG Music
Release: 24 February 2017

Tracklist:

CD1

House Of Blue Lights 04:42
Kids From Philly 03:15
I’m Wanted 05:42
Cocain Blues 03:06
House Rent Blues/One Scotch , One Bourbon, One Beer 10:02
It Wasn`t Me 07:32
Madison Blues 06:32

CD2

Goodbye Baby (Can’t Say Goodbye) 05:00
New Hawaiian Boogie 05:04
Can’t Stop Lovin’ 04:59
Who Do You Love 05:47
Bottom Of The Sea 03:28
Night Time 05:23
No Particular Place To Go 06:04
Reelin’ And Rockin’ 07:25

DVD

House Of Blue Lights 04:42
Kids From Philly 03:15
I’m Wanted 05:42
Cocaine Blues 03:06
House Rent Blues/One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer 10:02
It Wasn`t Me 07:32
Madison Blues 06:32
Goodbye Baby (Can’t Say Goodbye) 05:00
New Hawaiian Boogie 05:04
Can’t Stop Lovin’ 04:59
Who Do You Love 05:47
Bottom Of The Sea 03:28
Night Time 05:23
No Particular Place To Go 06:04
Reelin’ And Rockin’ 07:25

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