- Released: November 10, 2003
- Label: Rounder / Umgd
- 1.You Got To Lose
- 2.Madison Blues
- 3.One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
- 4.Kind Hearted Woman
- 5.Can't Stop Lovin'
- 6.Ride On Josephine
- 7.Homesick Boy
- 8.John Hardy
- 9.I'll Change My Style
- 10.Delaware Slide
This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
Personnel: George Thorogood (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars); Billy Blough (bass); Jeff Simon (drums); Uncle Meat Pennington (tambourine, maracas).
Recorded at Dimension Sound Studios, Boston, Massachussets.
Personnel: George Thorogood (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica); Ronald Smith , Ron Smith (guitar); Jeff Simon (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Terry Manning.
Recording information: Dimension Sound, Jamaican Plain, Boston, MA.
Photographer: Henry Horenstein.
Arranger: George Thorogood .
Blues flash George Thorogood's first album is a low-budget, no frills affair that, for whatever reason, sounds pretty much like his '80s major label hits, which is a tribute to the consistency of his musical vision. Although he's no Eric Clapton, Thorogood's a pretty good guitarist, though he's not much more than just an okay singer.
But that doesn't really matter, because this is the blues as garage band party music. It's designed to be cranked out a top volume at some place where beer is plentiful, and subtlety or deep feeling would be more or less extraneous. Thorogood does, however, have excellent taste in covers; here he has infectious rowdy fun with songs by Elmore James, Bo Diddley, and John Lee Hooker, whose "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" he more or less appropriated as a theme song.