George Thorogood and The Destroyers' “Live in Boston, 1982” is being re released and expanded to include the full show, including spoken intros, for Record Store Day on Black Friday November 27th 2020.
The album includes 12 previously unreleased tracks and has also been remastered.
Included in the unreleased tracks some of George and The Destroyers' biggest hits like “Bad To The Bone,” and “Who Do You Love?."
Thorogood and the band had moved from their home of Delaware to Boston in the late 70′s to be closer to the headquarters of their label Rounder Records.
The album’s press release recounts what was happening for the band in those days “By the fall of 1982, the blues rockers were fast-rising stars on a national level. Just one year prior, they scored a supporting slot on The Rolling Stones' tour, while that October, they appeared on Saturday Night Live, promoting their fifth studio album, Bad to the Bone. As the busy year came to a close, the album’s hard-driving title track—which would become one of Thorogood’s most iconic songs—was getting steady airplay on the radio and its video was a mainstay on the burgeoning MTV.”
With that as the back drop George Thorogood and The Destroyers returned to their adopted hometown of Boston for a show where they pulled out all the stops.
“Full of energy, power, and focus, Thorogood and The Destroyers played a blistering set .”
George describes it himself like this “1982 was an absolute high-water mark for us. Everything was going our way and it shows in this recording from the Bradford Ballroom. This is George Thorogood and The Destroyers at our best!”
Below you can check out “Bad To The Bone” from the album as well as a trailer for the album and the newly expanded track listing too.
Tracklist - Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert (2-CD Set)
1. House of Blue Lights
2. Kids from Philly
3. Who Do You Love?*
4. I’m Wanted
5. Cocaine Blues*
6. One Way Ticket
7. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
8. As the Years Go Passing By
9. Spoken Introduction: The Dance Floor*
10. It Wasn’t Me
11. Bottom of the Sea*
12. Night Time*
13. New Boogie Chillun'
1. I’ll Change My Style*
2. Miss Luann
3. Madison Blues*
4. The Sky Is Crying*
5. I Can’t Stop Lovin'
6. Spoken Introduction: Audience Participation*
7. Same Thing*
8. Bad to the Bone*
9. Move It on Over
10. Wild Weekend
11. Nobody but Me
12. No Particular Place to Go*
13. Ride on Josephine*
14. Reelin' and Rockin'*
* Previously unreleased