George Thorogood Isn't Ready to Quit Making Albums
After releasing last year's 'The Dirty Dozen' with his longtime backing band the Destroyers, reports indicated blues rock guitarist George Thorogood was done making studio albums.
But it seems nobody told Thorogood that.
"No, I never made any plans like that ever," Thorogood tells Spinner prior to a show at Toronto's Massey Hall. "We plan on making another album right now as we speak. It has a certain concept but I can't really elaborate more on it because it's still very much in its infant stage. It might not materialize at all and then I would look foolish giving you information about something that's not going to happen."
"You prepare, I mean I've had many projects that I prepared for but just never came through," he continues. "That's just the way it goes, that's just the way this business is. And that's what we're doing now. It would be a different type of thing than what we've done in the past. When you're doing it you're going at it and the way things are now and the way the system is set up you don't know what could be coming next."
The latest album was a combination of new material with a half-dozen revamped favorites. Of the new tracks, Thorogood is particularly pleased with 'Drop Down Mama,' one of the songs blending in well in concert with warhorses like 'Bad to the Bone' and 'One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.'
"The band was playing it and I just went out and started singing these lyrics to it," he explains. "It was something they were playing already and I said, 'These lyrics fit with this arrangement you guys are playing.' So it gives us another song and it gives us something different. It's not a regular shuffle or a Chuck Berry-type of thing or Bo Diddley, which