George Thorogood And The Destroyers – 2120 South Michigan Ave.

George Thorogood And The Destroyers – 2120 South Michigan Ave.

Released: 2011, Capitol Records

Rating: 4/5

If it ain’t broke why fix it?

This old saying rings true for George Thorogood. His music never alienates fans as he tends to stick to a set formula of songwriting. George rarely strays too far from his signature sound of Blues-based, guitar driven, straight forward Rock n Roll. It has served him well so why would he consider a change?

With that said. His new album 2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVE. is a collection of 13 tracks  in pure Thorogood style. While his last album; THE DIRTY DOZEN only contained 6 new songs this one tops those tracks by a mile. Those 6 new songs were good, especially “20 Dollar Gig” but this one just trumps it. The songs here are more rocking and memorable. He even has Buddy Guy helping him out for “Hi-Heel Sneakers” plus a couple tracks featuring Charlie Musselwhite. This combination is sure to spark the attention of every Blues fan out there. Upbeat and Rockin’ tracks such as “ Seventh Son”, “Chicago Bound” and my personal favorite; “Willie Dixon’s Gone” make this a disc that will appeal to many music fans. There is a little something for just about everyone.

After over 30 Years of touring and releasing albums George Thorogood shows no sign of slowing down. If anything he is getting better as time goes on. 2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVE. proves that he still has the passion for making great music.



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