George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Live At Rockpalast: Dortmund 1980 (2CD+DVD) - 168 MINUTES
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!" <br&><br&>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.