x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

George Thorogood and the Destroyers: 2010 South Michigan Avenue

One of rock's most expressive vocalists really rips into the material in these fun covers.

2010 South Michigan Avenue

(Capitol)

George Thorogood's career may have reached vintage status, but the 61-year-old performer still has the energy as he continues touring the globe with The Destroyers.

This album sees him take a step back and play other people's greatest hits for a change. Named after Chess Records' Chicago headquarters, 2010 South Michigan Avenue is a love letter to the classic rock label with covers of Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley.

Willie Dixon's Seventh Song is given a surprisingly punkish energy and Thorogood covers Chuck Berry's Let it Rock with rollicking abandon. Thorogood is one of rock's most expressive vocalists and through these fun covers he is given free rein to really rip into the material.