(1997) Rockin' My Life Away

George Thorogood

... read moreROCKIN' MY LIFE AWAY was the first George Thorogood album in years to be produced by someone other than Terry Manning, who's replaced here by guitar hero Waddy Wachtel. It's an oddly schizophrenic affair. About half of the album features the Destroyers in their typical mode, derived as much from...

44′:43″ 12 Songs

1
Get Back Into Rockin'
George Thorogood
4:16
2
Trouble Everyday
George Thorogood
4:16
3
Night Rider
George Thorogood
3:43
4
The Usual
George Thorogood
3:51
5
Living With The Shades Pulled Down
George Thorogood
3:26
6
Manhattan Slide
George Thorogood
3:31
7
Rocking My Life Away
George Thorogood
3:33
8
Jail Bait
George Thorogood
3:41
9
My Dog Can't Bark
George Thorogood
4:00
10
Blues Hang-Over
George Thorogood
4:18
11
Stoop Down
George Thorogood
3:18
12
Rock And Roll Man
George Thorogood
2:50
Released 01 January 1997, ℗ 1997 Capitol Records, LLC

Review

ROCKIN' MY LIFE AWAY was the first George Thorogood album in years to be produced by someone other than Terry Manning, who's replaced here by guitar hero Waddy Wachtel. It's an oddly schizophrenic affair. About half of the album features the Destroyers in their typical mode, derived as much from '60s garage punk as from Muddy Waters, while the rest is unusually tasteful, particularly in the vocal department (Wachtel clearly took pains to ensure that Thorogood took care with his singing). The cover songs--Frank Zappa's blistering "Trouble Every Day" and John Hiatt's "The Usual"--are surprisingly grown-up. Longtime fans need not worry that he's gone soft, however, as one listen to Thorogood's own "Rock & Roll Man" will make clear. After all, what other rock star could get away with singing a line like "I'm a rock & roll king/been rockin' and rollin' since the dynasty of Ming?"