One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

George Thorogood is one of those timeless bastards like AC/DC where you can never really pin down a decade or “genre” for these fuckers.

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer is a combination of two John Lee Hooker songs. House Rent Blues and One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.

I love John Lee Hooker but I honestly have to give this one to Thorogood.

From here we move on (heh) to Move It On Over … This is a mother fucking Hank Williams song …

This is a tougher call but I still have to give this one to Thorogood.

Now I have to point out this one that everyone knows. If there is a single George Thorogood song that people know, its this one.

This is hardly one of my favorites but is undeniably one of his best-known.

Like most (maybe all) of Thorogood’s stuff, this isn’t his but he did it really well (best?).



I thing what best describes George Thorogood is “Rock and Roll”. Not Rock. Not Metal. Not Blues. But classic “what-you-think-of-when-you-hear-rock-n-roll” music.

Much like AC/DC, George Thorogood is that definitive “rock-n-roll” sound. Its timeless. You can’t pick out a decade for this music as it fits wherever you put it.

Then there’s the occasional song that would never be ok by today’s standards …

And we’ve all been here ..

Well shit, I gotta be honest, I’ve only gone through about half of my Thorogood collection.



  1. some days, some moods just need a George Thorogood song. 🙂 Didn’t know that One bourbon, one Scotch and one beer was John Lee Hooker’s. Went and listened. It is the same song but Hooker’s version is blues and Thorogood’s version is (as you stated) Rock and Roll. Sometimes those who cover a song give it something a little different. Like “The sound of Silence” I liked it when I heard the Simon and Garfunkel version. When I heard Disturbed’s version it just raised the hair on the back of my neck.(in a good way) Powerful.

  2. George has admitted he only knows 3 chords.

    No man has made as much with so little.

  3. Guess I wasn’t paying attention the last 30 years. When did they get rid of the Delaware part?

  4. I remember “Bad to the Bone” because it was the theme used when Al Bundy was getting ready to BBQ on labour day or as he called “Al Bunday”.

  5. As I recall, Lonesome George did an interview years ago talking about his influences. He mentioned the guys he was into, and thought, ‘who did they listen to?’ and when he found those guys, he went looking for their influences. Who inspired, John Lee Hooker, BB King and Muddy Waters? I can’t find it on the web, bu it was a really interesting insight he had….

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