Here's George Thorogood, who I happened to hear on Pandora Radio just now… performing the studio version of this song.
The first time I saw George was in a dance hall in
some time between 1980 and 1983… no seats, just a big ol’ empty floor that held maybe 1,000 people. The venue was packed that night, and The Second Mrs. Pennington and I boogied our asses off, almost literally. Both TSMP and I were pretty much in our prime, she being in her mid-20s and me just slightly older (heh). But Thorogood wore us out and that’s no exaggeration. He played for at least two hours and it’s simply pure amazement how that guy sustained the manic energy-level in his show. TSMP and I had to go the bar mid-way through the first set, buy a couple of pints, and find a wall to sit down against just to get our breath back. And then it was back to the boogie… London
Not many people do it better than George. Well, back in the day, anyway. We all get older.
Update 5/14/2008 1155 hrs: See the comments, which explains this vid...