There seems to be a growing flood of retro-rock albums recently, with new bands doing the old classic, blues and psychedelic rock in a 21st-century style. Now bear in mind that I’m a retro-Mammal, a throwback to about the Miocene Era that began approximately 23 million years ago. I was there in the age of throwing rocks and fighting off sabre-tooths when bands started playing that classic stuff. I not only enjoy lots of the modern retro-music, I love much of its grandparent music too.
Juicy Lucy was a British-American blues rock band that started in 1969. Their album I like the most is Lie Back And Enjoy It, which included this song. If you’re expecting a cover of the Roy Orbison “Pretty Woman”, this ain’t it.
Good, it’s still yesterday over there, so I can post this as my Saturday memory. George Thorogood played the type of Southern blues rock that later added flavour to stoner rock and metal. This song wasn’t an initial hit. It made its impact after featuring on MTV and being used in the sound tracks of many movies and TV shows. Now, 32 years later, it still rawks as much as it ever did.
George Thorogood is a baby. I’m 15 days older than him.