I am, and always have been, very much a music fan. My musical tastes are uniquely my own, to be sure, and rather eclectic. I can go from the lovely sounds of Enya, and go straight from there to ZZ Top. I can go from ZZ Top to classic country, and all kinds of stops in between. However, out of the thousands of songs from hundreds of artists in my vast collection, one group stands out as my all-time favorite: George Thorogood & The Destroyers. As cliche' as it sounds, I really do have all of their albums; in fact, this is the only band that I can say that about. They are not all that well-known; often, when I tell people about them, they give me a blank look and ask: "Who?" I then say, "You know, the guy who sings 'Bad To The Bone'." That usually clears it up for them. When it comes to guitar, Thorogood is no Eddie Van Halen, nor is he the next Jimi Hendrix...but he CAN make his steel slide guitar walk and talk! Give a listen to the solo he does in the studio version of "Gear Jammer" and see if you don't agree. Mostly, he and his band do harder, edgier versions of old blues tunes, with some of his own compositions thrown in. George is rather a humble, self-deprecatory sort when it comes to his musical career and talents. He is quoted as saying: "I went to the same school of music that Eric Clapton went to. The only thing is, he graduated with honors...and I squeaked by with a C !" He even readily admits that a lot of his songs sound very much alike. But, his fans wouldn't have it any other way. To summarize: They ain't mainstream, they ain't wildly popular...but George and company sure know how to rock n' roll, and that's good enough for me!