A huge fan of blues music, Thorogood often sings about drinking, which is a common theme in the genre. One of his most popular songs is a cover of John Lee Hooker's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer."
Drinking is generally a social activity, but in this song Thorogood takes a self-deprecating approach, explaining that he prefers drinking alone. The song takes a humorous tone, with the names of drinks garnishing the lyric with double meanings. For instance, he is drinking with his good buddy Wiser (Budweiser), his pals Jack Daniel's and Jim Beam, and the Walker brothers: Blackie and Red (Johnny Walker Black label and Red label). The only family member who will drink with him is his dear old granddad (Old Grand Dad whiskey).