- Audio Cassette (July 28 1992)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Capitol
- ASIN: B000002UZN
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
|1. Bad to the Bone [new mix]|
|2. Move It on Over|
|3. I'm a Steady Rollin' Man [*]|
|4. You Talk Too Much|
|5. Who Do You Love?|
|6. Gear Jammer|
|7. I Drink Alone|
|8. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer|
|9. If You Don't Start Drinkin' (I'm Gonna Leave)|
|10. Treat Her Right|
|11. Long Gone|
|12. Louie to Frisco [*]|
This song also rocks when played at the USHRA Monster Jam as Grave Digger's theme song!!!!!!
Bad to the Bone has been played and played to death. But nearly every song is a little gem, an old fashioned rock feel to the proceedings on tracks like You Talk Too Much, Gear Jammer, I Drink Alone. The oft covered Bo Diddley classic Who Do You Love (once used by Nike to sell sneakers) is a snarling song full of attitude.
I Drink Alone is either a romping good tune or a cry for help from Thorogood himself. Yeah right. George Thorogood makes no secret that he likes drinking, likes driving a truck, likes whiskey, bourbon, scotch, beer, has a woman who talks too much, and will, when push comes to shove, leave his woman if she doesn't start drinking, too. This is about as manly as it gets; enough listens and you'll start challenging people to feats of strength at your local bar.
In a world where rockers like to whine about their personal problems and how confusing the world is, you can depend on Thorogood to do anything but. He straps on a guitar and name drops Jack Daniels "and his partner Jimmy Beam".
But this fine selection is just right, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers rock on his trademark "Bad To The Bone", a bluesy rendition of Hank Williams' "Move It On Over", and the Thorogood originals "I Drink Alone" and "If You Don't Start Drinkin' (I'm Gonna Leave)".
The arrangements are all very similar, and a bit of variation would have been nice (maybe some boogie piano?), but that is a minor complaint. Thorogood's brand of blues-rock may be simple, but it is to the point, and it rocks!
Finally, if this excellent introduction whets your appetite for more, go for the 2003 collection of George Thorogood's early output "Who Do You Love" (which has only three overlaps with this CD), or the raw "Live In '99".