Baddest of the Bad (Audio Cassette) Import
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|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 [*]|
It's good to have all of Thorogood's biggest hits in one place, but Baddest is pretty skimpy on the perennial album-radio cuts, substituting bonus tracks and second-line material. "Ride On Josephine", for example, isn't here. Neither are Chuck Berry's "No Particular Place to Go", "Night Time", and a number of other staples. More suspicious still, "Bad to the Bone" appears with a new remix. Hmm. Looks like someone's leaving some slack for a Volume 2. Since the Thorogood catalogue is fairly big, it wouldn't pay to track down his highlights album-by-album, but the Live CD will set you up pretty well. --Gavin McNett --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
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".
Most recent customer reviews
Bad To the Bone by George Thorogood & The Destroyers is the best rock song out there!!!!
This song also rocks when played at the USHRA Monster Jam as Grave Digger's theme... Read more
my fav tune is "steady rollin' man" but they are all good. this cd would be good at a party with adult beverages being servedPublished on April 12 2004 by james willis
I never could understand the appeal of george thorogood,hes terrible! He sings like he swallowed battery acid,and his slide guitar is torture to the ears!Published on March 9 2004 by Ben W.
This 1992 compilation has some of GT's biggest hits including the rock staples, "Bad to the Bone" and "I Drink Alone" as well as a couple lesser-known hits such... Read morePublished on May 7 2002 by deepbluereview
What can ya say? It's George and the Destroyers doing what they do best. This disk is one of ten that are always in my pickup for those long trips.Published on Feb. 20 2002 by KRASSEL