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Baddest of the Bad (Audio Cassette) [Import]

George Thorogood & Destroyers Audio Cassette
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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 [*]

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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

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5.0 out of 5 stars He drinks alone July 6 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those discs I don't have to be in the mood for--it always works. This is pure, unpretentious rock and roll by a man who compares his brand of rock to a cheeseburger.
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".
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best overview of Thorogood's career July 1 2003
Format:Audio CD
At twelve tracks this album may seem a little short, but it does actually contain almost all of the Delaware slide guitarist's very best songs, and considering how generally similar Thorogood's output has been, the 30-track "Anthology" is just too much for everybody but the most dedicated follower (who'll probably have George Thorogood's orginal albums anyway).
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".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the Finest Bar Music Available Oct. 21 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a great album to listen to when your out riding around with your friends on Saturday night. George's music is fun, energizing, and loud. The guitar is coarse, the drums loud and steady, and the sax is blaring--not polished but it sounds great. Most of the lyrics are simple and catchy, I'm sure you'll find yourself singing along. All of the tracks are good; this is the kind of album you let play straight through. My favorite tracks include, "Move it on Over", "One Bourbon. . .", and "Louie to Frisco." I never get tired of listening to it. Once I was in Circuit City trying out speakers and this was one of the albums I brought to test the speakers out with. A man of about fifty (I was 18) came up to me and asked "Who is that and where did you get it?" I told him and he said "Wow that is some good old rock music." He thanked me and went to look for it. That is how good it is.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Drinkin' Music Feb. 25 2004
Format:Audio CD
While rough and ready rocker George Thorogood may not be original; covering the likes of Bo Diddley, "Who Do You Love" and "John Lee Hooker's drinking anthem "One Bourbon...," his reverential treatment of his latter day idols has a personality all its own. Classic Thorogood originals like "I Drink Alone" and "Bad To The Bone" blend so well with his covers, the boogie magic of "Treat Her Right," that you can't tell the difference. And if you can, it doesn't matter anyway. George and his longtime band The Delaware Destroyers are out to party like its 1959 and Chuck Berry is God. After listening to this "best of" collection, you might be inclined to agree.
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4.0 out of 5 stars All You Really Need to Hear Nov. 3 2000
Format:Audio CD
Most of George Thorogood's best songs are supercharged covers of old blues numbers ("Who Do You Love?" "Move it on Over," "One Burbon, One Scotch and One Beer"). Unfortunately, Thorogood was not much of a songwriter, except for a few radio ready classics like "Bad to the Bone" and "I Drink Alone." This lack of songwriting prowress severely stunted his career. As a result, "The Baddest of..." is all most casual fans will ever need to here from the man and his band. Even so, it contains a few songs that are less than first rate. But at his best, Thorogood's music makes for great driving fare for those that like their blues played loud and hard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GEORGE THOROGOOD IS BAD TO THE BONE! July 19 2000
Format:Audio CD
George Thorogood IS what most rock and rollers wish they could be for just one day during their careers, and that is THE BEST! This album rocks! If you are a trial attorney, play this one on your way to the courtroom. If you are a heart surgeon, play this one on your way to the operating room. If you are a coach, play this CD for your team just before a big game. If this CD doesn't inspire you to be your best, then you had better check your pulse. All the songs on this CD are excellent. However, the classic "Bad To The Bone" is the best of the best. Do yourself a favor and purchase this one! But be ready...YOU ARE ABOUT TO ROCK!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Great CD!!!
Published 20 days ago by Dennis Rothenburger
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome
Published 2 months ago by Mary A Nichols
5.0 out of 5 stars Bad To The Bone
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
Published on May 30 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars great slide work
my fav tune is "steady rollin' man" but they are all good. this cd would be good at a party with adult beverages being served
Published on April 12 2004 by james willis
2.0 out of 5 stars terrible
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.
4.0 out of 5 stars I Believe Some Of You Have Heard This One Before!
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 more
Published on May 7 2002 by deepbluereview
4.0 out of 5 stars Good compilation
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
3.0 out of 5 stars Haircut was released after this CD was compiled.
A previous reviewer asked why "Get A Haircut" didn't make this CD. It's because it was released after this hits CD was compiled. Read more
Published on Oct. 14 2000
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