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Bad to the Bone [25th Anniversary Edition]

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
George Thorogood was, is and always will be a bar band rocker at heart. On his first major label record 1982's "Bad to the Bone" made for Capitol, he and his tight-as-duck-feathers band don't change a single note of their hard rocking, beer guzzling sound. Only the size of the bar has changed; Thorogood's slide stings like a big and nasty bee, his voice is as dude-next-door as always, the rhythm section favors brute force over subtlety at all times and Hank Carter blows a marvelously yakky post-Clemons sax. They cover classic slabs of American rock and blues like the Isley Brothers' "Nobody But Me," Chuck Berry's "No Particular Place to Go," John Lee Hooker's "New Boogie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
George Thorogood was, is and always will be a bar band rocker at heart. On his first major label record 1982's "Bad to the Bone" made for Capitol, he and his tight-as-duck-feathers band don't change a single note of their hard rocking, beer guzzling sound. Only the size of the bar has changed; Thorogood's slide stings like a big and nasty bee, his voice is as dude-next-door as always, the rhythm section favors brute force over subtlety at all times and Hank Carter blows a marvelously yakky post-Clemons sax. They cover classic slabs of American rock and blues like the Isley Brothers' "Nobody But Me," Chuck Berry's "No Particular Place to Go," John Lee Hooker's "New Boogie Chillun," soulful ballads like Jimmy Reed's "It's a Sin" and Albert King's "As the Years Go Passing By," and most surprisingly, a restrained and almost thoughtful version of Bob Dylan's ballad "Wanted Man." The originals are good, too, with suitably raw rocker "Back to Wentzille" leading things off and the huge, timeless hit "Bad to the Bone" providing the albums' highlight. Next to Move It on Over, this is Thorogood's finest work and established him as one of the unsung heroes of the age of AOR. [The 2007 reissue adds the B-side to the "Nobody But Me" single "That Philly Thing," a rollicking instrumental and newly recorded version of six songs from the album including "Bad to the Bone." These recordings show that the George can still whip up some excitement but they dilute the power of the original album. Plus both "Bad to the Bone" which oddly enough seems to be missing a note in the instantly recognizable riff and "New Boogie Chillun" are stretched out past the seven-minute mark, which might be fun in a crowded bar but are tiresome on CD.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099950235025
  • Catalog Number: 02350
  • Sales rank: 89,034

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Thorogood & the Destroyers Primary Artist
George Thorogood Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals
Jim Suhler Guitar, Vocals
Billy Blough Bass, Bass Guitar
Hank Carter Saxophone
Jeff Simon Drums
Ian Stewart Piano
Buddy Leach Saxophone
Buddy Bleach Saxophone
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
George Thorogood Composer, Author
Shawn Berman Engineer
Jim Gaines Producer, Audio Production
Deadric Malone Composer
Paul Mufson Engineer
John Nagy Engineer
David McEowen Mastering
Scott Schinder Liner Notes
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