Bad to the Bone [25th Anniversary Edition]

Bad to the Bone [25th Anniversary Edition]

by George Thorogood & the Destroyers
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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:
08/14/2007
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099950235025
catalogNumber:
02350
Rank:
8542

Tracks

  1. Back to Wentsville  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  2. Blue Highway  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  3. Nobody But Me  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  4. It's a Sin  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  5. New Boogie Chillun  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  6. Bad to the Bone  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  7. Miss Luann  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  8. As the Years Go Passing By  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  9. No Particular Place to Go  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  10. Wanted Man  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  11. That Philly Thing  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  12. Blue Highway  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  13. New Boogie Chillun  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  14. No Particular Place to Go  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  15. As the Years Go Passing By  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  16. Bad to the Bone  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  17. Wanted Man  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers

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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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