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Born To Be Bad by George Thorogood And The Destroyers

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 30, 2011)
  • Imported ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • Run Time: 39 minutes
  • ASIN: B00000DQUN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,606 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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George Thorogood acquired a reputation early on as a barroom band, suited for places where people go out and dance and drink and talk loud and laugh. His critics say this is his downfall; his fans say -- that's what he does best! This disc is a real smoker, jumping right out with "Shake Your Money Maker", then before you can sit down he launches his own song, "You Talk Too Much", and then burns through T-Bone Burnett's "Highway 49." A couple songs later George assures us, in Fats Domino's words, that he's "ready, willing and able," and you know that's true. He then tells the secret motive behind just about all his songs in his composition "I Really Like Girls." I think we guessed that, and even those of us who are married can appreciate the sentiment and the energy behind it. There is no "deep" meaning here, except that feeling alive and lively is the essence of life. So crank up the volume and have a good time. It's easy with this disc playing.
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George Thorogood and The Destroyers released this record in 1988, and I bought it and still own it on vinyl. (I probably need to purchase the CD, hunh?) This was George still at really the height of his popularity - the mid 1980s -- and he was producing his own brand of standard rock and roll that was actually being played on the radio, which was some kind of miracle. If I'm not mistaken, two songs had videos that were played on MTV. I specifically remember the video for "Treat Her Right."

This CD is a rocker with tons of highlights. Serious rock and roll includes the reworked Elmore James tune "Shake Your Moneymaker" (an absolute pounder), "You Talk Too Much," and "Born to Be Bad," basically the sequel to "Bad to the Bone," his signature song that everyone knows. Other really good tracks that I like are "I'm Ready" (a Fats Domino tune), "Treat Her Right," and "I Really Like Girls," in which George proclaims his love of the fairer sex by repeating that he "really really really really really really likes girls," and then tells you what he likes about them, in case you were wondering. As usual, George reworks other old blues tunes like "Smokestack Lightning" and "Highway 49" (both Howlin' Wolf penned songs), a Chuck Berry song "You Can't Catch Me," and writes his own new standards, like "I Really Like Girls" and the absolutely hilarious now classic "You Talk Too Much," which any straight man in the world who's married or who's ever had a garrulous girlfriend (and who hasn't) can relate to. This is a solid album with no low points. It's one of his best, and probably one of his most commercial, but it's still George's very basic bare bones rock and roll. By the way, if you like George at all, you have to see him live because that's where he really shines. His live shows are still as good as anybody. He's a workhorse. I've seen him several times over the years and he's still great.
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Okay, how the hell I'm the first to review this album is a mystery to me, but here it is. George Thorogood and The Destroyers released this record in 1988, and I bought it and still own it on vinyl. (I probably need to purchase the CD, hunh?) This was George still at really the height of his popularity - the mid 1980s -- and he was producing his own brand of standard rock and roll that was actually being played on the radio which was some kind of miracle. If I'm not mistaken, two songs had videos that were played on MTV. I specifically remember the video for "Treat Her Right."

This CD is a rocker with tons of highlights. Serious rock and roll includes "Shake Your Moneymaker," an absolute pounder, "You Talk Too Much," and "Born to Be Bad," basically the sequel to "Bad to the Bone," his signature song that everyone knows. Other really good tracks that I like are "I'm Ready," "Treat Her Right," and "I Really Like Girls," in which George proclaims his love of the fairer sex by repeating that he "really really really really really really likes girls," and then tells you what he likes about them, in case you were wondering. As usual, George reworks old blues tunes like "Smokestack Lightning," and writes his own new standards, like "I Really Like Girls" and the absolutely hilarious now classic "You Talk Too Much," which any straight man in the world who's married or who's ever had a garrulous girlfriend (and who hasn't) can relate to. This is a solid album with no low points. It's one of his best, and probably one of his most commercial, but it's still George's very basic bare bones rock and roll. By the way, if you like George at all, you have to see him live because that's where he really shines. His live shows are still as good as anybody. He's a workhorse. I've seen him several times over the years and he's still great.
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Even though he was Born to be Bad George Thorogood cant help but to put out great albums, this is just another example. Of course CD reviews are pretty much all opionated and someone else will probaly not agree but in my little world this is a great album.
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Not the best Thorogood album out there, but it has a few really good songs, and everything is classic Thorogood. I recommend it for people who like Thorogood but want to hear something different than all the popular songs.
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I can't believe there's only one other review out here for a truly outstanding rocking blues album by one of the best rocking blues bands there is.

It's a shame old George doesn't get the props musically that he deserves, but I guess blues journeymen are used to that. I hope he's made lots of bucks off the royalties from those commercials his music is featured in (Sam Adams, pickup trucks).

One of the things I've noticed about GT & the D's recordings over the years is there are usually 3 or four great songs on each one. Back in the old vinyl days, that wasn't enough to assure commercial success. But nowadays, with music down loads, you can pick the tunes you want for your personalized playlist.

My favorite four on this disc are: ' Shake Your Moneymaker', 'You Talk Too Much', 'Born to Be Bad', and 'I Really Like Girls'. If you have a convertable, this is top-down-full blast-roaring-down-the-highway music. If you don't have the car, 'Born to Be Bad' also is served well with beer and barbeque at parties, or boogie-down forest preserve picnic-fests.

Hey you metal-heads. Try this on for size. Definitely designed to get you rockin'.
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