Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|George Thorogood & Destroyers|
Bad to the Bone (25th Anniversary)
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Worth the purchase
classic rock fan | 10/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"the record companys finally did something right.Though I would have rather seen a 30th anniversary of his first album, this one is just as good. First of all you get the original album sounding crisp and clean and better than ever with a bonus track. The b side instrumental called "that philly thing" which I enjoyed.Then you get six of the tracks from the album rerecorded with the 2007 version of the destroyers, which is exactly the same band except for the adding of a second guitar Jim Shuler which really fattens the sound and imo all of the new recording save "bad to the bone" sound equal or better. But the original bad to the bone will always be the best and the new recording doesn't stand up to it. So if your new to george this is a great album to buy because you will be unfamilar with most of the songs and even if you already have the album the new bonus track and rerecordings make it worth the purchase."
Badder and Better than the original
Pasko1 | Bergen County, the jewel of NJ | 12/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The original album we all know and love, with SIGNIFICANTLY better sound than the previous and dreadful-sounding release on the "EMI-Manhattan" imprint. At first, I thought that the extra tracks were just the usual record company filler consisting of outtakes and rough demos that they use to justify pumping up the price. However, I was pleasantly surprised to hear hotter, harder, new versions of songs on the orignal album. IMHO, New Boogie CHillun and No Particular Place to Go benefit from the new arrangements. And -- sacrilege to some long-time Delaware Destroyer fans -- the band benefits from the second guitarist. If you're a long-time fan, it's a no-brainer. If you're a new fan, this is a great album to introduce you to the band."
Has it been 25 years already? Damn!
George Dionne | Cape Cod, MA | 01/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Has it been 25 years already? Damn! Despite several albums prior to this one, Bad to the Bone is the one that put Thorogood and company on the map. It was an unlikely success too because the group really defied what was hot at the time. No one else was delivering dirty bar band blues like Thorogood. No one else was crafting two and three chord progressions that made you want to pound down the beers and fight either. The album's title track is legendary, but the album is so much more than that.
"Back to Wentzille" is classic up-beat blues, while "Blue Highway" is the best of the slow jams. Each track contains the heart and soul of the blues while telling a mini-story in-between. For this release, the group includes re-recorded versions of six cuts from the album. This was not a good move. While the group sounds the same for the most part, they also sound a lot older and slower. Most of the six tracks come off comparable to the originals except the one song you want to, "Bad to the Bone." What a crappy arrangement and delivery! The album is a classic, skip over the added material.