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 he... more »re. 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 catalog 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« less
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 catalog 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
Louise B. from WATERVILLE, ME Reviewed on 12/17/2009...
This was terriffic! Gotta love George!
Wezi in ME
Dwight M. (Dewey) from RUTLAND, MA Reviewed on 1/12/2007...
Good ol' Rock and Roll!
Matt F. from LE CLAIRE, IA Reviewed on 8/20/2006...
The essential Thorogood. All the best and more.
Joanie R. (jojo46580) from WARSAW, IN Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
As usual, good drinking music. :-)
firstname.lastname@example.org | Tacoma, WA United States | 02/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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."
He drinks alone
N. P. Stathoulopoulos | Brooklyn, NY | 07/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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"."
No scuzzy dive would be complete
Harley Carson | 05/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To this day, every time I hear "One Bourbon...", I remember the time at a honky-tonk in Lubbock, TX I simultaneously saw: 1) a guy throwing up in the corner, 2) a guy breaking a beer bottle over another guy's head, and 3) George howling away on the juke.
Dirty Electric Blues!
Martin 13 | Slovenia | 07/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What I like about George Thorogood is his attitude. It is what I always liked about early Rolling Stones. It is how blues should be played. Black and dirty. I always liked One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer of John Lee Hooker, but I prefer George Thorogood cover more. Move It On Over is Hank Williams' cover, but it sounds like his original, just like Who Do You Love, originally written and recorded by Bo Diddley. About songs like Bad To The Bone, I Drink Alone and If You Don't Start Drinkin' (I'm Gonna Leave) I think I don't need to write. They are already standards. If you're new to electric blues or George Thorogood and The Destroyers you must buy this album."