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Bad Boy
Ringo Starr
Bad Boy
Genres: Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

The second Ringo album in a row to miss the charts completely, 1978's Bad Boy ranks right up there with George Harrison's Gone Troppo as the worst album ever released by a member of the Beatles. Produced by schlockmeister ...  more »


CD Details

All Artists: Ringo Starr
Title: Bad Boy
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/1991
Re-Release Date: 3/26/1991
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074643537827

The second Ringo album in a row to miss the charts completely, 1978's Bad Boy ranks right up there with George Harrison's Gone Troppo as the worst album ever released by a member of the Beatles. Produced by schlockmeister Vini Poncia, the clueless nature of record is best summed up by the stiff disco cover of the Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go," which is actually (and unbelievably) one of Bad Boy's highlights. The other tracks here barely qualify as filler, although Ringo's rendition of the old New Orleans soul classic "Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)" does exude some hangdog charm. For the most part, Bad Boy sounds like the work of a man who keeps making records simply because he doesn't know how to do anything else. Poor Ringo. --Dan Epstein

CD Reviews

Yikes! How the mighty have fallen...
Jeffrey Lees | Camp Hill, PA United States | 03/11/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Wow! This album is...huh...ok, look. Ringo Starr released some fantastic music during his solo career and the work he is currently doing is above reproach, but this ununspired, insipid, trivial, lackluster, directionless and lifeless. I'm a Beatles FANATIC and as such do not regret spending my money on this disc. But, as a word of warning, as big a fan as I am, this album will very possibly live out the rest of its days firmly shelved, unless my cat knocks it onto the floor. I guarantee, however, that it will never again see the inside of a CD player. I hate to write a review this harsh because I LOVE RINGO, but the mighty have fallen..."
" Bad Boy Does Good " !!!!
Joan B. Montney | Glendale Az USA | 05/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ringo Starr's Bad Boy Cd is actually quite Good. A solid album,regardless of some of the poor reviews. There is much to enjoy and appreciate with all of Ringo's recordings.
First and foremost is his care free, easy going style of singing and playing the drums. Having seen Ringo in person I can attest to this fact. He is so at ease on stage with his All Star Band and who could forget his signature peace sign hand signal he flashes us at each and every concert.
The second best attribute Ringo has going for him is his choice to perform and record with the best musicians in the business.

The highlights of Bad Boy are:
A stellar Horn section with an emphasis on the saxophones.
Great Background vocalist.
Excellent keyboard and string arrangements.
Ringo sings with an easy going fun style.
Ringo provides all the drumming and percussion himself.

Some of the song favorites are:
"Who Needs A Heart" awesome horns {especially the saxes},a short but impressive guitar solo and some very cool chord progressions on the piano throughout the ending portion.

"Lipstick Traces" I Love Ringo's solid backbeat drumming !! Classic Ringo !! Dynamic horns, a refreshing piano solo and some nice background vocals.

"Heart On My Sleeve" a sentimental song about being open with our feelings even though it exposes our heart. Distinctive articulate Bass guitar patterns and once again nice background vocals.

"Where Did Are Love Go" Superb Background vocals !! Sensational string and keyboard arrangements throughout. Great bass guitar riffs surrounded by Ringo's signature drums.

"Hard Time" this is the Rocker on the album. A hard Rockin tune with driving bass and drums. The horn section is in full use again with excellent results. Also included are some honky tonk piano and a smooth slide guitar solo.

"Tonight" there are strings, keyboards, acoustic guitar, bells, various percussion and those unique Ringo vocals.

"A Man Like Me" beautifully orchestrated ballad. Ringo sings about how humble and vulnerable he is. Signature Ringo drum fills abound !! Ringo is there "You'll See" for you and me because he is a man of the world.

There you have it. " Bad Boy "
Now lets wrap it up:
A solid Cd with some surprising moments indeed. Remarkable musicianship, superb musical arrangements and trademark Ringo.
Also worth mentioning is that this Cd comes with song lyrics for each song. This is not a five star album like some of his other outings "but" it is deserving of 4 stars. However, it does require repeated listenings in order to gain full appreciation."
A great album that always gets dissed
Tnahpellee | 05/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With this Ringo proved that he wasn't trying to be a flashy over the top rock star. He was just having fun making music that he enjoyed. I think that fun comes across through his performance on the album. "Who Needs A Heart" and "Tonight" contain all the elements of being hit singles. Ringo's vocals are good on all the songs on this album. If you like fun rock and roll buy this, you won't be sorry!"