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Thursday, January 12, 2012

George Thorogood and The Destroyers : Born To Be Bad 1988 MP3 & Flac




Born Dec 24, 1950 in Wilmington, DE

A blues-rock guitarist who draws his inspiration from Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor, and Chuck Berry, George Thorogood never earned much respect from blues purists, but he became a popular favorite in the early '80s through repeated exposure on FM radio and the arena rock circuit.

Thorogood's music was always loud, simple, and direct . His riffs and licks were taken straight out of '50s Chicago blues and rock & roll , but his formulaic approach helped him gain a rather large audience in the '80s, when his albums regularly went gold.


Born to Be Bad is a studio album released by George Thorogood. It was released in 1988 on the EMI label. The album peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200.




Members

Bill Plough - Bass
Jeff Simon - Drums
George Thorogood - Guitar, Vocals
Hank Carter - Saxophone, Vocals
Steve Chrismar - Guitar
Billy Blough - Bass




BORN TO BE BAD LYRICS

On the night I arrived my daddy said "Sakes Alive,
He's the meanest one that we've had yet!"
Teethed on tin and weened on gin
I was nobody's teacher's pet
I grew up rough and mean in my early teens
And I didn't want to go to school
I called no man "Sir" and work was a dirty word
My biggest kick was breakin' the rules

Now when you see me comin', get away
The one's that didn't ain't around today
The sweetest piece of lovin' any girl ever had
I'm here to tell ya boys I was born to be bad
Born, born to be bad
I was born, born to be bad

Now when I reached 21 I had that ole ramblin' itch
Breakin' little girls hearts I tore the world apart
A guitar-playin' son of a...

Born to be bad
That's the story of my life
Yeah, doin' things wrong is my way of doin' things right

Now when I'm gray and old and my story's told
I know what the people will say
They'll be glad to see me go
But the little girls will know
I was bad til my dyin' day

So when you see me comin', get away
The one's that didn't ain't around today
The sweetest piece of lovin' any girl ever had
I'm here to tell ya boys I was born to be bad
Born, born to be bad
I was born, born to be bad

Now when I'm old and gray and I've had my day
I know what the people will do
They'll be glad to see me go
But the little girls will know
I was bad til the day I was through

So when you see me comin', get away
The one's that didn't ain't around today
The sweetest piece of lovin' any girl ever had
I'm here to tell ya boys I was born to be bad
Born, born to be bad
I was born, born to be bad

YOU TALK TOO MUCH LYRICS



You talk too much,
you talk too much
I can't believe the things that you say everyday
If you keep on talking baby You know you're bound to drive me away

Now you get on the telephone with your girlfriend
Your conversation baby ain't got no end
Yakety-yakety-yakety-yak all the time
You keep on talking baby drive me out of my mind



You talk too much
I can't believe the things that you say everyday
If you keep on talking baby
You know you're bound to drive me away

Well I laid out in the afternoon
I start to nappin'
You walk into the room with them jaws a-flappin'
You keep that motormouth moving morning,
noon and night
You keep on talking baby make my head turn white



You talk too much
I can't believe the things that you say everyday
If you keep on talking baby
You know you're bound just to drive me away

I think you're trying to put me through some kind of test
I'm begging you baby won't you give it a rest
You talk about people that you don't even know
Keep it up baby I'm gonna pick up and blow
You talk too much
I can't believe the things that you say everyday

If you keep on talking baby
You know you're bound to drive me away

Don't get me wrong baby
I don't mean to complain
But if you keep on talking you're gonna drive me insane
You keep on talking all around the clock
I'm begging you baby won't you please stop



You talk too much
I can't believe the things that you say everyday
If you keep on talking baby
You know you're bound to drive me away

Yes Dear . Yes Dear . I heard you .

Now Shut up !!!
SHUT UP !!!



TRACKS

1. Shake Your Money Maker (Elmore James) - 3:29
2. You Talk Too Much (George Thorogood) - 4:35
3. Highway 49 (Chester Arthur Burnett) 49 - 5:46
4. Born to Be Bad (George Thorogood) - 3:34
5. You Can't Catch Me (Chuck Berry) - 3:45
6. I'm Ready (Sylvester Bradford, Fats Domino, Al Lewis) - 3:20
7. Treat Her Right (Roy Head, Gene Kurtz) - 3:32
8. I Really Like Girls (George Thorogood) - 3:49
9. Smokestack Lightning (Howlin' Wolf) - 3:15
10. I'm Movin' On (Hank Snow) - 3:58



Label : Manhattan Records - EMI
Format : Vinyl LP
Made in : America
Year : 1988

MP3 @ 320

Flac

1 comment:

  1. actually, i think the blues purists you speak of who didn't think george stood up next to the blues traditions and greats are the same ones who think Canned Heat's Alan Wilson doesn't measure up either, when, as a case in point, Wilson was the one who re-taught Son House to play the legend's songs again after House was busier picking up suitcases as a Pulmann Porter and a bottle due to his serious drinking problem (as evidenced one film at a backstage jam session when Howlin' Wolf calls out a very drunken House who is making a nuisance of himself while Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, and others were trying to have a jam session) ... these same 'blues purists' are the ones who criticize Lonesome Georgie ...

    i first saw George sharing a bill with Lonnie Brooks in 1981 in Milwaukee, and gaining a chance to head backstage to meet the legendary Brooks and this up-and-comer Thorogood I sat and had more than a few beers with them as I was allowed to grab an axe and handle the rhythm parts as these two swapped licks and stories ... lemme tell ya, a night I hold as one of the very best in my life ... and Brooks could not say enough about Thorogood's skills as a slide player and compared him very favorably to the immortal Elmore James in many respects ...

    so those blues purists who are constantly criticizing white players ought to really talk to the bluesmen and not just sit back and spout venom from the cheap seats ... they don't know what they're talking about in 95 percent or more of the cases ...

    to further back up Lonesome Georgie's credentials, there's the fantastic story of his finding out where John Lee Hooker lived and with guitar in hand, walked up and rang the doorbell ... Hooker himself answered and George basically said, "I love your music, I am a stone disciple, please can I jam with you and learn at your feet?"

    Apparently, Hooker was a bit too stunned to say no since no one had ever taken this approach and they often toured together and were fast friends with Hooker also praising Thorogood as the genuine article ... one of my favorite concert memories is seeing them together on-stage jamming, Hooker sitting on a chair while Thorogood duck-walked around the blues legend with Hooker smiling and shaking his head ... truly a great blues friendship ...

    And mentioning Hooker, he did an album just prior to Alan Wilson's death with Canned Heat ... a studio album and a live album ... during the recordings, Hooker, who was very difficult to play along with since he did not hold to the standard song construction and often changed tempo at will for various verses, etc., and Wilson was there with him every step, every change, and every nuance ... finally Hooker turned and said, "Damn boy, you must have studied and learned every one of my albums" ... to which Wilson replied in a nonplussed manner, "well, yeah, of course I did" as if what else would he do but study one of the ten most influential bluesmen ever ...

    so while it's always nice to see something on my ol' buddy George, please be cautious in quoting these 'blues purists' who spend their days trying to talk down to people they don't think have the 'right' to sing the blues rather than preachin' the gospel of blues

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