Mammal’s Merry Memories: George Thorogood – Bad to the Bone (1982)

Good, it’s still yesterday over there, so I can post this as my Saturday memory. George Thorogood played the type of Southern blues rock that later added flavour to stoner rock and metal. This song wasn’t an initial hit. It made its impact after featuring on MTV and being used in the sound tracks of many movies and TV shows. Now, 32 years later, it still rawks as much as it ever did.

George Thorogood is a baby. I’m 15 days older than him.



About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on July 6, 2014, in Mammal's Merry Memories and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This is as much cliché as it gets, but an entertaining one. Also, Terminator 2…:-)

  2. ChristopherMammal

    You’re right, SirMullich, it’s as much of a cliché as “Paranoid” or “Master of Puppets”. Like everything in my Merry Memories, it has personal meaning for me that goes beyond the music.

    • Cliches don’t need to be a bad thing, as long as they are used with a wink, as they are surely meant here. Also I think a song about Paranoia is just as little a cliché as Masters of Puppets social criticism (considering the time and the genre).

  3. Besides the possibility to interpret the lyrics of Master of Puppets in very different ways which I found out through a discussion, where a satanic theme worked as well as the song being about drugs and even an addictive while simultaneously destructive relationship could work as well…

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