Bad to the Bone (George Thorogood & The Destroyers album)

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Bad to the Bone
George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad To The Bone.jpg
Studio album by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Released August 9, 1982
Recorded 1981–1982
Studio Dimension Sound Studios, Boston MA
Genre Blues rock, boogie rock
Length 40:17
Label EMI America
Producer The Delaware Destroyers
George Thorogood & The Destroyers chronology
More George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Bad to the Bone
Singles from Bad to the Bone
  1. "Nobody but Me"
    Released: July, 1982
  2. "Bad to the Bone"
    Released: September 17, 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Music Box3/5 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauB−[3]

Bad to the Bone is the fifth studio album by American Blues-Rock band George Thorogood & The Destroyers. It was released in 1982 by the label EMI America Records and contains their best known song, "Bad to the Bone". The album also features The Rolling Stones side-man Ian Stewart on keyboards. A special edition of this album was released in 2007 to mark the 25th anniversary of the album's original release.


AllMusic's Tim Sendra calls the album "Thorogood's finest work and established him as one of the unsung heroes of the age of AOR".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Back to Wentzville" (George Thorogood) – 3:30
  2. "Blue Highway" (Nick Gravenites, David Getz) – 4:44
  3. "Nobody but Me" (The Isley Brothers) – 3:28
  4. "It's a Sin" (Jimmy Reed) – 3:32
  5. "New Boogie Chillun" (John Lee Hooker) – 5:03
  6. "Bad to the Bone" (Thorogood) – 4:52
  7. "Miss Luann" (Thorogood) – 4:13
  8. "As the Years Go Passing By" (Deadric Malone) – 5:03
  9. "No Particular Place to Go" (Chuck Berry) – 4:00
  10. "Wanted Man" (Bob Dylan) – 3:12

25th Anniversary edition bonus tracks

  1. "That Philly Thing" (George Thorogood) – 2:25
  2. "Blue Highway" (Nick Gravenites, David Getz) – 4:08
  3. "New Boogie Chillun" (John Lee Hooker) – 7:10
  4. "No Particular Place to Go" (Chuck Berry) – 4:26
  5. "As the Years Go Passing By" (Deadric Malone) – 4:44
  6. "Bad to the Bone" (Thorogood) – 7:05
  7. "Wanted Man" (Bob Dylan) – 3:57

Note: Track 11 was an instrumental B-side, and Tracks 12-17 are 2007 re-recordings.




  • The Delaware Destroyers – producers
  • John Nagy – assistant producer, engineer
  • Ken Irwin – assistant producer
  • Paul Mufson – engineer

Later samples & Covers[edit]

  • "Bad to the Bone"
    • "Covered by Z-Rock Hawaii which was a collaboration project by Ween and Boredoms"


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