Not Half Bad

Bruce Von Stiers

I've been revisiting bands that I used to have vinyl albums from. I checked out a new CD from Def Leppard. And now on the other side of the house, I?m checking out George Thorogood and the Destroyers. I once had the Destroyer?s Bad To The Bone. It got so scratched up from overuse that the album got thrown away. One of these days I?m going to have to get the CD version. Anyway, I just checked out the recent release from George and the boys. It's called Half A Boy, Half A Man.

Right away you know that the band had a good time putting this one together. About half way thorugh the CD there is a track called Be Bop Grandma. It's about Grandma getting her boogie shoes on and partying down.

There are quite a few classic songs on the CD. Nothing New is one of the slow dance classics from way back when. Then there is Double Shot. Willie Dixon's 99 Days In Jail gets the Destroyer treatment as well.

The track Just Passin' Thru is one that George penned himself. It's about a guy who can't or won't settle down. He gets moving on like "an outlaw in a Willie Nelson song."

Other songs include Chuck Berry's Hellbound Train and the title track, Half A Boy, Half A Man. I Don't Trust Nobody is classic George Thorogood.

If you like bluesy rock, this is the CD to buy. George Thorogood and the Destroyers have made another album that's bound to be a classic.


Copyright © 2000 Bruce E. Von Stiers