Bad to the Bone – George Thorogood and the Destroyers

The first time I heard this track was watching the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Arnie walks out of a biker bar after acquiring some clothes and steals someones motorbike, all to the tune of Bad to the Bone! I loved it!!

As far as driving blues tracks go, this is as typical as they come. Although the track is notated in 4/4, the grooves are all triplet based. The bass drum pretty much plays a shuffle underneath, with the snare providing the solid backbeat on the 2 & 4.  The fills are straight forward and simple. As long as you remember to count!

Enjoy the chart, turn up the music and play it LOUD!

George Thorogood – Bad to the Bone.pdf