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#212: Bo Diddley / Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley

6.20.2012


Bo Diddley / Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley (1959)

Favorite Tracks: "Bo Diddley" and "Before You Accuse Me" and "Who Do You Love?" and "I'm Sorry" and "The Great Grandfather" and "Don't Let it Go"

Thoughts: [Bo Diddley:] Alright, I know that Bo Diddley was absolutely formative to popular music and rock as we know it today.  And he should absolutely be on this list.  BUT SINCE WHEN DID WE START THE TWO-ALBUMS-IN-ONE-RANKING SYSTEM?  That is so unfair.  And rude.  And unfair.  I don't care who you are!  I'm sorry, I just had to get that off my chest.  According to wikipedia, it's not like this was a double album or they were released the same month or something like that.  And as far as I can tell, the track lists are totally different.  Anyone have a decent explanation for this that I'm missing?  Rude.

Anyway.  The music.  I recognized "Before You Accuse Me" from Eric Clapton's cover.   And "Who Do You Love?" from The Doors'.

Observation: Bo Diddley likes to mention his name in his songs.  Often.  (Orphan?)

[Go Bo Diddley:] More of the same.  Which isn't bad.  I just get tired of this style of music pretty quickly.

Is This Better Than The River?: I know Bruce would kill anyone for saying otherwise, so...yes?

(No.)

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