Personnel: Ringo Starr (vocals, drums); Doug Riley, James Newton Howard (conductor); Git-tar, Push-a-lone (guitar); Hamisch Bisonette (synthesizers); Morris Lane (keyboards); Diesel (bass); Vini Poncia's Peaking Duck Orchestra & Chorus.Digitally remastered by Victor Anesini (CBS Records Studios, New York, New York).Realizing that his hard-earned reputation as an important rock & roll artist was rapidly slipping away from him, Ringo made an all-out attempt to revitalize his career in 1978. Hot on the heels of a bizarre, though basically entertaining network TV special, Ringo released BAD BOY, a stripped down album that seemed to be his attempt to get back to some serious music making. Eschewing the all-star approach that Starr had employed so successfully in the mid-seventies, BAD BOY is the work of Ringo and some uncredited session musicians.Starr and his band manage to inject some real rock & roll feeling into the proceedings. The highpoints of BAD BOY are Starr's earnest pop-rock rendition of Gallagher & Llyle's "Heart On My Sleeve" and a fun, good-natured version of The Supremes "Where Did Our Love Go?" Though BAD BOY is one of Ringo's lesser works, it goes down easy and showed that Ringo was on the road back to a full musical recovery.
- Format: Vinyl
- Genre: Pop