Counting down the 10 WORST BEATLES SONGS – “Bad Boy” was part of their repertoire when they were playing those endless nights in Hamburg, and this youtube video actually has some nice photos from the Hamburg days that I’d never seen before. John throws his lungs into the vocal, nicely mangles some of the lame lyrics, and delivers an ironic message about the spirit of rock and roll. Composed by Larry Williams (1959) and played as well as it can be played, but really, why bother?
Recorded May 10, 1965, during the last week of shooting the movie Help! Appears on the U.S. album BEATLES VI (June 1965) and the UK loose-ends mop-up album A COLLECTION OF BEATLES OLDIES (December 1966).