ZZ Top - I'M BAD, I'M NATIONWIDE

First performance: 25/03/1984


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 10 times:
 
1984-03-25 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
 
1984-04-08 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
With Cats On A Smooth Surface. 
 
1984-04-22 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
With Cats On A Smooth Surface. 
 
1984-06-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
With John Eddie & The Frontstreet Runners. 
 
1984-08-22 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
With La Bamba and the Hubcaps. 
 
1984-09-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
With John Eddie. 
 
1984-09-15 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
First known E Street Band version of "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide". 
 
1987-08-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
Full E Street Band, except Nils Lofgren, and some members of Cats On A Smooth Surface. 
 
1987-08-09 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ 
 
2009-04-21 - TD BANKNORTH GARDEN, BOSTON, MA
First on-tour E Street "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide" since September 15, 1984 in Philadelphia makes its only tour appearance. 
 
 

Songinfo

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Well I was rollin' down the road in some cold blue steel
I had a blues man in back, and a beautician at the wheel
We going downtown in the middle of the night
We laughing and I'm jokin' and we feelin' alright
Oh I'm bad, I'm nationwide
Yes I'm bad, I'm nationwide
Easin' down the highway in a new Cadillac
I had a fine fox in front, I had three more in the back
They sportin' short dresses, wearin' spike-heel shoes
They smokin' Lucky Strikes, and wearing nylons too
'Cause we bad, we nationwide
Yeah we bad, we nationwide
Well I was movin' down the road in my V-8 Ford
I had a shine on my boots, I had my sideburns lowered
With my New York brim and my gold tooth displayed
Nobody give me trouble 'cause they know I got it made
I'm bad, I'm nationwide
Well I'm bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, I'm nationwide, yes man!