Whether it’s about how badass they are individually; (e.g. Thorgood and The Destroyers Bad To the Bone), as a group (Ballad Of The Green Berets) bad acts they’ve done (Marty Robins’ El Paso) or their lifestyles (Geto Boys’ Mind Playing Tricks On Me) – list 'em here.
Regular ol’ bravado or machismo isn’t enough. Violence and fighting have to be expressed in the lyrics. As much as like the whoopin’ and hollerin’ in Muddy Waters’ I’m A Man, it’s clear by the lyrics he’s a lover, not a fighter.
All music genres welcome!
Uh… included appropriate badass/ bad women, too. I don’t wanna get hoomiliated by some woman poster on a Dixie Chicks kick.