History Music / BadCompany

19th May '17 4:56:21 PM MarkLungo
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->''That's why they call me''
->''[[TitleDrop Bad Company]], and I can't deny''

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->''That's ->''"That's why they call me''
->''[[TitleDrop Bad Company]], and I can't deny''deny"''



Bad Company became famous for a few {{Ear Worm}}s, like "[[IntercourseWithYou Feel Like Makin' Love]]", "Can't Get Enough", "Bad Company", "Rock N Roll Fantasy" and "Shooting Star". Much like Paul Rodgers' first band, Music/{{Free}}, their sound is a mix of [[BluesRock blues-influenced]] HardRock and classically-influenced piano ballads. In this respect they bear some similarities to the mid-to-late-seventies output of Music/{{Queen}}, with whom lead singer Paul Rodgers performed after the [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragic death]] of Music/FreddieMercury.




Bad Company is famous for a few {{Ear Worm}}s, like "[[IntercourseWithYou Feel Like Makin' Love]]", "Can't Get Enough", "Bad Company", "Rock N Roll Fantasy" and "Shooting Star". Much like Paul Rodgers' first band, Music/{{Free}}, their sound is a mix of [[BluesRock blues-influenced]] HardRock and classically-influenced piano ballads. In this respect they bear some similarities to the mid-to-late-seventies output of Music/{{Queen}}, with whom lead singer Paul Rodgers performed after the [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragic death]] of Music/FreddieMercury.
26th Apr '17 4:14:00 AM BlackSwan81
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* StalkerWithACrush: The protagonist of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AMKtiS6UEQ "If You Needed Somebody"]] video comes across as a benign version of this. It's unclear whether the scene at about 3:23 of him kissing the object of his affection is real or fantasy.
20th Feb '17 1:10:55 AM bt8257
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Bad Company broke up in 1982 due to decreasing sales, interpersonal conflicts (Rodgers and Burrell got into a fistfight during the recording of ''Rough Diamonds''), declining interest from Peter Grant (who gradually lost his enthusiasm for the music industry after the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham), and a general weariness with the ShowBusiness meat grinder. As Mick Ralphs said years later, "Bad Company had become bigger than us all and to continue would have destroyed someone or something."

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Bad Company They broke up in 1982 due to decreasing sales, interpersonal conflicts (Rodgers and Burrell got into a fistfight during the recording of ''Rough Diamonds''), declining interest from Peter Grant (who gradually lost his enthusiasm for the music industry after the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham), and a general weariness with the ShowBusiness meat grinder. As Mick Ralphs said years later, "Bad Company had become bigger than us all and to continue would have destroyed someone or something."
10th Jan '17 6:53:03 PM MarkLungo
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* ShoutOut: The inner gatefold of ''Run WIth the Pack'' shows the band sitting in a hotel room, with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny on the TV screen.

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* ShoutOut: The inner gatefold of ''Run WIth With the Pack'' shows the band sitting in a hotel room, with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny on the TV screen.
10th Jan '17 6:51:54 PM MarkLungo
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* RockstarSong: "Shooting Star", which may or may not be about guitarist Paul Kossoff of Free.

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* RockstarSong: RockStarSong: "Shooting Star", which may or may not be about guitarist Paul Kossoff of Free.


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* ShoutOut: The inner gatefold of ''Run WIth the Pack'' shows the band sitting in a hotel room, with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny on the TV screen.
10th Jan '17 12:56:57 AM MarkLungo
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* TheBandMinusTheFace: The 1986-96 era without Paul Rodgers. To be fair, the only reason Ralphs and Kirke used the name "Bad Company" was due to their label's ExecutiveMeddling.
10th Jan '17 12:51:25 AM MarkLungo
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Bad Company broke up in 1982 due to decreasing sales, interpersonal conflicts (Rodgers and Burrell got into a fistfight during the recording of ''Rough Diamonds''), declining interest from Peter Grant (who gradually lost interest in the music industry after the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham), and a general weariness with the ShowBusiness meat grinder. As Mick Ralphs said years later, "Bad Company had become bigger than us all and to continue would have destroyed someone or something."

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Bad Company broke up in 1982 due to decreasing sales, interpersonal conflicts (Rodgers and Burrell got into a fistfight during the recording of ''Rough Diamonds''), declining interest from Peter Grant (who gradually lost interest in his enthusiasm for the music industry after the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham), and a general weariness with the ShowBusiness meat grinder. As Mick Ralphs said years later, "Bad Company had become bigger than us all and to continue would have destroyed someone or something."
10th Jan '17 12:50:03 AM MarkLungo
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An English arena rock band mainly active in the 1970s and 1980s, Bad Company is one of those bands where you've definitely heard their songs, you've definitely sung along, but you don't quite recognize the band's name. The band was a supergroup formed after the break-up or membership changes of several rock groups; the original line-up included Paul Rodgers (vocals, keyboards) and Simon Kirke (drums, percussion) from Music/{{Free}}, Mick Ralphs (guitar) of glam rockers Music/MottTheHoople and ex-Music/KingCrimson member Boz Burrell (bass guitar). Second only to Music/LedZeppelin in terms of popularity, the two groups shared many ties; Zeppelin manager Peter Grant also guided Bad Company to success and Paul Rodgers later played with Jimmy Page in the Firm.

The group is famous for a few {{Ear Worm}}s, like "[[IntercourseWithYou Feel Like Makin' Love]]", Can't Get Enough", "Bad Company", "Rock N Roll Fantasy" and "Shooting Star". Much like Paul Rodgers' first band, Music/{{Free}}, their sound is a mix of [[BluesRock blues-influenced]] HardRock and classically-influenced piano ballads. In this respect they bear some similarities to the mid-to-late-seventies output of Music/{{Queen}}, with whom lead singer Paul Rodgers performed after the [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragic death]] of Music/FreddieMercury.

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An English arena rock band mainly active in the 1970s and 1980s, Bad Company is one of those bands where you've definitely heard their songs, you've definitely sung along, but you don't quite recognize the band's name. The band was a supergroup {{Supergroup}} formed after the break-up or membership changes of several rock groups; the original line-up included Paul Rodgers (vocals, keyboards) and Simon Kirke (drums, percussion) from Music/{{Free}}, Mick Ralphs (guitar) of glam rockers Music/MottTheHoople {{Glam Rock}}ers Music/MottTheHoople, and ex-Music/KingCrimson member Boz Burrell (bass guitar). Second only to Music/LedZeppelin in terms of popularity, the two groups shared many ties; Bad Company was signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label[[note]]although their first four albums were on Island Records in England[[/note]], Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant also guided Bad Company to success success, and Paul Rodgers later played with Jimmy Page in the The Firm.

Bad Company broke up in 1982 due to decreasing sales, interpersonal conflicts (Rodgers and Burrell got into a fistfight during the recording of ''Rough Diamonds''), declining interest from Peter Grant (who gradually lost interest in the music industry after the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham), and a general weariness with the ShowBusiness meat grinder. As Mick Ralphs said years later, "Bad Company had become bigger than us all and to continue would have destroyed someone or something."

In 1986, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke formed a new band--but their then-current label, Creator/AtlanticRecords, insisted that they use the Bad Company name. With Paul Rodgers busy in The Firm, Brian Howe (formerly Music/TedNugent's vocalist) was recruited as the new singer, beginning Bad Company's TheBandMinusTheFace era.
The group also became a RevolvingDoorBand; several new members came and went, with Ralphs and Kirke as the only constants (at least in the studio--Ralphs had to sit out some tours due to recurring health problems). Eventually Brian Howe was replaced by a third vocalist, Robert Hart.

When Peter Grant died in 1995, the original four members met at his funeral and eventually decided to work together again. This reunion was short-lived (1998-99), but it yielded four new songs that were released on a GreatestHits compilation, ''The Original Bad Company Anthology''. Since then, Rodgers, Kirke and other musicians (including Ralphs when his health permits) have kept the band sporadically touring ever since. However, there have been no studio recordings since two new songs were added to the 2002 LiveAlbum ''Merchants of Cool''. Boz Burrell [[AuthorExistenceFailure died]] in 2006, making a full reunion impossible, but the other three founders still play live occasionally, doing a series of British concerts in 2016. However, Mick Ralphs suffered a stroke shortly afterwards; although he's recovering, the fact that the British shows were called the "Swan Song Tour" might become unwittingly prophetic.

Bad Company
is famous for a few {{Ear Worm}}s, like "[[IntercourseWithYou Feel Like Makin' Love]]", Can't "Can't Get Enough", "Bad Company", "Rock N Roll Fantasy" and "Shooting Star". Much like Paul Rodgers' first band, Music/{{Free}}, their sound is a mix of [[BluesRock blues-influenced]] HardRock and classically-influenced piano ballads. In this respect they bear some similarities to the mid-to-late-seventies output of Music/{{Queen}}, with whom lead singer Paul Rodgers performed after the [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragic death]] of Music/FreddieMercury.



!!Studio discography:

* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Bad Company]]'' (1974)
* ''Straight Shooter'' (1975)
* ''Run With the Pack'' (1976)
* ''Burnin' Sky'' (1977)
* ''Desolation Angels'' (1979)
* ''Rough Diamonds'' (1982) (last full album by the original lineup)
* ''Fame and Fortune'' (1986) (first of four studio albums with Brian Howe on vocals)
* ''Dangerous Age'' (1988)
* ''Holy Water'' (1990)
* ''Here Comes Trouble'' (1992)
* ''Company of Strangers'' (1995) (first of two studio albums with Robert Hart on vocals)
* ''Stories Told & Untold'' (1996) (half new material, half remakes of songs by the original lineup)



** Though ''Holy Water'' is available on iTunes, mostly due to the success of the power ballad "If You Needed Somebody."

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** Though ''Holy Water'' is available on iTunes, mostly due to the success of the power ballad PowerBallad "If You Needed Somebody."


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* RevolvingDoorBand: {{Averted}} with the stable 1974-82 lineup, but in full effect since 1986. Simon Kirke is the only member who's been in every version of the group.
23rd Dec '16 6:01:39 AM MarkLungo
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The group is famous for a few {{Ear Worm}}s, like "[[IntercourseWithYou Feel Like Makin' Love]]", Can't Get Enough", "Bad Company", "Rock N Roll Fantasy" and "Shooting Star". Much like Paul Rodgers' first band, Music/{{Free}}, their sound is a mix of [[BluesRock blues-influenced]] HardRock and classically-influenced piano ballads. In this respect they bear some similarities to the mid-to-late-seventies output of Music/{{Queen}}, with whom lead singer Paul Rodgers performed after the [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragic death]] of Freddie Mercury.

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The group is famous for a few {{Ear Worm}}s, like "[[IntercourseWithYou Feel Like Makin' Love]]", Can't Get Enough", "Bad Company", "Rock N Roll Fantasy" and "Shooting Star". Much like Paul Rodgers' first band, Music/{{Free}}, their sound is a mix of [[BluesRock blues-influenced]] HardRock and classically-influenced piano ballads. In this respect they bear some similarities to the mid-to-late-seventies output of Music/{{Queen}}, with whom lead singer Paul Rodgers performed after the [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragic death]] of Freddie Mercury.
Music/FreddieMercury.



* CanonDiscontinuity: The band's official website disavows the existence of any studio album made after 1982's ''Rough Diamonds'', likely due to Paul Rodgers not appearing on them.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: The band's official website disavows the existence of any studio album made after 1982's ''Rough Diamonds'', likely due to [[TheBandMinusTheFace Paul Rodgers not appearing on them.them]].



* {{Yandere}}: "Burnin' Sky"

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* {{Yandere}}: "Burnin' Sky"
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8th Dec '16 10:38:22 PM Xtifr
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An English arena rock band mainly active in the 1970s and 1980s, '''Bad Company''' is one of those bands where you've definitely heard their songs, you've definitely sung along, but you don't quite recognize the band's name. The band was a supergroup formed after the break-up or membership changes of several rock groups; the original line-up included Paul Rodgers (vocals, keyboards) and Simon Kirke (drums, percussion) from Music/{{Free}}, Mick Ralphs (guitar) of glam rockers Music/MottTheHoople and ex-Music/KingCrimson member Boz Burrell (bass guitar). Second only to Music/LedZeppelin in terms of popularity, the two groups shared many ties; Zeppelin manager Peter Grant also guided Bad Company to success and Paul Rodgers later played with Jimmy Page in the Firm.

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An English arena rock band mainly active in the 1970s and 1980s, '''Bad Company''' Bad Company is one of those bands where you've definitely heard their songs, you've definitely sung along, but you don't quite recognize the band's name. The band was a supergroup formed after the break-up or membership changes of several rock groups; the original line-up included Paul Rodgers (vocals, keyboards) and Simon Kirke (drums, percussion) from Music/{{Free}}, Mick Ralphs (guitar) of glam rockers Music/MottTheHoople and ex-Music/KingCrimson member Boz Burrell (bass guitar). Second only to Music/LedZeppelin in terms of popularity, the two groups shared many ties; Zeppelin manager Peter Grant also guided Bad Company to success and Paul Rodgers later played with Jimmy Page in the Firm.
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