Bad Company lead singer/songwriter Paul Rodgers, guitarist/songwriter Mick Ralphs, and drummer Simon Kirke all agreed that being the first band signed to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label, as well as sharing management with them, was advantageous. However the expectations for this “supergroup”, containing Rodgers and Kirke from Free and Ralphs from Mott the Hoople, were exceedingly high for “Run With the Pack” in 1976.
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It doesn’t get any better than this exclusive live performance of Bad Company “Runnin’ with the Pack”, no overdubs, just as the audience loved it July 2013 in Dallas/Ft. Worth.
Bad Company had elbowed their way to the forefront of the rock world by the April 1975 release of their second album, “Straight Shooter” ,avoiding the sophomore jinx with timeless songs “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”,”Feel Like Makin’ Love”, and “Shooting Star”. But as my guests Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke share here, strange things can happen eventually when that much success is achieved that quickly in lives so young.
Bad Company really impressed on their Summer 2013 40th Anniversary Tour, and here is irrefutable evidence, as this live performance of “Shooting Star” originally found on their second album, Straight Shooter , came straight off the concert mixing console the night of July 10 in Dallas
Rock Hall Snubs: Bad Company
One of the bands which defined arena rock in the Seventies ironically never released a live album until the 21st century, but this sizzling performance of “Can’t Get Enough” from the In the Studio archives is better than anything anywhere, and it is totally live, no overdubs! Makes a nice way to mark the actual […]
“Bad Company” is one of the most successful debuts in rock history because of “Can’t Get Enough”,”Rock Steady”,”Movin’ On”,”Ready for Love”, “Seagull”, and the title song. Here is the real story from Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, and Mick Ralphs In the Studio with Redbeard.
One of those odd quirks of rock trivia concerns the fact that the original Bad Company, a band synonymous with Seventies arena rock, never released a live album. The reformed band of Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke who toured in 2008 and a fortieth anniversary tour in 2013, though, had no such allergy […]
As we prepare to host the members of Bad Company next month to mark the band’s forty-fifth anniversary, it takes only a cursory glance at their set list from their most recent reunion tour to be impressed by just how strong the songs on that May 1974 debut indeed were, as “Ready for Love”, “Movin’ […]
Bad Company ended the Seventies decade strongly on the wings of “Desolation Angels” forty years ago, and Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke join Redbeard In the Studio to recall making “Rock and Roll Fantasy”,”Oh Atlanta”, and “Gone Gone Gone”.