Thursday, March 04, 2010

Bad Company: DOTM

Bad Company is one of those legacy bands but in truth they really didn't have that many good songs. In fact, if I were to try to do a 10 for 2010 for them I would really have a hard time coming up with 10 songs I like from them. However, the fews songs from them that I do like, I think are really really good songs. Specifically, the eponymous song Bad Company.

Anyway, here is the discrography I came up with for them:

Bad Company
Released in June 1974 by Swan Song.
Produced by Bad Company.
Recorded in 1973 at Headley Grange in East Hampshire, England.
Band lineup:
Paul Rodgers - vocals, guitar; Mick Ralphs - guitar, keyboards; Simon Kirke - drums; Boz Burrell - bass.
Tracks: 8
Highlights:
"Cant Get Enough" "Bad Company"
Album hit #1 on the 1974 Pop Albums chart.

Straight Shooter
Released in April 1975 by Swan Song.
Produced by Bad Company.
Recorded in 1974 at Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire, England.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 8
Highlights:
"Shooting Star" "Feel Like Makin Love"
Album hit #2 on the 1975 Pop Albums chart.

Run With the Pack
Released in February 1976 by Swan Song.
Produced by Bad Company.
Recorded in 1975 in Grasse, France.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Young Blood" "Honey Child"
Album hit #5 on the 1976 Pop Albums chart.

Burning Sky
Released in March 1977 by Swan Song.
Produced by Bad Company.
Recorded in 1976 in Herouville, France.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"Burnin Sky"
Album hit #15 on the 1977 Billboard Pop Albums chart.

Desolation Angels
Released in March 1979 by Swan Song.
Produced by Bad Company.
Recorded in 1978 at Ridge Farm Studios in Surrey, England.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Rock n Roll Fantasy" "Gone Gone Gone"
Album hit #3 on the 1979 Billboard Pop Albums chart.

Rough Diamonds
Released in August 1982 by Swan Song.
Produced by Bad Company.
Recorded in 1981 and 1982 at Ridge Farm Studios.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Electricland"
Album hit #26 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1982.

10 From 6
Compilation album released in December 1985 by Atlantic Records.
Produced by Barry Diament.
Tracks: 10

Fame and Fortune
Released in October 1986 by Atlantic Records.
Produced by Keith Olsen.
Recorded at The Sol Berkshire.
Lineup changes:
Brian Howe replaced Paul Rodgers on vocals and Steve Price replaced Boz Burrell on bass and added Gregg Dechert on keyboards.
Tracks: 10

Dangerous Age
Released in August 1988 by Atco Records.
Produced by Bad Company.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11

Holy Water
Released in June 1990 by Atco Records.
Produced by Tony Harris, Andrew Scarth and Terry Thomas.
Lineup changes:
Felix Kris replaced Steve Price on bass.
Tracks: 13
Highlights:
"Holy Water" "If You Needed Somebody"

Here Comes Trouble
Released in September 1992 by Atco.
Produced by Bad Company.
Lineup changes:
Dave Colwell was added as a 2nd guitarist.
Tracks: 11

What You Hear is What You Get
Live album released in 1992 by Atlantic.
Produced by Simon Kirke.
Recorded during their 1992 U.S. tour.
Lineup changes:
Rick Wills replaced Felix Kris on bass.
Tracks: 15

Company of Strangers
Released in 1995 by East West.
Produced by Bad Company.
Lineup changes:
Robert Hart replaced Brian Howe on vocals.
Tracks: 13

Stories Told and Untold
Released in October 1996 by East West.
Produced by Bad Company.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 14
Featuring re-recordings of some of their hits plus a few new songs.

The Original Bad Company Anthology
Compilation album released in March 1999 by Elektra Records.
Produced by Paul Rodgers.
Tracks: 33
Album reached #189 on the 1999 Billboard Pop Albums chart.
Also included 4 new songs with Paul Rodgers as vocalist again.

Merchants of Cool
Live album released in May 2002 by Sanctuary.
Produced by Bad Company.
Recorded at the Paramount Theater in Denver, CO and the Grove in Anahaim, CA.
Lineup:
Paul Rodgers - vocals, guitar; Dave Colwell - guitar; Simon Kirke - drums; Jaz Lochrie - bass.
Tracks: 14

Live in Albuquerque 1976
Released in August 2006 by Cleopatra.
Produced by Mick Ralphs.
Features the original lineup.
Tracks: 16

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