Wednesday, May 29, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Bad Company

Artist:Bad Company
Song:Feel Like Makin' Love
Album:10 From 6

The British group Bad Company was very successful in the 70s and 80s. Feel Like Makin' Love was a top ten hit in 1975. The members of Bad Company were all veterans of the British music scene. Lead singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke were from Free, guitarist Mick Ralphs was from Mott The Hoople, bassist Boz Burrell was from King Crimson. They were the first band signed to the Led Zeppelin owned label Swan Song Records distributed by Atlantic. Bad Company's first three albums were very successful. Can't Get Enough from the 1974 album Bad Company reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Feel Like Makin' Love from the 1975 album Straight Shooter reached #10. These two albums and their third album Run With The Pack were all million sellers. They stumbled a bit with the 1977 album Burnin' Sky but bounced back with the 1979 album Desolation Angels. But the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham led to their manager and Swan Song head Peter Grant closing Swan Song. Bad Company split up in 1982. You can get their hits from this period on this budget comp. In 1986, Ralphs and Kirke formed a new band. Atlantic wanted them to reform Bad Company. But by that time Rodgers was lead singer of The Firm. So former Ted Nugent lead singer Brian Howe was hired. They had some success with songs like If You Needed Somebody in 1990. But internal conflict led to Howe leaving Bad Company in 1994. They recorded some new songs when Rodgers returned in 1998. These days they tour occasionally as a nostalgia act. They are currently on tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Here's Bad Company performing Feel Like Makin' Love.

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