Tag: Bad Company

Friday 5pm ET: Feature Artist – Bad Company

Bad Company are an English hard rock supergroup formed in Westminster, London, in 1973 by singer Paul Rodgers and guitarist Mick Ralphs, later adding drummer Simon Kirke and bassist Boz Burrell Peter Grant, who managed the rock band Led Zeppelin, also managed Bad Company until 1982.

Bad Company enjoyed great success throughout the 1970s. Their first three albums, Bad Company (1974), Straight Shooter (1975), and Run with the Pack (1976), reached the top five in the album charts in both the UK and US. Many of their singles/songs, such as “Bad Company”, “Can’t Get Enough”, “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”, “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, “Ready for Love”, “Shooting Star”, and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy”, remain staples of classic rock radio. They have sold 15.5 million RIAA-certified albums in the United States.

Original Paul Rodgers era (1973–1982)
Brian Howe era (1986–1994)
Robert Hart era (1994–1998)
Return of Paul Rodgers (1998–2002)

Simon Kirke – drums, percussion, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals and guitar (1973–1982, 1986–1999, 2001–2002, 2008–present)
Mick Ralphs – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (1973–1982, 1986–1999, 2008–2016, 2020–present)
Paul Rodgers – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, harmonica (1973–1982, 1998–1999, 2001–2002, 2008–present)
Todd Ronning – bass, backing vocals (2012–present)

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Bad Company – The ‘Original’ Bad Co. Anthology (1999)

The ‘Original’ Bad Co. Anthology is a compilation album released by Bad Company in 1999 on Elektra Records. This album marks Bad Company’s first new songs since 1982 to feature original lead singer Paul Rodgers. In addition to the classic hits, it also features six B-sides and outtakes. Technical information was retrieved from the 1999 Edition released by Elektra Records. Most songs on this album were previously released on Swan Song Records. The tracks “Tracking Down a Runaway”, “Ain’t It Good”, “Hammer of Love” and “Hey, Hey” were new songs recorded especially for this release. The compilation notably omits the tracks “Young Blood”, “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “Electricland”, all of which were fairly big hits with Rodgers.

“Can’t Get Enough” from Bad Company (1974)
“Rock Steady” from Bad Company
“Ready for Love” from Bad Company
“Bad Company” from Bad Company
“Movin’ On” from Bad Company
“Seagull” from Bad Company
“Superstar Woman” previously unreleased (1974), later re-recorded for use on Paul’s solo album Cut Loose (1983)
“Little Miss Fortune” taken from the B-side of the UK/US single “Can’t Get Enough” (1974)
“Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” from Straight Shooter (1975)
“Feel Like Makin’ Love” from Straight Shooter
“Shooting Star” from Straight Shooter
“Deal with the Preacher” from Straight Shooter
“Wild Fire Woman” from Straight Shooter
“Easy On My Soul” taken from the B-side of the US single “Movin’ On” (1974)
“Whiskey Bottle” taken from the B-side of the US single “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” (1975)
“Honey Child” from Run with the Pack (1976)
“Run with the Pack” from Run with the Pack
“Silver, Blue and Gold” from Run with the Pack
“Do Right by Your Woman” previously unused mix from Run with the Pack
“Burnin’ Sky” from Burnin’ Sky (1977)
“Heartbeat” from Burnin’ Sky
“Too Bad” from Burnin’ Sky
“Smokin’ 45” previously unreleased (1976)
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy” from Desolation Angels (1979)
“Evil Wind” from Desolation Angels
“Oh, Atlanta” from Desolation Angels
“Rhythm Machine” from Desolation Angels
“Untie the Knot” from Rough Diamonds (1982)
“Downhill Ryder” from Rough Diamonds
“Tracking Down a Runaway” new track recorded 1998
“Ain’t It Good” new track recorded 1998
“Hammer of Love” new track recorded 1998
“Hey, Hey” new track recorded 1998

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Bad Company – Here Comes Trouble (1992)

Here Comes Trouble is the tenth studio album by hard rock band Bad Company, it would be the last studio album with Brian Howe as lead vocalist. The album was released in September 1992. The title track from this album received some major air play on Classic rock radio, although “How About That” was the biggest single from the album, spending six weeks at the top of the Album Rock Tracks chart.

1. “How About That” 5:26
2. “Stranger Than Fiction” 5:12
3. “Here Comes Trouble” 4:10
4. “This Could Be the One” 5:17
5. “Both Feet in the Water” 4:42
6. “Take This Town” 4:17
7. “What About You” 3:54
8. “Little Angel” 5:02
9. “Hold on to My Heart” 4:40
10. “Brokenhearted” 4:47
11. “My Only One” 5:01

Wednesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, KC & The Sunshine Band, Bad Company, Aerosmith, Henry Gross, Doobie Brothers, Thelma Houston, Grass Roots and more. . . 

Friday 4pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 4)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Rise Against, INXS, Bad Company, Maroon 5, Kid Rock, Queen, Montgomery Gentry, Doobie Brothers, Theory of A Deadman, Beatles, Smash Mouth, Carole King and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

Today on Sounds of The 70s:  Cat Stevens, Bette Midler, Manu Dibango, Tommy James, Bad Company, Main Ingredient, David Cassidy, Lake, Warren Zevon, and more . .  

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from; Beach Boys, Tavares, Olivia Newton-john, Electric Light Orchestra, Tubes, Elton John, Dan Hartman, Police, Eagles, Hot, Dire Straits, Badfinger, Cat Stevens, Boston, Chic, Bad Company and more . . . 

Friday 10pm: Top 100 Albums of The 70s – #87 – Bad Company – Straight Shooter (1975)

Straight Shooter is the second studio album by the English supergroup Bad Company. The album was released in April 2, 1975, a month after the release of the single “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” and four months before the album’s second single “Feel Like Makin’ Love”.

The album reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. It was certified gold (500,000 units sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America a month after its release. The album was remastered and re-released in 1994.

Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke stated on In the Studio (which devoted an episode to Straight Shooter) that the track “Shooting Star” (which they did not write) was lyrically inspired by the drug and alcohol-related deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison.

1. “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” 3:35
2. “Feel Like Makin’ Love” 5:12
3. “Weep No More” 3:59
4. “Shooting Star” 6:16
5. “Deal with the Preacher” 5:01
6. “Wild Fire Woman” 4:32
7. “Anna” 3:41
8. “Call on Me” 6:03

Wednesday 9pm: Feature Artist – Paul Rodgers

Paul RodgersPaul Bernard Rodgers (born 17 December 1949) is an English singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his success in the 1960s and 1970s as vocalist of Free and Bad Company. He now lives in Canada as a naturalized Canadian citizen. After stints in two less successful bands in the 1980s and early 1990s, The Firm and The Law, he became a solo artist. He has more recently toured and recorded with Queen. Rodgers has been dubbed “The Voice” by his fans. A poll in Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 55 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. In 2011 Rodgers received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

Rodgers has been cited as a significant influence on a number of notable rock singers, including David Coverdale, John Waite, Steve Overland, Lou Gramm, Jimi Jamison, Eric Martin, Steve Walsh, Joe Lynn Turner, Paul Young, Bruce Dickinson, Robin McAuley, Jimmy Barnes, Richie Kotzen. Joe Bonamassa, and the late Ronnie Van Zant. In 1991, John Mellencamp called Rodgers “the best rock singer ever”. Freddie Mercury, the original Queen vocalist, in particular liked Rodgers and his aggressive style. – Wikipedia

Rock Show 6p – 10p ET

rmaxrockshowAll new edition of the RadioMax Rock Show featuring music from Bad Company, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen,  Queen, Def Leppard, Jimi Hendrix, Velvet Revolver, Chris Cornell, Outfield, Oasis, Switchfoot and more . . . 

The Rock Show 6pm – 10pm ET

RocksReturning to Thursday evening at 6pm ET its the Rock Show.  Featuring music from the Smashing Pumpkins, Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Live, Van Halen, Queen, Kiss, .38 Special,  AC/DC, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Company and more.  . . 

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 9am ET

70sToday on Sounds of the 70s great artists: Eric Burden, Bad Company, Cliff Richard, Jefferson Starship, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, The Doors, and Cher. Join Dan Varroney today at 9:00am ET

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 9am ET

Summer hitsIt’s “Summer Hits of the 70s” today at 9:00 am on Sounds of The 70s were we’ll feature, Bad Company, Bob Seger, Paul Simon Godspell, Eric Carmen, Three Dog Night, Chris Thompson, Robert Palmer, John Travolta & Olivia Newton John, Robin McNamara, Pilot, 8th Day, Hot, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Elton John, Bobby Sherman, Grand Funk Railroad, Helen Reddy, and so much more. Join us at 9:00 am!

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

1976tTonight we remember the hits from the summer of 1976 where you’ll here the Doobie Brothers, Cliff Richard, Bad Company, Fleetwood Mac, Hall and Oates, John Handy, Abba, James Taylor, Eddie Rabbit, The Steve Gibbons Band, Tubes, Olivia Newton John  and so much more. Join Dan Varroney at 7pm ET.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

70sTonight we’ll feature Bad Company, Bob Seger, Olivia Newton-John, Beatles, Beach Boys, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Elvis Presley, Edgar Winter Group, Journey, Maxine Nightingale, Ringo Star, Jay Ferguson, Jaggerz, England Dan and John Ford Coley, Nilsson, and much more. Join us at 7:00 pm!