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Bad Company: Bad Company

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 29 August 1974

ON ITS FIRST album, Bad Company – led by former Free singer Paul Rodgers and original Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs – resembles Free ...

Bad Company: Desolation Angels Have Gastric Juices, Too

Interview by Penny Valentine, Creem, June 1979

Bad Company flee Screaming From Reality ...

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How Lynyrd Skynyrd Hooked Up Bad Company's Paul Rodgers

Retrospective and Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 10 July 2013

"PLAYING WITH Skynyrd was always in the cards. We go back a long way, and I toured with them as a solo artist," Bad Company ...

Bad Company: Straight Shooter (Swan Song)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, June 1975

Bad Company came in with a literal bang: Simon Kirke’s drum-shot opening to ‘Can’t Get Enough’ (the first track on the first album, and subsequently ...

Bad Company: Led Zep Join The Company

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 29 May 1976

It was a night to remember...when Robert Plant and Jimmy Page jammed with Bad Company on stage in Los Angeles. ...

Bad Company's Rodgers: No Compromises

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 28 September 1974

"MOOOOOVIN' ONNNN." Paul Rodgers stabs forward towards the microphone to deliver the lines pirouetting as he reaches the front of the stage and grabbing the ...

Bad Company: Kings Of The Castle!

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 26 October 1974

CLEARWELL CASTLE, Gloucestershire, Thursday – Mick Ralphs, clad in blue jeans, tee-shirts with Texas written on the front and dirty white fur-lined coat, hovers around ...

Bad Company

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 10 August 1974

Bad Company's formation has been a shot in the arm for Paul Rodgers – and he's raving over the band's tour of the States as ...

Bad Company: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 7 December 1974

BAD COMPANY were big before they were born. Any band that included Paul Rodgers in its ranks and a bassist with the talents of Boz ...

Almost Famous

Film/DVD/TV Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2001

Shrewdly sweet eulogy to rock'n'roll fandom ...

Bad Company: Jogging Back to Happiness

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 31 March 1979

Two years ago, Bad Company lost their collective bottle after a gruelling American tour. CHRIS WELCH hears how it took Paul Rodgers three months to ...

Santana, Bad Company: Robertson Gymnasium, University of California at Santa Barbara

Live Review by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, 12 September 1974

Carlos in a Cavern: Jazz, Sort of ...

Bad Company is Mean But Clean as they Roar Through the USA

Interview by Don Snowden, Circus, 21 July 1977

BAD COMPANY'S 1976 American tour was a marathon four month affair that left the British blasters drained of energy and suffering from a severe case ...

Bad Company: The Way They Choose

Essay by Idris Walters, Let It Rock, March 1975

IT LOOKS AS though Bad Company is a popular band: everybody's into Bad Company. ...

Bad Company: Run With The Pack (Island ILPS 9346)

Review by Idris Walters, Street Life, 7 February 1976

Bad Co's Style Of Stiffness ...

Bad Company: Run With The Pack (Island)

Review by Idris Walters, Street Life, 7 February 1976

SOMEWHERE DEEP inside the mix on Bad Company's first album was a little shimmer of Oriental Rock. Not much. Just enough to suggest the germ ...

Bad Company: Bad Company (Swan Song SS 8410)

Review by Ira Robbins, Zoo World, 29 August 1974

BAD COMPANY is an oddity among supergroups. Instead of being a showcase for overdeveloped egos, the four members have fused their past influences into a ...

Bad Company: Straight Shooter (Swan Song)

Review by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, July 1975

BAD COMPANY was conceived by a collection of musical misfits. Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke from Free, Mick Ralphs from Mott, and Boz Burrell from ...

Bad Company: Madison Square Garden, New York City

Live Review by John Swenson, Rolling Stone, 6 October 1977

Bad Co. gives N.Y. the business ...

Bad Company: A Bunch of Sissies?

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, Creem, June 1976

You don't have to wear mascara, you know... ...

Bad Company: Desolation Angels (Swansong)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 10 March 1979

EVER TRIED shooting ducks in a barrel? It's almost as easy as doing the old aesthetic pistol-whip on Bad Company. It's so damned easy trashing ...

Bad Company: Holy Water

Review by Paul Sexton, Select, August 1990

THEY CAN'T win, Bad Company. In the 70s. anyone who harboured a hope of hipness roundly lambasted their swaggering rock style. Two decades on, suddenly ...

Bad Company: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 10 March 1979

I WALKED into a pub before the gig and... go on, guess what was playing on the jukebox, 'Alright Now'. Eh? You don't get the ...

Bad Company: The Original Bad Co. CD Anthology

Review and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, June 1999

After a period of bad blood and bad music Bad Company's founding foursome reconvene around a two-CD retrospective. ...

Bad Company: Straight Shooter (Island)

Review by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 29 March 1975

BAD COMPANY were the most remarkable success story of 1974. The band hit number one in the American charts with their first album, became headliners ...

Bad Company: Revolt Into Style

Interview by Robin Katz, Phonograph Record, April 1977

LONDON — With Bad Company's four-month American tour set to kick off in Denver on April 25th, the group's personal assistants are taking bets on whether or ...

Bad Company Eat Up The Road On Their First American Tour

Report and Interview by Ron Ross, Circus, December 1974

THERE WAS THE TIME veteran road manager Clive Coulson saved Led Zeppelin from a stadium riot in Milan, Italy. "Zeppelin was the only English band ...

Paul Rodgers Builds Bad Co. On Ballsy Basics

Profile and Interview by Ron Ross, Circus, February 1975

Forceful yet relaxed, Bad Company have left the fads, ego trips and tribulations of the sixties behind, and forged what the self-assured Paul Rodgers calls ...

Mark Blake: Bring It On Home – Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond (Constable)

Book Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 20 October 2018

The manager of Led Zeppelin was a giant with giant appetites, says Stephen Dalton. ...

Bad Company: 'Till The Day I Die'

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, 15 March 1996

THE '90S REUNION of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, resulting so far in an album and a tour, is no doubt an invigorating development for ...

Bad Company: Four Of A Kind

Interview by Steven Rosen, Circus, August 1974

PAUL RODGERS is perhaps England's (and America's) most well known unknown. As lead vocalist with Free he developed a small-but-strong following gushing with devotion. But ...

Bad Company: Bored Company

Live Review by Steven Rosen, Sounds, 5 June 1976

Bad Company/Kansas: Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles ...

Paul Rodgers's Bad Company

Interview by Steven Rosen, Rolling Stone, 15 August 1974

LOS ANGELES – Cub Scout shirt unbuttoned, face unshaven, hair uncombed, Paul Rodgers sits tensely in a corner armchair. ...

Bad Company: Earl's Court, London

Live Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 9 July 1977


Bad Company: Never Give A Critic An Even Break

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 26 February 1977

BAD COMPANY, as their name might or might not suggest, are fun to be with. But I'd be lying (and you wouldn't want me to ...

Bad Company: Run With The Pack (Island)

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 24 January 1976

I WELL remember a poetry session when I was an English Major at university, conducted by Germaine Greer. 'How would you describe this poem?' the ...

Bad Company: Straight Shooter (Swan Song)

Review by Wayne Robins, The Village Voice, 26 May 1975

Bad Company Zaps Kidz ...

Bad Company's Burning Sky

Interview by Wesley Strick, Circus, 17 March 1977

Rodgers and Ralphs Mix Celestial Magic At Chopin's Chateau ...

Bad Company: "We're the Best Group in the World"

Interview by Wesley Strick, Circus, 31 March 1977

Mick Ralphs Rolls Out the Bad Company Red Carpet ...

see also Firm, The

see also Free

see also Mott The Hoople


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