Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Way back in my teenage years I was ravenous for news about new bands, upcoming albums, who was on tour…I was a sponge for anything to do with rock music. When Bad Company were set to release their debut album in 1974, all the rock publications were building up the hype machine for this new supergroup that were the first band signed to Led Zeppelin’s new record company, Swan Song. It didn’t hurt that they had a pedigree of guys who had been in killer bands previously. The best thing was that the album lived up to all the hype. Bad Company was all killer, no filler, end of story. With Paul Rodgers and his golden voice leading the way, this band hit the ground running, legendary from the get go. I don’t even need to list any favorite songs from this one; they’re all just perfect. I saw Paul Rodgers live for the very first time just a couple of weeks ago and he sounds exactly like he did in 1974, and in 1969 with Free…just astonishingly good. They don’t make bands like Bad Company anymore, and that is truly a shame!

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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