There are just some albums from unknown bands that just blast straight to the to…
Written by megarock on June 26, 2018
There are just some albums from unknown bands that just blast straight to the top. It make many struggling musicians wonder “How’d they do that?”
One of those albums / bands released their debut LP on June 26th, 1974. The band was Bad Company and it was also the name of the debut LP.
Here are a couple of the reasons it became so popular so fast. 1. It was a great album. 2. It was the first record released on Led Zeppelin’s new label “Swan Song”. 3. The band was being managed by LZ manager Peter Grant. 4 and probably the most important reason, the bands members. It started with Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke from “Free”. Then throw in Mott The Hopple guitarist Mick Ralphs and “King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. They were a true British hard rock supergroup.
The album reached the top of the US Billboard 200. Since then, the album has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA, and became the 46th best selling album of the 1970s. The album spent 25 weeks in the UK Albums Chart, entering at No. 10 and reaching its highest position of No. 3 in the second week. Kerrang! magazine listed the album at No. 40 among the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”.
The singles “Can’t Get Enough” and “Movin’ On” peaked at No. 5 and No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. “Rock Steady”, “Bad Company” and “Ready for Love” (the last originally recorded by guitarist Mick Ralphs during his tenure with Mott the Hoople on All the Young Dudes) are also “classic rock” radio staples.
Yeah, the record and the band were that good. Agree? And, which of Bad Company’s songs was your favorite?
Happy 44th Birthday to the debut Lp from Bad Company!!