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Formed in 1973, the British hard rock outfit Bad Company was a supergroup comprised of ex-King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell, former Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, and singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, both previous members of Free. Powered by Rodgers' muscular vocals and Ralphs' blues-based guitar work, Bad Company was the first group signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song vanity label. Their eponymous 1974 debut was an international hit, topping the U.S. album charts and scoring with the number one single "Can't Get Enough of Your Love." Straight Shooter, issued the following year, was another major success, notching the hit "Feel Like Makin' Love," while 1976's Run With the Pack was Bad Company's third consecutive million-selling record. After 1977's Burnin' Sky, Bad Company recorded 1979's Desolation Angels, which embellished the group's sound with synthesizers and strings; a three-year hiatus followed before the release of Rough Diamonds, the group's final LP in its original incarnation. In 1986, Ralphs and Kirke resurrected the Bad Company name, enlisting former Ted Nugent vocalist Brian Howe to replace Rodgers. The reconfigured unit's debut, Fame & Fortune, was a commercial failure, but 1988's Dangerous Age became a minor hit. Released in 1990, Holy Water fared even better, as the power ballad "If You Needed Somebody" became a Top 20 success. Here Comes Trouble, issued in 1992, achieved platinum status, and earned another Top 40 hit with "How About That." On their 20th anniversary, Bad Company expanded into a quintet with the addition of bassist Rick Wills and rhythm guitarist Dave Colwell, and released the live retrospective The Best of Bad Company Live...What You Hear Is What You Get. Two more LPs -- 1995's The Company of Strangers and the next year's Stories Told and Untold -- followed, and in 1998 the original lineup of Rodgers, Ralphs, Kirke, and Burrell reunited to record a handful of new tracks that surfaced alongside past material early the following year on The Original Bad Company Anthology. A reunion tour followed that spring. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Albums by
Bad Company

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    Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company

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    Bad Company [Deluxe]

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    Straight Shooter [Deluxe]

    13 songs

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    Company of Strangers

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    Burnin' Sky

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    Desolation Angels

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    Rough Diamonds

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    Run with the Pack

    11 songs

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    Here Comes Trouble

    13 songs

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    Holy Water

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    Dangerous Age

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    Fame and Fortune

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    Straight Shooter

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    Bad Company

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    Straight Shooter

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    10 from 6

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    Live at Wembley

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    Live at Wembley

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    Hard Rock Live

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    Live: 1977 & 1979

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    In Concert: Merchants of Cool

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    The Best of Bad Company Live...What You Hear Is What You Get

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    Burnin' Sky

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Top Songs by
Bad Company

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    Popularity
  2.   Feel Like Makin' Love
  3.   Bad Company
  4.   Can't Get Enough
  5.   Rock & Roll Fantasy
  6.   Shooting Star
  7.   Ready for Love by Free
  8.   Rock Steady
  9.   Run with the Pack
  10.   Good Lovin' Gone Bad
  11.   Movin' On
  12.   Burnin' Sky
  13.   Silver, Blue and Gold
  14.   Seagull by Free
  15.   Young Blood
  16.   Gone, Gone, Gone
  17.   Oh, Atlanta
  18.   Electric Land
  19.   Holy Water
  20.   Deal with the Preacher
  21.   Live for the Music
  22.   Don't Let Me Down
  23.   Simple Man
  24.   Smokin' 45
  25.   Too Bad
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