Bad Company were – what was often called – a supergroup that got together in 1973. Comprised of Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke of Free, Mick Ralphs of Mott The Hoople and Boz Burrell from King Crimson.
They played and still do what is termed ‘hard rock’. They were more than that. Rodgers had a terrific voice and between them they wrote some sublime melodies.
They were never fashionable – and I was no fan at the time – but they had something. Something that is sorely missing from today’s music. Just good melodic rock music. Brilliantly played and sung. There are no bands doing that now and if there are they are not getting a sniff of airplay or record company attention.
Bad Company continued under various guises over the years and the original line-up is now back together (and touring) so if you like good straightforward rock and roll then their first two albums are worth investigating. Released in 1974 and 1975 and titled Bad Company and Straight Shooter they are very, very decent.