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Bad Company
Formed: 1973 in England
Active: '70s-2000s Major
Styles: Arena Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock Major
Members: Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke, Boz Burrell, Paul Rodgers Representative
Albums: "10 from 6", "Live in Albuquerque 1976", "Live at Wembley Arena" Representative
Songs: "Can't Get Enough", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Ready for Love"

UPC Type Title
081227988258 CD 10 From 6
075678162527 (i) CD 10 From 6
075679244123 CD Bad Company
4943674100651 (i) CD Bad Company
4943674076352 (i) CD Bad Company
801213034697 DVD Bad Company-Live at Wembley (DVD)
801213337897 Blu-Ray Bad Company-Live at Wembley [Blu-Ray]
725543356819 Vinyl Bad Company
075679230720 CD Best of-Live-What You Hear Is
081227991333 CD Burnin' Sky
4943674100682 (i) CD Burnin' Sky
4943674069408 (i) CD Burnin' Sky (Mini LP Sleeve)
075596180825 (i) CD Company of Strangers
829421818847 CD Dangerous Age & Holy Water
081227992941 CD Desolation Angels
4943674100699 (i) CD Desolation Angel
886978085122 CD Extended Versions
886978085320 CD Extended Versions
602527302669 (i) DVD Hard Rock Live
014381632651 Blu-Ray Hard Rock Live
060768454927 CD In Concert-Merchants
060768832299 DVD In Concert-Merchants
5060158732654 (i) CD Live at Birmingham Nec
5060158732661 (i) CD Live at Manchester M.E.N
826992020624 CD Live at Wembley
803341346697 CD Live at Wembley Arena
5060158732142 (i) CD Live at Wembley Arena
4943674100705 (i) CD Rough Diamonds
4943674069439 (i) CD Rough Diamonds (Mini LP Sleeve)
075679243522 CD Run with the Pack
4943674100675 (i) CD Run with the Pack
4943674069392 (i) CD Run with the Pack (Mini LP Sleeve)
766481209379 (i) Vinyl Rush Hour
075596197625 (i) CD Stories Told & Untold
075679243621 CD Straight Shooter
4943674076369 (i) CD Straight Shooter
4943674100668 (i) CD Straight Shooter

Biography: 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. Bad Company's 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, Rovi