Straight Shooter is the second studio album by British supergroup Bad Company. The original album was released in April 1975.
One of the most acclaimed bands of the classic rock era, England's Bad Company has put its indelible stamp on rock 'n' roll with a straight-ahead, no-frills musical approach that has resulted in the creation of some of the most timeless rock anthems ever. Led by the incomparable singer and songwriter Paul Rodgers, arguably the finest singer in rock 'n ' roll and a huge songwriting talent.
Formed in 1973, Bad Company came to life when Rodgers was looking to start anew after the disintegration of his legendary band Free. His powerhouse vocals and songwriting were a main ingredient during Free's impressive five-year run; a period of time that saw the release of seven extremely influential albums that featured Free's minimalist blues-rock approach. Included among Free's dynamic body of work is the 1970 smash, "All Right Now," one of the most recognizable rock anthems ever recorded. Lyrics and melody by Rodgers. He was Free's main songwriter.
1. Good Lovin' Gone Bad
2. Feel Like Makin' Love
3. Weep No More
4. Shooting Star
5. Deal With The Preacher
6. Wild Fire Woman
8. Call On Me
The reformed BAD COMPANY captured at Wembley Arena in 2010. Includes the classics "Can't Get Enough", "Feel Like Making Love", "Rock And Roll Fantasy", "Shooting Star" and many more!
1. Can't Get Enough [Live]
2. Honey Child [Live]
3. Run With The Pack [Live]
4. Young Blood [Live]
5. Seagull [Live]
6. Gone, Gone, Gone [Live]
7. Electric Land [Live]
8. Simple Man [Live]
9. Feel Like Makin' Love [Live]
1. Shooting Star [Live]
2. Rock And Roll Fantasy [Live]
3. Movin' On [Live]
4. Ready For Love [Live]
5. Bad Company [Live]
6. Deal With The Preacher [Live]
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Paul Rodgers, longtime singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Bad Company, has partnered with 429 Records and is gearing up for the release
of “The Royal Sessions”—a lovingly crafted collection of classic R&B and soul songs re-imagined by the iconic rock singer recorded at Memphis’ Royal
Studios, historic home of Willie Mitchell and Hi Records, with many of the musicians who played on the original tracks.
Truly a lifetime in the making, Rodgers has come full circle with “The Royal Sessions” as he pays homage to the legendary hits he collected on 45s
released on Stax/Volt, Goldwax and Hi Records—recordings by Otis Redding, Albert King and Ann Peebles which made such an indelible impression on
the young Rodgers inspiring him to pursue a career as a singer. Produced by Perry Margouleff, “The Royal Sessions” is an extraordinary recording which
captures the music in its pure form—live band and vocal takes as performed together at Royal Studios by Rodgers and an all-star roster of legendary musicians.
About the record, Michael Fremer says, "Sonically, what do you think results from live in the hallowed studio basic tracks and vocals recorded all analog, mixed to analog tape and cut from analog tape? It’s spectacular! Play this record and then the CD for your friends who think CD is transparent to the source. Let them compare the drum sound, the cymbal crashes, the space and the image three dimensionality. Let them consider Rodgers in the room and then on CD not quite in the room. A musical triumph and a sonic "in the studio" spectacular."
1. I Thank You
2. Down Don't Bother Me
3. I Can't Stand The Rain
4. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
5. That's How Strong My Love Is
6. Walk On By
7. Any Ole Way
8. It's Growing
9. I've Got Dreams To Remember
Bad Company's self-titled 1974 release stands as one of the most important and accomplished debut hard rock albums of the '70s. With a string of hits that included Can't Get Enough, Bad Company, Ready For Love and Movin' On, the album became an international smash and layed the groundwork for popular 70's and 80's FM radio.
1. Can't Get Enough
2. Rock Steady
3. Ready for Love
4. Don't Let Me Down
5. Bad Company
6. Way I Choose
7. Movin' On