Tunes for Tuesday: Are You The Company You Keep?

Then I must be in Bad Company!

It there was ever a rock band that I would have loved to be a part of, it would have been Bad Company. So much of their music touch my soul. Bad Company could rock the stage, sing a love song, fired up that rebellious spirit, and hit every emotion … all in one song!

Bad Company is an English rock supergroup formed in Westminster, London, in 1973. The original lineup included Paul Rodgers (Vocals), Mick Ralphs (Guitars), Simon Kirke (Drums), and Boz Burrell (Bass). They were managed by Peter Grant, who also managed Led Zeppelin.

Bad Company (1974)

A word about Paul Rogers. Many consider Rogers to be one of the best rock vocalists in history. In 1982, Paul decided he needed a break, and the band was heading for trouble. Bad Company had become bigger than its members, and Rodgers felt that to continue would have destroyed things. From a business standpoint, it was the wrong thing to do, but Paul took a hiatus from 1982 to 1998.

Burning Sky (Live, 2010)

But still, the music played on …

If You Needed Somebody (Video, 1990)

Those were the days. Long hair and great music! I must be getting old. I miss this kind of Rock and Roll. Music with a soul. For you youngsters out there, this is what you call classic rock music.

Feel Like Makin’ Love (1975)

I’m a big Paul Rodgers fan, but I must admit I also loved the Brian Howe songs.

Brian Howe became Bad Company’s lead singer from 1986 – 1992 during the Paul Rodgers hiatus. Brian had some enormous shoes to fill, but fill them, he damn sure did.

Holy Water (Brian Howe)

Brian Howe left the band in 1994. He recently died from a heart attack on May 6. 2020. RIP.

Rock n Roll Fantasy (1999, with a Special Guest)

The special guest should need no introduction to you southern rockers out there!

Anyway, that is this week’s Tunes for Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed it. It’s all part of my rock and roll fantasy!

9 thoughts on “Tunes for Tuesday: Are You The Company You Keep?”

  1. Thanks for digging up the great videos. I had never seen Gary Rossington in that cameo performance. And I will give Howe props for having a great voice, but Rodgers does have one of the all time great rock voices. “Feel Like Making Love”, “Rock N Roll Fantasy”, and “Bad Company” are the rock anthems of a generation. Great post!

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