5 Songs From Bad Company That Take You Back To The 1970s

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One of the greatest supergroups in rock, Bad Company consists of singer Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs, bassist Boz Burrell, and drummer Simon Kirke. They were managed by Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant until 1982. Bad Company enjoyed massive success in the 1970s – selling more than 40 million records worldwide.

Here are their best songs:

Bad Company (1974)

Their third single for their eponymous debut studio album, it did not chart but became their signature song. With its blues rock template, it perfectly captured the band’s ethos. And it’s impact on other rock musicians cannot be stated enough. It remains a timeless classic.

Feel Like Makin’ Love (1975)

Paul Rodgers wrote the lyrics to this power ballad when he was just 19 years old on tour with Free. After playing it to Mick Ralphs, the latter came up with the chorus and riff. Rodgers explained to Uncut, “The inspiration was somebody I had met at the time. Life experiences. I traveled, hitchhiking, up to Rio Nido and camped out in the woods with some people I had met.”

Can’t Get Enough (1974)

Their biggest and best-known hit, it’s a straightforward rocker. It helped their debut album sell over five million copies. Ralphs said, “It never really sounds right in standard tuning. It needs the open C to have that ring.”

Shooting Star (1975)

A tragic tale of a rockstar who lived a life of excess and died from an overdose, Rodgers shared that this song serves as a warning especially since it was inspired by some members of the 27 Club – Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison. Simon Kirke told SongFacts, “It was a sort of homage to the pitfalls of being in the rock world. You can let the success go to your head and you can get strung out and you can die.” He added that the song “was based on a composite of musicians.”

Ready For Love (1974)

Written by Mick Ralphs while he was still with Mott the Hoople, he brought it to Bad Company and they featured it on their debut LP but instead of Ralphs who originally sung it, it was Rodgers who took over the lead vocals.

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