So here's a question: what happens when four very well established British musicians get together in 1973 to form a heavy metal band? The answer? They become Bad Company! Bad Company came out of three popular bands of the age: Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke from Free, Mick Ralphs from Mott the Hoople, and Boz Burrell from King Crimson joined forces in 1973 and, although there's some dispute over the inspiration for their name, Paul Rodgers himself claims he was inspired by a Victorian era-published book about English morality, in which the nation's youth were encouraged to "beware bad company."
The Bad Company album honored with a prominent spot in our Music Room their 1974 debut studio recording, fittingly called Bad Company. Their eponymous first studio recording proved a smashing success, reaching the number one spot on the American Billboard charts and number three in the United Kingdom. More than that, it has been certified platinum five times, and is the 46thbest-selling album of the entire decade of the 1970’s. The most successful song off the album is track one, “Can’t Get Enough;” however, the album has become regarded as one of the finest hard rock albums of the era. The original line-up made five albums together, their second including the still-popular “Feel Like Making Love,” which continues to enjoy heavy rotation on classic rock stations to this day.