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Straight Shooter

Bad Company — Straight Shooter (April 1975/April 7th, 2015)

   Bad Company — Straight Shooter (April 1975/April 7th, 2015)
÷•»   Album vyšlo v 58 vydáních, což je svědectvím o klasičnosti žánru a lásce k hardrocku. To první jsem vlastnil okamžitě po originální realizaci, proto po 40–ti letech nostalgicky vzpomínám s vědomím, že Boz Burrell, původní člen, už zemřel. Ani tak propastný časový odstup však nezpůsobil, abych si přestal vážit charakteristických rysů té doby, kdy bojovníci pro základní svobody ještě museli být stateční. Teď už jim k tomu stačí kliknout myší. Stále je co poslouchat a co objevovat i na prastarém materiálu. British hard rock supergroup powered by Paul Rodgers’ muscular vocals and Mick Ralphs’ blues–based guitar work.                          © Boz Burrell, Bad Company 1976 Author: Jim Summaria
Formed: 1973 in England
Location: Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom ~~ Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Genre/Styles: Album Rock, Arena Rock, Blues–Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll
Album release: April 1975
Recording date: Recorded on Ronnie Lane’s mobile at Clearway castle, Gloucestershire, England September 1974.
Record Label: Island Records, Rhino, Swan Song
Duration:     38:46    
Tracks:
01. Good Lovin’ Gone Bad      3:38
02. Feel Like Makin’ Love      5:17
03. Weep No More      4:02
04. Shooting Star      6:19
05. Deal With The Preacher      5:04
06. Wild Fire Women      4:36
07. Anna      3:45
08. Call On Me      6:05
Credits:
•  Bad Company Producer
•  Boz Burrell Bass
•  Jimmy Horowitz Strings
•  Simon Kirke Composer, Drums
•  George Marino Remastering
•  Ron Nevison Engineer, Mixing
•  Mick Ralphs Composer, Guitar, Keyboards
•  Paul Rodgers Accordion, Composer, Guitar, Piano
Written by:
•  Mike Ralphs     1
•  Ralphs, Rodgers     2, 5, 6
•  Simon Kirke     3, 7
•  Rodgers     4, 8
•  Recorded at Ronnie Lane’s Mobile Studio
•  Recorded at Clearwell Castle
•  Mixed at Air Studios
•  Lacquer Cut at The Mastering Lab
Awards:
Billboard Albums
•  2015 Straight Shooter Top Pop Catalog      #22
•  1975 Straight Shooter The Billboard 200      #3
Billboard Singles
•  1975 Feel Like Makin’ Love The Billboard Hot 100      #10
•  1975 Good Lovin’ Gone Bad The Billboard Hot 100      #36
Website: http://www.badcompany.com/
Simon Kirke: http://officialsimonkirke.com/
Paul Rodgers: http://www.paulrodgers.com/
Mick Ralphs: http://www.mickralphs.co.uk/ © Steve Winwood & The Free (Amsterdam, July 1970). From left to right Stevie Winwood, Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff // Author: Rob Mieremet
Discography:
•  Bad Company (1974)
•  Straight Shooter (1975)
•  Run with the Pack (1976)
•  Burnin’ Sky (1977)
•  Desolation Angels (1979)
•  Rough Diamonds (1982)
•  10 from 6 (1985) (compilation)
•  Fame and Fortune (1986)
•  Dangerous Age (1988)
•  Holy Water (1990)
•  Here Comes Trouble (1992)
•  What You Hear Is What You Get: The Best of Bad Company (1993) (live)
•  Company of Strangers (1995)
•  Stories Told & Untold (1996)
•  The Original Bad Company Anthology (1999) (compilation CD)
•  In Concert: Merchants of Cool (2002)SIMON KIRKE
Birth name: Simon Frederick St George Kirke
Born: 28 July 1949, Lambeth, London, England, UK
PAUL RODGERS
Birth name: Paul Bernard Rodgers
Born: 17 December 1949, Middlesbrough, England
Personal Life:
÷•»   Paul Rodgers married Machiko Shimizu in 1971, and have two children from that marriage, Steve and Jasmine. The two children are also musicians and singers who formed a band, Bôa, in the 1990s. Rodgers and Shimizu divorced in 1996.
÷•»   On 26 September 2007, Rodgers married a former model and Miss Canada, exercise physiologist and artist Cynthia Kereluk in Canada's Okanagan Valley.
÷•»   Rodgers became a Canadian citizen on 21 October 2011, and resides in Surrey, British Columbia.
Solo:
•  Cut Loose (1983)
•  Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters (1993)
•  The Hendrix Set (live EP, 1993)
•  Paul Rodgers and Friends: Live at Montreux (1994, edited 2011)
•  Live: The Loreley Tapes (live album, 1996)
•  Now (1997)
•  Now and Live (2CD compilation, 1997)
•  Electric (2000)
•  Extended Versions (live album, 2006) (10 of the 13 Loreley Tapes in different order)
•  Live in Glasgow (2007)
•  Live at Hammersmith Apollo 2009 (2010)
•  The Royal Sessions (2014)
MICK RALPHS
Birth name: Michael Geoffrey Ralphs
Born: 31 March 1944, Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England
Notable instruments: Les Paul Junior
Guitars: Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul Standard, Fender Esquire, Gibson Flying V
BOZ BURRELL
Birth name: Raymond Burrell
Born: 1 August 1946, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 21 September 2006 (aged 60), Marbella, Spain
Notable instruments: Ampeg AUB–1
Solo as Boz:
•  Isn’t That So/You’re Just The Kind Of Girl I Want (11 Feb 1966) (Single)
•  Meeting Time/No (Ah) Body Knows Blues (7 Apr 1966) (Single)
•  Pinocchio/Stay As You Are (10 Jun 1966) (Single)
•  The Baby Song/Carry On Screaming (29 Jul 1966) (Single)
•  I Shall Be Released/Down in the Flood (3 May 1968) (Single)
•  Light my Fire/Back Against The Wall (16 Aug 1968) (Single)AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine;  Score: ****
Ξ   Cut straight on the heels of Bad Company’s 1974 debut — just a matter of three months later; not quite long enough to know how big a success the first LP would be — Straight Shooter is seemingly cut from the same cloth as its predecessor. It is, after all, a tight collection of eight strong, steady, heavy rockers that never, ever proceed in a hurry, but from the moment “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” kicks off the proceedings, it’s clear that Bad Company have decided to expand their palette this second time around. Ξ   Where Bad Company was stark, minimalist hard rock, Straight Shooter bears lots of different, vibrant colors: acoustic guitars are used for light and shade, guitars are channeled through chorus pedals, pianos and organs alternate with the occasional wash of strings, and the entire thing feels bigger and bolder than before. Sometimes, it is also better: the two big hits, “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Shooting Star”, became classic rock staples due to this expanded aural vocabulary, and even straight–ahead rockers like “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad" and “Deal with the Preacher” benefit from this additional muscle, while they feel comfortable enough to settle into a soulful groove on “Anna” and “Call on Me”. This dexterity compensates for the occasional stumble — aka, the hamfisted funk–rock of “Wild Fire Woman” — and shows that Bad Company can sound just as powerful and threatening when they’re not concentrating on a heavy guitar crunch. © Mick Ralphs, Bad Company 1976 Author: Jim Summaria
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