Bad Company - Straight Shooter (1975/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz
Artist: Bad Company
Title: Straight Shooter
Genre: Rock, Blues-Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Swan Song Records
Release Date: 1975/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Recorded: Ronnie Lane's Mobile at Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire, UK, September 1974.
Bad Company followed up their initial success with the 1975 release of the triple-platinum album Straight Shooter which contained the Top Ten smash ballad "Feel Like Makin' Love" which was Grammy nominated. Paul Rodgers stated, "I started writing ‘Feel Like Makin Love’ when I was 18 and felt it needed an extra something. When I played it for Mick he added the big guitar bada ba bada ba then I felt the song was finished.” Other tracks from the album, such as "Shooting Star" have long since become concert and radio staples.
Straight Shooter enjoyed international success, reaching number three on both the UK and US album charts. The ecstatic response to the album accelerated the group's momentum and their standing as one of the most popular concert attractions in the world.
One year after Bad Company's multi-platinum self-titled debut, the British band returned to London to record a follow-up. Utilizing material written earlier in 1973, vocalist and songwriter Paul Rodgers wrote two acoustic-based rock ballads that would live on forever in the annals of great rock history. "Shooting Star" and the Grammy-nominated "Feel Like Makin' Love" helped Straight Shooter rise quickly through the charts to reach Billboard's number three spot both in the U.S. and U.K. However, critically and commercially the album never achieved the tremendous success of its predecessor, largely due to the lack of strong follow-up singles and supporting tracks. Simon Kirke stepped out from behind the drum-set to help produce and write "Anna" and "Weep No More," two slower and less aggressive ballads indicative of the overall diminishing quality of the album. Following the release of Straight Shooter, Bad Company headlined their first North American tour. --Gautam Baksi
1 Good Lovin' Gone Bad 3:35
2 Feel Like Makin' Love 5:12
3 Weep No More 3:59
4 Shooting Star 6:14
5 Deal With The Preacher 5:01
6 Wild Fire Woman 4:32
7 Anna 3:41
8 Call On Me 6:03
Paul Rodgers – vocals, guitar, piano
Mick Ralphs – guitar, keyboards
Simon Kirke – drums
Boz Burrell – bass
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