Our favorites: Bad Company – Ready for Love from 1974


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Scroll down for the lyrics and the artist bio quoted from the band’s page!

Walkin’ down this rocky road…
Wondering where my life is leading…
Rollin’ on, to the bitter end…
Finding out along the way…
What it takes to keep love living…
You should know how it feels, my friend.

Ooh, I want you to stay,
Ooh, I want you today.

I’m ready for love,
Oh baby, I’m ready for love,
Ready for love,
Oh baby, I’m ready for love, yeah,
Oh, for your love.

Now I’m on my feet again…
Better things are bound to happen…
All my dues surely must be paid…
Many miles and many tears…
Times were hard, but now they’re changing…
You should know that I’m not afraid.

“Formed in 1973, Bad Company came to life when Paul Rodgers was looking to start anew after the disintegration of his legendary band Free.

Rodgers had met Mott The Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and after jamming together, Ralphs made the decision to leave Mott and form a new band with Rodgers. The duo recruited former King Crimson bassist/vocalist Boz Burrell, added drummer Simon Kirke and christened themselves Bad Company. Rodgers’ brought in Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant and Bad Company became the first band signed to Zeppelin’s Swan Song label.

Their 1974 self-titled debut went platinum five times over.

Taking full benefit of Swan Song’s visibility and Grant’s press and marketing skills. Bad Company made their formal debut at Newcastle City Hall in March 1974. The rousing response they enjoyed from fans and critics in the UK propelled the group to America on a high note, brimming with confidence. In the United States, Bad Company’s popularity soared.

Bad Company followed up their initial success with the 1975 release of the triple-platinum album Straight Shooter. Eagerly anticipated by the group’s fans. Straight Shooter enjoyed international success, reaching number three on both the UK and US album charts.

The wildly successful Run With The Pack in 1976 was the band’s third consecutive platinum seller. The band met in Grasse, France in September 1975 to begin recording the album. Upon its release, it soared to number five in both the US and the UK.

Burnin’ Sky, with its moody and atmospheric title track, reached gold status in 1977, followed by the double-platinum wallop of Desolation Angels in March 1979. The wide approval enjoyed by Desolation Angels reaffirmed Bad Company’s commercial status.

After the release of the Top 30 album Rough Diamonds in 1982, Rodgers left the band to take time off and to eventually pursue a Grammy nominated acclaimed solo career.

In 1986, Ralphs and Kirke resurrected the Bad Company name, enlisting former Ted Nugent vocalist Brian Howe. Rodgers who was forming The Firm with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page was asked for his permission to use the name.

Over a six -year span from 1986 to 1992, this version of the band released four albums including Fame and Fortune, Dangerous Age, the platinum selling Holy Water and Here Comes Trouble. The band released two more albums, 1995’s Company of Strangers and Stories Told and Un told in 1996.

Fans and critics alike began to clamor for a reunion of the original band and finally, it happened. They came together in 1999 and saw the band not only complete a rousing 30-date U.S. tour that drew sell out crowds and much critical acclaim, but also oversee the release of the acclaimed Original Bad Company Anthology that year as well..”

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