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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Beatles albums ?

Post by 1964white » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:30 am

Listening to a band formed by Paul Rodgers/Simon Kirke, not in the same league as Free imo but all the same warrant a place in 64's hall of fame

Bad Company

My favourites are their first two albums in this order

Straight Shooter
Bad Co

The only other album on my playlist was a double compilation I picked up for a quid

The 'Original' Bad Co. Anthology

Never bothered with the rest of their back-catalogue

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Bad Co had five Top 20 albums with Bad Co & Straight Shooter reaching the top three in the UK & their debut made the No.1 spot in the States
'Good lovin Gone Bad', Can't Get Enough' & Feel Like Makin' Love were Bad Co's only Top 30 hits in the UK

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Bad Company albums ?

Post by becchio bear » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:04 am

Ah Bad Company :love:

I've only got the one album, Straight Shooter, which gets a 10/10 rating from me. An album that I love every track, an absolute classic in my book. I once had some songs played for me on the radio, think it was Radio One and a slot called the Six Five Special if anyone can remember it. One of my songs was Deal with a Preacher from this album :) I've got a few singles on vinyl by them which I picked up from Donny market many years ago. Paul Rodgers has a sublime, instantly recognisable voice. Great band. :bear:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Bad Company albums ?

Post by 1964white » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:13 am

becchio bear wrote:
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Ah Bad Company :love:

I've only got the one album, Straight Shooter, which gets a 10/10 rating from me. An album that I love every track, an absolute classic in my book. I once had some songs played for me on the radio, think it was Radio One and a slot called the Six Five Special if anyone can remember it. One of my songs was Deal with a Preacher from this album :) I've got a few singles on vinyl by them which I picked up from Donny market many years ago. Paul Rodgers has a sublime, instantly recognisable voice. Great band. :bear:
Without doubt Bad Co's best album young lady :tup: you're right Rodgers had a sublime, distinctive voice. Don't remember that Six Five Special slot !

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Bad Company albums ?

Post by Gandalf » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:29 am

The Bad Company anthology is one of the best "Best of" type albums. It has the added bonus of all the tracks being remastered. I only had Straight Shooter on vinyl, and when I was replacing all my vinyl on CD, I decided on the anthology, and I'm glad I did.
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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Bad Company albums ?

Post by 1964white » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:42 am

Gandalf wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:29 am
The Bad Company anthology is one of the best "Best of" type albums. It has the added bonus of all the tracks being remastered. I only had Straight Shooter on vinyl, and when I was replacing all my vinyl on CD, I decided on the anthology, and I'm glad I did.
Aye that's the compilation I have, covers all the good stuff from their first six albums

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Bad Company albums ?

Post by Muppet the Cat » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:56 pm

Whilst being an absolute fan of the 70's I must confess Bad Company are one of those bands that really passed me by. The only offering of theirs that I have is in effect the Best Of collection......'10 from 6' album, which I don't really listen to unless it comes around on shuffle.

On a Paul Rodgers related theme though I seem to recall, when a kid growing up in the 70's that All Right Now by Free was re=released more times than any other single (other than the Shangri-Las, Leader of the Pack).

On the 'Bad' theme my itunes library also throws up Bad Manners (great !!), Bad Livers, Bad English and Bad Diel & Skinner, with The Lightning Seeds :moggy:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Bad Company albums ?

Post by gessa » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:05 pm

I have the fiirst 5 on vinyl, Bad Co and Straight Shooter being my favourites but rarely play them now, never got to see Free but saw Bad Co twice.

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Bad Company albums ?

Post by 1964white » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:16 pm

gessa wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:05 pm
I have the fiirst 5 on vinyl, Bad Co and Straight Shooter being my favourites but rarely play them now, never got to see Free but saw Bad Co twice.
I also saw Bad Co twice.

Free was my first gig ever :-D

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Bad Company albums ?

Post by 1964white » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:44 pm

Had a Beach Boys marathon yesterday. I have 21 Beach Boys albums on my shelves so impossible to play them all

Playlist & my Top 5 albums

Pet Sounds - probably one of my top ten albums of all-time
Smile Sessions
Surfs Up
Beach Boys Today
Friends

And the rest
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
Wild Honey
20/20
Sunflower
Holland
L.A. (Light Album)

One of my favourite later BB songs has to be 'Lady Lynda' from their 1979 album L.A. (Light Album)

Chart stats

The Beach Boys never had a No.1 album in the UK or the USA, Pet Sounds reached No.2 in the UK.
Good Vibrations & Do It Again are the only two BB songs to raech the No.1 spot in the UK

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Bad Company albums ?

Post by Muppet the Cat » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:54 pm

1964white wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Had a Beach Boys marathon yesterday. I have 21 Beach Boys albums on my shelves so impossible to play them all

Playlist & my Top 5 albums

Pet Sounds - probably one of my top ten albums of all-time
Smile Sessions
Surfs Up
Beach Boys Today
Friends

And the rest
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
Wild Honey
20/20
Sunflower
Holland
L.A. (Light Album)

One of my favourite later BB songs has to be 'Lady Lynda' from their 1979 album L.A. (Light Album)

Chart stats

The Beach Boys never had a No.1 album in the UK or the USA, Pet Sounds reached No.2 in the UK.
Good Vibrations & Do It Again are the only two BB songs to raech the No.1 spot in the UK
Sorry 64, but I just can't agree with you on The Beach Boys.

I only had one BB album, Pet Sounds - which I only bought because it always seems to appear in the upper reaches of 'Top 10 Albums of all time' lists and so I thought that I should like it. I really tried, but just didn't. So Pet Sounds found its way to a charity shop many years ago.

Also, (although nothing to do with the music), but it must have one of the worst album covers ever - whatever convinced the BB's that a photo of themselves feeding some goats would make for great album art ?!?!?!?

So all in all if they were playing in the pub down the road and the tickets were free I probably wouldn't bother going.

In fact I like the Katy Perry and Snoop Doggy Dog California Gurls better than the BB's California Girls !! :moggy:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Beach Boys albums ?

Post by faaip » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:37 pm

I'm like that with the Rolling Stones ...don't get the attraction. Ooh and Queen

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Bad Company albums ?

Post by 1964white » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:33 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:54 pm
Sorry 64, but I just can't agree with you on The Beach Boys.

I only had one BB album, Pet Sounds - which I only bought because it always seems to appear in the upper reaches of 'Top 10 Albums of all time' lists and so I thought that I should like it. I really tried, but just didn't. So Pet Sounds found its way to a charity shop many years ago.

Also, (although nothing to do with the music), but it must have one of the worst album covers ever - whatever convinced the BB's that a photo of themselves feeding some goats would make for great album art ?!?!?!?

So all in all if they were playing in the pub down the road and the tickets were free I probably wouldn't bother going.

In fact I like the Katy Perry and Snoop Doggy Dog California Gurls better than the BB's California Girls !! :moggy:
No apologies needed Cat, we all hear music differently :)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Beach Boys albums ?

Post by 1964white » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:37 pm

faaip wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:37 pm
I'm like that with the Rolling Stones ...don't get the attraction
Are we talking about the greatest rock & roll band in the world here 8-)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Beach Boys albums ?

Post by hector » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:27 am

1964white wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Are we talking about the greatest rock & roll band in the world here 8-)
No....

we are talking about the over-rated Stones :) :)
:tup: “And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.” :wink:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Beach Boys albums ?

Post by 1964white » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:44 am

hector wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:27 am
No....

we are talking about the over-rated Stones :) :)
In your opinion Hector

Billions of music fans would disagree :)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Beach Boys albums ?

Post by faaip » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:50 am

Tbf billions of music fans love one direction

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Beach Boys albums ?

Post by gessa » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:30 am

faaip wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:50 am
Tbf billions of music fans love one direction
That made me chuckle :)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Beach Boys albums ?

Post by hector » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:41 am

gessa wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:30 am
That made me chuckle :)
Ditto :tup: :tup:
:tup: “And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.” :wink:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Beach Boys albums ?

Post by 1964white » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:55 am

faaip wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:50 am
Tbf billions of music fans love one direction
Ha ha :)

Tbh many major artists such as the Beatles, Stones, Bowie, Floyd, Queen, Smiths, U2 etc are branded overrated which is totally untrue. Much of it down to the prejudices of their front men, people take a dislike them so their music is labelled crap
All the above artists have written & recorded many great songs & deserve their high status in the history of music.
I'm not a big Queen fan & only enjoy U2's awesome earlier works in the main but all the same they have made a huge contribution over the years

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Black Sabbath albums ?

Post by 1964white » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:49 am

Before I went on holiday two weeks ago I was listening to one of Ges's favourite bands, hadn't listened to their albums in a very long time

Black Sabbath

Favourite five albums

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (strange choice for my favourite Sabbath album I suspect)
Paranoid
Black Sabbath
Vol 4
Masters Of Reality

Remember seeing Sabbath in 1970 at Leeds Town Hall when I was a bit of a head-banger :lol: Paranoid is one of the great rock singles of the 70's

Chart stats

Paranoid was Sabbath's only Top 5 single in the UK

Sabbath's first six studio albums made the UK Top 10 with Paranoid their only No.1 album until the release of their latest album 13 five years ago. I doubt 13 sold nowhere near their earlier back-catalogue albums

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