Bad Company


The Bad Company debut was recorded at Headley Grange in Hampshire with Ronnie Lane’s mobile studio in November 1973 and was the first album to be released on Led Zeppelin’s Swansong Records label.

Paul Rodgers tells us that the band’s name came from a book of Victorian morals that included a picture of an innocent looking boy looking up at an unsavoury character leaning against a lamppost with the caption ‘Beware of bad company’.

Bad Company originally comprised Paul Rodgers (vox) and Simon Kirke (drums) from Free, Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and ex-King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell.

So without further ado, here’s a bit of Bad Company…


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