10 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Opening with “Rock n’ Roll Fantasy,” Desolation Angels continued the veteran hard rock band’s streak of FM radio-ready arena rock anthems. But Bad Company wasn’t satisfied with merely reproducing what had become an effortless plan. For Desolation Angels, the band added keyboards, some electronic enhancements and more acoustic textures that brought the sound up to late-70s hard rock levels. Still, no matter what added colors, the band still comes down to the brawny lead vocals of Paul Rodgers, the clutch rhythm guitars of Mick Ralphs, and the restrained and tasteful grooves of bassist Boz Burrell and drummer Simon Kirke. From there, the acoustic touches of “Crazy Circles,” the R&B crunch of “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “Evil Wind,” and the macho balladry of “Early in the Morning” come together to set the standard for their fellow travelers — such as Boston, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon — who would find their own fortunes much higher than these originators.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Opening with “Rock n’ Roll Fantasy,” Desolation Angels continued the veteran hard rock band’s streak of FM radio-ready arena rock anthems. But Bad Company wasn’t satisfied with merely reproducing what had become an effortless plan. For Desolation Angels, the band added keyboards, some electronic enhancements and more acoustic textures that brought the sound up to late-70s hard rock levels. Still, no matter what added colors, the band still comes down to the brawny lead vocals of Paul Rodgers, the clutch rhythm guitars of Mick Ralphs, and the restrained and tasteful grooves of bassist Boz Burrell and drummer Simon Kirke. From there, the acoustic touches of “Crazy Circles,” the R&B crunch of “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “Evil Wind,” and the macho balladry of “Early in the Morning” come together to set the standard for their fellow travelers — such as Boston, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon — who would find their own fortunes much higher than these originators.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

yo schifty ,

hidden gems

Crazy Circles, Early in the Morning, Take the time, these 3 are great songs, these are the hidden gems. Paul Rodgers has that golden rock n' roll voice, possibly the best. They are a great mix of his voice , great acoustic guitar and a great beat. What more do you want? The more popular hits (Rock n' roll fantasy, gone, gone gone...etc.) are there too. Another Great tune by Bad Co. is electricland but it's on another album. These are the great Bad Co. tunes not ruined by radio overplay.

steve dougherty ,

Bad Company

Some of my favorites 1.Gone,Gone Gone 2. Rock 'N roll Fantasy 3. Evil Wind 4.Crazy Circle . Remember these songs are from 1979 and they still hold up today!

What a waste ,

Best album

This is by far the best album Bad Company ever made. Paul Rogers was great on this album.

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