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Posted: 15 Jun 10, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Guys i recently purchased "Bad Company" at the Hard Rock Cafe.What struck me was that the Queen versions of Bad Company songs on the last QPR tours were far and away much better than the noise made by the orginal Bad Company on their recent tours.The only extra instrument on the QPR tour was the keyboards played by Spike.Is this the reason for the richer ,fuller sound. Or is it just that Brian knocks spots of Mick Ralpths.It makes you realise what a great sound Brian and Roger still make,[If we could only get Deacy back !]

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Posted: 15 Jun 10, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian may makes a huge difference....that's why the Queen + versions of bad company songs sound better than the originals.

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Posted: 15 Jun 10, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree. It's Brian's guitar sound what makes the biggest difference, although Roger's drumming is also 'richer' that Kirke's. I have two Bad Company studio albums (their debut and Desolation Angels) and the drums sound very dull to my ears. Nothing really special.

I enjoy the songs mostly for Paul Rodger's voice. "O Atlanta" is one of my favorites, along with 'Rock and Roll Fantasy", "Moving on" and "Shooting Star".

Now, to me, Free is another story. The boogie factor of some songs and Andy Fraser's bass make a difference. They had a distinctive sound, while Bad Company sounds pretty ordinary to me.

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Posted: 15 Jun 10, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe it's because the Queen + PR live releases aren't really live? It's easy to sound good if you can edit out your mistakes and redo solos. Having said that Rodgers did say that Bad Company and Free somgs take on a new lease of life with May/Taylor, but maybe he was just being diplomatic.


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Posted: 15 Jun 10, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote: Maybe it's because the Queen + PR live releases aren't really live? It's easy to sound good if you can edit out your mistakes and redo solos. Having said that Rodgers did say that Bad Company and Free somgs take on a new lease of life with May/Taylor, but maybe he was just being diplomatic.

ok,  then Just compare the versions.  Both are studio,  but brian may makes those songs better.  doesn't matter if it's live or not.  Nothing agianst Bad company, but "ordinary" is a good word to describe them.  Free were much better.