Bad Company's second album, 1974's "Straight Shooter", may not be quite as strong as its predecessor, although it does come close. But it's still better than anything than Bad Company put out afterwards, and it stands alongside their self-titled debut LP as the group's strongest effort.
And it features two real 70s rock classics, the ballad "Shooting Star", and the Grammy-winning "Feel Like Makin' Love", a slow tune that opens with a folkish acoustic guitar riff, before evolving into a swaggering, guitar-driven blues-rock workout.
The ballad-slash-slow blues "Weep No More", written by drummer Simon Kirke, is excellent as well, and "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" and "Deal With The Preacher" are good, solid hard rock. Lead guitarist Mick Ralphs is particularly excellent all the way through.
The remaining three songs are slightly less remarkable ("Wild Fire Woman" has a pretty catchy chorus, though), but "Straight Shooter" remains a good, solid collecion of 70s rock, and one of Bad Company's two must-own albums.