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3.0 out of 5 stars classic rock toes the party line, 8 Mar 2014
This review is from: Classic Rock Presents: Bad Company (DVD)
a disappointing release,'the untold story' it says on the magazine cover,well its still untold.... On the DVD the three remaining members gloss over most of the interesting/controversial parts and the hoped for 'live ' footage kept to a minimum,you'll watch once then file away,a poor show.

The magazine is a decent read without touching too much on the gory stuff,you'd be forgiven for thinking Bad Co only released 6 studio albums and that after '82 only Rodgers released anything of note.

Classic rock had a great opportunity here, they could have asked ,

why the 'alburquerque disc was pulled and that now they're all pals will it be released,not even touched on.

Or ...Bad co released 6 studio and 1 live album after the 'Rough Diamonds' disc from '82,'every album reviewed'...i dont think so... its like they never happened.

In the Dvd Rodgers & Kirke allude to the name being mis used,hinting directly that Mick Raplhs shouldnt have tried to use it,yet no questioning why it was ok for Rodgers and Kirke to tour as Bad Co(why not FREE?),the irony being that, that, band included Dave Caldwell and Jaz Lochrie,who were in the Ralphs version,another opportunity missed.

I enjoyed the read,some of the classic photo's are pretty cool but its lightweight and not authorative in the least and your left(certainly I am) with the feeling that Paul Rodgers has managed to kill the band off once and for all , now, that the new contract means they all have to participate,we only managed to get about 30 or so gigs worldwide ,will we see them again,Kirke and Ralphs are up for it,i fear they may be disappointed.

Approach with caution ,you'll be left with more questions than answers
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Initial post: 11 Mar 2014 09:05:25 GMT
I was going to buy the mag with the dvd, but after reading your review, I won't touch it.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2014 19:31:00 GMT
Mr Blackwell says:
Hello, i stress the magazine is a decent read,if lacking in real depth,,sorry i've put you off.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2014 14:20:29 GMT
Bought it today, mostly out of nostalgia - the magazine is interesting but you would expect a real in-depth insight into the band's history for £15! Haven't seen the DVD yet but there is so little issued about Bad Company that I couldn't help but buy the mag. Still think that Free's music has dated better than BC but Rodgers could sing the phone book and make it sound soulful.

Posted on 4 May 2014 23:59:10 BDT
I give it 5*, but agree with you - they missed a lot of opportunities here, the magazine could have dug deeper. But for £14.99, it was much better than expected and still a must have for any fan of the band.
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