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Rough Diamonds, Bad Company - Ballad of a band in decline,
This review is from: Rough Diamonds (Audio CD)
This is the sixth and final album from the classic line up of the 70s supergroup Bad Company. Released in 1982, after a three year recording hiatus, it is definitely the story of a band in decline. Their first three albums were absolute stone cold rock classics, but by now everyone just seems bored, and the songwriting had gone entirely to pot. The addition of synthesisers to the classic sound, and an all round `80s pop feel does nothing to help matters, and this is an album that rarely finds itself on my CD player. One for completists only, I would recommend beginners start with Bad Company, Straight Shooter or Run With The Pack, where the band really shine and show just why they are regarded as one of the premier purveyors of blues rock. Two stars.